Labour Day op-ed | Fort McMurray Today

Labour Day op-ed | Fort McMurray Today.

“Is Stephen Harper’s Temporary Foreign Worker program deeply flawed? Yes. Did Harper boost the program in order to create an underclass of workers with fewer rights than Canadian citizens? Yes. As a result, should Unifor let them be treated as disposable and let scores of hardworking TFWs be deported? Absolutely not. Many of the employers who invited them here may have been acting unethically, but the workers arrived here in good faith and have worked hard to contribute to the Canadian economy.”

Source- Fort McMurray Today

Steelworkers Welcome Decision Accepting Temporary Foreign Workers\’ Human Rights Case – Press Release – Digital Journal

Steelworkers Welcome Decision Accepting Temporary Foreign Workers\’ Human Rights Case – Press Release – Digital Journal

via Steelworkers Welcome Decision Accepting Temporary Foreign Workers\’ Human Rights Case – Press Release – Digital Journal.

It is stories like this that show “Unions Are Still Necessary” in todays Labour market. If it were not for Unions it would not just be the TFW’s employers would be trying to exploit, but the average worker could be out on a limb.

Sears cutting 245 jobs, mostly at head office

Sears cutting 245 jobs, From the CBC Aug 2013

And how do we as Canadians feel about our continual “Job losses” while corporations pick our pockets and source the jobs we used to rely on to “off shore” providers?

I guess if you like you could apply for the jobs in Pune, India the link is below I don’t know if they would assist with travel expense, perhaps you would need to apply under a TFW (temporary foreign worker) program !

https://searsholdings.in/join-us/current-openings/list.html

Majority of Americans want minimum wage to be increased, poll finds – The Washington Post

Between 2009 and 2012, the incomes of the top 1 percent of earners grew by more than 31 percent, according to Emmanuel Saez, an economist at the University of California at Berkeley, while the incomes of the bottom 99 percent expanded by just 0.4 percent.

via Majority of Americans want minimum wage to be increased, poll finds – The Washington Post.

Reining in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program | rabble.ca

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/progressive-economics-forum/2013/04/reining-temporary-foreign-worker-program?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rabble-news+%28rabble.ca+-+News+for+the+rest+of+us%29

The Toews and Harper Show: Virtual reality TV and the right-wing politics of fear | rabble.ca

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/derrick/2013/03/toews-and-harper-show-virtual-reality-tv-and-right-wing-politics-fear?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rabble-news+%28rabble.ca+-+News+for+the+rest+of+us%29