Public sector trade unions now dominate union membership in South Africa.
Rising membership of public sector unions and the growing political influence of these unions have led to government workers earning a premium over their private sector counterparts.
Was Josh Frydenberg right about job growth?
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Energy and resources minister Josh Frydenberg said recently that the latest employment figures show extremely strong job growth, the greatest Australia's had since 2006. Is that right?
A basic income may distribute the peanuts a little more fairly.
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Providing citizens with a basic income has shown signs of success in lifting people out of poverty, but more importantly the idea is transforming the way we think about inequality.
Taking the biscuit. UK organisations need some quality control.
Efforts to fix the UK's failure to make more stuff and be more profitable focus too far up the chain.
Shadow boxing. Will levelling the playing field work?
Removing names from CVs is a start, but we need to do much more to beat discrimination.
There’s nothing a couple beers can’t fix.
October was a strong month for jobs gains, but the president and Congress need to stop waiting for the numbers to improve and begin to act more proactively.
US jobs market needs a boost.
Jobs growth slowed in September, yet the despite the disappointing figures there's no political will to do anything about it.
Unemployed South Africans wait for work outside a factory gate in downtown Johannesburg. A wage subsidy could help reduce the numbers by offering opportunities to school leavers.
South Africa's unemployment figures have been stubbornly high over the past two decades. One policy measure that could help alleviate the pressure is a youth wage subsidy.
Employment growth does not equal ‘jobs creation’.
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Politicians all too often use monthly jobs numbers to infer that the other mob is doing a bad job or that they are doing a great job at managing the economy. But that's a flawed use of the data.
Is this what I studied neuroscience for?
As debates rage on whether graduates are 'over-educated', researchers have looked at what's actually happening to their jobs.
Many young workers exhaust themselves doing on-demand jobs for very little money.
Digital technology makes it easy for people to join the so-called "gig" economy and compete for work. But what employment rights does this online workforce really have, if any?
Workers are still feeling a little pinched.
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The July employment report suggests the recent trend of lackluster gains in jobs and wages is continuing, and a rate hike should therefore be off the table for the time being.
Holograms offer the promise of transforming electronic modes of teaching.
Holograms could make science and technology accessible as part of a new way of teaching.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (left) and Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt (centre) prior to the Queensland Budget being delivered in State Parliament in Brisbane.
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The Palaszczuk government's first budget for Queensland has promised to drive new investement and jobs in the knowledge based sectors.
The US minimum wage is currently US$7.25 an hour, but workers are fighting for it to be US$15.
Australia doesn't have many of the employment problems still troubling OECD countries, but structural unemployment is one.
Protestors have their prayers answered?
This was a bombshell of a budget, signalling direct interventions in the labour market that went far beyond what most observers were expecting.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised economic growth and good times ahead for India, but faces many challenges.
Speaking with Anthony D'Costa on the challenges facing India’s economy.
With about half of its population under the age of 25, how will India create enough jobs to cater for the millions of young people entering its workforce?
Most private sector workers are feeling fatter wallets these days because inflation has been so low.
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Inflation-adjusted wages for most private-sector workers are the highest since 1979.
Could they be after your job?
There are very few jobs that are can't be done in principle by robots and artificial intelligence. What will you do when a robot takes your job?
Are graduates getting value for their money?
US colleges are failing to prepare students for life in a competitive, globalized economy.