The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network is pleased to announce that Force Security has become a certified living wage employer at the Champion level.
Force Security has provided professional, affordable security installation and monitoring from the Niagara Region to the GTA for over 30 years. They are based in Niagara Falls and currently employ seven full time staff and one part time staff.
“Each member of our staff who work diligently to provide excellent service to our many thousands of customers deserve a fair and equitable wage regardless of positions within our organization,” says Mark Kaine of Force Security.
“We’re pleased to see local employers recognizing 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 Jennifer Gauthier, 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 2021 living wage for Niagara region has been calculated to be $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 on at www.ontariolivingwage.ca