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Precarious work, health and income inequality
This morning, the Law Commission of Ontario released draft recommendations on how to reform the Employment Standards Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act, in its interim report on Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work.
The report provides a valuable overview of precarious work in Ontario, including that 22 percent, or more than 1 in 5 Ontario workers, are precariously employed. It identified food services and accommodation as the sector with the highest share of precarious employment, and noted that racialized and immigrant women are overrepresented in this sector.