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Victory! BC Employers Can No Longer Steal Tips From Their Staff

VICTORIA, BC - After years of raising awareness about the prevalence of “tip theft” in BC, Retail Action Network is celebrating a victory for workers across the province. The BC Government today announced legislation to ensure that a worker’s gratuities are protected under the Employment Standards Act. Tip theft has become a common occurrence in BC, and takes place in small businesses as well as corporate franchises. While it is…
Retail Action Network
April 29, 2019
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Our Proposed Legislation for the BC Government

Tips or Gratuities – Model Legislation Proposals Retail Action Network, in collaboration with the Employment Standards Coalition, are calling on the BC Government to introduce legislation that will protect tips for workers. Current Legislation: The only reference to employee gratuities in the Employment Standards Act is under Part 3 - Wages, Special Clothing and Records in Section 21 regarding deductions not permitted from employee's wages: (2) An employer must not…
Retail Action Network
April 16, 2019
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Off the Menu: Province Abolishes Sexist Liquor Server Wage

VICTORIA, BC - As the province moves towards a $15 minimum wage, the BC NDP government announced today that they will slowly close the gap between the lower liquor server’s wage and the provincial minimum wage. The liquor server’s minimum wage has been criticized by restaurant workers across the province as a policy that reinforces gender pay inequity while also enabling sexual harassment and abuse from customers. The liquor server…
Retail Action Network
April 21, 2018
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Sport Chek 46.6% F

← All workplacesSport Chek - current grade is an F. They scored 46.6% on our survey. Website: https://www.sportchek.ca/ 1 submission received. How are these grades calculated? Worker Comments We are working away to grade as many workplaces as accurately as possible. We'd love your help!
Retail Action Network
March 19, 2018
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Escents Aromatherapy 30% F

← All workplacesEscents Aromatherapy - current grade is an F. They scored 30% on our survey. Website: https://www.escents.ca/ 1 submission received. How are these grades calculated? Worker Comments We are working away to grade as many workplaces as accurately as possible. We'd love your help!
Retail Action Network
March 19, 2018
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The Body Shop 66.6% C

← All workplacesThe Body Shop - current grade is a C. They scored 66.6% on our survey. Website: https://www.thebodyshop.com/ 1 submission received. How are these grades calculated? Worker Comments We are working away to grade as many workplaces as accurately as possible. We'd love your help!
Retail Action Network
March 19, 2018
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Icing by Claire’s 71.6% B

← All workplacesIcing By Claire's - current grade is a B. They scored 71.6% on our survey. Website: https://www.icing.com/ca/ 2 submissions received. How are these grades calculated? Worker Comments We are working away to grade as many workplaces as accurately as possible. We'd love your help!
Retail Action Network
March 19, 2018
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The Old Spaghetti Factory 40% F

← All workplacesThe Old Spaghetti Factory - current grade is an F. They scored 40% on our survey. Website: http://www.oldspaghettifactory.ca/locations/victoria 1 submission received. How are these grades calculated? Worker Comments We are working away to grade as many workplaces as accurately as possible. We'd love your help!
Retail Action Network
March 19, 2018
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Virgin Mobile 83% A

← All workplacesVirgin Mobile - current grade is an A. They scored 83% on our survey. Website: http://www.virginmobile.ca/ 2 submissions received for this cellular outlet. How are these grades calculated? Worker Comments We are working away to grade as many workplaces as accurately as possible. We'd love your help!
Retail Action Network
March 19, 2018
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Totem Towing 66.7% C

← All workplacesTotem Towing - current grade is a C. They scored 66.7% on our survey. Website: http://www.totemtowing.com/ 2 submissions received. How are these grades calculated? Worker Comments We are working away to grade as many workplaces as accurately as possible. We'd love your help!
Retail Action Network
March 19, 2018