Law Commission of Ontario Interim Report on Vulnerable Workers
Vulnerable workers work at jobs characterized by low wages with few or no benefits, little job security and minimal control over work conditions. They tend to be women, racialized persons, immigrants, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, older adults and youth.
The Commission will make recommendations relating to improvements to the Employment Standards Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
It will also review and make recommendations about existing community and government supports and programs for workers’, employers and for training and education, as well as the role of labour organizations.
The Commission will be gathering feedback until October 1, 2012. It anticipates releasing a Final Report on the issue in the winter of 2013.