Recording – From Gig Workers to Telework

On January 2022, CRIMT and its Institutional Experimentation for Better Work Partnership Project held, in collaboration with the UQAM Research Chair on the effectiveness of labour law (CREDT), a round table entitled : From Gig Workers to Telework. The regulation of working time in the COVID era and beyond.

Animation : 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 and president, 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? 

Watch the recording of the round table on our YouTube channel.