It used to be that when you started your working career you could work the same job until you retired, usually with a workplace pension. Today’s reality of work has fundamentally changed yet our policies, especially Employment Insurance and Pensions, remain stuck in the past.
Nearly 50% of Torontonians can’t find permanent, full-time jobs that provide benefits and job-security. I hear about this all the time in our community because so many work part time, on contract, freelance or are self-employed.
We are a city of web designers and roofers, artists and consultants, office cleaners and waiters, service sector workers and contract professors. We all face the same issues.
I’m proud to announce that this spring I will introduce a bill in the House of Commons that lays out measures to protect, among others, those who have no pension, those who have never been able to qualify for EI, and those who are working unpaid internships.
I hope you can join me and Davenport MPP Jonah Schein at the launch of our Urban Worker campaign to find out more about this bill and to share your experiences as an Urban Worker!
Urban Worker Strategy Campaign Launch
Thursday May 23rd
7pm @ The Common
1028 Bloor Street West
There will be music from great local musicians and refreshments.
Hope to see you there,