Gender and Workers’ Rights

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In solidarity with International Women’s Day (IWD), we are hosting Gender and Power in the Workplace on March 8, 2017 from 7.00 to 9.00 PM. Join us for drink specials, a film screening and facilitated discussions.   The history of the workers’ rights movement can be traced back to the 18th century when the industrial revolution created a “working class” that sold labour to factory owners. At that time, workers faced increasingly…

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Your Rights as a Worker in BC

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Your Rights as a Worker in B.C. Are you, or someone you know, being exploited by an employer? Have you been fired, suspended, or let go? In many instances, employers don’t understand or abide by the minimal protections that are owed to workers in BC. Employers in BC are required (at minimum) to respect a very basic level of rights and to adhere to certain laws. Most of these are…

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Want to Unionise Your Workplace?

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Want to Unionise Your Workplace? Had enough of your boss pushing you and your coworkers around? Feel like you should be treated with dignity and respect, but instead you’re getting on-call shifts or shorted on your pay cheque? Tired of being harrassed by customers and told to put up with it? One of the best ways to make longlasting and secure changes to your workplace is to unionise your place…

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Workers’ Story Forums in Victoria

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On Wednesday, January 11th, the BC Employment Standards Coalition, in collaboration with the Victoria Retail Action Network, will bring its workers’ story forums to Victoria. These bad job story forums began in Vancouver in October last year when a series of six all-day open forms were held at various locations throughout metro Vancouver. At these forums workers are given the opportunity to talk about their bad job experiences to demonstrate…

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Meeting the Ministry

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This month, organisers with the Retail Action Network met with the BC Ministry that is responsible for making changes to the Employment Standards Act. This meeting was brought together by the Employment Standards Coalition which is made up of a broad range of organizations that are fighting for justice with those that are most at risk of being exploited in the workplace: migrant workers, domestic workers, working children and youth,…

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