British Columbia - Workers' Rights

Christy Clark`s statement last week that a $15 minimum wage would hurt small businesses was the subject of scrutiny in a story released this week in the Globe and Mail. The article looks at the...
Keywords: Government Policy, Media, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
A report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives examines the rise of temporary agency work in British Columbia, and explores the experiences of temporary agency workers. The...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, British Columbia
Jane Ordinario and Leo Alejandria are not strangers to the struggles of the thousands of Filipino workers who come to B.C. lured by the promise of steady work at better pay than they can make at home...
Keywords: Government Policy, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, All of Canada
The B.C. Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) is representing a group of tree planters, most of them immigrants or refugees of African origin, who were found living in squalid conditions in a...
Keywords: Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
B.C.'s Hardest Working is a project of the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition that tells the stories of 100 people from around BC who are part of the working poor and those working hard to survive on...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, British Columbia
The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition is looking for people to tell their stories about working hard and struggling to make ends meet. One hundred stories will be featured on a website to be released at...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, British Columbia
For families with young children, the costs of basic necessities like food, rent and child care quickly add up. Even with full-time work year round, both parents in a family of four must earn at...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, British Columbia
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
With the recent deaths of eleven migrant workers in Ontario, which mirrors a similar tragic van crash in BC in 2007, advocates and activists are renewing their demands for the provincial and federal...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Government Policy, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Ontario, All of Canada
100 Mile House & District Women's Centre has received funding from the Legal Services Society to provide a range of legal services in the 100 Mile House area. More details area available in this...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Tenants' Rights, Welfare, Women, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
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
This union protects the rights of unionized employess of BC's Health sector.
Keywords: Health, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
Strategic Thoughts is a blog run by David Schreck. It provides in-depth analysis of the BC Government's new policies and legislation.
Keywords: Government Policy, Organizing, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
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
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
The Employment Standards Branch has just ordered Khaira Enterprises Ltd., a treeplanting company to pay $228,687.51 to tree planters who worked for the company from March to July, 2010. Most of the...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, British Columbia
More than 50 Filipino migrant workers recruited to Canada under the Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) program have filed a $10 million class action suit against Denny’s restaurants in British Columbia...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
Lawyers at the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) are calling on the government to act quickly to remedy injustices experienced by tree planters formerly employed by Khaira Enterprises Ltd (...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, British Columbia
Given the current climate of austerity measures and neo-liberal cutbacks it’s was a rare win for working families. In the new issue of This Magazine (this.org) they have a great piece looking back at...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, British Columbia
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