Saturday, February 16

P.E.I. fighting for economic improvements

The Working Group for a Livable Income is a coalition of community organizations such as the Cooper Institute, the P.E.I. Advisory Council on the Status of Women and the Federation of Labour.

These organizations made pleas for change in employment standards from the viewpoint of the poor and lower income earners of P.E.I.

Thousands of Islanders work for low wages and are not protected by collective agreements like those that offer benefits, guaranteed pay raises and overtime pay to union employees.

Over 55,000 workers on P.E.I. are not protected by unions. Their working conditions are regulated by the provincial Employment Standards Act and Regulations. This legislation has not been changed or updated in 10 years, despite ongoing changes that occur in other provinces and jurisdictions

LINK: The Guardian

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