There are almost two million gig workers in Canada working in precarious, poorly paid jobs. Many of them are looking to unionize to improve wages and working conditions. But it’s a difficult task. A recent example demonstrates how hard it is — Foodora workers seeking to unionize under Canadian Union of Postal Workers got a favourable ruling from the labour board but Foodora shut down operations in Canada shortly thereafter.
Marc Belanger talked to CUPW national president Jan Simpson about the union’s attempt to unionize the Foodora workers.
Also in RadioLabour’s Canada Report June 22-26, 2020:
• 200,000 seafarers are stuck in ships because of COVID-19
• The LabourStart report about union events
• And rappin: “A New Solidarity Forever”
Image: Tiia Monto/Wikimedia
Music: Luc Roderique. UFCW. Used by permission.