The buying power of wages began slipping mid last year year. The wages share of national income has been sliding since 2016.
A long-brewing dispute?
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A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint over instances of anti-union practices at Starbucks. And that was before the company’s boss threatened to withhold wages.
The 2013 strike over wages by farm workers in South Africa’s Western Cape.
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Inequality in organisations is difficult to shift because they are entrenched by the status quo.
Aged care reform remains unfinished business for Labor. It made a start this week but more needs to come.
‘Cant wait to reach my new cage.’
Workers have been quitting more than ever. But where are they going?
Plenty of places hiring, and more people looking for jobs.
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While the uptick in the unemployment rate in January may seem like bad news, the reason it rose actually shows the labor market returning to normal.
Employers are having a harder time recruiting new workers.
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A record share of workers quit their jobs in September. A human resources scholar explains how this is a trend that predates the pandemic.
The right prescription?
The Bank of England is weighing up the costs of a change.
Canadian David Card, winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in economics, stands for a portrait in Berkeley, Calif. Card, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, received the award for his research on minimum wages and immigration.
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Canadian economist David Card won the Nobel Prize in economics for demonstrating that large-scale immigration has no effect on the wages of native-born workers. In doing so, he’s challenged Economics 101.
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak survey a railway site in Manchester,
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Current wage rises will be short term, and expensive for consumers.
Informal workers in West Africa have been hardest hit by covid-19 lockdowns.
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Informal employment is significant in sub-Saharan Africa. The plight of informal workers needs to be highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Young people wait to register at a South African university in 2012. They are bearing the brunt of high levels of unemployment.
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Can the structural barriers to low-skilled employment growth be overcome?
Unemployed men seek casual jobs from passers-by on a road in Cape Town, South Africa.
Recent developments in the organisation of production have led to the decline of wage employment across much of the world.
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Most of the million gardners employed in South Africa earn less than the minimum wage.
Workers at a textile factory in Cape Town, South Africa. Differences between wages and executive pay isn’t currently in the public domain.
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Companies being required to go public with information about executive and workers pay packets is increasingly becoming the norm.
Intake workers assist visitors at an immigrant and refugee vaccine clinic set up by Global Medic in Toronto in April. Research suggests racialized immigrant women earn less money than other groups, regardless of how much training, education or networking they do.
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Racialized women immigrants still earn less than their peers on average even when well-qualified. It’s up to employers to remove employment barriers.
A law from 1969 is still having an impact on nursing pay in Denmark today.
Students often cannot afford to take unpaid internships.
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With the COVID-19 pandemic making inequalities worse, has the time come to make sure all interns are paid?
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COVID-19 is shedding light on the impact of poverty, inequality and unemployment. This includes hardships women face and the burden placed on them to manage responsibilities every day.
Domesic workers in South Africa continue to be neglected.
The outsourcing of domestic work contributes to the race, class and gender stereotypes of domestic work. It has neither elevated the status nor improved the working conditions of domestic workers.