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If Ontario is to prosper, the government must improve conditions for precarious worker

The School of Labour Studies Wayne Lewchuk gives his opinion on the province’s precarious-work situation and points out the limits of labour law.

Jan 30, 2017

During an earlier era of globalization, at the end of the 19th century, European economies able to open their borders and take advantage of expanding trade were also willing to offer workers protection from the insecurities associated with it. Countries such as England, Switzerland, and Germany introduced laws that forced employers to make workplaces safer and compensate employees injured on the job. They established new rights for workers to bargain collectively and implemented regulations to limit working hours and eliminate child labour.

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