Worker Rights in the Gig Economy

Jun 26

6:30pm - 8:30pm

New Horizons
1140 Bloor St
Toronto, ON M6H 4E6
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Join Urban Worker Project, Justice for Foodora Couriers and allies on June 26th:

The gig economy presents some new barriers and conditions are tough for workers who need to assert our rights and organize. Employers skirt around labour regulations, or flat-out deny that they’re employers. Are labour and community groups coming to grips with how to support and organize workers? What tactics are there to help us in today’s work environments and in the future? And with so much to gain in terms of safety, security, compensation, and other issues, what specifically are we fighting for in today’s struggles? It’s complicated and it’s a steep climb, but there are bright spots and success stories already. Join us to explore the issues and build unity!

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Hosted by: Andrew Cash – Co-founder, Urban Worker Project

Panel discussion with: 
• Jan Simpson – CUPW National President
• Couriers from the Justice for Foodora Couriers Campaign
• Stephanie Procyk – Public Policy and Research, United Way, Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario Research Group (PEPSO)
• Lise Lareau – Canadian Media Guild
• Nadira Begum – Workers’ Action Centre