Service workers are often tasked with enforcing company mask and social distancing policies.
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A new survey found that dealing with emotional customers over issues such as wearing a mask is taking an increasing toll.
Temporary foreign workers from Mexico plant strawberries on a farm in Mirabel, Que., in May 2020.
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Access to culturally appropriate food may be key for newcomers to build connections with their communities.
A resident walks down a hallway at a seniors’ residence in Montréal on Jan. 30, 2020.
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A research project may offer insight into how factors like laundry, food and art may be good places to start in addressing problems in long-term care homes.
Essential workers don’t always have access to the PPE they need.
Low-wage workers are less likely than high-wage workers to have access to things like masks, hand sanitizer and training on how to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
New research suggests many Canadians cannot afford to forgo public transit during the COVID-19 pandemic — or ever.
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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.
Mexicans living in the U.S. sent $4.02 billion home in March 2020, a 35.8% increase over March 2019.
The migrant laborers who staff American meat plants, construction sites and delivery services are working through the pandemic – and sending more funds back home than ever.
Whole Foods says it will stop paying workers hazard pay on June 1.
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The risk to workers hasn't changed, but employers no longer have the same labor market pressures to worry about.
On Parliament Hill and at provincial legislatures across the country, politicians must resist pressure from industry and corporate lobbyists amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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.
Younger, unmarried or less educated workers are feeling the brunt of the economic effects of COVID-19. The fallout may deepen already existing inequalities.
Many nurses lack paid sick leave.
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American workers tend to lack many basic benefits that are incredibly common in other countries, a situation the 'Essential Worker Bill of Rights' aims to remedy.
Imagine you could only travel if you can prove COVID-19 immunity. The pandemic is already creating new social divides, and it is important we stay alert to their possible ramifications.
We’re in a tunnel at the moment, and when the pandemic ends what kids and our society needs will look different.
An expert predicts a rethink on technology access, reconnecting with the working class, and more.
The government will provide free child care in a move aimed at ensuring parents, especially in essential services, are able to keep working. More than 945,000 families with 1.3 million children will benefit.