The Oshawa Good Jobs Forum
Place: Regent Theatre
Date: April 1st
Time: 6pm – 8pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
– No cost, no RSVP necessary
The Public Lectures Committee, in association with the Faculty of Health Sciences, is hosting a social forum on precarious employment and the growth of polarized labour markets. The Oshawa Good Jobs Forum will take place in the Regent Theatre on April 1st from 6-8pm (see poster attached). In light of new evidence on wage inequality (Piketty; ILO; CIBC) and the ongoing instability in the local economy due to national and global economic restructuring, the Forum focuses both on developing a deeper understanding of the jobs crisis impacting Canada and fostering a local conversation on strategies for reform. The Forum brings together academics and activists and picks up on similar national events such as The Good Jobs Summit, The Good Jobs Economy in BC, and the upcoming conference on Bad Jobs: Challenging Precarious Employment. Moderated by Toba Bryant and Scott Aquanno, the event will aim to continue this national conversation on informal employment, while focusing attention on the Oshawa economy and the particular challenges faced by local workers and social organizations in dealing with the political and economic dimensions of non-standard employment.