September 24, 2014
It’s all too common after the death of a worker to read a human interest story about workers and their lives. It’s important to know something behind the names of those killed in industrial accidents and Carolyn Thompson did a great job humanizing Phuong Thang, the worker killed. As the relevant authorities investigate the accident and the family lays Phuong to rest and grieves, we must realize that a health and safety culture in the workplace does not happen in…
April 28, 2014
(Toronto) Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW) a migrant workers advocacy group is raising concerns that the recent moratorium against the restaurant industry will impact tens of thousands of migrant workers. While the Federal government has responded to abuse of the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program by employers, no consideration was given to the effects the moratorium will have on migrant workers, including the impacts of racism. J4MW believes the moratorium will leave migrant workers in a more precarious position. The…
December 4, 2013
“Ontario is expected to introduce new labour laws to protect “precarious” workers and unpaid interns from wage theft and other workplace abuses.” Read article HERE.