News - Workers' rights

November 11, 2001
In a report submitted October 31, 2001 to the International Labour Organization (ILO) within the framework of the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, International
October 6, 2001
The Injured Worker Participatory Research Report (in PDF) is a recent study which explores the experiences of more than 300 injured workers living in southern Ontario. The workers — men and woman, in...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, British Columbia
October 6, 2001
Trying to raise awareness about workers' rights there is an ongoing world-wide campaign to display a poster advertising the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in workplaces...
Keywords: Organizing, Workers' Rights, International
June 11, 2001
The Ontario Federation of Labour has a new publication, From Poverty Wages to a Living Wage (in PDF), that has some good background and information on the minimum wage issue.
Keywords: Workers' Rights, Ontario
June 11, 2001
The June 2001 report, The Global Report on Stopping Forced Labour by the International Labour Organization, examines the most prevalent forms of forced labour still in existence today. Worldwide...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, International
February 9, 2001
(Editor's Note, Sept 2010: The links in this article have been removed because Getting a Work Permit in BC has been discontinued, and is no longer available from LSS or MOSAIC). This guide contains...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
December 7, 2000
The Ontario Government is rushing to pass harmful employment legislation before the holiday season. This legislation will effectively strip employee rights back to pre World War II times, and wipe...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, Ontario
September 21, 2000
The B.C. Government has approved a two-step increase to the minimum wage, from $7.15 an hour to $7.60 an hour effective November 1, 2000 and to $8.00 an hour effective November 1, 2001. There has not...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, British Columbia
August 1, 2000
For the first time, a leading multinational company has signed a global agreement with trade unions, which protects all the elements of the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. The German-...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, International
February 9, 1998
BC Employment Standards Act is an important document for workers to be familiar with. Available online, this act details labour rules and regulations in BC.
Keywords: Workers' Rights, British Columbia