Topic

workers rights

10 petitions

Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Lisa Macleod, Christine Elliot

STOP Ford from Repealing Bill 148--Protect SURVIVORS of DOMESTIC and SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Doug Ford and his legislature are planning to repeal Bill 148, an integral labour bill that provides survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence paid leave and job security to deal with the fall out of the trauma they've experienced. The time off allows survivors to do things like relocate to safety; seek medical attention; seek legal advice; and regain their footing without the threat of losing their job. 10 days are provided, five of which are paid, and up to 14 additional weeks are available unpaid without the threat of losing employment, which literally is a matter of life and death for many survivors. Without job security, survivors cannot secure a future free from violence for themselves and their children; this Bill helps save lives directly. It also offsets the cost to society, as it serves as a preventative measure to avoid unnecessary burdens on healthcare, social services, and the legal system as survivors are given the time needed to cope with their experience, rather than fall into further difficulty as a result of being victimized. STOP DOUG FORD FROM PUTTING PROFIT OVER LIVES!! STOP THE FORD GOVERNMENT FROM REPEALING BILL 148!! Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ford-vows-to-scrap-key-liberal-labour-reform-legislation-1.4847330 https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2018/10/15/repealing-bill-148-will-hurt-women.html https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ford-government-disbands-liberals-expert-panel-to-end-violence/    

H. M.
20,369 supporters
Update posted 6 months ago

Petition to Subcommittee on International Human Rights

Help stop Canada's child labour problem

Each time you make a purchase, you could be buying products made by child labour and you wouldn’t even know it! Every year, Canadian companies import billions of dollars worth of everyday products made by children as young as six - including fashion, fruit, coffee, and body lotion. As a mother of two, I want to know that the things that I buy for my kids and myself weren't made by other young children working in dangerous conditions. I'm frustrated that the government has been doing nothing to prevent this — but together we can change that. No child should be for sale.  Right now, there’s a Parliamentary committee studying Canada's ties to child labour. They could make recommendations for legislation to call on corporations to be more transparent about how they address child labour in their supply chains - but, according to World Vision Canada, it's unlikely that the committee will recommend this unless they start hearing that everyday people care about this issue. We need to show that we care if the products that we buy put children's lives at risk.  Help me call on the committee to recommend strong corporate transparency laws that will force companies to be more open about their supply chains. Please show your support for the victims of child labour by telling the Government of Canada you care - sign and share this petition.  The committee is writing their report right now - we have to act fast! 

Sofie Pauwels & World Vision Canada
42,853 supporters