TORONTO – On October 7, the World Day for Decent Work, app-based delivery workers took to the streets – their workplace – to demand that Ontario #MakeGigWorkDecentWork.
While Gig Workers United was rallying at Queen’s Park to promote the Gig Workers’ Bill of Rights — a joint initiative with the Ontario Federation of Labour — at least two banner drops, one on the freeway and one on Kensington Market rooftop, carried the message “Gig work is real work. Make it decent work.”
Over the summer, the Ontario Workforce Recovery Advisory Committee (OWRAC) reviewed changes in technology, the definition of a workplace, and other global trends that are shaping the future of work. Their recommendations will directly affect the future of gig work in the province, but the gig economy’s workers were not among those leading the inquiry.