Online Resources - Workers' rights

June 4, 2013
Kwentong Bayan is a community based comic book project created in collaboration with Filipina migrant workers in the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP).
Keywords: Art and Culture, comics, filipino, Immigrants and Refugees, live-in caregiver, migrant workers, Women, Workers' Rights, Multimedia, All of Canada
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: Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Info (PLEI), migrant workers, migrant workers, PLEI, PLEI, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Gateways
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: Housing, living wage, Workers' Rights, Reports and documents, All of Canada
June 1, 2011
Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre is a centre in Belfast, Ireland that was set up to promote the interests and the benefits of the unemployed and other social and economically disadvantaged groups....
Keywords: Unemployment, Workers' Rights, Organizations, International
May 30, 2011
CCPA has a report titled: Negotiating Without a Floor: Unionized Worker Exclusion from BC Employment Standards (PDF) which examines a lesser- known change to Bill 48 - Employment Standards Act, 2002...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Reports and documents
May 30, 2011
The Calgary Workers Resource Centre is a non-profit organization that hopes to build the individual and collective capacity of Calgarians to understand and achieve employment rights and benefits....
Keywords: Alberta, Unemployment, Workers' Rights, Organizations
May 30, 2011
This is the site of the national organization of injured workers groups. The Canadian Injured Workers Alliance's page of links is very useful.
Keywords: Workers' Rights, Organizations, All of Canada
May 30, 2011
J4MV is a volunteer driven political non-profit collective comprised of committed activists from diverse walks of life (including labour activists, educators, researchers, students and youth of...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Immigrants and Refugees, migrant workers, Workers' Rights, Ontario, Organizations
May 30, 2011
This union protects the rights of unionized employess of BC's Health sector.
Keywords: Health, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Organizations
May 29, 2011
It is up to every worker to ensure that he or she is being treated fairly, and to look out for abuses in the workplace that affect the rights of others. WorkRights gives you a chance to access the...
Keywords: work rights, Workers' Rights, General resources, All of Canada
May 29, 2011
Strategic Thoughts is a blog run by David Schreck. It provides in-depth analysis of the BC Government's new policies and legislation.
Keywords: Blogs, Government Policy, Organizing, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
May 27, 2011
The Common Front for Social Justice is fighting to build a more human society based on the respect and dignity of all.
Keywords: Human Rights, Organizing, social justice, Tenants' Rights, Workers' Rights, New Brunswick, Organizations
May 25, 2011
The Alberta links section of Canadian Social Research provides a directory of resources on development, poverty, unemployment, and related topics.
Keywords: Children and Youth, Housing, Immigrants and Refugees, Welfare, Workers' Rights, Directories, Research and education
May 25, 2011
DRUM – Desis Rising Up and Moving is a multigenerational, membership led organization of low-wage South Asian immigrant workers and youth in New York City. Founded in 2000, DRUM has mobilized and...
Keywords: deportation, detention, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, New York City, South Asian, Workers' Rights, Organizations, United States
May 25, 2011
The Canadian Human Rights Commission administers the Canadian Human Rights Act and is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Employment Equity Act. Both laws ensure that the principles of equal...
Keywords: Human Rights, Workers' Rights, Government information, Organizations, All of Canada
May 19, 2011
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is the global voice of the world’s working people. The ITUC’s primary mission is the promotion and defence of workers’ rights and interests, through...
Keywords: international, union, workers rights, Workers' Rights, Organizations, International
May 18, 2011
The Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN) is a labour and women's rights organization that supports the efforts of workers in global supply chains to win improved wages and working conditions, and...
Keywords: labour, Organizing, sweatshops, Women, workers rights, Workers' Rights, Campaigns and initiatives, International
April 11, 2011
The British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre is a non-profit society that advances the interests of groups that are generally unrepresented or underrepresented in issues of major public...
Keywords: consumer advocacy, consumer law, consumer rights, credit, debit, Debt and Consumer Law, Disability, disability rights, factsheets, farmworkers rights, Homelessness, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, PLEI, Tenants' Rights, Utilities, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Organizations, Research and education, Services
April 6, 2011
The BC Government's Employment Standards Branch administers the Employment Standards Act and Regulation, which set minimum standards of wages and working conditions in most workplaces.
Keywords: employee rights, Employment Standards, wages, Workers' Rights, working conditions, British Columbia, Government information
January 17, 2011
threeSOURCE is an information hub for Alberta's third sector. They collect publications for, by, and about nonprofits and social services in our province.
Keywords: Alberta, Children and Youth, Housing, non-profit, Poverty Research, social planning, social services, Workers' Rights, Directories, Gateways
July 6, 2010
First Call has launched a new website to draw attention to the BC government's unacceptable child labour laws.
Keywords: child labour, Children and Youth, labour laws, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
June 28, 2010
The Living Wage for Families Campaign raises awareness about the negative impact of low-wage poverty on families and communities throughout BC. It also advocates for what poverty researchers believe...
Keywords: Government Policy, living wage, Organizing, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
October 20, 2009
The Canadian Council for Refugees is concerned about Canada’s recent shift to temporary migration, which marks a dramatic change in policy for which there has been little public debate. In 2008, the...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, temporary migrant workers, Workers' Rights, Reports and documents, All of Canada
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: 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: 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: Unemployment, Workers' Rights, General resources, Ontario
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: Disability, Health, Workers' Rights, General resources, All of Canada
November 24, 2008
Stepping Stone is a user-directed non-profit organization based in Halifax that provides supportive programs and services to former and current sex workers that contribute to their health, safety,...
Keywords: Women, Workers' Rights, Nova Scotia, Organizations
October 14, 2008
CLEO offers many text and audio guides on a variety of legal topics. These guides are available in several languages, including Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin and Simplified Chinese), Somali, Spanish,...
Keywords: Arabic, chinese, CLEO, Family, Immigrants and Refugees, legal help, legal info, Legal Research, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, Workers' Rights, General resources, Manuals and guides, Ontario, Multimedia
September 8, 2008
The Agriculture Workers Alliance website has resources, links, publications, videos for agricultural workers and their allies about the rights of agriculture workers in Canada.
Keywords: agricultural workers, Organizing, Workers' Rights, General resources, All of Canada