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October 7 marked the 11th World Day for Decent Work
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October 8, 2021
 

Hey Shift Workers,

October 7th marked the 11th World Day for Decent Work.

The World Day for Decent Work was launched by the International Trade Union Confederation in 2008. The International Labour Organization defines "decent work" as "work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for families, better prospects for personal development and social integration, freedom for people to express their concerns, organize and participate in the decisions that affect their lives and equality of opportunity and treatment for all women and men."

Gig Workers United marked the day by promoting the Gig Workers' Bill of Rights through multiple locations in Toronto. They are asking fellow workers to sign on to the Bill of Rights and push back against the erosion of working standards in the gig economy.

- Emily

 
 
 
 
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200 workers protest unpaid wages with the Naujawan Support Network in Brampton. Photo via Simran Dhunna.
 









 
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Locked out BC hotel workers fight for recall rights. Photo via PressProgress.
 




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  • BC construction workers with IBEW 213 have been on strike for two years fighting union-buster Ledcor.

 
 
Before You Go...
 
Graphic via U of M Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
 


  • How labour can win at the bargaining table by Sam Gindin.

 
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Shift Work Culture
 
Jessica McCormack speaks at TedX Harbourside Park
 

How can we rebuild community in an age of individualism? Jessica McCormack, from St. John's Newfoundland, believes unions are essential to restoring ideas of collectivity and solidarity -- especially among young workers who experience alienation through precarious gig work. Watch Jessica's Ted Talk here.

 
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