Wynne Joins Battle Against Spread of ‘Precarious’ Employment

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By CBC News

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said she’s ready to tackle the issue of so-called precarious employment in Ontario.

Following a report published Saturday by McMaster University and United Way Toronto, the premier attended a symposium on Monday where she spoke about the next steps in improving job security for Ontario workers.

“I’m glad to see she’s here today to talk about precarity,” said Wayne Lewchuk, a labour and economics professor at McMaster University and one of the study’s authors.

“Not all politicians have that word on their lips. She has it and she gets it.”

The report found that 40 per cent of workers in Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area are working in precarious employment situations that include short-term contract work with little to no job security or benefits.

Wynne spoke about the economic impact of precarious work and the need for policy makers across all backgrounds to work together to tackle the issue.

“What she really alluded to was a need for an all-sector response: unions, businesses, government and community agencies,” said Deirdre Pike, senior social planner with the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, who attended the symposium.

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