Webinar – From Gig Workers to Telework

26 January 2022, 2:30 to 4:30 (EST – Montreal time)

FROM GIG WORKERS TO TELEWORK: The regulation of working time in the COVID era and beyond

Will take place on Zoom

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Dalia Gesualdi-Fecteau, professor, DSJ, UQAM


Émilie Genin, School of Industrial relations, Université de Montréal
Pierre-Samuel Proulx, Public Service Alliance of Canada
Abdulah Raed, Gig workers united STTP
Jennifer Scott, Gig worker et Présidente, Gig workers united STTP

The global pandemic of COVID-19 has profoundly disrupted the world of work. The work organization of several has changed drastically, particularly in terms of work schedules. While workers providing essential services have had to deal with extended working hours, other have been forced to telework. For many, the disruptions caused by the pandemic have led to an increased blurring of the boundaries between work time and non-work time.

Was labour law able to hinder the adverse effects of the changes in professional temporalities observed during the pandemic and that will likely persist beyond? If the reference points of work time and place became even more fragile with the pandemic, how can we define work, an essential prerequisite to regulate its duration? 

This webinar, co-organized by the UQAM Research Chair on the effectiveness of labour law (CREDT) and the CRIMT Institutional Experimentation for Better Work Partnership Project, will explore how the pandemic provides a renewed context for reviewing and reconfiguring the regulation of working time.

Simultaneous interpretation in both French and English will be provided.

The webinar is free, but registration is mandatory.

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