Autoworkers participate in the annual Labour Day prade through downtown Toronto on Sept.3, 2007. A new study shows that over the past two decades, Nova Scotia's economy has grown by 62 per cent, but most of the workers here aren’t sharing in that good fortune.
Think-tank: Nova Scotians working more for less
N.S. is ‘a low-wage ghetto’ - Nova Scotia News - TheChronicleHerald.ca (external - login to view)
Nova Scotians are working harder, but their paycheques are shrinking, according to a report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.Quote has been trimmed
Co-author Larry Haiven said Thursday that over the past two decades, the province’s economy has grown by 62 per cent, but most of the workers aren’t sharing in that good fortune.
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"I think employers have gotten used to the fact that this is kind of a low-wage ghetto," Mr. Haiven said, "and that the way they can make profits here is not by investing in plants and equipment and new technology, but rather just riding a wave of low wages."
The report, to be released today, said even though Bluenose employees work more hours than many people in other parts of Canada — including a lot of unpaid overtime, working at home and skipped vacation time — their weekly earnings have actually dropped five per...
The overall employment spectrum here in NS has certainly soured my view on things..... this report just explains it in a more PC manner without actually focusing on the real problem so as to not hurt anybody's feelings..... or perhaps so they don't lose their job or get a pay cut..... ha ha... I made a funny.