McDonald’s in a shitstorm in Canada

Source: Unite Union – Press Release/Statement:

Headline: McDonald’s in a shitstorm in Canada


McDonald’s in the midst of a shitstorm over its abuse of Canada’s temporary foreign worker program. It’s so bad that the federal government has now suspended the application of the program in the food services industry.

Sandy Nelson lost her long-time restaurant job and says she was replaced by temporary foreign workers. (CBC)

The program was already under fire as it became more and more evident that it is being used to subvert the normal workings of the law of supply and demand in determining the wages and work conditions of workers. The examples of abuses piled up until this one involving several McDonald’s workers blew off the lid. If the government didn’t act, something dramatic was going to happen.

There are hundreds of thousands of temporary foreign workers in Canada and the numbers are growing fast.

A long, blustering interview by the head of McDonald’s in Canada can be heard on CBC Radio’s World At Six today: It’s the first item.

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