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Action Alert: Stop the $6 million cut to Employment Standards enforcement. Stop wage theft.
Workers' Action Centre says every day they are seeing workers not getting paid their wages, yet the government wants to cut $6 million from Employment Standards enforcement.
Despite the fact that workplace violations are at a crisis, the government wants to cut $6 million out of Employment Standards enforcement.
EMAIL Dalton McGuinty to ask him to keep his promise to workers and stop the cut today:
Wage theft is at a crisis. People need confidence that when they go to work they will be paid. However, every day we are seeing workers not getting paid their wages. In a recent survey of workplace violations, WAC found that 1 in 3 people in low waged jobs face unpaid wages.
People are working hard, without adequate protection in their workplaces. Unpaid wages throw workers into financial hardship and stress--yet less than 1% of workplaces are inspected. There's no cost to employers who break the law. Now more than ever workers need protection from wage theft.
Dalton McGuinty's promise to workers in 2008: As part of the Poverty Reduction Strategy, we will invest an additional $10 million annually to hire new employment standards officers, improve Employment Standards Act compliance and reduce the backlog of claims.