The Effect Of Globalization On Canadian Unions

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Where do you see labour relations in Canada 50 years from now? Do you believe that unions will become weaker or will they become stronger? How will globalization affect Canadian unions? Traditionally, unions have fought hard to improve wages, benefits, hours of work, pensions, health and safety, job security and training for their members. The dramatic economic downturn in the world economy that hurt so many workers starting in 2008 only accelerated a decades-long trend toward more precarious jobs and the unstable hours, low wages, minimal benefits and insecurity that this work means for so many, as led decline in union membership and activities. First is the emergence of an increasingly competitive business environment, in which firms have

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