The outsourcing of domestic work contributes to the race, class and gender stereotypes of domestic work. It has neither elevated the status nor improved the working conditions of domestic workers.
The difficulty governments have had in meeting the needs of Canadian workers impacted by the coronavirus crisis has exposed holes in our social safety net and the inadequacy of existing labour laws.
Tackling the gender pay gap must take into account the way that part-time workers are treated.
Most workers are still employees, not casuals or gig workers. So what has changed to increase the insecurity of workers?
An 85-95% effective marginal tax rate means the second earner in a low-income family can increase from two days' work a week to three, four or five days and be better off by only about $4,000 a year.
Removing the stigma around flexible working can also remove some of the unconscious biases that work against mothers.
Government is about to be disrupted by technology in the same manner as major industries. It's about time.
We can expect to see a rise in part-time employed people using second jobs as a solution to insufficient hours in their main job.
Businesses are not considering that roles need to be redesigned to be part-time and this causes problems in managing employees' workloads and interacting with other employees.
Data show that people don't feel more insecure in their jobs now. In fact, that feeling is decreasing.
Rather than having a fear of being monitored, remote workers want the option of being visible.
Even though the shift towards part-time employment has actually been happening for many years, it now appears to be slowing.
A study shows the reality of gig worker experiences is far more nuanced than enjoying flexible work or being exploited.
By abolishing the 457 visa program the government has targeted a fraction of the problem, leaving the bulk of the temporary migrant labour force unchanged.
The Fair Work Commission's latest decision to cut certain Sunday and public holiday penalty rates continues a tradition of undervaluing young workers.