We’re Hiring: Legal Advocate Position

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Details Job Title: Legal AdvocateStatus: Contract position (280 hrs total)Compensation: $20.00/hourHours: 14-30 hours/week (flexible)Start date: Mid-October 2020Application Deadline: October 2, 2020 This a short-term contract funded position through the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)  Program. The CSJ Program creates employment opportunities for youth, therefore the successful applicant must be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of employment. Organization Overview The Retail Action Network (RAN) is a non-profit …

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Press Release: New Report Recommends Permanent Paid Sick Leave Legislation

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August 19, 2020 MEDIA RELEASE VANCOUVER, B.C. –  Low-wage occupations commonly include a heightened risk of exposure to COVID-19 due to the public nature of the position. At the same time, precarious and non-unionized workers are compelled, and in many cases expected, to work regardless of their health or condition. The likelihood of termination and being unable to afford to miss work, combined with an absence of paid sick leave…

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Press Release: RAN Prescribes a Week of Action for Paid Sick Days in BC

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July 14, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Retail Action Network Prescribes a Week of Action for Paid Sick Days in BC VICTORIA, B.C. – Now in Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, economic circumstances are increasingly bleak for workers that are now being confronted with vague or missing labour protections. The Retail Action Network (RAN), a labour rights advocacy group led by non-unionized retail and hospitality workers in BC, is…

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Labour activists disrupt grocery store to support staff demanding hazard pay

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 16th, 2020 VICTORIA, B.C. – Twenty customers, supporters, and labour activists descended upon  Lifestyle Markets grocery store Thursday afternoon in a social distancing action to demand that the employer of Lifestyles Markets introduce hazard pay during the COVID pandemic. Activists interrupted regular business by banging pots and pans in an ode to the store’s essential service workers. Observing social distancing recommendations supporters set up around the store…

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CLOSED – Executive Director

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This position has been filled. Thank you everyone for your interest and stay tuned for future opportunities. Details Job Title: Executive Director Status: Full-time Hours: 35 hours/week Compensation: $23.00/hour plus benefits Schedule: Variable Reports To: Board of Directors Organization Overview The Retail Action Network (RAN) is a network of retail, hospitality, and food service workers that fights for workplace justice, increased wages, and improved conditions in our industry. After years…

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Press Release: Retail Action Network demands paid sick days

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March 27, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Retail Action Network Demands Paid Sick Days in BC VICTORIA, B.C. – This week, the BC government failed workers by announcing that workers in BC would not have paid sick days enshrined in the Employment Standards Act. The Retail Action Network (RAN), a BC workers advocacy group, is calling on the BC NDP to correct their course with an amendment that will meaningfully address…

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

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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…

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