News in Employment and Work
The Workers' Action Centre says the Ontario government's legislation to protect temporary workers is good news, but warns that pressure is still needed to keep employers from preventing the laws from being passed.
A Caledon Institute paper says the federal government can use several of its social programs as part of an economic stimulus package to put additional spending money into the hands of lower-income households.
The Colour of Poverty Campaign says it is worried that the provincial government's poverty plan can widen the income disparity between racialized (people of colour) and non-racialized (of European heritage) communities if it ignores race as a key factor that contributes to poverty.
The Canadian Labour Congress marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities by releasing a study that outlines the barriers to equal participation in society that Canadians with disabilities face.
The 25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction says Ontario's poverty strategy shows the province realizes it's smart economics to reduce poverty.
The ODSP Action Coalition says the provincial government's poverty plan needs to make the Ontario Disability Support Program easier to access and more responsive to the individual needs of people with disabilities.
A Toronto Star article says anti-poverty advocates are cheering the provincial government's poverty plan, but its implementation will depend on federal help and a strong economy.
This year's Campaign 2000 report shows the nationâ€™s child poverty rate is almost what it was in 1989 when Parliament unanimously resolved to end child poverty by the year 2000.
This report, which offers the first ever cost-benefit analysis of poverty reduction in Ontario, says that poverty costs up to $13 billion per year in lost revenues for the federal and provincial government.
A Toronto Star article says the Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that will allow farm workers to bargain collectively affects an estimated 32,000 agricultural workers in Ontario, including 16,500 migrant farm workers who come from Mexico and the Caribbean each year.