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Canada’s rules for sick and caregiving leave must be redesigned

When the pandemic hit, many workers without sick-leave benefits were forced to choose between taking unpaid time off or going to work sick and possibly spreading the virus. In the coming months, the measures to provide workers with sick and caregiving leave are set to expire. . by Eric M. Tucker, Leah F. Vosko. Originally published on Policy Options October...

New rules makes it easier for employers to hire migrant workers without rights and protections

Canada keeps making it easier for employers to hire migrant workers without ensuring migrants have basic rights and protections that can only be accessed by those with permanent resident status. We do not have a “crisis” of labour shortage, we have a wages and work conditions crisis. .   The Migrant Workers Alliance...

A $15 minimum wage: Workers paid a steep price for the three-year delay

One of the Ford government’s first acts when it was elected in June 2018 was to reverse the previous government’s improvements to the Employment Standards Act. Those changes included an increase in the minimum wage from...

Dos años después de la tragedia: ¿qué podemos hacer con las long-term care homes?

Dos años después de la pandemia de COVID-19, los long-term care homes de Canadá siguen siendo un símbolo trágico de negligencia: más de 20,000 de las 36,500 muertes relacionadas con COVID en el país ocurrieron en...

New rules makes it easier for employers to hire migrant workers without rights and protections

Canada keeps making it easier for employers to hire migrant workers without ensuring migrants have basic rights and protections that can only be accessed...

Dos años después de la tragedia: ¿qué podemos hacer con las long-term care homes?

Dos años después de la pandemia de COVID-19, los long-term care homes de Canadá siguen siendo un símbolo trágico de negligencia: más de 20,000...

A $15 minimum wage: Workers paid a steep price for the three-year delay

One of the Ford government’s first acts when it was elected in June 2018 was to reverse the previous government’s improvements to the Employment...

Canada’s rules for sick and caregiving leave must be redesigned

When the pandemic hit, many workers without sick-leave benefits were forced to choose between taking unpaid time off or going to work sick and...