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Workers' Action Centre

Description

The Workers’ Action Centre is a worker-based organization committed to improving the lives and working conditions of people in low-wage and unstable employment. We want to make sure that all workers have a voice at work and are treated with dignity and fairness.

Thousands of working families are struggling to make ends meet. We are recent immigrants, workers of colour, women, youth and workers in precarious jobs. Most of us don’t belong to unions because we work in small workplaces, work as temps, are on contract, independent contractors or unemployed. One week we may be juggling 2 or 3 jobs while next month there is no work or income. When we are able to find full-time work, there is little protection on the job if we are facing unfair conditions or not being paid what we should be paid.

The Workers’ Action Centre provides a way for people to join together to fight for fair employment. We believe that people who are directly affected by poor working conditions should be providing leadership in our struggle for fairness and dignity at work.

Our Mission:

The Workers’ Action Centre is a worker-based organization committed to improving the lives and working conditions of people in low-wage and unstable employment. The Centre provides information and education to enable workers to organize for change.
- Our work is guided by these principles:
- maximum involvement of the people affected,
- developing leadership among workers,
- shared learning, and
- action for change.

Status

Active

Address

720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 223

City

Toronto

Province

Ontario

Country

Canada

Postal code

M5S 2T9

Phone number

416-531-0778

Email

Links

Coordinated campaigns

Endorsed campaigns

Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers, Occupations in services - Domestic work, Sales and service occupations - general, Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - general, Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations - general, Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing, Dancers, and Other

Target groups

(Im)migrants workers, Policymakers, Journalists, Public awareness, Employers, agencies and their representatives, Researchers, Unions, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Geographical focuses

Canada, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia, Other provinces, Federal, Nova Scotia, and National relevance

Languages

English