1 , 2001
Hour Jobs (then you're fired)
his interview on CKNW's Bill Good show Thursday, November
1st, Labour Minister Graham Bruce spoke about how some employers
might create a number of positions just for the purpose
of "training" new employees so as to give young
people a first job experience. He explained how those young
people might then be let go so someone else would have a
chance - revolving maximum 500 hour jobs. Almost
makes you think that they've considered how to make $6 the
real minimum wage.
newly laid off youth would have the "benefit"
of an initial experience and a "record of employment".
Or would that be the opportunity to collude with the employer
to lie about the number of hours so as to hang on to the
job? Is it any coincidence that at least two members of
the Campbell caucus have (or had) business links to fast
the Vulnerable to Lie and Cheat
standards are complaint driven, or in terms of the new jargon
they are "results based", "outcome oriented",
or "performance driven". In other words, a worker
can be oppressed unless that worker is willing to use the
law to take on the boss on the basis of alleged violations.
Minister Graham Bruce would have you believe that by paying
"new workers" $6.00 per hour for their first 500
hours, rather than the $8.00 minimum wage, youth unemployment
will plummet. Is it not more likely that new workers
will be encouraged to lie about how many hours they have
previously worked in order to get and keep a job?
work, Graham, an incentive to teach new workers how to lie
and cheat in order to bend to the will of their employer!