Job Churn and Precarious Work

I wrote an opinion article for the Report on Business section of the Globe and Mail newspaper, responding to recent comments by Canadian politicians that workers should “get used to” job churn and precarious work. You can read the article here.


  1. “High turnover requires employers to continually invest in recruiting, hiring and training.” In my experience employers attempt to over come much of this by requiring the worker to be ‘available’ even when work isn’t, often punishing those call out workers for taking part time employment with a different employer.
    Part of the solution in my view is to have a union contract with the appropriate seniority and call-out/work assignment clauses. In order to achieve this the precarious worker first has to convince full-time members the issue is necessary and worth the fight.

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