Should the chronic hiring struggles of Canadian restaurants be referred to as a labour shortage, or can it be more accurately portrayed as a retention issue fuelled by a lack of decent work?
Employment and wages soared in the latest labor report, but that’s small comfort for the many workers with a job that doesn’t pay a living wage.
Ireland is looking at imposing a living wage on all employers.
Recent research shows a living wage creates healthier employees, less pressure on government subsidies and a skilled workforce.
The debate over how to classify gig workers pits flexibility against the higher incomes and benefits that come with being classified as an employee.
Many key workers are among the UK’s lowest paid.
Should a master of coffee be paid less than a curator or do they have equal cultural value and therefore be paid the same?
Promised increases from both sides are a striking new feature of UK politics and could be transformative for many.
It ought to be possible to replace Australia’s minimum wage with a higher “living wage” without putting people our of work, but more will be needed.
The legal minimum wage is vital for regulating low pay and preventing exploitation. But it is insufficient on its own to reduce poverty for working people.
Granting low-wage workers a “living wage” instead of a minimum wage is far from costless, and there are much better ways of helping people genuinely in need.
As debate begins over what living wages mean for Australian workers, it is a good time to consider a global living wage.
The living wage – a renamed and more generous minimum wage - would directly benefit about one in ten workers – some 1.2 million people, Labor says.
Go beyond the corporate jargon to really understand the freedom and challenges that come with being a digital nomad.
An evidence-based measure of minimum income has been widely adopted – and could now change the rules around legal aid.
Adding 20 cents to the price of a T-shirt in Australia would be enough to lift all Indian workers in the garment supply chain out of poverty.
The ACTU has proposed Australia adopt a “living wage”. This might improve the incomes of some people, but it wouldn’t solve “working poverty”.
Around the world, McDonald’s is known for its staunch and well-resourced attempt to remain ‘union free’.
Once investors put their shoulders to the wheel, everything changes.
It was Winston Churchill who led the charge for the UK’s first living wage. But you’d never have guessed the Conservative Party would adopt the policy with such gusto in the 21st century.