Huron County is now the third municipality to become a certified living wage employer. This is terrific. We really need our cities and towns to step up—now more than ever—in the fight against working poverty.
“I am thrilled that we can join others in our area by becoming certified as a Living Wage employer,” says Meighan Wark, CAO of the County of Huron. “At the County of Huron, we believe that paying a Living Wage is a very important movement to help lift families out of poverty and provide a basic level of economic security...
Our commitment to providing a Living Wage for our employees is a step in the right direction.”
“If a municipality is paying a Living Wage, it matters,” says United Way Perth-Huron Executive Director Ryan Erb. “It is particularly helpful for municipalities to become certified because they are recognized as leaders. Certified Living Wage employers, like the County of Huron, draws attention to the Living Wage conversation in our communities. The conversation is about building stronger and healthier communities and encouraging economic prosperity for everyone. We are excited to welcome the County of Huron to the Living Wage movement.”
Thank you to Ryan Erb (left), Executive Director of United Way Perth Huron and staff for your advocacy work on this issue.