BWA Media Bank
Since 2017, the Better Way Alliance has mobilized Canada’s ethical employment community. We are Canada’s leading business voice on issues like Paid Sick Days, Minimum Wages, Fair Scheduling and Commercial Rent. Continue down to our Media Bank for quotes on these issues. Dive deeper with our Business Case for Ethical Employment.
Many BWA Member businesses are well-versed in communicating complex ideas with simplicity across all mediums. Our passionate members tell real and incredible stories about these policies improving employee retention, community engagement, and bottom lines.
We connect media with our members on stories about:
- Paid Sick Days
- Fair Scheduling
- Minimum Wage Increases
- Portable Benefits
- Gig Economy Work
- Business Succession and Planning
- Commercial Rent Increases
Paid Sick Day Statements
“Paid Sick Days just work. Our Member Businesses know that keeping their staff healthy keeps them productive.
Legislating a permanent Paid Sick Days policy will help guarantee a healthy recovery for Canada’s economy while reducing strain on provincial healthcare systems.”
Small businesses succeed when they invest in their teams – but it’s not fair that we’re forced to compete with big corporations who access subsidized paid sick days through WIPB while many main street businesses are paying for our own paid sick days.
The Ontario government has an opportunity to fix this wrong by legislating paid sick days – for the sake of workers, small businesses, and a healthy economy.
– Jess Carpinone
Co-Owner, Bread By Us
Granting WIPB eligibility to ALL businesses will help guarantee a healthy recovery for Ontario’s economy and local businesses.
It’s unfair that small businesses with Paid Sick Days need to pay out-of-pocket while many larger corporations are subsidized by the Ontario government.”
– Lili Camacho
Fair Scheduling Statements
“Businesses that plan in advance are planning for success. Study after Study shows fair scheduling practices like 2 week schedules and paying employees for called-off shifts keeps staff happy, more productive, and less likely to look for another job.”
“BWA Member businesses indicate higher performance and less unscheduled sick days since adopting Fair Scheduling practices – leading to better productivity and sales.”
More Than Minimum Pay Statements
“Paying more than minimum is one of the best competitive investments that most businesses can make. Increased wages correlate directly to higher retention and employee productivity.
By adopting a higher starting wage, businesses also benefit from higher quality candidates. It’s a Better Way Alliance practice that works for our Members and will work for your business too.”
“Reducing employee turnover is a highly effective way to increase profits and productivity.
Customers prefer shopping in stores where they’ve developed relationships with staff. Competitive wages are a successful ongoing investment with huge long-term benefits.”