Workers' Rights

August 20, 2012
In 2008, the Law Commissioner of Ontario started to look at part-time work, short contract positions and other forms of “precarious” work, against the background of the social issues affecting...
Keywords: Article , Workers' Rights, Ontario, All of Canada
May 1, 2012
The Human Resources Ministery has changed the rules so employers will now be allowed to pay foreign temp workers 15 per cent less than the average wage. See the Canadian Council for Refugees and...
Keywords: Article , Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
A Living Wage for Families
April 27, 2012
For families with young children, the costs of basic necessities like food, rent and child care quickly add up. Even with full-time work year round, both parents in a family of four must earn at...
Keywords: Article , Workers' Rights, British Columbia
March 6, 2012
This website is a portal, or clearinghouse, of Public Legal Education and Information (PLEI) resources and information for those who are working with and for the migrant workers in the Province of...
Keywords: Online Resource , Employment, Immigrants and Refugees, Immigrants/Refugees/Newcomers, Legal Info, Legal Info (PLEI), migrant workers, migrant workers, PLEI, PLEI, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Gateways
February 21, 2012
With the recent deaths of eleven migrant workers in Ontario, which mirrors a similar tragic van crash in BC in 2007, advocates and activists are renewing their demands for the provincial and federal...
Keywords: Article , Ethnicity and Race, Government Policy, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Ontario, All of Canada
December 23, 2011
From the Homeless Hub: 30,000 Hamiltonians are working and still living in poverty. How is this possible? It used to be that if someone was having a tough time making ends meet, the simple answer was...
Keywords: Article , Poverty Research, Workers' Rights, Ontario
October 17, 2011
Since 1993, today has been recognized by the United Nations, and its members around the world, as International day for the eradication of poverty 2011. Today, October 17, 2011, the United Nations...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Unemployment, Welfare, Women, Workers' Rights, International
August 11, 2011
100 Mile House & District Women's Centre has received funding from the Legal Services Society to provide a range of legal services in the 100 Mile House area. More details area available in this...
Keywords: Article , Legal Aid, Tenants' Rights, Welfare, Women, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
June 17, 2011
The Statistics Canada data on the number of Albertans whose income falls below the Market Basket Measure of low income was released June 15th, 2011. The Edmonton Social Planning Council news release...
Keywords: Article , Alberta, Housing, Poverty Research, Workers' Rights
June 15, 2011
Many Canadian families are finding it difficult to make ends meet even when they work long hours. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) reported that Canadian families in the bottom half...
Keywords: Online Resource , Housing, living wage, Workers' Rights, Reports and documents, All of Canada
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