When people get locked into the gig economy, it adversely affects other areas of their lives, from health to housing
New legislation has forced stronger action and might see the first walkout at Threadneedle Street in more than 50 years.
A new generation of workers has underpinned a successful election for Jeremy Corbyn. But can they be harnessed to recreate the power of the poll tax protests?
Neil Gorsuch signs the constitutional oath after Chief Justice Roberts administered it in a private ceremony on April 10.
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With Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the high court, conservatives regain their 5-4 majority, which will likely benefit employers over workers.
Gig workers are more vulnerable when it comes to legal protection of their rights.
Gig workers need to be aware of their contract terms and band together in order to maintain their working rights and pay.
What does the Turnbull government’s establishment of a construction industry watchdog mean for workers, wages and the industry?
A group of experts dissect what the re-introduction of the ABCC means for the construction industry and its workers.
Ride-sharing app Uber is facing a new wave of legal claims after a landmark ruling on work conditions. But any triumphalism is deeply premature.
Life is a lot different for the flexible working creative class and the call centre worker on a zero-hours contract.
A High Street store may give Theresa May the model for bolstering the role of employees in how companies are run.
Backpackers will lose 95% of their superannuation while other workers from overseas retain theirs.
The government's changes to the so called "backpacker tax" will mean these holidaying workers will have less super than other temporary workers in Australia, creating even more inequality.
Under the NDIS there are risks for the carers people with a disability employ.
The roll out of the NDIS means disability service providers and the people they employ are exposed to more market forces and this could result in protection for workers.
Up in arms.
Moves to criminalise sex work are facing tough opposition from those in the industry.
Secret evidence can leave employees in the dark.
Sacked from your job and never told why. Is this the new normal for some workers in Britain?
Several inquiries across the country are looking into the exploitation of foreign workers.
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We already know the solutions to stem the exploitation of migrant workers, and they involve changes at both the employer and government level.
Abercrombie says it will no longer require employees to be constantly on call.
A significant share of the workforce wakes up every day without knowing at what time they'll work – or even if they will earn anything at all.
Get up, stand up.
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Here's what really needs to happen to make work healthier.
What are the limits to academic freedom?
Recent cases of tweets by a Boston University professor about racism and others have raised questions about what might be the limits to academic freedom.
Bag it up. Is airport security at risk?
When reports surface that a drugs syndicate might control an airport's baggage handlers, it's time to look at the pressure points for what is a precarious job – and a serious security threat.
Union City Blues. Activists join anti-Thatcher protests in 2013.
British orgainsed labour has remained relevant despite the onslaught suffered during the 1980s, but it lacks the institutional structure that would make the future secure.
British factories are cutting corners.
Clothes manufacturing in the UK has seen a striking revival since 2007. Not only have new business models come onto the scene, particularly with the growth of online retailers, their actual manufacture…