I’d like to say I’m shocked to hear restaurant venture capital company Restaurant Brands International doesn’t give a crap about Tim Hortons employees, but I’m not.
This is the same group that single-handedly destroyed Canada’s favorite coffee shop and introduced those shitty ‘egg bites’ to their menu.
Tim Hortons’ Parent Company Dismisses Calls From Shareholders For Stronger Health and Safety Policies(https://t.co/wSLQarc2Gx
— Danny Cavanagh (@DannyNSFL) March 25, 2020
This guy has the right idea.
Source: The parent company of Tim Hortons is brushing off calls for the company’s board of directors to oversee a new restaurant-wide policy on “decent work” that covers wages, paid sick days as well as other health and safety measures.
“We don’t think now is the time to be talking about (that) shareholder proposal,” Restaurant Brands International told PressProgress in a statement.
The company recently faced calls to “boycott Tim Hortons” after PressProgress reported some of its franchises were requiring workers to get doctor’s notes in order to take unpaid sick leave during the coronavirus pandemic.
Now some of RBI’s shareholders are organizing efforts to push management to improve working conditions at Tim Hortons and fill gaps in its policies.
Maybe no one on the board of directors has tried an egg bite. Maybe they haven’t tried to jimmy rig one of those new snappy new lids after it pours scalding hot coffee down your chin. But they sure as shit should be able to read the news or have heard about this new #Coronavirus killing machine that has ground the world’s economy to a halt.
It’s hard to care about a 32-year-old immigrant slinging coffee in Canada when you might have to sell one of your 7 winter homes after losing a few million during this recession, too. No one wants to give up their Gulfstream jet when commercial airplanes are filled with disease.
So buck up Tim Horton’s employees and keep fondling all that diseased money after coughing into your hand. Now’s not the time to worry about your lungs filling up with fluid. It’s time to indiscriminately slap some cream cheese on a toasted everything bagel so RBI president Jose Cil can make bank, bro.
He only made $16 million last year and skiing in Aspen over Christmas doesn’t pay for itself.