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Big food companies should pay more to hire more Canaadians

Pay food workers more

Cargill and JBS Foods want to increase the percentage of their workforce that consists of temporary foreign workers from 10% to 30%. That is, they don't want to increase wages to attract more workers, a majority of whom are Canadian, even though they claim a shortage of employees.

Cargill is one of the largest private corporations in the U.S. and is 90% family-owned.

JBS Foods had revenues of more than US$85 billion the last three months, with profits increasing 30% compared to a year ago.

All I can say is: Boohoo. Pay your workers more, you can afford it.

Don't let the Canadian government sacrifice Canadian workers kowtowing to wealthy foreign corporations.

There's always more to a story than the headlines.

Rob Hopkins, Osoyoos



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