Business

PICS hosts event for farmworkers and seniors

  - File
— image credit: File

Progressive Intercultural Communities Society (PICS) is hosting a rally this week, advocating for the rights of farmworkers and seniors.

January marks a new year, which brings many new beginnings.

This January, MLA Jagrup Brar has decided to show BC residents the plight of an individual living on income assistance – he is demonstrating how difficult it is for those on social assistance, and how far one must stretch their dollars.

Keeping with this momentum, PICS Society is advocating and demonstrating for the rights of farmworkers and seniors in BC.

For years farmworkers have desperately advocated for equality and basic rights given to other BC workers.

While some demands have been met for this large group of workers, many rights have yet to be given. Farm workers demand minimum wage, stat holidays, overtime pay, and the rights that any other workers in BC are given under the Employment Standards Act.

Seniors want free drug prescriptions, proper shed coverings at BC Transit bus stops, and an end to the $15 BC Hydro surcharge.

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

ICBC blocking record 25,000 drivers for Port Mann toll evasion
 
In living memory
 
January 21: Cancer-free day
Surrey student in the running for $100,000 scholarship
 
Getting their motors running
 
Shelter presents free lessons for Delta dog owners
Better care for veterans on the table this weekend
 
NHL all-star game breaks goals record
 
New trial granted in Surrey burglary that hinged on single fingerprint

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.