Workers’ Forums to Continue

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Unfair treatment of workers is all too common in British Columbia. Few people know their rights, and getting justice from a bad boss can be nearly impossible.

The BC Employment Standards Coalition is working for better employment laws and stronger enforcement for all workers. We want to make the issues about real people – and make the case for improvements. Read more and listen here to BC Employment Standards Coalition Co-Chair David Fairey on CBC Radio’s Early Edition speaking about the recent Workers’ Forums, and also on CBC’s Almanac (Oct 18). Fairey and researcher Kaitlyn Matulewicz also published this new op-ed in the Kelowna Capital News on the sexism and unfairness of BC’s liquor server minimum wage.

The BC Employment Standards Coalition held 6 workers’ forums in October 2016 to give workers an opportunity to share their stories of unfair treatment by employers and the difficulty of getting workplace justice. Many workers responded to the invitation to participate in these forums and give personal interviews. The Coalition will therefore continue to hold these forums to gather more stories in early 2017 in and around Metro Vancouver and Victoria. So stay tuned for more details.

In the meantime, if you have a story, enquiry or complaint that you would like to speak with us about you are welcome to contact any one of the following Coalition volunteers:

Murray Gore 604-671-9141 * David Fairey 604-430-636 * Joey Hartman 604-254-0703

Migrante BC Conference Dec 3-4 on Building & Strengthening Workers’ Solidarity

Migrante BC Conference 2016

Migrante BC, a member of the BC Employment Standards Coalition, is hosting a conference on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program between December 3-4th, 2016. “Building & Strengthening Workers’ Solidarity” will be held at the Unifor Hall, 326 12th Street, New Westminster. The conference will include a presentation by Professor Ethel Tungohan from the Department of Political Science at York University.

For more details and registration info, please click here.

 

Final Workers’ Forums Oct 19 & 20th

14448970_308973752798848_3414172005455305655_nUnfair treatment of workers is all too common in British Columbia. Few people know their rights, and getting justice from a bad boss can be nearly impossible.

The BC Employment Standards Coalition is working for better employment laws and stronger enforcement for all workers. We want to make the issues about real people – and make the case for improvements. Read more and listen here to BC Employment Standards Coalition Co-Chair David Fairey on CBC Radio’s Early Edition, and also on CBC’s Almanac (Oct 18). You can also read about the forums in Metro News.

Tell your story.

You’re invited to join us to share your story. You can tell us about a current problem or even something that happened within the past 10 years.

You can also learn about your workplace rights under the Employment Standards Act and other BC laws. If your case involves a legal violation, we will offer advice and help you to start a complaint if you want.

Interviews will be done by experienced advocates at the times and places listed below, no appointment necessary. You can tell us your name and employer, or choose to be anonymous. Plan to stay about an hour. If you will need a translator to help tell your story, please call one of the numbers below. Please help us get out the word about these forums by sharing this poster

***PLEASE NOTE new venue for downtown Vancouver forum on October 19th. It is no longer at the Vancouver Public Library, but will instead be at Vancouver Community College (250 W Pender St.). Specifically, it will be in Room 300A near the Cafeteria at 250 West Pender Streetscreen-shot-2016-10-06-at-11-10-35-am

Tune into CBC’s Early Edition October 11 at 7:40am

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On the heels of World Decent Work Day, BC Employment Standards Coalition Co-Chair will be sitting down with host Rick Cluff of CBC Radio’s the Early Edition. Tune in at about 7:40am on Tuesday, October 11th – they’ll be discussing the upcoming series of Workers’ Forums taking place throughout six areas of Metro Vancouver between October 11th-20th. We’re hoping to hear stories from as many workers as possible in ‘bad jobs,’ with the goal of informing employment standards in BC that promote safe, fair and dignified working conditions.

To find out more about the Workers’ Forums: http://bcemploymentstandardscoalition.com/tell-us-about-your-bad-job-october-worker-forums-updated/

Stay posted with the BC Employment Standards Coalition on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BCEmploymentStandardsCoalition/

Tell us about your bad job: October Worker Forums (Updated 10 Oct)

Screen Shot 2016-09-19 at 9.08.22 AM Unfair treatment of workers is all too common in British Columbia. Few people know their rights, and getting justice from a bad boss can be nearly impossible.

The BC Employment Standards Coalition is working for better employment laws and stronger enforcement for all workers. We want to make the issues about real people – and make the case for improvements.

Tell your story.

You’re invited to join us to share your story. You can tell us about a current problem or even something that happened within the past 10 years.

You can also learn about your workplace rights under the Employment Standards Act and other BC laws. If your case involves a legal violation, we will offer advice and help you to start a complaint if you want.

Interviews will be done by experienced advocates at the times and places listed below, no appointment necessary. You can tell us your name and employer, or choose to be anonymous. Plan to stay about an hour. If you will need a translator to help tell your story, please call one of the numbers below. Please help us get out the word about these forums by sharing this poster

***PLEASE NOTE new venue for downtown Vancouver forum. It is no longer at the Vancouver Public Library, but will instead be at Vancouver Community College (250 W Pender St.).

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