BCFED calls for employment standards protections for ride-hail workers

British Columbia’s Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) is reviewing applications filed by prospective ride-hailing services to operate in BC. The BC Federation of Labour believes the review must consider the rights and well-being of workers in the industry. Ride-hailing companies should have to disclose to the PTB whether they intend to classify their drivers as employees to ensure they have the protection of the Employment Standards Act. BC has one chance to get this right: workers' rights should not be optional.

Read the full letter to the Passenger Transportation Board here.