Eroding Worker Protections

Reductions in employment standards and enforcement amount to willful neglect of province’s most vulnerable workers, says labour economist. Numbers obtained from the BC Ministry of Labour show that sweeping changes to the employment standards system have dramatically undermined the province’s ability to enforce minimum protections for workers. David Fairey, a labour economist, obtained the information while doing research for a study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives called Eroding Worker Protections: BC’s New Flexible Employment Standards (PDF). The CCPA's press release provides an overview of the report.