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The Canadian Progressive: Harper Government Sanctioned Misuse of TFW Program

The Alberta Federation of Labour says the Harper government gave companies the green light to underpay thousands of temporary foreign workers under the TFW program.

The post Harper Government Sanctioned Misuse of TFW Program appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Melissa Fong: Temporary Foreign Worker Program- “lifted the suspension of previously approved LMOs and introduced a new program regime.”

June 20, 2014. Dear Business Owner, Subject: Reconfirmation of previously suspended labour market opinions(s)- System file number(s): 8059947 On May 1, 2014, a letter was sent informing you of the […]

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Just Shut It Down Already

As if we hadn’t already heard enough about the vileness that is the TFWP, we have two major revelations today which more than justify shutting the whole thing down immediately. First up is the “advice” that a company which recruits TFWs gave to an employer: According to the email, which was obtained by CBC’s iTeam, the . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Just Shut It Down Already

Political Eh-conomy: Victim or menace: Notes on the TFWP and political agency

The louder the debate about temporary foreign workers grows, the more it seems temporary foreign workers, especially those from the global South performing low-wage labour, are left in the din on the sidelines. While there have been stories about exploitation on the job and beyond, much of the focus is on Canadian resident workers, business . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: Victim or menace: Notes on the TFWP and political agency

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: TFWP: SHUT IT DOWN, Minister Kenney

If the C. D. Howe Institute study released yesterday isn’t a clue as to what is so fundamentally flawed with the TFWP, I don’t know what is.

In its report, the non-partisan C.D. Howe Institute looked at a number of examples, but focused on what impact the program had on the labour market in . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: TFWP: SHUT IT DOWN, Minister Kenney

Political Eh-conomy: Political Eh-conomy Radio: Temporary Foreign Workers

The Temporary Foreign Workers Program has been increasingly in the spotlight the last few weeks. Many allegations have surfaced about the appalling living and working conditions faced by migrant workers. While much of the media coverage has ignored what is most important, my two guests on this week’s podcast are ready to offer some . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: Political Eh-conomy Radio: Temporary Foreign Workers

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Brothers in Weyburn

Brothers restaurant owner in #Weyburn says he can't comment on TFW controversy due to employee privacy. #yqr #sask http://t.co/l6GwqSj5G5— Kim Smith (@KimSmithGlobal) April 22, 2014

Then this:

#Weyburn restaurant releases statement: 'entirely their choice to reject our offer of employment…' #sask #yqr #TFWP http://t.co/Ioh4c0C5u9— Kim Smith (@KimSmithGlobal) April 23, 2014

The so called Temporary Foreign . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Brothers in Weyburn

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: TFW: The Dark Side Of Corporate Feudalism

The Temporary Foreign Worker program has become a symbol of the worst predations of corporate thinking.  As more revelations come out, the depths that corporate groupthink can sink to are revealed. Foreign workers recruited from Belize are accusing McDonald’s Canada of treating them like “slaves,” by effectively forcing them to share an expensive apartment – . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: TFW: The Dark Side Of Corporate Feudalism

Political Eh-conomy: The Temporary Foreign Worker Program and labour solidarity

Yesterday, I took a look at the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and how it helps enforce labour discipline on all workers, and low-wage workers in particular. Today, I want to explore the migration side of the migrant worker equation. The context of migration not only makes it easier for employers to exploit TFWs, it . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: The Temporary Foreign Worker Program and labour solidarity

Political Eh-conomy: The Temporary Foreign Workers Program and labour market discipline

While it is a truism that migrant labour built Canada, this same migrant labour has long been used to discipline domestic workers. Both facts are imprinted into the history of Canada. Today is no different and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is at the centre of debates about migrant labour. Often missing from the . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: The Temporary Foreign Workers Program and labour market discipline

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: TFW Program: Shut It Down NOW!

A few weeks ago, we learned of a few McDonald’s restaurants abusing the Temporary Foreign Worker program by giving preferential treatment to candidates coming in under the TFW program over Canadian citizens and permanent residents.  

Today, we find out that it has been much broader in scope than just a franchise owner in . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: TFW Program: Shut It Down NOW!

ParliamANT Hill: The Art of Distraction

Inspired by these stories:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/04/05/bc-rbc-foreign-workers.html http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/04/09/tax-haven-shea-cra-cbc-request.html http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/04/09/afghanistan-soldiers-danger-pay.html