Redundancies are an unfortunate fact of life for businesses, but companies can try to make the process of job cuts less painful for workers.
In an important step for an industry that has been accused of exploitative working conditions for decades, video game workers in Edmonton recently voted to unionize for the first time in Canada.
Staten Island’s Amazon union has proven that one of the most powerful anti-union companies in North America can be unionized.
The best way to help employees disconnect from work is to allow them the autonomy to choose for themselves how, when and where to disconnect.
What can be done to turn the tide on the alarmingly high staff turnover among higher education institutions in South Africa.
Wanting a union and securing a union are two very different things. That’s because there are enduring obstacles to unionization that make it incredibly difficult for workers to unionize.
When our colleagues quit, are we more or less likely to quit too? Is quitting contagious? Research shows it depends on the departing
employee’s performance — and what kind of manager is in charge.
In post-pandemic Canada, the media will play a big role in shaping public understanding of labour conditions. A future of work that is safe and equitable requires the voices of workers.
A range of factors influence the behaviour of minibus drivers in Ghana. This involves a complex web of factors, motivations and constraints.
Studies consistently show that many employees are reluctant to speak up at work, and are even hardwired to remain silent. How can we help people voice their opinions more effectively?
Research and surveys show that many Canadian employees want to continue to work from home, at least sometimes, following the pandemic. But what do CEOs think?
The COVID-19 crisis is transforming work and how it is done, not just in universities. If managers think that they unilaterally know how to manage remote work, disorder could become chaos.
Existing employee assessment and compensation structures are not suited to the reality of remote work. It’s time to change that.
COVID-19 has prompted many companies to lay off employees, but
most companies don’t have a policy governing layoffs. Here’s why that’s a mistake.
The four-day work week is an idea that should make it through the pandemic’s open policy window.
The Federal Court of Australia has rejected the notion workers can be employed as ‘permanent casuals’.
Nurses, cleaners, grocery store clerks and other unionized workers have been on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. They should emerge from it with a greater level of respect.
Even if employees don’t care about a particular cause to begin with, they will react positively or negatively to the reason they believe their organization is choosing to engage in that cause.
Internal documents reveal how police and government respond to protests or labour disputes that are framed as threats to national security, and how heavily corporations are involved.
Ordering Canada’s postal workers back on the job may hurt Justin Trudeau. CUPW could direct its anger directly at the Trudeau Liberals ahead of the 2019 federal election.