Workman uses the term “ unprotected workers” in our society as he tries to identify several reasons why people suffer mistreatment at workplace. He questions the B.C. government when it comes to protecting workers safety, job security, benefits, and labour code changes. Based on the BCFL report, working conditions have become double standard for groups of people, which consist of migrant workers, precarious workers and irregular labourers. He explains how the government has failed to provide legal protections, security and decent wages and how employers have been and are still taking advantage of these employees for quite some time.
These groups have been growing due to a high number of temp agencies that have been hiring employees for outsourcing. These employees are paid the minimum wages and sometimes even less than the minimum with no benefits and job security. These temp employees have been increasing as companies have been hiring more of these employees as they more cost-efficient than the unionized employees.
At the end, Workman expresses that how unprotected workers occasionally receive attention based on the Workers Action Centre’s report, which helps employees recover lost wages and also published a study entitled Workers on the Edge. It explains how workers are forced of working long hours at workplaces because they receive below or minimum wages. Also, how working long hours have affected their health and also spending less time with their families has been a concern for most employees. Although these are some of the reasons and difficulties these minorities are experiencing, these working experiences are common but rectifying these issues might become challenging for the government.