B.C. NDP promises strong policing of labour rights

The provincial New Democratic Party, motivated in part by reports of abuse of the federal Temporary Foreign Worker program, plans to toughen enforcement of workers’ rights and perhaps revamp B.C.’s Employment Standards Act if the party wins the May election.

“We’re going to do a better job” at the Employment Standards Branch, NDP labour critic Shane Simpson said in an interview. “And we’re looking at whether that will require additional resources, and I expect it does.”

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