CAW Urges New Protections for Temporary Workers

April 1, 2009, 9:55 AM EST

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CAW President Ken Lewenza will make the case for labour laws that provide greater protections for temporary workers at Ontario Legislative hearings this afternoon at 2:30 p.m.

Lewenza will urge the Legislative Committee to proceed with Bill 139 as well as other amendments to the Employment Standards Act that would strengthen the stated goal of greater fairness and protections for temporary agency workers.

Presentation Today:
April 1 at 2:30 p.m.
Ontario Legislature - Queen's Park
Room 228
Toronto, Ontario

"Increasingly as CAW members and other workers are laid off, they are finding all that is available are precarious, lower-paid jobs through temporary agencies, dramatically changing the employment landscape," said Lewenza.

"We must push for strengthened legislation that will address the inequalities inherent in the temporary agency system. We need to remove more of the barriers to full-time work as well as other exploitative practices of temporary agencies."


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