Workers' Rights

October 1, 2009
Overall, analysts say that Bill C-50 will temporarily give additional employment insurance benefits to unemployed long-tenured workers. Most agree that this is not the EI reform that workers and the...
Keywords: Article , employment insurance, Government Policy, News, Unemployment, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
July 31, 2009
An editorial by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives reveals how the BC government has been stonewalling requests to disclose Employment Standards enforcement records for farmworkers. A review...
Keywords: Article , News, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
July 30, 2009
As part of UFCW Canada’s effort to help Walmart workers join the union, it launched www.walmartworkerscanada.ca several years ago. The website is dedicated to providing Walmart ‘associates’ with the...
Keywords: Online Resource , Employment, Workers' Rights, General resources, All of Canada
July 17, 2009
All Together Now! is a national campaign for public services, good jobs, tax fairness and labour rights. It is run by The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), one of Canada's...
Keywords: Online Resource , Government Policy, Workers' Rights, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
June 12, 2009
The Good Jobs For All is an alliance of community, labour, social justice, youth and environmental organizations in the Toronto region. It was formed in 2008 to start a focused dialogue on how to...
Keywords: Online Resource , Unemployment, Workers' Rights, General resources, Ontario
March 16, 2009
The City of Calgary has tentatively agreed to a guaranteed "living wage" for its part-time and full-time employees but it won't extend the guarantee to on-call and casual workers, the only ones who...
Keywords: Article , Alberta, News, Workers' Rights
January 16, 2009
The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization. At IWH, our goal is to protect and improve the health of working people by providing useful,...
Keywords: Online Resource , Disability, Health, Workers' Rights, General resources, All of Canada
January 9, 2009
According to a report by the Fraser Institute, increasing the minimum wage in BC and across Canada to $10 will boost unemployment, especially for young people. The BC Federation of Labour and the...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, News, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
December 18, 2008
Seven foreign agriculture workers recently fired and evicted by Canada’s largest mushroom producer, Rol-Land Farms, joined members of UFCW Canada, Justicia for Migrant Workers, and academics to speak...
Keywords: Article , Immigrants and Refugees, News, Workers' Rights, Ontario
December 5, 2008
Latin American workers who helped build the underground tunnel in Vancouver for the Canada Line have won a human rights tribunal against their employers, SELI Canada Inc. and SNC Lavalin Constructors...
Keywords: Article , Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, News, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
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