Taking sides (Guest commentary)

Is hiring temporary workers unethical?
By Karen Dick and Amanda Curtis
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/25/2006

Yes. Employers are taking advantage of workers

By Karen Dick

The temporary industry is adding to the growing tier of second-class workers. About 13 per cent of the workforce (or 1.7 million workers) are temporary workers, according to Statistics Canada, earning, on average, 40 per cent less than their full-time counterparts.