The Ministry of Labour’s Employment Standards Act consultation is open until March 31, 2019. They are seeking input on their new consultation paper that identifies six key areas. The first question asks for input on child employment standards by asking, “What is your view on increasing protections for child workers? Should government categorize some work as hazardous/unsuitable for children?” We urge organizations and individuals to participate in this consultation and let Minister Bains know there is support for legislative changes that will protect children and prohibit their employment in hazardous work.
First Call has a letter template that you can use to download and email to participate. Click here for more information about our Child Labour campaign.
Helesia Luke, First Call Communications and Development Coordinator, spoke with various CBC radio stations this week to discuss child labour in BC. Listen to her interview here with Stephen Quinn on the Early Edition on March 27.