Thursday, March 05, 2020

Again Advances In Technology Adversely Affect The Working Class

 Barrymore Furniture Company of Toronto have filed for bankruptcy leaving a throng of angry unpaid workers demanding severance pay and benefits, some as much as $50,000. Roopchand Doon of the United Steelworkers Union, which represents the 48 unionized former employees, said they only received one day’s notice that the company would shut down, and that they were informed they would not receive termination, severance and benefit payments. The company had been in existence since 1919 and was one of Canada's leading furniture makers, but like Ridpath’s and De Boer's suffered from online buying and international retailers selling much cheaper products, many of them made overseas. Again advances in technology adversely affect the working class, when in a sane society they would lead to everyone’s benefit.
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