In June, Ontario introduced Bill 148 – the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 – to amend the Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act to provide more protection for precariously employed workers.  Among other changes including an increase to a $15 minimum wage, Bill 148 proposes that part-time, seasonal, casual, temporary and temporary help agency employees will receive the same pay as full-time employees doing substantially the same work.

Public hearings on Bill 148 are being held around the province from 10-14 July and 17-21 July 2017.  Written submissions can be filed by email to erennie@ola.org by no later than 5:30 p.m. on Friday 21 July 2017.

Watch this space for the Equal Pay Coalition’s comprehensive gender-based analysis of Bill 148.