Workers' Rights

May 4, 2006
Quebec's minimum wage increased by 15 cents today. Workers are criticizing this so-called wage "hike" saying that it is not high enough to cover their basic costs of living. See the Montreal Gazette...
Keywords: Article , News, Workers' Rights, Québec
February 14, 2006
A year-long appeal by 76 largely poor and elderly Indo-Canadian Farmworkers began in Tax Court in Vancouver on January 9th. The Farmworkers are appealing rulings by the Canada Revenue Agency that...
Keywords: Article , News, Unemployment, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
February 8, 2006
Vulnerable workers are those whose participation in the labour market leaves their well-being at risk because of difficulty accessing work that is decently paid and/or that offers conditions of work...
Keywords: Article , News, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
December 11, 2005
Reductions in employment standards and enforcement amount to willful neglect of province’s most vulnerable workers, says labour economist. Numbers obtained from the BC Ministry of Labour show that...
Keywords: Article , News, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
October 3, 2005
A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) that surveyed public school students raises concerns that BC’s employment regulations are leaving children and youth without...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, News, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
September 3, 2005
In Left Behind: Low-Paid Workers in Canada (in PDF), Ron Saunders, Director of Canadian Policy Research Network (CPRN), profiles those who work full-time for less than $10 an hour [full-time students...
Keywords: Article , News, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
June 30, 2005
Prince Edward Island's government is resisting a move by the opposition to provide legal aid funding for Workers Compensation claims. The opposition is stating that it is unfair to make Workers...
Keywords: Article , Legal Aid, News, Workers' Rights, Prince Edward Island
May 22, 2005
CBC Ottawa asked three people—a student, a young immigrant father, a single mother of two, all who are part of the working poor—to write an online diary for one week documenting what it is like to...
Keywords: Article , News, Workers' Rights, Ontario
July 6, 2004
One of the Canadian Council for Policy Alternatives recommendations to the Manitoba Government Workers Compensation Review Committee would see injured workers receive 100 per cent of their net income...
Keywords: Article , News, Workers' Rights, Manitoba
July 6, 2004
The Ontario Employment Standards Amendment Act (Family Medical Leave) 2004, will provide up to eight weeks of job-protected leave for employees who wish to take time off work to provide care or...
Keywords: Article , Family, Health, News, Workers' Rights, Ontario
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