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Rights against the machines

February 26, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
International Room, 240 Jarvis St. (Jarvis St. and Gerrard St. E.)
Open To
Public, Students
Rights against the machines

Speakers: Marco Marrone (Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Venice), Liisa Schofield (Lead Organizer, Canadian Union of Postal Workers), and Iván Ostos (Bike Courier, Foodora).

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is leading a drive to unionize Foodora bike and car couriers in Toronto - the first case of these food courier workers to unionize in Canada that is currently before the Ontario Labour Relations Board. In Bologna, Italy, the Riders Union Bologna, representing food delivery workers in that city, has recently met with some degree of success. This panel discussion will explore the experiences of both campaigns in an effort to learn more about how unionizing can transform working conditions within the context of a rapidly emerging platform capitalism.

Event organizing assistance provided by Mark Thomas (Associate Professor at York University) and Bryan Evans (Professor at Ryerson University).

This venue is fully wheelchair accessible. Please contact, opens in new window if you require any accessibility accommodations to ensure your full participation.

This is a free, public event. If you wish to attend, registration is encouraged, for event organizing assistance, but not required.