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Face It We Are All Sickened By Inequality at Work

World  (tags: unions, inequality, jobs, working conditions, pay inequality, workers rights, global economy )

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Increasingly precarious forms of employment in convoluted supply chains creates a working world where the bad actors set a wage, conditions and employment rights benchmark which sucks down conditions across the global economy.

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Winn A (179)
Tuesday May 16, 2017, 9:50 am
you know it

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Tuesday May 16, 2017, 10:18 am
Noted, Thanks

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 16, 2017, 11:47 am
well - this fact I faced already years ago... sadly...

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Tuesday May 16, 2017, 12:37 pm
Noted, Thank you

Darren W (218)
Tuesday May 16, 2017, 3:36 pm
Shared article and analysis over social media to raise and spread awareness.

Animae C (513)
Tuesday May 16, 2017, 3:38 pm
i'm so glad we still have strong workers unions in Oz!

TY Dande

Dawnie W (250)
Tuesday May 16, 2017, 11:22 pm
❤️❤️Noted...A very interesting article. Well worth reading. ❤️❤️Thank you...Dandelion.❤️❤️

😉💜ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺♥L💙ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💛ღ❤️😉

Angelflowers D (85)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 6:46 am
Yes, happens all the time, no matter your color

Tom P (29)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 1:01 pm
I heard with my own ears, a republican saying he things women deserve less pay because the,ll have babies and are not as dependable as men. Huh???

Donna G (42)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 2:39 pm
Perhaps it was the area of work in which I was employed; but, I never experienced inequality at work. Just out of nursing school, a GN would generally have a higher starting wage than a GPN. But, that is to be expected.

If two nurses who graduated from the same school and had the same type of work experience and got hired by the same hospital, chances are they would both be paid the same starting wage. It did not matter if they were opposite sexes or the same sex.

The only place that I felt I was not treated equally was in subsidized housing and it was right after my soon to be ex had moved out. The landlord sent me an eviction notice. The attorney that I was referred to said that this woman had a history of treating single mothers unfairly.

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 3:11 pm
Sounds like thinking that my Mother experienced Tom. My Mother, had she lived, would be 96. She told me in "her day" women had to hide their pregnancy for as long as possible to keep their jobs, once they were found out they were pregnant they had to leave.

If being forced out of one's employment is less dependable, which most businesses were owned by men, I would say that those men speak out of both sides of their mouth.

One would have hoped that in the year 2017 that we had moved on beyond that, but not with these men who would have us back living in caves and being dragged out by our hair. If that actually happened, we might find that those men were more compassionate than many of the bruts today. They would have been more understanding that women are the life givers and that when everyone worked together all survived.

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 3:13 pm
I also did not have that issue in my line of work either Donna, however we were Union and Civil Service so we took exams to advance in our careers. Everyone had the same chance and everyone was at the same pay as each other at the same grade level. That being said, I was more than aware that I was one of the luckier ones

Colleen L (3)
Thursday May 18, 2017, 7:43 pm
Agree 100%. Wish it would improve. Thanks Dandelion

Margie FOURIE (148)
Friday May 19, 2017, 3:11 am
As long as a person can and will do the job, race, gender, etc should have no issue.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday May 19, 2017, 4:23 am
"Where workers do not have a collective voice and where jobs are by design segregated by gender, race or class those divisions can perpetuate disadvantage and leave the most exploited workers powerless while undercutting the conditions of the rest."
"Unions narrow workplace inequalities, with a concomitant benefit to health. In a harsh economic climate unions continue to make work fairer. The same collective strength that delivers better wages also makes work safer and healthier."
"The shame is that without unions this basic decency is in increasingly short supply."

Lindsay K (6)
Friday May 19, 2017, 6:22 am
Noted. This is a massive issue, and not just in the Western world. A lot of the products we buy are made in places like Bangladesh, Pakistan, India and so on. While our well-known companies make contracts which insist on safe working conditions, minimum age of workers, safe working practices etc., those companies often sub-contract to others which also subcontract and the end company isn't so particular about the well-being of their staff. All the time we want cheap products, or turn a blind eye, there will be inequality.

Sheryl G (360)
Friday May 19, 2017, 11:05 am
I agree with Lindsay to a point, but these major Corporations are knowing what is going on. If we know this is being done, then it is up to those companies to make sure every step of the way safety and workers issues are being met.

Now if a Country has lax laws and it is okay there to exploit workers, our companies should not be doing business with them - this turning a blind eye for always profits is wrong. It is also important for all Nations to have unions so it will mean workers everywhere have to fight for their rights.

But our Govt. has sided with the Corporate for far too long and has assisted in these companies not only in exploiting our workers but allowing conditions to exist in our laws for this to happen elsewhere. And not all the clothes are sold cheaply, some shoes and garments are charged hefty prices to the consumer in the US while paying starvation wages along the way.

Janis K (126)
Friday May 19, 2017, 6:59 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Roberto M (90)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 8:58 am
precariuos employment is ruining people.

Janet B (0)
Saturday May 20, 2017, 12:17 pm

Margie FOURIE (148)
Sunday May 21, 2017, 7:20 am
Thanks again

Janet B (0)
Sunday May 21, 2017, 1:41 pm

John B (185)
Sunday May 21, 2017, 5:04 pm
Thanks Dandelion for the link to the article by Sharan Burrow. A very excellent and informative read.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday May 22, 2017, 12:03 am
Thanks again

Janet B (0)
Monday May 22, 2017, 1:33 pm

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday May 23, 2017, 1:20 am
Thanks again

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday May 23, 2017, 3:32 am
Thanks again

Marija M (29)
Tuesday May 23, 2017, 10:26 am
Roberto said it all. Tks Dandelion.

Raleighaway k (372)
Tuesday May 23, 2017, 5:10 pm
equal rights and pay should always matter! ty
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