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Behind the Counter Workers’ Zine

This zine comes from behind the counter, where smiles are forced for customers who are always right. Bosses misuse their power. Workers struggle to scrape together enough to live. And, at times, the support of our co-workers is what keeps our heads above water. Within these pages, you'll find a compilation of workers' stories, art, recipes, poems, essays and more. These varied experiences express a vision of dignity, value, and change.…
Retail Action Network
April 30, 2018
Press ReleaseProtect Our TipsRights

Off the Menu: Province Abolishes Sexist Liquor Server Wage

VICTORIA, BC - As the province moves towards a $15 minimum wage, the BC NDP government announced today that they will slowly close the gap between the lower liquor server’s wage and the provincial minimum wage. The liquor server’s minimum wage has been criticized by restaurant workers across the province as a policy that reinforces gender pay inequity while also enabling sexual harassment and abuse from customers. The liquor server…
Retail Action Network
April 21, 2018
OpinionRights

Gender and Workers’ Rights

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

Are you or someone you know being exploited by an employer? Have you been fired, suspended, or let go? Are you missing overtime pay or having your tips stolen? In many instances, employers don’t understand or follow the laws that protect 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 set…
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Want to Unionise Your Workplace?

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…