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  • Wage Theft Video 4 Wage Theft Video 4 – Outdated Laws, No Enforcement are failing Ontario’s Workers - Lilliane and Vivian worked endless hours for two separate families taking care of young children and disabled seniors. As live-in caregivers, they gave their care and love and a majority of their lives to people who became like family members to them over the years. Both were forced to leave their jobs, and heartbreakingly the […]
  • Wage Theft Video 3 Wage Theft Video 3 – Unpaid wages, repeat violations - Follow a group of painters as they track down a well-know repeat violator who has a history of hiring workers and not paying them. Inside the luxury condo buildings of downtown Toronto, workers all along the subcontracting chain struggle with unpaid wages and numerous violations of their rights. Cash payments, no records or documentation of […]
  • Wage Theft Video 2 Wage Theft Video 2 – No protection on the job - Mohammed and Lillia share their personal stories of wage theft and the fight to get their unpaid wages. As a student Mohammed relied on his summer job to cover his student loans and the costs of going to university. Instead, the reality of the job was bounced cheques and no vacation or public holiday pay. […]
  • Wage Theft Video 1 Wage Theft Video 1 – Looking for work: job scams & ESA violations - Join a group of WAC members as they sit around the kitchen table calling job ads from the newspaper. Listen in as employers repeatedly make illegal offers of work demonstrating just how confident they are at breaking the law. Without strong penalties or prosecution for bosses who steal workers’ wages they boldly offer jobs at […]

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Stop Wage Theft campaign brochure:  Stop Wage Theft Brochure (English),   Stop Wage Theft Brochure (Spanish),   Stop Wage Theft Brochure (Chinese)

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ACORN
ATU Local 113
Barrio Nuevo
Brantford Steelworkers Action Centre
Bread and Bricks Social Justice Club
Canadian Auto Workers
Casa Maiz
CAW Local 444 NTC
CAW-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy
Chinese Inter Agency Network
Community Advocacy Legal Centre
Community Development Council Durham
Courier Worker Centre
CUPE 3906
CUPE Ontario
CUPW- National
CUPW Toronto Courier Local 104
Educators for Peace and Justice
Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario
FCJ Refugee Centre
Good Jobs for All Coalition
IAVGO
Income Security Advocacy Centre
Itech Envrionmental
Jane Finch Against Poverty
Justice for Migrant Workers
Legal Assistance of Windsor
London and District Labour Council
Maquila Solidarity Network
Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic
Migrante Ontario
New Directions Speakers School
No One Is Illegal
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
Ontario Network of Injured Workers Group
Ontario Federation of Labour
OSSTF District 9
Parkdale Community Legal Services
Pathway to Potential
Peel Poverty Action Group
Quinte Labour Council
Ryerson University, School of Social Work
Scadding Court Community Centre
Scarborough Civic Action Network
SEIU, Local 2 “Justice for Janitors”
Social Planning & Research Counicl of Hamilton
Social Planning Council of Cambridge and North Dumfries
Social Planning Council of Sudbury
Social Planning Network of Ontario
Social Planning Toronto
Society of Energy Professionals Staff Union
Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office
Toronto and York Region Labour Council
Toronto Workers Health and Safety Legal Clinic
UFCW Canada
United Steelworkers Toronto Area Council
USWA Local 8330
Windsor and District Labour Council
Windsor Workers’ Action Centre