Workers' Rights

March 19, 2004
From a BC Federation of Labour press release "the plan proposes new legislation to take jurisdiction for worker’s health and safety in the oil and gas sector away from the WCB and transfer it to the...
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January 11, 2004
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is releasing a series of ten technical papers to accompany the 2004 Alternative Federal Budget. "...the overall economic record is more flawed when...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, News, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
November 17, 2003
"Two million adult workers in Canada today [that's one in six workers] earn less than $10 an hour. Barely enough to sustain an individual, let alone a family, or lift them out of poverty." Canadian...
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October 12, 2003
On October 3, 2003 the Supreme Court of Canada found for the injured worker appellants on the right to benefits for chronic pain. The Court also upheld the right of workers' compensation appeal...
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June 12, 2003
From the BC Government Press Release: "Bruce also announced changes to the employment standards regulation. Effective tomorrow, farm workers are excluded from hours of work, overtime and statutory...
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May 7, 2003
"Ontario has seen a steady decline in the value of its minimum wage because the rate has been frozen at $6.85 for eight long years. In 1995 it was worth $7.89 in today’s dollars. By 2003 inflation...
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January 17, 2003
Bill 63, Workers Compensation Amendment Act (No. 2), 2002 was introduced recently in the legislature in British Columbia. This bill reduces the levels of review from 3 to 2, creates a new internal...
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January 18, 2002
On July 27, 2001 the British Columbia government established the Administrative Justice Project to conduct a comprehensive review of the province’s administrative justice agencies. The Administrative...
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January 18, 2002
The Ontario Federation of Labour has a new publication (in PDF) From Poverty Wages to a Living Wage that has some good background and information on the minimum wage issue.
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December 6, 2001
Training wage protestors on the steps of the B.C. Legislature B.C.'s first job training wage of $6 an hour took effect November 15 much to the dismay of the Federation of Labour and the Canadian...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, News, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
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