The first discussion paper in our series exploring the shift from precarious employment to decent work.
LPRC Co-chair, Sue Wilson, explores the larger structural drivers of precarious employment linking them to the the situation in London, Ontario. This paper highlights the historical changes and macro trends in economic theory and corporate practices which have underpinned the weakening of labour protections and job security over the last 40 years. Central to this discussion is the recognition that although the economy has been growing, the benefits of this growth has not translated into decent work and security for many, but rather increases in CEO compensation and concentrated wealth.
Download the full paper here Why Are Workers Struggling in Good Times and Bad?