April 24: Wage Theft? Time to Fight Back!

April 10, 2017

Information from the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC): Workers owed money from Able Translations Ltd. are fighting to get their pay. We need your help to reach out to other interpreters and translators that may be owed money from Able Translations.

Able Translations has refused to pay hundreds of workers who provide interpretation and translation services for Able's clients. Some of these interpreters are owed upwards of $15,000. The issue was covered recently in the Toronto Star.

With the support of legal clinics in the Toronto area, current and former workers are coming together to fight back.

On April 24 we will be hosting an Able Translations Workers Strategy Meeting. The meeting will be held from 5:30-7:30pm at the Workers' Action Centre at 223 – 720 Spadina Avenue, Toronto.

Our goal is to bring together Able Translations workers to develop a collective strategy for securing unpaid wages and entitlements.

Here's how you can help, whether you're in Toronto or not!

1. If you're an agency, organization, or non-profit:

  • Tell your interpreters. Many agencies work with interpreters, and many of them have worked for Able or know other interpreters who have. If you are having a face-to-face interpretation session, let your interpreter know about this campaign.
  • If you have clients who are fighting for wages from Able Translations, get in touch! We have resources for you and your clients, even if you are not in the Toronto area.

2. If you’re an Able Translations worker who is owed wages:

  • Please come to the meeting on April 24. If you can't be there or you're not in the Toronto area, please get in touch to find out how you can be part of this campaign.

For more information, please contact liz walker at ISAC at walkere@lao.on.ca or 416.597.5820 ext. 5151.

Read more: Wage Theft? Time to Fight Back!

Event Information:

When: Monday, April 24, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Workers' Action Centre, 223 – 720 Spadina Avenue, Toronto