Coalition members Marjorie Griffin Cohen and David Fairey wrote a piece for The Tyee this week about the impact of rollbacks affecting workers’ rights since 2001. In Why BC’s Lower-wage Workers are Struggling, they highlight some of the most critical changes to the BC Employment Standards Act affecting employee rights and protections, along with curtailment enforcement of the Act. They also note that BC has Canada’s largest income gap, highest cost of living, highest poverty rate, and the youngest children’s working age in the industrialized world.
No Child Labour BC want to hear from you about your work experience in BC. They are specifically seeking out people ages 12-18 to participate, but would love to hear from parents and educators as well. It only takes 5 minutes and participants will be entered to win draw prizes, including and Ipod shuffle.