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March 15th, 2016

NDP launches campaign to tackle precarious work in millenial generation

Government must address emerging crisis affecting millennial generation

New Democrats are launching a campaign to address the rising challenge of precarious work among millennials, which leaves many young Canadians with little job security, no benefits, and no ability to plan for the future.

“The rise of precarious employment is driving growing inequality and threatens the future of an entire generation,” said Niki Ashton (Churchill – Keewatinook Aski) NDP Critic for Jobs, Employment and Workforce Development. “The government can no longer ignore the challenges facing millions of young Canadians who lack job security and basic benefits.”

The NDP are launching a national campaign to consult young people affected by the rise of precarious work and engage them in developing solutions to the challenges they face. The consultation process will provide the opportunity to listen to young people across the country and look at ways to strengthen job security, improve labour standards and ensure government supports are adapted to the realities of precarious work.

“Young people are more likely to be stuck in precarious work conditions,” said Ashton. “Tackling the rise of precarious work in the millennial generation is essential to fighting income inequality and building a fairer Canada.”