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
Job Postings

CLOSED – We’re Hiring: Legal Advocate Position

Details Job Title: Legal AdvocateStatus: Contract position (280 hrs total)Compensation: $20.00/hourHours: 14-30 hours/week (flexible)Start date: Mid-October 2020Application Deadline: October 2, 2020 This a short-term contract funded position through the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)  Program. The CSJ Program creates employment opportunities for youth, therefore the successful applicant must be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of employment. Organization Overview The Retail Action Network (RAN) is a non-profit …
Anna
September 21, 2020
Press Release

Press Release: New Report Recommends Permanent Paid Sick Leave Legislation

August 19, 2020 MEDIA RELEASE VANCOUVER, B.C. –  Low-wage occupations commonly include a heightened risk of exposure to COVID-19 due to the public nature of the position. At the same time, precarious and non-unionized workers are compelled, and in many cases expected, to work regardless of their health or condition. The likelihood of termination and being unable to afford to miss work, combined with an absence of paid sick leave…
Emily Thiessen
August 21, 2020
Press Release

Press Release: RAN Prescribes a Week of Action for Paid Sick Days in BC

July 14, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Retail Action Network Prescribes a Week of Action for Paid Sick Days in BC VICTORIA, B.C. – Now in Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, economic circumstances are increasingly bleak for workers that are now being confronted with vague or missing labour protections. The Retail Action Network (RAN), a labour rights advocacy group led by non-unionized retail and hospitality workers in BC, is…
Emily Thiessen
July 14, 2020
Press ReleaseWorker Stories

Labour activists disrupt grocery store to support staff demanding hazard pay

Supporters cheer for Lifestyle Markets workers. Photo by Mike Graeme FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 16th, 2020 VICTORIA, B.C. - Twenty customers, supporters, and labour activists descended upon  Lifestyle Markets grocery store Thursday afternoon in a social distancing action to demand that the employer of Lifestyles Markets introduce hazard pay during the COVID pandemic. Activists interrupted regular business by banging pots and pans in an ode to the store’s essential service workers.…
Emily Thiessen
April 16, 2020
Job Postings

CLOSED – Executive Director

This position has been filled. Thank you everyone for your interest and stay tuned for future opportunities. Details Job Title: Executive Director Status: Full-time Hours: 35 hours/week Compensation: $23.00/hour plus benefits Schedule: Variable Reports To: Board of Directors Organization Overview The Retail Action Network (RAN) is a network of retail, hospitality, and food service workers that fights for workplace justice, increased wages, and improved conditions in our industry. After years…
Emily Thiessen
April 15, 2020
Rights

El Coronavirus (COVID-19) no quita derechos

Esta guia fue preparada por nuestrxs amigxs de la Dignidad Migrante. Para mas information visite su Youtube Channel This guide was prepared by our friends at Dignidad Migrante. For more updates visit their Youtube Channel. Descargar PDF / Download PDF
Emily Thiessen
March 30, 2020
Press Release

Press Release: Retail Action Network demands paid sick days

March 27, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Retail Action Network Demands Paid Sick Days in BC VICTORIA, B.C. – This week, the BC government failed workers by announcing that workers in BC would not have paid sick days enshrined in the Employment Standards Act. The Retail Action Network (RAN), a BC workers advocacy group, is calling on the BC NDP to correct their course with an amendment that will meaningfully address…
Emily Thiessen
March 27, 2020
Rights

Worker Rights During COVID-19

We’ve put together a guide to your rights as a worker during the COVID-19 pandemic. We know this is a lot of information and it’s challenging for everyone. If you could use back-up, contact us for help! Please note that each individual situation is unique. Some of this information is changing and we will keep this page updated with the latest info as frequently as possible. The last update was…
Retail Action Network
March 18, 2020
Rights

Your Rights as a Worker in BC

Are you or someone you know being exploited by an employer? Have you been fired, suspended, or let go? Are you missing overtime pay or having your tips stolen? In many instances, employers don’t understand or follow the laws that protect workers in BC. Employers in BC are required (at minimum) to respect a very basic level of rights and to adhere to certain laws. Most of these are set…
Retail Action Network
October 1, 2019