COVID-19 and the World of Work Blog

Welcome to our new COVID-19 and the World of Work blog that will explore and analyze the impacts of the pandemic on workers. We will feature original research briefs, opinion pieces, and media summaries by GLRC students, faculty, and community partners that address evolving issues related to work, employment, labour, and livelihoods. If you are interested in submitting to our blog, please pitch your ideas to

A Basic Guide to the Employment Standards Act and Worker’s Rights in Ontario

June 10, 2022
Christina Love

Why Bill 88 falls short of supporting gig workers

March 11, 2022
Joseph Fantauzzi

Nothing to Lose but Our Chains: Attempting to Organize a Union During the Pandemic

February 14, 2022
Christina Love

Labour Day, the Pandemic, and Canada

September 2, 2021
Christina Love

More Than "Just a Health-Care Aide": Immigrant Women Speak About the COVID-19 Crisis in Long-Term Care

July 9, 2021
Naomi Lightman

Is Amazon failing its warehouse workers?

March 25, 2021
Safi Yusuf

Better paid sick day policies needed to stop the spread of COVID-19

March 25, 2021
Safi Yusuf

The impact of COVID-19 on the housing precariousness of migrant workers

February 5, 2021
Mycah Panjaitan, Whitney Haynes, Marco Luciano, Deanna Neri, Lynn, Ethel Tungohan

Canada and the COVID-19 vaccine

December 11, 2020
Safi Yusuf