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Working on the edge

Author: Mary Gellatly; Workers' Action Centre (Toronto, Ont.)
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Workers' Action Centre, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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1. Introduction -- 2. Work on the edge: precarious work today: No power, no rights: temp agency work on the rise; Employment agency fees and other job scams; Nominal subcontracting: shifting the costs of employment; Misclassified workers; Self-employed workers; Expanding the scope of labour laws -- 3. More stress: the health impacts of precarious work -- 4. A fair day's pay for a fair day's work: Income insecurity;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Gellatly; Workers' Action Centre (Toronto, Ont.)
OCLC Number: 812927148
Description: 1 online resource (82 pages) : illustrations, digital file
Responsibility: [prepared by Mary Gellatly].
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1. Introduction -- 2. Work on the edge: precarious work today: No power, no rights: temp agency work on the rise; Employment agency fees and other job scams; Nominal subcontracting: shifting the costs of employment; Misclassified workers; Self-employed workers; Expanding the scope of labour laws -- 3. More stress: the health impacts of precarious work -- 4. A fair day's pay for a fair day's work: Income insecurity; Less access to employment benefits -- 5. Enforcing employment standards in Ontario: No protection on the job; Enforcement in a deregulated labour market; How are employment standards enforced?; How are employers' violations detected?; Detection of ESA violations relies on workers; Claims process has become dispute resolution not enforcement of standards; No penalty for ESA violations; Conclusion -- 6. Working on the edge - change is needed now -- 7. Recommendations: Precarious work and new employer practices; Equality; Temp agency workers; Minimum wage; Effective enforcement of the Employment Standards Act; Psychological harassment / workplace bullying; Updating other standards -- Endnotes.

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