Labour activists disrupt grocery store to support staff demanding hazard pay

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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. Observing social distancing recommendations supporters set up around the store…

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CLOSED – Executive Director

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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…

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Press Release: Retail Action Network demands paid sick days

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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…

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Victory! BC Employers Can No Longer Steal Tips From Their Staff

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VICTORIA, BC – After years of raising awareness about the prevalence of “tip theft” in BC, Retail Action Network is celebrating a victory for workers across the province. The BC Government today announced legislation to ensure that a worker’s gratuities are protected under the Employment Standards Act. Tip theft has become a common occurrence in BC, and takes place in small businesses as well as corporate franchises. While it is…

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Our Proposed Legislation for the BC Government

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Tips or Gratuities – Model Legislation Proposals Retail Action Network, in collaboration with the Employment Standards Coalition, are calling on the BC Government to introduce legislation that will protect tips for workers. Current Legislation: The only reference to employee gratuities in the Employment Standards Act is under Part 3 – Wages, Special Clothing and Records in Section 21 regarding deductions not permitted from employee’s wages: (2) An employer must not…

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