Job Postings

We’re Hiring: Solidarity Intake Coordinator

Details Position Title: Solidarity Intake Coordinator Organizations: Worker Solidarity Network Start Date: January 9, 2023 Rate of Pay: $24.30/hour, 35 hours/week Application Deadline: December 7, 2022 Length of Position: Permanent Location: Victoria or Vancouver (preferred) 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 would be based primarily on the Lands of the Skwxwú7mesh-ulh…
Jiyoon
November 28, 2022
Press Release

Workers’ rights advocates and Santa Claus hand out mock cheques in front of the ESB to call out underfunding

Nov. 25, 2022 VICTORIA, B.C. – Members of the BC workers advocacy group, the Worker Solidarity Network and a person dressed as Santa Claus will assemble in front of the BC Employment Standards Branch (ESB) office on 880 Douglas Street on Friday morning at 11 AM, offering mock cheques to passers-by to call attention to the lack of funding given to the Branch by the BC government.  This demonstration follows…
Jiyoon
November 25, 2022
AGM

WSN’s 2022 AGM!

Worker Solidarity Network's 2022 AGM! We are pleased to invite you to the 2022 Worker Solidarity Network Annual General Meeting. The AGM will take place virtually December 7th from 6-8PM. Who can attend? All members of the WSN are invited and encouraged to attend! Not a member and interested in attending? No worries! You can join here: https://workersolidarity.ca/join What’s on the agenda? The AGM will provide an opportunity for all…
Jiyoon
November 14, 2022
Climate and Labour

Climate and Labour Survey

Thank you for participating in the Worker Solidarity Network's survey on the intersection between climate and labour justice. Your responses are valuable to the project, and your identity will remain anonymous.
Jiyoon
April 25, 2022
Press Release

BC Workers Organization Calls Out Whistler’s Brew Creek Centre For Thousands in Tips Collected But Never Shared With Employees

March 29, 2022 MEDIA  RELEASE: PDF version here. VICTORIA, B.C. (Territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples) – Workers across the province are now engaged in an ongoing campaign for tip-theft justice, calling on the Brew Creek Centre (BCC) for the immediate restoration of thousands in withheld ‘gratuity’ profits collected by an automatic 18% bill charge, between the dates of May, 2019 to July, 2020. The Worker Solidarity Network engaged…
Jiyoon
March 30, 2022
Press Release

With 5 Paid Sick Days Announced for BC, Concerns Remain Around Restrictions for Precarious Workers

MEDIA RELEASE November 24, 2021 VICTORIA, B.C. (Territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples) – Today BC’s Labour Minister announced that beginning in January, the Province will legislate 5 permanent paid sick days (half of the Federal Government’s 10-day commitment for federally-regulated sectors) for employees  safeguarded by BC’s Employment Standards Act.“While the introduction of 5 paid sick days will impact the lives of many workers, a clear and historical leadership…
Jiyoon
November 24, 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…
Jiyoon
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…
Jiyoon
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…
Jiyoon
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…
Jiyoon
April 19, 2021