Food companies push for more temporary foreign workers as chronic labour shortage worsens
Source Financial Times
Labour advocates blame job vacancies in the sector on poor conditions and wages
About 130 people called in sick one day last week to a chicken plant in Brampton, Ont., northwest of Toronto. They represented about 10 per cent of the factory's staff, all of them either ill with the Omicron variant, quarantining or staying home with an out-of-school child.