One of Niagara's new waste collection companies takes Living Wage pledge

CKTB - NEWS - Living Wage

As a new waste collection company begins work in Niagara today, they are being hailed for their decision to take the Living Wage pledge.

The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network confirms GFL Environmental has become Niagara's 40th Living Wage Employer.

That means the company will be paying all employees a 'living wage,' which the Network has set at $18.12 per hour.

Ontario's minimum wage is $14.25 per hour after an increase at the beginning of this month.

GFL Environmental employs 50 full time staff members.

The living wage represents what an employee needs to be paid to live and participate in their community.

GFL Environmental begins the new waste collection contract in Lincoln, Pelham, Thorold, Wainfleet, and West Lincoln today.

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