Category Archives: labour

Experimenting with(out) poverty: Health impacts of a guaranteed annual income

In an age of austerity, a time when public discourse related to healthcare revolves around which services to cut, its difficult to imagine that at one time in Canadian history, medicare was seen as just one part of a just … Continue reading

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Migrant farm workers face persistent back pain, depression

Every year, over 27,000 temporary agricultural workers come to Canada from the global South. We’ve explored the vulnerabilities of this population previously on the HJRC and today we focus in on the findings of an article recently published in the … Continue reading

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Migrant farm workers denied right to unionize

On Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that an Ontario law, which excludes farm workers from unionizing, is constitutional. In contrast to the protections enjoyed by other workers in Ontario, under the current law, Ontario’s agricultural workers are able … Continue reading

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Is our work making us sick?

On today’s episode of the Health Justice Radio Collective, we look at the relationship between precarious employment and risk of poor health outcomes. We first speak with Professor Wayne Lewchuk from the School of Labour Studies at McMaster University about … Continue reading

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