Sunday, September 10, 2006

Swept off your street

In Winnipeg there is a program to get people off the streets and into jobs. Sounds laudable until you read what they are actually doing.
Currently the project involves about a half dozen people working for "close to minimum wage" sweeping streets, removing posters and generally gaining no transferable work skills. How wonderful!
No doubt their 20 hours at close to minium wage will go a long way to getting and keeping a roof over their head, food, clothing... Hope they have someone helping them budget that $140 a week. Wouldn't want them to blow it all in one place.

Might be a good idea for the union to approach these workers and sign them up right away before the city finds more jobs these indentured servants new employees can do at a third of the cost./span>

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