The LCO today released its Interim Report on Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work for public feedback. The Interim Report includes draft recommendations designed to respond to the challenges faced by vulnerable workers in order to either reduce their vulnerability to, or the impacts of, precarious work. The Project focuses, in particular, on improvements to the statutory and policy framework of the Employment Standards Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act in protecting these workers. However, it also reviews and makes recommendations about existing community and government supports and programs for workers, employers and for training and education, as well as the role of labour organizations.
The deadline for feedback on the Interim Report is Monday, October 1, 2012. The LCO anticipates releasing a Final Report in Winter 2013.