Cab drivers push for recognition as workers

Dependent contractor status leaves them unprotected when injured.
By Danielle Harder
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/27/2010

His taxi is where he works and Jeswinder Bedi says that should entitle him and other drivers to the same rights as other Ontarians under the province’s Occupational Health and Safety Act.

“Driving a taxi is work, and this is our workplace,” he explains. “We are like truck drivers or train conductors or any of those transportation workers.”