Cross country check up: will you win or lose in an Uber-style sharing economy?
cbc.ca/radio [Podcast 1:53:00]
image: Patrick Marioné
Small wonder the gig economy is subject to more than a little righteousness and more than a few hot takes these days.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick caught on video arguing with driver about fares. Kalanick apologized after a video obtained by Bloomberg showed him in a heated exchange with a driver who told the CEO: ‘I’m bankrupt because of you’
Uber is doomed
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Elements of the movement for a fifteen dollar per hour minimum wage that started up south of the border in the fast food industry seems to have arrived at Canada’s biggest, busiest, richest airport. And so it should!
CBC Metro Morning (6:20)
See also: (965) Pearson workers look for better
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If you neocon decision makers and market preachers are offended by labour activism, or God forbid, outright Marxist behaviour at the bottom of an unequal society then when will you quit creating conditions for these things that you like so little? Askin’ for a friend.
Everything goes up but pay
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives produces Policy Notes as a reinforcement and alternative to its longer reports. This recent one from the BC office looks in at a topic well in the precinct of anyone concerned with suburban poverty.
…well, at least a federal minister is talking at us about precariousness, nay he appears to be advocating it.
Finance Minister says Canadians should get used to short-term employment. Calling it ‘job churn,’ Minister Bill Morneau told Niagara Falls crowd to expect a number of career changes in a person’s life
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Hopeful reading over the weekend as precarious workers share with the Toronto Star what they’d do to improve things.
How workers stuck in precarious jobs would make things better. As the Ministry of Labour prepares to release an interim report on the changing workplace, the Star spoke to workers struggling with precarious employment about how to fix a broken system
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