A weekly round-up of insight and analysis in the media from Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers, Armine Yalnizyan.
“We need to get used to the idea of government doing more than they have in the last 40 years.” Armine emphasized on TVO’s The Agenda panel imagining economic recovery in the post-pandemic. (October 26)
Decent work for gig workers. Armine took a deep dive on the topic in an interview for the Conference Board of Canada’s Future Skills Centre podcast. (October 26)
Armine addressed the job loss numbers during the pandemic with Epoch Times and discussed how statistics can be interpreted differently to motivate various policy outcomes. (October 26)
“For economic recovery reasons, businesses will be trying to cut costs, more workers will be doing side hustles to supplement their incomes, and consumers will want better value for their money. That suggests there will be another rise in precarious employment,” said Armine on the tendency for recessions to be followed by uneven recoveries in Briarpatch on transforming labour organizing for the future of workers. (October 28)
Armine spoke about the macroeconomic consequences of allowing child care centres to be shuttered to the Globe and Mail on Canada’s uneven jobs recovery. She underscored that child care must be addressed as key to social infrastructure, not just a business. (October 29)