May 20, 2016

Announcing A Day’s Work Film Screening

On Wednesday, June 1st, we are hosting the Canadian Premiere of the award-winning documentary A Day’s Work, which exposes the harsh conditions faced by temp agency workers. We will hold two free screenings in Toronto: at 14:00 and 19:00.

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The film tells the story of 21-year-old Day Davis who was killed on his first day of work as a temp agency worker. Temp agency workers are particularly vulnerable to health and safety risks because temp agencies and client companies are not jointly responsible for workplace injuries. In fact, too many companies deliberately use temp agency workers to do the most risky jobs so that they can avoid the WSIB rate increases that would accrue to an employer if a directly-hired worker were injured on the job.

Toronto Premiere
7:00 p.m. at the George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place.
 Let us know you are coming by clicking “going” on the Facebook page here or by sending an email to Fightfor15andfairness@gmail.com. Please spread the word by sharing the event through your personal and organizational networks.

Injured Workers Day Rally
11:30 am at Queen’s Park. Click here for more details.
– Exclusive Pre-Screening of A Day’s Work for Injured Workers, at 2:00 pm at the United Steelworkers Hall at 25 Cecil Street. Click here for more details.

At both screenings, injured workers and temp agency workers will be part of a Q&A alongside A Day’s Work executive producer Dave DeSario.

Screenings of the film are co-hosted by: Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups, Ontario Federation of Labour, Workers’ Action Centre, Department of Sociology, UTSC, Department of Social Justice Education, OISE, UofT, Adult Education and Community Development, OISE, UofT, Global Labour Research Centre at York University, Centre for the Study of Korea, Asian Institute at Munk School of Global Affairs, UofT and Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts.