Will it be harmful or beneficial for the workers in the aftermath of the minimum wage hike in Ontario?

The Liberal government of Ontario has imposed a new rate of minimum wage which jumped from $11.60/hr to $14/h and will continue to increase to $15/hr in January, 2019. However, it is important to notice that the workers were caught in the middle of the fight between the Government with increasing minimum wage policies in …

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Petaquilla Minerals Ltd: Canadian Company Harmed Workers & The Environment in Panama

Not only did Petaquilla Minerals Ltd abandon the Molejón Gold Mine altogether in 2015, leaving a pile of gravel and rusting equipment, but it also left without playing wages and employee benefits of more than 600 workers. The failed amount is totaled at 11 million US dollars. The company also faced fines of 2 million US dollars for …

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Rana Plaza Factory Collapse, and interactions with Joe Fresh, Loblaws

In Bangledesh, 2013 the Rana Plaza factory collapsed killing 1129 people and, injuring 2500(+) more .  The building housed a bank, many small shops, apartments, and clothing factory's. Days leading up to the collapse, the banks and shops closed upon noticing that the building had cracks appearing; but the factory workers were ordered to continue …

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Rana Plaza Disaster Highlights Grim Conditions of Bangladesh’s Garment Factory Industry

On April 24th, 2013, Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh crumbled to the ground, killing over 1,100 people and injuring approximately 2,500. The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association president confirmed that 3,639 workers were in the building at the time of the collapse. (Siddiqui, 2014). The eight-story building housed local shops, a bank, and several …

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