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Members of Unifor Local 594 gather for a rally outside the Co-op Refinery in Regina, Sask. in December 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell

It is industry, not government, that is getting in the way of a ‘just transition’ for oil and gas workers

While governments are often blamed for a perceived ‘unjust transition,’ it is actually the industry itself which poses the biggest threat to the future of oil and gas workers.
Alberta Union of Provincial Employees President Guy Smith speaks during a rally in front of the Royal Alexandra hospital, as nurses hold a Day of Action information pickets across Alberta, in Edmonton in August 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

The Alberta government is interfering in public sector bargaining on an unprecedented scale

The Alberta government has been involving itself with public sector bargaining in an unprecedented way compared to previous provincial governments and those in every other province and territory.
The birth of children results in large earnings losses that are not equally distributed within heterosexual couples. (Shutterstock)

The motherhood pay gap: Why women’s earnings decline after having children

New research shows that women’s earnings are negatively impacted by having children, while men’s aren’t. The effects can be long-lasting and contribute to the gender pay gap.
A fishing vessel is followed by flocks of seabirds in the Southern Ocean off the coast of the South Orkney Islands, north of the Antarctic Peninsula, on March 10, 2023. (AP Photo/David Keyton)

Canada lags behind on efforts to address human rights abuses in seafood supply chains

Canada is an outlier in its failure to hold buyers and retailers accountable for labour abuse in seafood supply chains.
Employers can address qualification inflation by implementing skill-based recruitment and selection practices. (Shutterstock)

Employers should use skill-based hiring to find hidden talent and address labour challenges

Job listings now often demand that applicants have degrees and experiences that were previously unnecessary, with some job requirements even surpassing the qualifications of current employees.
People march in front of the Midtown Mall during a province-wide, one-day strike organized by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation in Saskatoon, Sask., Jan. 16, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Saskatchewan teacher strike: It’s about bargaining for the common good

Chronically underfunded classrooms with fewer supports to meet student needs is a core issue for Saskatchewan teachers.
Members of a Québec teachers’ union march to begin their unlimited strike, Nov. 23, 2023 in Montréal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Here’s why union support is so high right now

The rise in union support can be explained by the growing recognition people are having of their own disadvantages, and the anger they feel about it.

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