The Union Advantage is the first in our Unions and the Response to Precarious Work series. Social Planning Toronto has produced this series to inform public debate and provincial policy-making as the Ontario government considers its plan of action in response to the Changing Workplaces Review.
Social Planning Toronto’s analysis highlights the experiences of workers, aged 25-64, living in the City of Toronto. It draws on data from the Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario (PEPSO) project, a 6-year community-university research initiative led by United Way Toronto & York Region and McMaster University. Social Planning Toronto is a community partner on the PEPSO project.
Future reports in this series will examine the role of unionization in protecting workers against precarious employment for groups of workers defined by gender, age, race and immigration status.