Worker Cooperative Platform Development Information Session - Community Event
Date: 2018-07-18 Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
City/Town: Ajax Location: Ajax Business Centre, 274 Mackenzie Ave.
Contact: Iffat Zehra Phone: 905-427-7849
Description of Event:
Platform Cooperatives: Workers can get fair share for services
Call it gig economy, sharing economy, or platform economy, at the end it is the worker who delivers the services. Is the worker paid fairly?
Tutors, artists, bookkeepers, childminders, interpreters, health-aid workers, maids, you name it, all immigrant and refugee workers from diverse backgrounds will be affected by the new economy; working as “dependent contractors” at a disadvantaged position between fulltime employment, and professional contracts. The policy makers and courts are taking notice; it is time workers should take notice and make worker-owned platform cooperatives. Mobile & digital technologies have made it possible not only for private companies like Uber, but for workers too, like www.upandgo.coop .
Women’s Multicultural Resource and Counselling Centre of Durham got funding from Ontario Trillium Foundation for Worker Cooperative Development. Iffat Zehra, the Cooperative Developer, is helping workers to understand this new economy, and create worker cooperative platforms. Come and learn every Wednesday from 3 to 5 pm at Ajax Business Centre, 274 Mackenzie Ave., Ajax, L1S 2E9. Snacks & bus tickets will be offered.
If you are interested in attending, please register via 905 427 7849. Follow us on twitter (@iffatzehra9).