Saturday, April 26, 2014
McDonalds Canada CEO and Foriegn Workers
How did this guy become CEO? Or maybe it's his kind of attitude, insensitivity, which is required of a McDonalds CEO. Unbelievable listening to this, how he dismisses the controversy over the Temporary Foreign Workers program as "bullshit." This is a complex issue, where workers overseas, living in poverty, seek work to support their families. There is also an issue of exploitation of labour, foreign workers who may not know their rights, who may fear being deported, and who may accept lower wages and fewer benefits, who would be less likely to unionize.
It is reprehensible that the CEO would refer to "poor maligned employees" in a sarcastic manner, and be more concerned about PR for his firm with disregarding the exploitation of workers.
One more thing, what is this "politically astute" relationship the CEO brags about having with the Conservative Minister? Is Harper's government complicit in this? Only window-dressing to return to the status quo after the controversy passes? Recommend this post