Striking CEGEP students hold a demonstration to protest against unpaid internships in Montreal on Nov. 21, 2018.
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Legal or not, unpaid internships are likely to continue as long as people face barriers breaking into the workforce and some employers see the opportunity for free labour.
South African workers protesting against a proposed minimum wage earlier this year.
Proposed changes to South African labour laws threaten to set back workers rights.
Unpaid interns protests in Geneva in 2016. Activism has played a big part in how unpaid internships are now being regarded with disdain.
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Global activism has played a big role in outlawing unpaid internships. Here's how protests and social media shaming spurred negative media coverage of unpaid internships.
Strikes are a common sight in South Africa. Data helps to put them in context.
Data reveals that South Africa's strike action is lower than many other countries, and not as prolonged as politicians claim.
President Macron meets the CFTC union president Philippe Louis during talks at the Élysée Palace.
Amid wider reforms to labour law, proposals to reduce subsidised jobs for the unemployed raise concerns.
New legislation has forced stronger action and might see the first walkout at Threadneedle Street in more than 50 years.
No rest for the weary in a 24/7 economy.
Ever more people are stuck with shift work in a globalised economy that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
DaddyOFive parents Mike and Heather Martin issue an apology for their prank videos.
As the case of US YouTube channel DaddyOFive shows, there's a fine line between pranking your kids and exploitation.
In work poverty is a sign the icy tide of capitalism is now lapping at our ankles in the global north.
A proposed new law is set to allow surrogate parents in South Africa to also take leave to care for their babies.
South African law requires surrogate mothers to hand infants to their legal parents without undue delay. But it doesn't provide leave for these parents to care for their infants. That is set to change.
Proposed labour reforms in France have sparked mass protests led by young people who want to reclaim democracy from the elite.
There was enormous growth in casual employment prior to 1998.
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The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) said that casual employment has not increased in Australia for the past 18 years. Is that right?
Ready to rumble?
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Uber is in a global fight to win a regulatory environment favourable to its business model. It could go one of two ways.
Sun Chang Jie and Li Ting, migrant workers in Beijing, with a picture of the children they’ve left behind.
EPA/Rolex Dela Pena
The suicides of four Chinese children left behind by their migrant worker parents could be an ominous sign of things to come.
Some feel as if they’re being taken for a ride, rather than enjoying it.
California case highlights the potential negative impact of technological progress.
Farm workers hired through labour hire contractors are vulnerable due to Australian law.
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With another fruit picking season in Australia have come the usual reports of “dodgy” labour hire contractors operating in farms around the country. Italian satirical news program Striscia recently picked…
Ched Evans takes a drink while playing for Sheffield United in 2010.
As the directors of Oldham Athletic football club consider their options over the possible hiring of Ched Evans, the case of the convicted rapist trying to go back to work has thrown up a catalogue of…