As part of its ongoing efforts to promote rights and protections for “guest” workers in BC, the BC Employment Standards Coalition has just released a comprehensive set of proposals to support better protection for migrant workers:
- Backgrounder on Migrant Worker Recruitment & Protection
- Migrant Worker Recruitment & Protection Model Legislation
Our Backgrounder explains the need for legislation for this large and growing vulnerable segment of the BC workforce, and the Model Legislation incorporates the best protections and rights found in the employment standards legislation in other provinces such as Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Alberta and Quebec, and in International Labour Organization conventions and resolutions. Please contact BC ESC Co-Chair David Fairey with any questions or comments: 604-430-6036 or david[at]labourconsultingservices.com.