recceguy said:In Canada, every worker has the right to refuse unsafe work.
And before the argument comes that they'd just be fired, or laid off, if a worker follows the legislated process and the employer is found wanting, orders would be laid and it becomes incumbent on the employer to solve the problem with an engineered solution. All other avenues have to be exhausted before it comes down to the worker status. Firing or otherwise dismissing a worker for a safety problem is a reprisal. Reprisals aren't allowed under the law.
Actually is was straight numbers. We all had traing and equipment for proper safety precautions. The problem was that if you followed them all you could not keep up with the robot. Which means an additional robot would be purchased and the job would be gone. This place was a sweatshop. It motivated me to go back to school.
E.R. Campbell said:Those Chinese workers now get about $1.95/hour and their low-skill jobs are moving to really poor places in Indonesia and the Philippines.
The answer, as I have said (maybe too often) before is not equality of outcomes, what Obama and the NDP want to dictate, but, rather, equality of opportunity which really means better schools for all even, maybe especially, in poor neighbourhoods and it also, in my opinion means school meal programmes for many, many kids because they have poor, stupid or neglectful parents and it seems clear to me that hungry kids do not learn well. My guess is that 10 half decent meals a week would do more for public education than all the Education faculties of all North American universities combined.
It bugs me when education and infrasctructure get cut. Where I work we can easiliy spend 40k on a 98 year old woman to keep her alive for an extra 9 months. Most of our patients are retired. I like that we are so generous with healthcare. But the money spent on the 98 year old with dementia could have paid for two post secondary educations. Priorities I suppose.