Workers' Rights

November 22, 2007
CUPE has published a short but thorough overview of low wage work in Canada by province and demographic group. Read "Low paid work still widespread in Canada" on the CUPE website.
Keywords: Article , News, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
March 28, 2007
CCPA released a report, Bringing Minimum Wages Above the Poverty Line (in PDF) that shows provincial governments have allowed the value of minimum wages to be eaten away by inflation for too long....
Keywords: Article , News, Workers' Rights, Ontario, All of Canada
March 15, 2007
On March 7th, a van carrying farmworkers in BC's Fraser Valley crashed, killing three people. According to an article in the Tyee,"Farm Workers' Deaths: A Tragedy Foretold," farm worker advocates,...
Keywords: Article , News, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
February 18, 2007
Just about everyone agrees that a minimum wage is not a living wage. A couple of articles make more arguments for increasing the minimum wage. An article on Rabble.ca, "Making the minimum wage a...
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November 3, 2006
The campaign for living wages has gathered momentum with bills sponsored by NDP members in both the federal Parliament and the Ontario legislature to increase the minimum wage to $10/hour. The just-...
Keywords: Article , News, Workers' Rights, Ontario
September 17, 2006
Pivot's report, Beyond Decriminalization: Sex Work, Human Rights and a New Framework for Law Reform presents the results of two years of research and in depth discussions with eighty-four sex workers...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, Legal Research, News, Women, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
July 4, 2006
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) June 2006 paper looks at the question of wage supplements. Read the 13 page CCPA report (in PDF.)
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, News, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
June 7, 2006
The May 2006 edition of E-Network (in PDF) - a Canadian Policy Research Network publication - contains stories on vulnerable workers, poverty in Canada and a link to their spring newsletter.
Keywords: Article , News, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
June 7, 2006
Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW) is a volunteer driven political non-profit collective comprised of committed activists from diverse walks of life (including labour activists, educators,...
Keywords: Article , News, Organizing, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
May 5, 2006
The CBC report, "Dying for a job," is the result of three years of research. Journalists with CBC's Investigative Unit navigated freedom of information laws and negotiated for data from workplace...
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