The NDP-Green Confidence and Supply Agreement that should see the NDP under John Horgan form the new B.C. government later this month includes a number of points that refer to workers, working conditions and creating jobs
- Improve fairness for workers, ensure balance in workplaces, and improve measures to protect the safety of workers at work so that everyone goes home safely and that workers and families are protected in cases of death or injury.
A summary report from the BC Employment Standards Coalition reveals why the B.C. Employment Standards Act needs a lot of repairs and stronger enforcement.
The report, “Workers’ Stories of Exploitation & Abuse: Why BC Employment Standards Need to Change”, tells the horror stories of workers who have not been protected by the Act, outlines its shortcomings and makes recommendations for improvements.
For the first time in 25 years, British Columbia workers have been given a voice to publicly share their experiences with BC’s employment standards law and enforcement. Today, the BC Employment Standards Coalition released a summary of its forthcoming report, “Workers’ Stories of Exploitation & Abuse: Why BC Employment Standards Need to Change”. The report exposes employer violations of BC’s Employment Standards Act, and proposes revisions to the Act to protect unrepresented workers from abuse and exploitation.
The BCFED Health & Safety Centre has released its 2017 public course schedule. You can view the PDF schedule and course descriptions online with this link.