Ontario government announces consultation on temp agency work
Posted May 29, 2008
Treated like second class workers -- not getting public holiday pay, vacation pay and having to pay fees for work only to be denied access to permanent work. These are just some of the conditions facing temp agency workers who make 40% less than permanent workers. That is why the Workers’ Action Centre (WAC) has been calling on the government to take action on temp agency work and all precarious work that leave all too many working yet poor.
The Ontario government has responded. On May 21, 2008, Labour Minister Duguid released "A Consultation Paper on Work through Temporary Help Agencies." In this paper, the government says it is "committed to ensuring that employees working through temporary help agencies are properly protected under the law."
There are links below to the complete announcement and the consultation paper web site.
For further information:
Deena Ladd, Workers’ Action Centre
416-531-0778 ext 222
Sonia Singh, Workers’ Action Centre
416-531-0778 ext 221
For more details visit
English, Adobe PDF (27.7 kB)
English, Web Page
Consultation web site