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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.
Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan embraces the president of the longshore workers union from the Port de Québec that’s been locked out for a year, at a rally for federal anti-scab legislation on Parliament Hill in September 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Levelling the playing field: The case for a federal ‘anti-scab’ law

Unions have long advocated for a ban on replacement workers, arguing their use unduly shifts power to employers and gives the boss an unfair advantage in collective bargaining.
If public health bodies and policymakers put greater focus on improving the work environment, it could achieve major gains in population health and reduce health inequities. (Shutterstock)

The impact of work on well-being: 6 factors that will affect the future of work and health inequalities

The work environment is a social determinant of health. However, work has been underused as a lever to address health inequalities.
Drivers that juggle driving with another job were more likely to run red lights and carry weapons, such as knives, for safety reasons. These behaviours pose risks not only to drivers, but also to the public. (Paul Hanaoka/Unsplash)

Safety on the line: Drivers who juggle multiple jobs are more likely to take risks on the road

Companies like Uber and Lyft have a long way to go in improving worker safety to ensure both drivers and passengers feel safe on the road.

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