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Many grocery store workers have experienced high rates of anxiety and depression during the pandemic. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images

Grocery workers suffer the mental health effects of customer hostility and lack of safety in their workplace

Supermarket employees, still laboring in crisis mode, continue to report significant rises in physical and mental health problems.
People are shoulder to shoulder inside a city bus while commuting at rush hour during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

As people continue working from home, the monthly transit pass needs to change to remain worth it

Increasing even part-time remote work disrupts public transit revenue. Agencies need to adapt fare structures and business models to meet the changing work market.
Nearly 1,000 workers at this Smithfield Foods pork-processing plant in South Dakota contracted COVID-19 between mid-March and mid-April 2020. Kerem Yucel / AFP via Getty Images

Meatpacking plants have been deadly COVID-19 hot spots – but policies that encourage workers to show up sick are legal

Thousands of workers at meat- and poultry-processing plants have contracted COVID-19, and hundreds have died. A legal scholar recommends ways to make their jobs safer.
Residents line up in their cars in late November at a food distribution site in Clermont, Florida, where many are hungry because of the pandemic. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Masks and mandates: How individual rights and government regulation are both necessary for a free society

The absence of effective government policy doesn’t make citizens free. It takes away their power, leaving them less able to act to address their needs. That’s especially clear during the pandemic.
Black and Latino essential workers are more likely to experience food, child care and housing insecurities than their white co-workers, in addition to safety concerns. Jumping Rocks/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Black and Latino essential workers experience greater safety concerns than their white counterparts

Stress and physical conditions make essential work unsafe, especially for Black and Latino employees.
New research suggests many Canadians cannot afford to forgo public transit during the COVID-19 pandemic — or ever. Jed Dela Cruz/Unsplash

Giving up public transit during the coronavirus is a luxury many Canadians can’t afford

Many of Canada’s residents, including essential workers, have no choice but to ride transit. Service cuts may cripple their access to essential destinations if governments do not intervene.
On Parliament Hill and at provincial legislatures across the country, politicians must resist pressure from industry and corporate lobbyists amid the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Governments must resist coronavirus lobbying and focus on long-term transformation

The COVID-19 crisis has raised major questions about the viability of the economic, business and employment models that corporate and industry lobbyists are arguing for a return to.
Not only have people lost jobs, they have also stopped looking for work. (Shutterstock)

Here’s how the coronavirus is affecting Canada’s labour market

Younger, unmarried or less educated workers are feeling the brunt of the economic effects of COVID-19. The fallout may deepen already existing inequalities.

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