The Victorian government was using a sector known for its non-compliance with minimum labour standards for an important public safety job. That decision has come back to bite it.
Some companies are moving permanently to remote work during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. But are they simply passing on costs to employees while invading their personal space?
In the shadows of the agenda to accelerate India-Australia trade and investment is the risk of pushing Indian workers into slave conditions.
Governments worldwide have put in place economic and tax relief measures to mitigate the impact on businesses and workers of drastic public health measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has forced employees and businesses to change the way they operate. Some of those changes may be permanent.
Informal retailers that dot South Africa's townships have changed dramatically, but at great cost - avoidance of regulation and exploitation of employees.
The crucial question is not whether gig workers are employees or independent contractors, but what rights they ought to have as contractors.
Brexit could erode workers’ wages and conditions, particularly if the British government deregulates employment laws and undercuts EU standards.
May Day is a time to reflect on labour struggles of the past and demands for the future, and Canada's move toward increasing the minimum wage is not enough. Labour politics is about who counts
Using technology and rhetoric, ride-hailing companies manage to dictate drivers while simultaneously creating the illusion of equal relation.
South Africa lacks a clear definition of disability – and its limited view of who should be regarded as having a disability in the labour market is at odds with international practice.
The Australian government has powers it could use to patch the problems around temporary labour provisions in the China-Australia trade agreement.
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.