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May 5

May 5, 2015

Recent Ministry of Labour enforcement blitz finds 83% of workplaces in violation of the ESA!

The provincial vulnerable and temporary foreign workers blitz ran from September 1 to November 30, 2014, and was the fifth province-wide employment standards blitz conducted by the Ministry of Labour. The ministry considers vulnerable workers to be those who work in sectors where they may be at greater risk of having their rights violated, and who may lack the ability or resources to understand their rights. Vulnerable workers may include temporary foreign workers, young workers, newcomers to Canada, and those…

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Sep 24

September 24, 2014

Reflection on Worker Safety: Paul Chislett

It’s all too common after the death of a worker to read a human interest story about workers and their lives. It’s important to know something behind the names of those killed in industrial accidents and Carolyn Thompson did a great job humanizing Phuong Thang, the worker killed. As the relevant authorities investigate the accident and the family lays Phuong to rest and grieves, we must realize that a health and safety culture in the workplace does not happen in…

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Jun 5

June 5, 2012

May 29, 2012: WWAC meets with Ministry of Labour Policy Advisor

On May 29, Dr. Alan Hall, Chair of the Windsor Workers’ Action Centre board and Paul Chislett, President of WWAC attended a meeting with Jesse Rosenberg, Policy Advisor for the Minister of Labour. We met for about 45 minutes and discussed the need for more workplace inspections by the MOL , wage theft, the private members bill on tips, and the Global Fiber Recovery (GFR)  issue where workers did not receive pay for work done. Paul Chislett assembled a package…

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