What We’re Working On
On February 2023, as a result of tireless organizing by workers under the Justice Delayed is Justice Denied campaign banner, the provincial government pledged $12 million to put towards the Employment Standards Branch. Together, we need to ensure that the allocated $12 million dollars supports, fighting against wage theft, combating unfair working practices, and ensuring justice for workers.
$12 million dollars won by workers, for workers! But we cannot stop there. This is how we win:
At this stage in the COVID-19 pandemic, workers understand more than ever that they deserve better protections and fair treatment. We want to mobilize with this momentum toward a just recovery.
It’s time to redistribute power and mobilize cross-sector and across the province, putting solidarity in action by demanding a safe and equitable future for all. This campaign encompasses our Network’s collective visions for the future as precarious and non-unionized workers in “B.C.”
Interested in understanding how climate justice and worker justice intersect? Want to organize your workplace but don’t know where to begin? As temperatures rise, workers do, too!
We are hosting a four-part workshop series to connect with workers, hear from community organizers, and promote our climate and labour justice digital toolkit. These workshops are open to anyone interested in joining to learn more about our campaign, share stories, and ask questions about your rights at work!
Following our Climate and Labour Project of 2022, our newest 2023 Climate and Labour Campaign follows our report Can’t Stand the Heat? Get out of the Kitchen that launched in May 2023. The report examines the impact of extreme weather events on fast food workers in B.C., along with our recommendations and demands for better labour rights protections for workers.
The Worker Solidarity Network embarked on a video project with 3 Victoria-based counselors. Consisting of a total of 9 mental health videos addressing various worker-related topics, this video series acts to expand our solidarity stewards program.