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Many of the tasks employees are doing now were not imagined even weeks ago. People are becoming crisis managers, sanitation monitors and work-from-home co-ordinators. (Unsplash)

The coronavirus is changing how we work — possibly permanently

The coronavirus pandemic has forced employees and businesses to change the way they operate. Some of those changes may be permanent.
Bangladeshi child labourers work at a balloon factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Consumers must demand products made under favourable working conditions. (AP Photo/A.M Ahad)

The end of dangerous working conditions starts with informed consumers

The food we eat and the products we use should not contribute to human misery. While companies hold some blame, so do consumers who avoid dealing with the consequences of their purchasing decisions.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has so far failed to propose bold labour initiatives in the lead-up to the Oct. 21 federal election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

The NDP is MIA on bold labour proposals

The federal NDP is missing an opportunity to put workers’ rights firmly on the agenda during this election campaign.

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