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Press Release: New Report Recommends Permanent Paid Sick Leave Legislation

August 19, 2020 MEDIA RELEASE VANCOUVER, B.C. –  Low-wage occupations commonly include a heightened risk of exposure to COVID-19 due to the public nature of the position. At the same time, precarious and non-unionized workers are compelled, and in many cases expected, to work regardless of their health or condition. The likelihood of termination and being unable to afford to miss work, combined with an absence of paid sick leave…
Emily Thiessen
August 21, 2020
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Press Release: RAN Prescribes a Week of Action for Paid Sick Days in BC

July 14, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Retail Action Network Prescribes a Week of Action for Paid Sick Days in BC VICTORIA, B.C. – Now in Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, economic circumstances are increasingly bleak for workers that are now being confronted with vague or missing labour protections. The Retail Action Network (RAN), a labour rights advocacy group led by non-unionized retail and hospitality workers in BC, is…
Emily Thiessen
July 14, 2020
Press ReleaseWorker Stories

Labour activists disrupt grocery store to support staff demanding hazard pay

Supporters cheer for Lifestyle Markets workers. Photo by Mike Graeme FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 16th, 2020 VICTORIA, B.C. - Twenty customers, supporters, and labour activists descended upon  Lifestyle Markets grocery store Thursday afternoon in a social distancing action to demand that the employer of Lifestyles Markets introduce hazard pay during the COVID pandemic. Activists interrupted regular business by banging pots and pans in an ode to the store’s essential service workers.…
Emily Thiessen
April 16, 2020
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CLOSED – Executive Director

This position has been filled. Thank you everyone for your interest and stay tuned for future opportunities. Details Job Title: Executive Director Status: Full-time Hours: 35 hours/week Compensation: $23.00/hour plus benefits Schedule: Variable Reports To: Board of Directors Organization Overview The Retail Action Network (RAN) is a network of retail, hospitality, and food service workers that fights for workplace justice, increased wages, and improved conditions in our industry. After years…
Emily Thiessen
April 15, 2020

El Coronavirus (COVID-19) no quita derechos

Esta guia fue preparada por nuestrxs amigxs de la Dignidad Migrante. Para mas information visite su Youtube Channel This guide was prepared by our friends at Dignidad Migrante. For more updates visit their Youtube Channel. Descargar PDF / Download PDF
Emily Thiessen
March 30, 2020
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Press Release: Retail Action Network demands paid sick days

March 27, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Retail Action Network Demands Paid Sick Days in BC VICTORIA, B.C. – This week, the BC government failed workers by announcing that workers in BC would not have paid sick days enshrined in the Employment Standards Act. The Retail Action Network (RAN), a BC workers advocacy group, is calling on the BC NDP to correct their course with an amendment that will meaningfully address…
Emily Thiessen
March 27, 2020