Koen Pack Canada Inc. is Niagara’s Latest Certified Living Wage Employer
The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network is pleased to announce that Koen Pack Canada Inc. has become a certified living wage employer at the Champion level.
Beamsville-based Koen Pack Canada Inc. is a professional organization that has earned its roots in the flower and plant packaging industry. With thorough knowledge, a good dose of creativity and many years of experience their expert staff always provides you with the right advice. Whether it is a simple or a complex packaging need, they are here for you Koen Pack Canada Inc. currently has 14 employees.
“At Koen Pack we strive for everyone to feel a sense of respect and fairness. We recognize the importance of wages reflecting the true costs of living. Not only does this benefit our employees, having a thriving team ensures a strong commitment to our customers and community,” says Marco Zwaan, CEO, Koen Pack Canada Inc.
“We’re pleased to have on-going support from local employers who recognize the value and benefits of paying at least a living wage. Paying a living wage is direct action to address poverty and helps people afford the cost of living,” says Matt Cuthbert, Vice Chair, Niagara Poverty Reduction Network.
A living wage reflects what earners need to be paid based on the actual costs of living and being included in the community. A living wage is not the same as the legislated minimum wage. It is a voluntary commitment that employers can make to compensate directly-employed and contract- employed full-time and part-time workers. The current living wage rate for Niagara region is $18.90/hour.
Learn more about Niagara’s living wage at www.wipeoutpoverty.ca. Niagara-area employers interested in becoming living wage certified can contact the Ontario Living Wage Network for more information at www.ontariolivingwage.ca.
The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network is a collective of over 30 agencies and individuals working to wipe out poverty in Niagara through education, collaboration, and advocacy to address poverty’s root causes.