Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Working on the Edge

"Ontario's poorest workers have been denied tens of millions of dollars in wages over the past five years because of the province's outdated and unenforced labour laws. That's the shocking finding of a report released this week by the Workers' Action Centre titled Working on the Edge, which chronicles seven years of employer abuses in the Greater Toronto Area. The violations include wages below minimum pay rates, failing to pay overtime or statutory holiday, vacation and termination pay and denying workers sick leave, unemployment insurance, health, injury and pension benefits."

This is a quote from a June 2, 2007 editorial in the Toronto Star entitled "Protect Ontario's Poorest Workers." The editorial goes on to comment about a recent report entitled Working on the Edge, written by a group of academics and activists and sponsored and released by Toronto's the Workers Action Center.

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