“New documentary sheds light on temp workers killed on the job” / Sara Mojtehedzadeh (Toronto Star, May 30, 2016)
The film A Day’s Work explores exploitation and risks in the U.S. temp agency industry. It traces the search for answers by Antonia Davis into why her 21-year-old brother was killed on his first day of work as a temporary employee.
In her interview with Dave DeSario, executive producer of the award-winning documentary, the Star reporter questions how Canada shapes up?
…Throughout the world, in South America, Asia, Europe, the temp industry is heavily regulated and it does fine. It’s not regulated, basically, in the U.S., Canada and New Zealand. So we have a lot in common in that sense…”
Note: A special preview has been organized by the Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups June 1, following the Injured Workers’ Day rally; with the Canadian premiere organized by Fight for $15 and Fairness to be held at 7 p.m. [see details – 2016 events]
- “Ontario employers cashing in on temporary workers” / Sara Mojtehedzadeh (Toronto Star, May 10, 2015)
- Workers’ Action Centre. 2015. Still Working on the Edge Toronto: WAC
- —. 2014 Dec. [Commentary on] Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 (Detailed overview of Bill 18 including provisions for safety of temporary agency workers: regulations under the WSIA still pending)
- Institute for Work & Health. 2014. Health and Safety Issues for Low-Wage Temp Agency Workers (video)