Comment 36614

By grassroots are the way forward (registered) | Posted December 28, 2009 at 17:37:28

A Smith: Ok, let us get into this debate. Yes, I am sure that some people would accept a job a $8.00 per hour, instead of wallowing on welfare. But the amount $1280.00 is gross, not take home, so they would be bringing in around 1000.00 per month.

I can agree that learning skills is important. The problem with your proposal, is that some employers would take advantage and pay people pittance. You trend on dangerous ground.

My issues are around workers rights, so if businesses are calling for less regulations, which would include occupational health and safety, workers have problems in gaining access to WSIB, where would that leave workers if they got injuried?

Where are the voice of the people in this article?

If labour and environmental regulations were set internationally, then we would not see the exploitation, that we do.

Let me ask you a question, do you think that workers have a right to stand up and voice their opinions? Or do you think that only the monied class should have a say?

Do you think that these workers rights were being upheld? Do you think that safety was the primary concern or do you think that the bottom line was what was the driving force.

Maybe these workers should of be taught, that they do have the right to refuse unsafe work or at least that there is a process.

I am sure that fear and intimidation is used to keep workers from exercising their rights.

So fill me in on your thoughts! Say it was you that fell, would your family members, your children, if you have any, would they be happy that health and safety procedures may not have been followed?

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