Workers Speak Out

Former Retail Worker At Creations Gallery Wants Justice

J.S. contacted the Retail Action Network shortly after they were fired from Creations Gallery. After a lengthy Employment Standards complaint process, we are not yet satisfied with the results. It took almost 9 months, from the last day that J.S. worked, to finally get paid the wages that were owed. Help us to share this story, and to introduce policy against harassment and discrimination at Creation's Gallery so that this doesn't happen again. Please read the…
Retail Action Network
April 19, 2017
Workers Speak Out

Grocery Clerk Demands Apology From Market On Yates Owner

J.L. reached out to the Retail Action Network shortly after being fired by the Market On Yates management without cause. After 2 years of working there, Jacob was put on notice for calling in sick for anxiety. Help us get an apology from the Market On Yates management, and to change policy so that this doesn't happen again. Please read the details here, as told to us by J.L.: Dear…
Retail Action Network
November 22, 2016
Workers Speak Out

Server Demands Apology from Swans Brewpub Management

K.J. reached out to the Retail Action Network shortly after an incident that occurred at Swans Brewpub. K.J. let us know that she had been intimidated and bullied by a couple of the managers; we decided to help her out. Help K.J. get an apology from the Swans Brewpub management, and to introduce policy against harassment and intimidation. Swans is owned by the University of Victoria. Please read the details…
Retail Action Network
September 13, 2016
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VICTORY: Barista Receives Unpaid Wages from Wild Coffee

After working for the past 3 months at Wild Coffee, Shea is demanding money for missing wages, which her employer is refusing to pay. On February 1st, 2016, Shea along with a group of 35 members and supporters of the Retail Action Network marched into Wild Coffee, and read out her demands for missing and unpaid wages. The total amount for this claim is $498.42   Timeline: On February 1st,…