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Study highlights link between precarious work and 'miserable' commutes

The School of Labour Studies Stephanie Premji, talks with The Star about precarious work, 'miserable commutes' and new reality of employment.

Jun 04, 2016

When Aretha Reid arrives at the airport in the middle of the night, it’s not because she’s there to catch a plane.

The 24-year-old works 20 hours a week at Pearson as a passenger service agent, a precarious job that earns her $12.75 an hour. The commute from her Brampton home requires two buses and can take more than an hour and a half. Because on some days buses stop running before midnight, she sometimes has to leave at 10:30 p.m. to make a shift that starts at 2 a.m.

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