The growth of part-time, temporary and contingent work has received considerable attention from media and policy-makers. The occupational health and safety (OHS) dimensions of precarious work have received less attention. What are the implications of low-paid and insecure work for Canada's OHS and compensation systems? What changes are necessary to provide effective health and safety protections and compensation for illness and injury to temp agency workers, and employees who are labelled as "independent contractors"? What regulatory and collective bargaining strategies are available to address these gaps?
Come and hear global perspectives on the transformation of work and employment relationships, the challenges for OHS protections and compensation, and what it all means for Canada.