Modernizing the Employment Standards Act

The current Employment Standards Act (“ESA” “Act”) fails to provide the growing body of vulnerable and precariously-employed workers with necessary rights and protections and contributes to the growth of precarious employment conditions.

Improvements are long-overdue, and the government should act quickly to protect workers. The ESA should be a universal floor that provides a fair and just level of protection to all workers in BC. Change is going to take more than new laws - it also requires a rethink on how the ESB operates.

We urge Minister Bains to act quickly and comprehensively on implementing reforms to the Act and the ESB.

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