Employers should have to hire full-time workers
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?