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Rekar Munro: Physical demands take toll on older construction workers

July 18, 2016
Journal of Commerce
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School of Business Prof. Carolin Rekar Munro was interviewed for ConstructConnect’s Journal of Commerce about the implications of older construction workers deferring retirement.

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“Munro would like to see B.C.'s provincial government pilot a pension project for workers in physically demanding jobs. But a national trial would be even better she said.

A starting point would be to define what is physical effort, the frequency of the effort and under what conditions the worker exerts their body, Munro said.

It's also incumbent that workplace education about retirement starts early and that the language around retirement options/plans is crystal clear so that workers understand exactly what they get and don't get, she said.”

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