Event Details

The Fight for Decent Work: Tackling Low Wages, Precarious Work, and Poverty

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Deena Ladd, Workers' Action Centre

Date: Thursday October 6th, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Speaker: Deena Ladd, Workers' Action Centre (WAC)

2017 is the year where labour laws in Ontario will change. Through the government's Changing Workplaces Review, twenty-five years after their last major review, this is a once in a generation opportunity to enact real change. Can basic labour standards be fixed to address inequities of part-time, casual, temporary, and contract jobs? Will updates address precarious employment and the growing low wage economy? Can workers' rights be expanded to include paid sick days, strong enforcement, and equal pay for equal work?

Join us on Thursday October 6th from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT with Deena Ladd to learn how the Workers’ Action Centre is zoning in on six critical areas of change, and how you can get involved in the movement to enhance labour standards and workers’ rights.

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About our Speaker

Deena Ladd, Coordinator, Workers' Action Centre

Deena_Ladd_headshot_square.jpgFor the past 25 years, Deena Ladd has been working to improve wages and working conditions in sectors of work that are traditionally dominated by low-wages, violations of rights, and precarious and part-time work. She is active in the Fight for $15 and Fairness Campaign, the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, and in the Social Justice Committee at her daughter’s elementary school.  Deena is one of the founders and a co-ordinator of the Toronto Workers’ Action Centre. The Workers’ Action Centre organizes to improve wages and working conditions with low-waged workers, women, racialized, and immigrant workers in precarious jobs that face discrimination, violations of rights, and lack benefits in the workplace.