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Anna

Job Postings

We’re Hiring: Outreach Worker (Solidarity Stewardship Program)

Details Position Title: Outreach Worker (Solidarity Stewards Program)Organizations: Worker Solidarity NetworkStart Date: Early October (depending on candidates availability)Rate of Pay: $20.00/hourHours of Work: 14 hrs/week (total contract=280 hrs)Includes: Paid sick days Application Deadline (extended): Sept 27, 2021 (10pm PT) *Please note: the job title and some of the job responsibilities were updated as of Sept 10 2021* The Worker Solidarity Network is a province-wide organization that combats workplace exploitation within the…
Anna
September 23, 2021
Job Postings

We’re Hiring: Street and Digital Outreach Worker (Vancouver)

Details Position Title: Street and Digital Outreach Worker (Vancouver, BC) Organizations: Worker Solidarity Network Start Date: Early October (depending on candidates availability) Rate of Pay: $20.00/hour Hours of Work: 14 hrs/week (total contract=280 hrs) Includes: Paid sick days Application Deadline (extended): Sept 27, 2021 (10pm PT) The Worker Solidarity Network is a province-wide organization that combats workplace exploitation within the unsurrendered homelands of approximately 200 Indigenous Nations across "B.C." This position…
Anna
September 23, 2021
Press Release

Province Releases Options For Paid Sick Leave, Workers Steadfast in Calling for (at Least) 10 Days

Sept  23, 2021 VICTORIA, B.C. – In preparation for January's paid sick leave legislation, the B.C. government wrapped up its public survey last week, launching into Phase Two of its engagement process with yesterday’s release of an Options Paper containing the proposed models of: 3, 5, or 10 days. Members of the WSN continue to emphasize that anything less than 10 days would be insufficient and lead to major impacts…
Anna
September 22, 2021
Opinion

Addressing sexualized violence in the service industry

June 7, 2021 This post was written as a collaboration between the Worker Solidarity Network and the Anti-Violence Project May I? Starting in 2017, a group of service industry workers, frontline sexualized violence educators, and workers rights advocates began meeting with a common goal of addressing and preventing sexualized violence in the restaurant and bar industry. Since then,‘May I?’ has supported conversations with and among workers about the root causes…
Anna
July 26, 2021
Press Release

Provided with Three COVID-19 Paid Sick Days, Workers Are Promised Permanent Legislation…Next Year

May 11, 2021 MEDIA  RELEASE: Pdf version here.VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Worker Solidarity Network (WSN) welcomes the Province’s commitment to provide permanent paid sick leave for all employees in B.C. beginning January 1,  2022. In the meantime, a woeful three days may as well be accompanied by a sad trombone sound for workers that have been waiting a long time for a more progressive number.“Today’s announcement was a lost opportunity…
Anna
May 11, 2021
Press Release

Workers Present Giant ‘Invoice’ for Paid Sick Days

April 20, 2021 MEDIA  ADVISORY Workers Present Giant ‘Invoice’ to Premier for Income Lost Due to Delays in Legislating Paid Sick Leave VICTORIA, B.C. – Tuesday at noon, on the same day as the Provincial budget announcement, members of The Worker Solidarity Network (WSN) will be delivering a giant satirical ‘invoice’ to the doorstep of the B.C. Legislature Building. The invoice lists totals that were submitted directly from workers in…
Anna
April 19, 2021
Press Release

Workers Advocacy Group Launches Job Precarity Survey

March 30, 2021 MEDIA RELEASE VANCOUVER, B.C. –- With the recent announcement to shut down indoor dining until April 19th, restaurant workers are concerned more than ever about their income security, and not having any paid sick days for a safety net. Details on government financial support remains to be seen, and people are anxious. To pass the microphone to workers, the Worker Solidarity Network (WSN) has created an online…
Anna
March 30, 2021
Press Release

Press Release: BC’s Retail Action Network Welcomes Mandatory Mask Announcement

November 20, 2020 MEDIA RELEASE VICTORIA, B.C. –  BC labour rights advocacy organization The Retail Action Network welcomes the news that mask-wearing has finally been made mandatory inside of BC’s retail stores, grocery stores, cafes and public areas. While the industry awaits specifics on how these regulations may be effectively enforced, the network of workers continues to call for more; the assurance of paid sick days for all employees covered…
Anna
November 20, 2020