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YCL-LJC policy on young workers issues
YCL-LJC Central Committee statements on labour
Campaigns we endorse
Labour organizations
YCL-LJC materials on young workers issues

 

YCL-LJC policy on young workers issues

Workers wages have been decreasing for over 30 years when taking account into account inflation. Your standard of living has been, and is still, decreasing, as a result. Workers and especially young people are being forced to keep multiple jobs and are becoming homeless in shockingly high numbers because of under employment and low wages. These and other shocking facts become glaringly apparent with a simple glance at recent reports, fact sheets and statistics from such sources as Statistics Canada, the B.C. Federation of Labour, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and others. So, it’s no wonder that young workers across Canada are starting to fight back and demand better work with better wages.

YCL-LJC Central Committee Statements on labour

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Campaigns we endorse

$10 NOW campaign (BC)
B.C.’s lowest paid workers deserve a raise. Minimum wage earners working full-time should earn enough to stay above the poverty line.

Ban Asbestos
Asbestos is a known killer and a leading cause of workers’ deaths in Canada and around the world. Most developed countries, including the European Union, have banned asbestos. The World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organization, the Canadian Cancer Society and other respected organizations have called for a ban on all forms of asbestos. But instead of banning asbestos, the Canadian government uses tax-payers dollars and Canadian embassies to actively promote the sale of asbestos around the world.

Employment Insurance - let's make it work for everyone!
The Employment Insurance program must be there in tough times like these for those who paid into it. Laid-off workers need adequate benefits to support themselves and their families while they search for a new job.

No BC HST
The Liberal Government in British Columbia is going to implement a new tax beginning on July 1 2010. H.S.T. stands for Harmonized Sales Tax, and is the combination of Provincial Sales Tax (P.S.T) of 7%, and Government Sales Tax (G.S.T.) of 5%, into one new tax, H.S.T. of 12%. The HST disproportionately impacts lower income earners because far more of their limited income will be spent paying the now extra 7% tax than higher income earners.

Retirement Security for everyone!
Pension plans and retirement savings have been hit hard by the economic crisis and the security of many Canadians is at risk. Some companies even want to cut defined benefit plans that employees paid into throughout their working lives.

The Truth About CLAC
We think that unions should be chosen by the workers they're going to represent. But all too frequently, it seems like employers are doing the choosing when it comes to CLAC. Take a look and decide for yourself.

Women's economic equality
Why do we need pay equity laws? The simple answer is that without laws (or unions fighting for higher wages), employers will pay as little as possible for wages. If they can get away with paying women less, they will.

Labour Organizations

Canadian Labour Congress
The Canadian Labour Congress is the largest democratic and popular organization in Canada with over three million members. The Canadian Labour Congress brings together Canada's national and international unions, the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 130 district labour councils.

BC Federation of Labour

Alberta Federation of Labour

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour

Manitoba Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

Quebec Federation of Labour

Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of Labour

P.E.I. Federation of Labour

Nova Scotia Federation of Labour

Yukon Federation of Labour

North West Territories Federation of Labour

Agricultural Workers Alliance
The Agriculture Workers Alliance website is committed to provide information to all agriculture and migrant workers on how to become members and the benefits to which they would be entitled. Our varied services include updates on agriculture workers working conditions, help and assistance on tax filling, assistance on CPP & QPP applications, EI benefits, workers compensation benefits and other issues that migrant workers face while working in Canada.

YCL-LJC materials on young workers issues

On the Announced Increase to the Minimum Wage (2011)

Regarding Employment in British Columbia (2011)

May Day Statement (2010)

Jobs poster (2009)

Labour Day Statement (2009)

May Day Statement (2009)

Minimum Wage Leaflet (2007)

Raise wages poster (2007)

SPP Statement (2007)

Ontario Jobs Leaflet (2006)

May Day Statement in English (2006)

May Day Statement in French (2006)

Jobs Leaflet (2006)

Statement on TWU Strike (2005)

Remembering the On to Ottawa Trek (2005)

Statement on HEU Strike (2004)

Jobs poster (2004)

 


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