Em­ploy­ers should have to hire full-time work­ers

The Daily Press (Timmins) - - OPINION - Bob Joyes, Chelms­ford

about the only thing premier Kath­leen Wynne has done that’s been good for any­one in this prov­ince is to raise the min­i­mum wage to $15 per hour.

af­ter say­ing that, i would also add they did not go far enough. by that, i mean they should have added the fact that th­ese large stores should have to hire full staff. if a store re­quires 200 em­ploy­ees, then they should have to hire 200 full-time work­ers and only be al­lowed to hire part-time staff at peak times of the year.

Th­ese stores are only hir­ing min­i­mal full-time staff and the rest part-time, which means it looks good on their bot­tom line be­cause they make it on the backs of their part-timers since they don’t have to pay ben­e­fits and all the perks that come with full-timers.

Th­ese days when you work for a com­pany, you are no longer a name but a num­ber. Com­pa­nies seem to have lost the real mean­ing of a good em­ployee over bot­tom lines. look what hap­pened to the lat­est large chain — sears — lay­ing off their long-time em­ploy­ees with­out sev­er­ance and los­ing their pen­sions, while, at the same time, pay­ing mil­lions to their top man­agers.

Where is the fair­ness in this?

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