Post Tagged with: "free labour"

Andrew Cash speaks at the NDP electoral district nomination meeting in 2009. (ABEBBENJOE/Wikimedia commons)

Federal government has a role to play in regulating unpaid internships: lawyer

Andrew Cash wants the federal government to regulate unpaid internships and a Toronto-based labour lawyer is backing the idea. Cash, the Davenport MP, tabled Bill C-542, An Act to Establish a National Urban Workers Strategy. The private member’s bill aims to provide protections for part-time, contract and self-employed workers as well as interns. While labour and internships are mostly a […]

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus

Learning experience or free labour?

In an economy where few things are free and time is money, many businesses and corporations are finding free labour by taking on undergraduate and graduate interns, instead of co-op students. Ryerson and other Ontario universities offer these unpaid internships and work placements to students in a variety of programs, and the Employment Standards Act (ESA) allows companies to not […]

by Jordan White· · Features