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The Workers' Action Centre is a worker-based organization that provides information and rights advice to people in low-wage and unstable employment. They are responsible for the Workers' Rights Information Phone Line that provides information and support for people in Ontario who are having a problem at work.More information
So far, the Federal New Democrat Party, the Ontario New Democrat Party, the Green Party, and Quebec Solidaire have all thrown their support behind a $15 minimum wage.
The Workers' Action Centre and Parkdale Community Legal Services are releasing their response to the Ministry of Labour's Changing Workplace Review Interim Report.
Workers' Action Centre and Parkdale Community Legal Services request submissions of support to the Ministry of Labour before August 31 for 10 days of Personal Emergency Leave for all workers in Ontario without exemptions or limitations.
The Workers' Action Centre has prepared a detailed overview of the new legislation, which includes the timelines for when each portion of the Act comes into effect.
Beginning May 20, 2015, employers are required to give each worker a copy of the new Employment Standards poster within 30 days of being hired.
The Ontario government has announced the dates and locations of the first public consultations being undertaken for its review of labour laws, the Changing Workplaces Review (CWR).
The Workers' action Centre has information and a graphic to share about the spread of precarious and low-wage work.
The Ministry inspected 206 workplaces and found 171, or 83%, of these in violation of the Employment Standards Act.
When: Monday, May 25, 2015, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: WAC office, 720 Spadina, suite 223 (Spadina subway station)
The Workers' Action Centre presents free training for frontline workers delivering employment or settlement services to newcomers or job seekers.
The increase from $11 to $11.25, which will come in to effect on October 1, 2015, will still leave minimum wage workers more than 16% below the poverty line, even if they are working full time.
The Workers Action Centre has information for Target employees who are looking for help or legal representation.
The Workers' Action Centre gives an overview of each change to the ESA and the dates when it will come into effect.
Large employers are 5 times more likely than small ones to pay minimum wage, says new Ontario report
New research prepared by Social Planning Toronto and the Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage shows that in Ontario, large employers are the biggest culprits in perpetuating a low-wage economy.
Sign to get laws passed that would regulate migrant worker recruiters increase minimum wage; crack down on temp agencies; stop wage theft; and make it easier for workers to form unions.
What Public forum on Fight for Fair Wages
When 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. EST
Where TBA in Toronto
The forum includes leaders from Fight for 15 speaking on retail worker strikes in Chicago and across the US, music performances, and more.
The new bill introduces many changes that Workers' Action Centre members and supporters across the province have been calling for through the Stop Wage Theft campaign.
This month the Campaign will be carrying out actions in Halton, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Peterborough, Sudbury, York Region, Cornwall, London, Toronto, and more.
The Workers' Action Centre is demanding an immediate minimum wage increase, launching the Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage and calling for a province-wide day of action on March 21st.
Date Monday, November 12, 2012
Time Registration: 12:30 p.m.; Training: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Place 1 Yorkgate Boulevard, Unit 202, Toronto (Yorkgate Mall)
Contact Martha Burbano
Phone 416-531-0778 ext. 258
The Workers Action Centre and Black Creek Community Health Centre are organizing a free training session on workplace and human rights for front line workers delivering employment or settlement services.
On September 17, 2012, the Ministry of Labour announced $3 million for proactive enforcement of employment standards in Ontario workplaces.