Recent Articles, Submissions,
Studies & Reports on BC’s Employment Standards Act
B.C. Federation of Labour, Submission on the Employment Standards Review Discussion Paper, December, 2001.
B.C. Federation of Labour, “Left Behind in an Era of Prosperity: Employment Standards Protections Are Failing BC Workers”, Briefing Notes – Ministry of Labour Employment Standards Consultation, March 3, 2011.
B.C. Federation of Labour, “Fair Standards”, November 2011 submission to BC Ministry of Labour.
David Ages, “An Analysis of the Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2002” in Creative Resistance, 2002-06-02.
David Ages, “Labour Law Changes Raise Many Questions” in The Vancouver Sun. May 20, 2002.
David Fairey, “New ‘Flexible’ Employment Standards Regulation in British Columbia”, Journal of Law and Social Policy, Vol.21, Fall 2006, pages 91 – 113.
David Fairey, Christina Hanson, Glen MacInnes, Arlene Tigar Mclaren, Gerardo Otero, Kerry Preibisch and Mark Thompson, “Cultivating Farmworker Rights: Ending the Exploitation of Immigrant and Migrant Farmworkers in BC, (Vancouver: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, June 2009).
David Fairey, “The Dangerous Act of Unionized Worker Exclusion from Employment Standards Law”, paper presented at the Learned Societies Congress 2008, University of British Columbia, June 6, 2008. Economic Security Project Roundtable, sponsored by Political Economy Section of Canadian Political Science Association.
David Fairey, “Exclusion of Unionized Workers from Employment Standards Law”, paper presented at the Canadian Industrial Relations Association Annual Conference 2008, University of British Columbia, June 5, 2008. Panel on The Impact of Labour Law Changes on Workers.
David Fairey and Simone McCallum, “Negotiating Without a Floor: Unionized Worker Exclusion from BC Employment Standards Strips Workers of Their Basic Legal Rights”, (Vancouver: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC Office, July 2007).
David Fairey, “Exclusion of Unionized Workers from Core Provisions of the B.C. Employment Standards Act”, paper presented at the Learned Societies Congress 2007, University of Saskatchewan, May 31, 2007. Panel on Economic Security for Vulnerable Populations sponsored by Society for Socialist Studies.
Gerardo Otero and Kerry Preibisch, “Farmworker Health and Safety: Challenges for British Columbia”, (Simon Fraser University and University of Guelph, August 2010). A WorkSafeBC “Research at Work” funded study.
Graeme Moore, Helesia Luke and Bob Korth, “Putting Kids to Work: The Deregulation of Child Labour in BC”, in BC Commentary: A Review of Provincial Social and Economic Trends, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Spring/Summer) 2004, (Vancouver: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC Office).
Helesia Luke, “What’s Happening to Our Children? A Look at Child Work-Related Injury Claims in BC Over the Past 10 Years”, (Vancouver: First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition, October, 2009. www.firstcallbc.org and on www.nochildlabour.org.
John Irwin, Stephen McBride and Tanya Strubin, “Child and Youth Employment Standards: The Experience of Young Workers Under BC’s New Policy Regime”, (Vancouver: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, September 20, 2005).
Randi Drevland, “Inventory of B.C. Employment Standards Act and Regulation 1995 – 2004”, (Vancouver: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2004).
Tim Richards, Marcy Cohen and Seth Klein, “Working for a Living Wage 2010: Making Paid Work Meet Basic Family Needs in Metro Vancouver”, (Vancouver: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, May 2010).
Note: Most of the above publications without a download link can be obtained on request from David Fairey at david[at]tradeunionresearch.com
Other References & Resources