March 20, 2024
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COMMONS
WORK #1 – The War on Workers
The rise of gig work and temp agencies have made employment more precarious than ever
Arshy Mann
Host & Producer
Jordan Cornish
Producer
Noor Azrieh
Producer
André Proulx
Production Coordinator
Karyn Pugliese
Editor-in-Chief

Labour has undergone a seismic shift over the past decade. 

The rise of gig work and temp agencies have made employment more precarious than ever. In the interest of profits, companies are turning more and more towards temporary foreign workers and international students for minimum wage jobs. And even for those with seemingly secure employment, wages and benefits continue to be squeezed. 

One thing seems clear: workers are getting screwed. 

This season of COMMONS will dig into the fascinating history and ever-changing present of what it means to be a worker in Canada.  

 

Featured in this episode: Jim Stanford

 

Credits: Arshy Mann (Host and Producer), Jordan Cornish (Producer), Noor Azrieh (Producer), André Proulx (Production Coordinator), Karyn Pugliese (Editor-in-Chief)

 

Additional music from Audio Network

 

Sponsors: Rotman, Douglas, AG1 

 

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