Inequities of Part-time Work in Canada

Holland’s bold employment reforms are an easy model for Canada to adopt.

A generation ago, organized labour in Canada and Holland developed markedly different strategies to deal with the issue of part-time work. Holland’s approach has been the clear winner, with major benefits all across Dutch society.

Part-time work presented labour unions in both countries with a dilemma. Many workers, particularly working moms, wanted flexible and reduced work times. But part-time work as it was then structured caused unions real concern:

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Bruce O’Hara
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