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LABR 1260: WORKING FOR A LIVING MARCH 2, 2020 Precarious Work, Precarious Workers
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Notice © 2020 Christopher Rigaux, all rights reserved. Students of LABR1260 are granted a limited license to copy and retain this document for study purposes. It may not be redistributed. Produced with union labour. LABR 1260 - Precarious Work, Precarious Workers 2
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Today’s 3 QuestionsHow is precarious work different than ‘traditional’ forms of work, and what is the difference?How does the idea of precarious work fit into the power relationship between workers and bosses?How can workers protect themselves (or fight back against) the dangers of precarity? 4 LABR 1260 - Precarious Work, Precarious Workers
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Defining the Issue (Part 1) LABR 1260 - Precarious Work, Precarious Workers 5 What is precarious work?
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Defining the Issue (Part 1) LABR 1260 - Precarious Work, Precarious Workers 6 Stats Canada only considers two groups as having precarious work: Workers with fixed end date of employment (incl. seasonal, casual, temp) Self-employed (excluding employers)
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Defining the Issue (Part 1)What might be missing from this definition of precarious work?
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Defining the Issue (Part 1) LABR 1260 - Precarious Work, Precarious Workers 8 What’s missing: 1. Workers in ‘regular’ jobs, yet who are precariously employed 2. Workers on the margins of what is ‘work’
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Defining the Issue (Part 1) LABR 1260 - Precarious Work, Precarious Workers 9 One way to help define it - what is it not? Standard Employment Relationship (SER)
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Defining the Issue (Part 1) LABR 1260 - Precarious Work, Precarious Workers 10 More importantly - what is a precarious worker ?
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Defining the Issue (Part 1) LABR 1260 - Precarious Work, Precarious Workers 11 Examples of what makes someone a precarious worker Workers miscategorized as independent contractors Workers performing illegal work Workers without a formal employer Workers with precarious legal status Workers with precarious social status
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Defining the Issue (Part 1) LABR 1260 - Precarious Work, Precarious Workers 12 PEPSO’s Employment Precarity Index – assesses precarity based on a collection of factors Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario. (2013, February). It’s More Than Poverty . Retrieved from .
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Defining the Issue (Part 1) LABR 1260 - Precarious Work, Precarious Workers 13 Not paid if miss work Not in ‘standard employment relationship’ Irregular weekly Income Irregular weekly hours Work on-call Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario. (2013, February).
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