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
Job Postings

We’re Hiring: Worker Solidarity Coordinator, Lower Mainland B.C.

Details Position Title: Worker Solidarity Coordinator (lower mainland B.C.) Organization: Worker Solidarity Network Start Date: June 2021Rate of Pay: $23.00/hourHours of Work: 35 hours/week (Full-time)Benefits: Paid sick days, extended health & dental benefits (including a $1,000 health spending account) 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…
Anna
May 4, 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
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