A weekly round-up of insight and analysis in the media from Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers, Armine Yalnizyan.
The proposed legislation with changes to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), Bill C-17, violates the very foundation of a resilient recovery by placing the entire burden of reopening the economy on workers explain Armine and Laurell Ritchie in their Toronto Star op-ed. (June 15 2020)
“The way the draft legislation is phrased, all of the responsibilities and risks are placed on workers to return to work,” Armine told Stephanie Hughes of Yahoo! Finance. “No penalties to employers for not providing a safe work environment” means the Bill C-17 with proposed changes to CERB is punitive for low-income workers. (June 15 2020)
“There will be no recovery without a she-covery, and no she-covery without child care.” British Columbia child care advocates acknowledge that this powerful statement by Armine has echoed across the country, and must be the basis of improving the conditions of early childhood educators in the province. (June 17 2020)