Britespan Building Systems Inc. is the latest business to certify as a living wage employer.
“At Britespan, we value fairness, responsibility, respect, sustainability and social justice,” said Phil Goulet, director of technical services and materials management. “Britespan believes that organizations have a responsibility to contribute to the well-being of their employees and the wider community, and that providing a living wage is a critical part of fulfilling that responsibility.”
“We are proud to support our employees and the living wage movement in Ontario,” added Stephanie Towton, executive assistant and administrative leader.
“We thank Britespan Building Systems for certifying,” added Ryan Erb, United Way Perth-Huron’s executive director. “When workers are paid a living wage, it helps address unaffordable living in our communities. We appreciate Britespan recognizing how important the living wage initiative is and committing to their employees and the place they call home.”
Based on a 35-hour work week, the Perth-Huron living wage of $20.70 per hour was calculated using local data and considered the living expenses of a weighted average of family types including a family of four, a single mother supporting a seven-year-old child and a single adult, once government transfers and deductions were considered. Everyday expenses in the calculation included food, housing, utilities, clothing, childcare and transportation. For more information about Perth-Huron’s living wage, GO HERE.