Researchers from our project presented at the Global Labour Speaker Series organized by the Global Labour Research Centre on May 14, 2015 at York University.
Employment standards set the minimum terms and conditions in areas such as wages, working time, vacations and leaves, and termination and severance of employment. In Ontario, where only 28 per cent of workplaces have unions, over six million workers rely on employment standards as the only source of workplace protection. Yet available research shows that employment standards violations are widespread, while enforcement mechanisms remain relatively weak.
Presenting at the panel are John Grundy, postdoctoral scholar in the School of Occupational Therapy, Western University; Alan Hall, professor of sociology, Memorial University; Andrea Noack, professor of sociology, Ryerson University; Elliot Siemiatycki, postdoctoral fellow, Gender and Work, York University; Mark Thomas, professor of sociology and the co-director of the Global Labour Research Centre, York University; Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Eric Tucker and York University political science Professor Leah Vosko, Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender and Work.