Labour Studies Index

Demanding a Fair Share

Document type Report
Author Faraday, Fay
Date 2017 07 20
Pages 26
URL https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/demanding-fair-share

Abstract

In this paper, Fay Faraday explores how to provide workers in the on-demand service economy protection under the Employment Standards and Labour Relations Acts. Ontario’s Bill 148 – the Fair Workplace Better Jobs Act, 2017 – should provide protections to workers in precarious employment in the 21st century labour market. Workers in the on-demand service sector are at the forefront of both precarity and technological change. This paper provides guidance on how Bill 148 could be amended to extend protections to these workers.