There is a myth that the “high turnover, low pay” model is the secret to success in business. But many of us see things differently. We know from experience that a commitment to decent work makes good economic sense. We’re speaking out and helping show other business owners how to invest in employees.
Decent work businesses and social enterprises may have a lot in common.
“If everybody is paid a fair wage, there’s more money in the local economy.” – Dipesh from Canary & Fox
Canary & Fox is a neighbourhood grocery store in Baby Point, Toronto.
"Both groups of people have a better experience."
How experience in precarious work led Terri to create an employment agency with decent work standards.
The jolly fella needs your assistance.
It's time to think outside the box.
Read this to see if your business would qualify and how to start thinking about decent work as a business owner.
A post by Chris and Pete Neal of Ontario-based company Neal Brothers Foods.
A submission to the Ontario Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs
Will the rights workers have recently gained – paid emergency leave, fairer scheduling, equal pay for part-time and full-time workers doing the same job – be wiped out?
The irony isn't lost on me.
A statement from the Ontario Living Wage Network and the Better Way Alliance
A popular Etobicoke restaurant is supporting the $15 minimum wage increase – why not listen to diverse voices on Bill 148?
Owner Mahamad Elmi of Istar Restaurant supports Bill 148.
Most business owners may wonder: what does this have to do with me?
These are our decent work champions - businesses who invest in employees and support a $15 minimum wage. Going against the classic business narrative and creating good jobs in our communities.
Trent Bauman on how decent wages contribute to long-term viability
Paul Hayman breaks down the cost-savings of paid sick days
Helmi Ansari on why staff engagement is a critical part of a business’ success
Gary McMullen & Kelly Watson on growing local economies through decent work
Damin Starr shares his company’s transition from a temp workforce to a permanent one
Anna Makaric on the fair treatment of ECE workers as the foundation of childcare
Daryl Barnett on the interconnection between incomes and local spending
Shane Potvin discusses investment in the workforce as a path to exceptional creative work