Canada-wide - Workers' rights

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has found two women from Mexico working under the Temporary Foreign Worker program faced sexual harassment and discrimination in their workplace. One complainant...
Keywords: Women, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
Advocacy groups estimate that there are an estimated 70,000 temporary workers in Canada whose contracts are suppose to end today due to the federal government's changes to the temporary foreign...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
The Supreme Court of Canada handed down an important decision on Friday, affirming that the right to strike is protected under s.2(d) (freedom of association) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms....
Keywords: Government Policy, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
From an article by rabble.ca: "When asked why live-in caregivers should be granted landed status upon arrival, Migrante-BC's Jane Ordinario asserted that doing so would allow live-in caregivers to...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
Communities, workers, and places of work are all starting to see the benefits of paying a living wage. A living wage is not the same as the minimum wage, which is the legal minimum all employers must...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, All of Canada
Jane Ordinario and Leo Alejandria are not strangers to the struggles of the thousands of Filipino workers who come to B.C. lured by the promise of steady work at better pay than they can make at home...
Keywords: Government Policy, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, All of Canada
The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down the Criminal Code provisions relating to prostitution including living off avails of prostitution, operating a bawdy house, and communicating in public for...
Keywords: Women, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
This is an excellent new decision from the Federal Court of Appeal on antedating an EI claim, especially for farmworkers. "Antedating" means backdating the application so that additional hours can be...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
There has never been an inquest into the death of a migrant worker under the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program in Canada. In Ontario the Coroners Act provides for mandatory inquests for certain...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, Ontario, All of Canada
Kwentong Bayan is a community based comic book project created in collaboration with Filipina migrant workers in the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP).
Keywords: Art and Culture, comics, filipino, Immigrants and Refugees, live-in caregiver, migrant workers, Women, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
A new book, Tomorrow We’re All Going to the Harvest: Temporary Foreign Worker Programs and Neoliberal Political Economy, explores how the the temporary foreign worker program has created a Canadian...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, All of Canada
On this International Workers' Day, we have put together some recent stories on the struggles and victories for workers' rights in Canada: Mental health: The next frontier for workers' rights |...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, All of Canada
In 2008, the Law Commissioner of Ontario started to look at part-time work, short contract positions and other forms of “precarious” work, against the background of the social issues affecting...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, Ontario, All of Canada
The Human Resources Ministery has changed the rules so employers will now be allowed to pay foreign temp workers 15 per cent less than the average wage. See the Canadian Council for Refugees and...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
With the recent deaths of eleven migrant workers in Ontario, which mirrors a similar tragic van crash in BC in 2007, advocates and activists are renewing their demands for the provincial and federal...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Government Policy, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Ontario, All of Canada
Many Canadian families are finding it difficult to make ends meet even when they work long hours. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) reported that Canadian families in the bottom half...
Keywords: Housing, living wage, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
This is the site of the national organization of injured workers groups. The Canadian Injured Workers Alliance's page of links is very useful.
Keywords: Workers' Rights, All of Canada
It is up to every worker to ensure that he or she is being treated fairly, and to look out for abuses in the workplace that affect the rights of others. WorkRights gives you a chance to access the...
Keywords: work rights, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
The Canadian Human Rights Commission administers the Canadian Human Rights Act and is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Employment Equity Act. Both laws ensure that the principles of equal...
Keywords: Human Rights, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
The Canadian Council for Refugees is concerned about Canada’s recent shift to temporary migration, which marks a dramatic change in policy for which there has been little public debate. In 2008, the...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, temporary migrant workers, Workers' Rights, All of Canada