This Year’s Virtual Day of Mourning Will Consider the “Human Cost of COVID-19”

We hear all the time about the struggles of essential workers in the pandemic, but do we truly appreciate how hard it is for the people who have not had the choice to work at home, and have had to sometimes suffer the dire consequences? Labour groups are hoping you take a minute to think about that on Wednesday when the National Day of Mourning for workers injured and killed on the job tackles the “Human Cost of COVID-19.” Continue reading “This Year’s Virtual Day of Mourning Will Consider the “Human Cost of COVID-19””

Guelph Cargill Plant Shutdown Temporarily Due to COVID-19

During the pandemic, almost every business has been touched and affected by COVID-19, but if we were to make a list of the *most* affected businesses, meat packing plants would be in the Top 5, if not the Top 3. After weeks of increasing concern about the extent of an outbreak there, the Cargill meat processing plant on Dunlop Drive in Guelph has been temporarily shut down after approximately 200 people there have been tested for the virus. Continue reading “Guelph Cargill Plant Shutdown Temporarily Due to COVID-19”

GUELPH POLITICAST #215 – The Future, and Present, for Workers

What a difference a pandemic makes, huh? For years now, there’s been a grand debate about whether service industry workers deserve a living wage, whether or not they should be able to access employer benefits, and if we need to change our assumptions about the quality of work provided by mostly minimum wage employees at our retailers, grocery stores, and restaurants. Now, these are the people who are keeping our economy a float. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #215 – The Future, and Present, for Workers”