Canopy Layoffs: How Did Canopy Manage Their Use Of Canada’s Foreign Worker Program?
Which, according to a report in Weed Week Canada & The Province means that some workers (mainly from Guatemala) are now going to be sent home with debt. We wonder if this is happening throughout Canada and the legalized US states ? All this talk of job creation – how realistic is it? Thankyou to Jesse Staniforth the editor of Weed Week Canada for bringing this to our attention. Jesse reports the following Many of the laid-off employees (a purported 90 at Delta and 160 at Aldergrove) were Guatemalans employed under the federal Temporary Foreign Worker program, designed to help companies fill temporary labour shortages with foreign hires. Many will be forced to return home. The Province Sergio Baran, a greenhouse worker, said he heard estimates that 90 workers from his home country of Guatemala had lost their jobs at the Delta facility and another 160 at Aldergrove. They expect the company to give them severance cheques soon and tickets home next week, he said. Elias Salomon, who came on a six-year permit but will return to Guatemala after just two years, had mixed feelings about the layoffs. Salomon said he had been supporting his wife and two children back home. He said Canopy has been looking after the workers and keeping them well-informed about the process. But while he and his colleagues expect to be on planes next week, many would be grateful for the opportunity to instead continue working on another B.C. farm, he said. “It’s…
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