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BCPRC endorses Employment Standards Coalition call for immediate action

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The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition endorses the comprehensive submission presented by the BC Employment Standards Coalition to the BC Minister of Labour calling for immediate action on a number of pressing employment standards reforms.

The submission calls for urgent reforms to address a dire neglect of workers’ rights. The most pressing need for employment standards change is in how the Act is enforced. Currently, enforcement is driven by workers’ complaints, but independent reviews of employment standards in BC and Ontario underscore the need for proactive investigation and enforcement, with a significant increase in Branch enforcement staff.

Click here to read the full submission