MoveUP supports Workers Deserve Better campaign to improve Employment Standards and Labour Code

April 12, 2019

MoveUP is supporting the BC Federation of Labour’s (BCFED) campaign for improved Employment Standards and Labour Code legislation.

This spring, the government will be revising B.C.’s Labour Code and the Employment Standards Act. This legislative change will directly affect workers British Columbia, regardless of whether or not those workers are unionized.

While the changes are steps in the right direction, many of the key pieces are still lacking. Implementing these changes are critical for the working people of B.C. We must push the government to adequately address the deficiencies in order to:

  • Protect workers vulnerable to exploitation, in particular children;
  • Provide added support and protected leave for workers facing intimate, personal or relationship violence;
  • Ensure there is proper successorship language so workers don’t lose their rights when an employer changes their contract provider;
  • Adequately protect and ensure that workers’ charter rights to join a union are respected and made simple without fear of intimidation or harassment by employers by restoring a one-step certification process.

You can show your support, and tell the government that all workers – whether they are unionized or not – deserve to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect when they are on the job.

Visit to learn more, and send a letter to MLAs who have the power to help all workers in B.C.

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