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| September 21, 2016

From exploitation to employment: Undoing Canada's sheltered workshop system

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Thousands of intellectually disabled adults in Canada are earning less than $2 an hour under sheltered workshop programs.

In part one of her investigation, rabble labour reporter Teuila Fuatai looks at what life is like for program participants.

Sheltered workshops: The ins and outs

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B.C. now has the lowest minimum wage in Canada

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Today the province of B.C. acquires an all-new claim to fame: having the lowest minimum wage in Canada.

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The business of the living wage

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Staff compensation packages can be a significant determining factor in the success of businesses.

According to workplace research, employees earning a fair deal on the job are more efficient, loyal to their bosses and less likely to get sick.

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Asia Pacific Currents

Cambodian garment workers fight for a living wage

December 21, 2015
| Update on labour struggles in the region and interview with Sineat Yon on the ongoing campaign by garment workers in Cambodia.
Length: 28:20 minutes (12.98 MB)
| December 3, 2015
Image: Facebook/Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage
| November 2, 2015
| October 8, 2015
Image: Flickr/Solmaz A
| September 23, 2015
Photo: flickr/ Caleb Roenigk
| August 13, 2015
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