Earlier this week, the Law Commission of Ontario released its Interim Report on Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work
for public feedback.
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
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
The Commission will be gathering feedback until October 1, 2012. It anticipates releasing a Final Report on the issue in the winter of 2013.
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