From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. Carl Schurz

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Beyond Wage Suppression

Obviously the Harper government allowing employers to pay a temporary foreign worker fifteen percent less  than the going rate for that job is designed to not just suppress wages but to reduce them. The message to Canadian workers is clear if you want these jobs then you better be prepared to accept less. But this is where it gets even more vile, no matter how much Canadians wages are slashed, unless they are reduced to zero, the temporary foreign workers will always be fifteen percent cheaper.

Stephen Harper, he's not there for you.


  1. I work in construction in BC, smack in the middle of timber country, where the logs are shipped offshore and the mills are dismantled and sent after them. I have been hearing from (especially oil and gas) industry for 10 years that there is a shortage of workers. I have been in construction for 18 years and there is always high unemployment around here. It has been my contention lo these many years that there is no shortage of workers in this country. There is a shortage of workers who want to work for lousy wages in filthy jobs in prohibitively expensive places.
    I am not proud of my country for bringing in anyone to exploit.

  2. Hi Karen, Visit any none union job site here in Ontario and you will find many foreign workers such as Portuguese bricklayers Canadian ones can't compete. This is not the fault of the foreign workers but of our governments and industry.