By Ken Georgetti
President – Canadian Labour Congress
There was a time in Canada – not that very long ago – when a working person could expect
to have a family-supporting job throughout their life.
For an honest day’s labour, a worker could raise their kids, buy a house, pay off the mortgage,take vacations, have weekends off, help send the kids through college and retire with a modest but liveable pension.
Your job was relatively secure and the employer showed loyalty for good work. And employers
benefited too, because working families had the income to buy their goods and services.
Wherever and at whatever occupation you worked, these were common features for most