Canadian arts group calls for Universal Basic Income
What are they saying?
The authors claim the impact of the Pandemic has led to more job insecurity and worry. As a result, many people are more concerned about their jobs and income. They feel that;
“In these unprecedented times, millions of Canadians, including those in the arts and culture sector… are all vulnerable to unexpected changes in circumstances and… hardships. Poverty can become a reality for all of us, abruptly, without warning. “
Why has this come from the arts community?
“The gig economy is undermining decades of worker protections… many arts and culture sector workers are subject to precarious short-term contracts, without access to benefits, paid sick leave, or even employment insurance.”
What do they hope a UBI will achieve?
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