Category Archives: Men

Canadians expose foreign worker ‘mess’ in oilsands, By Kathy Tomlinson, CBC News

Canadian tradesmen from a huge oilsands construction project are waving a red flag about safety hazards and near misses, which they blame on the use of foreign workers who aren’t qualified and can’t speak English.

“When you bring in a bunch of workers who are unqualified to do this job it’s only a matter of time before you kill someone,” said Les Jennings, who was an ironworker supervisor at the Husky Sunrise plant until a few weeks ago, when he quit in frustration.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/canadians-expose-foreign-worker-mess-in-oilsands-1.2750730?cmp=rss

The economic crisis has boosted growth in high-wage jobs by Eurofound

…the sectors with most growth in employment, health and education, are primarily dominated by women, and tend to have jobs with higher hourly pay rates.

http://www.euractiv.com/sections/social-europe-jobs/eurofound-changes-during-crisis-have-benefitted-women-307810?utm_source=EurActiv+Newsletter&utm_campaign=16b394bc1e-newsletter_social_europe__jobs&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bab5f0ea4e-16b394bc1e-245775009