Workers' Rights

December 20, 2013
The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down the Criminal Code provisions relating to prostitution including living off avails of prostitution, operating a bawdy house, and communicating in public for...
Keywords: Article , Women, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
November 22, 2013
This is an excellent new decision from the Federal Court of Appeal on antedating an EI claim, especially for farmworkers. "Antedating" means backdating the application so that additional hours can be...
Keywords: Article , Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
October 1, 2013
The B.C. Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) is representing a group of tree planters, most of them immigrants or refugees of African origin, who were found living in squalid conditions in a...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
July 8, 2013
There has never been an inquest into the death of a migrant worker under the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program in Canada. In Ontario the Coroners Act provides for mandatory inquests for certain...
Keywords: Article , Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, Ontario, All of Canada
Kwentong Bayan
June 4, 2013
Kwentong Bayan is a community based comic book project created in collaboration with Filipina migrant workers in the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP).
Keywords: Online Resource , Art and Culture, comics, filipino, Immigrants and Refugees, live-in caregiver, migrant workers, Women, Workers' Rights, Multimedia, All of Canada
May 23, 2013
A new book, Tomorrow We’re All Going to the Harvest: Temporary Foreign Worker Programs and Neoliberal Political Economy, explores how the the temporary foreign worker program has created a Canadian...
Keywords: Article , Workers' Rights, All of Canada
May 1, 2013
On this International Workers' Day, we have put together some recent stories on the struggles and victories for workers' rights in Canada: Mental health: The next frontier for workers' rights |...
Keywords: Article , Workers' Rights, All of Canada
April 10, 2013
Women, racialized persons, immigrants, temporary migrant workers, persons with disabilities, youth, Aboriginal persons and non-status workers are more likely to hold low wage, temporary jobs with no...
Keywords: Article , Workers' Rights, Ontario
BC's Hardest Working
December 6, 2012
B.C.'s Hardest Working is a project of the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition that tells the stories of 100 people from around BC who are part of the working poor and those working hard to survive on...
Keywords: Article , Workers' Rights, British Columbia
BC's Hardest Working
October 5, 2012
The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition is looking for people to tell their stories about working hard and struggling to make ends meet. One hundred stories will be featured on a website to be released at...
Keywords: Article , Workers' Rights, British Columbia
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