Falling through the cracks

Gaps in Ontario’s labour laws, enforcement make labour market more precarious: Report
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/01/2015

Part-time, low-paid, “perma-temp” or contract jobs. Last-minute work schedules. Safety violations, bullying and harassment. Juggling two, even three, separate jobs to make ends meet. 

For many workers, these are the day-to-day realities. And Ontario — like other provinces — has seen an increase in the proportion of jobs economists deem “precarious,” according to Deena Ladd, co-ordinator at the Workers Action Centre in Toronto.