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Canada’s food supply at risk as pandemic tightens borders to farm workers

Canada’s food supply at risk as pandemic tightens borders to farm workers

Farmer Philip Keddy of Charles Keddy Farms throws a pitchfork into his truck after assessing a field of strawberry plant seedlings ready to be harvested and packed for customers on the farm in the Annapolis Valley, N.S. on April 1, 2020. Darren Calabrese/The Globe and Mail The coronavirus pandemic is making it difficult for farmers …

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Why Instacart and Amazon workers are going on strike throughout coronavirus

Why Instacart and Amazon workers are going on strike throughout coronavirus

Some workers for Instacart, among the most popular US grocery delivery apps, went on strike Monday, demanding much better pay and health protections as they risk exposing themselves to the coronavirus to provide important to people on lockdown. Instacart and other grocery delivery workers are facing skyrocketing need– as much as 65 percent more compared …

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Why It’s a Big Deal that Foodora Workers Can Unionize

Ontario couriers for the app-based food delivery company Foodora have won the right to unionize, a ruling that could mean better protections for gig economy workers across the country and beyond. On Tuesday, the Ontario Labour Relations Board ruled that the couriers were dependent contractors, a classification that falls in between independent contractors and employees, …

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