A man heads past a clothing store where mannequins sport face masks in Halifax. Retail workers, long-term care workers and teachers say the media has failed to reflect their pandemic experiences.
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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.
Companies need to make sure every voice is heard.
Some workers aren’t that excited about a return to the office.
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A divide is growing between workers and management over the return to the office and other issues.
‘Look less bored, this is your final warning.’
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Companies are using myriad ways to check up on employees at home, from keylogger software to webcam monitoring.
Universities and other employers are encouraging workers to get vaccinated by doing it on site.
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Can companies legally require workers to get vaccinated? Employers have gotten so good at finding ways to get employees to comply with their policies that it may not matter.
The coronavirus has imposed difficulties on vulnerable workers.
Ghana’s early lockdown strategy impacted an already vulnerable working class.
It may seem like a lot, but it’s not the most important change in the bill.
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The federal minimum wage’s purchasing power has rarely been lower since it created in 1938 as part of the New Deal.
People who feel their work is a calling have more resilience against the negative effects of overwork and stress, but this comes at a cost.
As the climate changes and heatwaves become more frequent and severe, it’s vital we do more to understand who is most vulnerable and how we can reduce their risk.
The man on the right wearing the Trump hat was identified by his badge as an employee of Navistar Direct Marketing, which fired him.
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The vast majority of US workers are deemed “at will,” which means they can be fired at any time, without notice, and for any reason.
In this November 2019 photo, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, stands beside her husband at a Remembrance Day ceremony. She’s among high-profile women to go public with her miscarriage.
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Employees who have suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth are more likely to quit their jobs and suffer from impaired work performance. Pregnancy loss is not just a personal issue, but a workplace issue.
Workers need a map to lead them through the crisis.
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Although the end of the pandemic may be in sight, the costs of working remotely are growing. It’s time companies had a plan – even if they aren’t returning to the office any time soon.
The number of people on zero-hours contracts has increased during the pandemic, but they don’t seem to figure in the chancellor’s recovery plans.
Canada’s tech sector, in particular, is in need of highly skilled tech workers if it’s to maintain momentum.
To ensure foreign workers continue to view Canada as a place to live and work, the government must find a way to keep borders open to all workers essential to the post-pandemic economic recovery.
Amy Coney Barrett has issued mixed rulings when it comes to workers.
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Barrett has written 15 opinions in cases involving employment law that offer a window into her nuanced approach to disputes between workers and employers.
Doing a job to help other people can give greater meaning to work.
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The philosopher Simone Weil offers an illuminating perspective for our work life.
British jobs policy is broken. Here’s an alternative.
The Bonus Army stages a demonstration at the empty Capitol on July 2, 1932.
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Marches, demonstrations, civic unrest, attacks by law enforcement and the military on protesting civilians: The parallels between the summer of 1932 and what is happening currently are striking.
The International Labour Organization was founded at the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.
The International Labour Organization was founded in 1919 at the Treaty of Versailles after the ravages of pandemic and world war. Its model offers a way forward for us now.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, a window is opening for good ideas to move from the fringes to the mainstream — and that includes a four-day work week.
The four-day work week is an idea that should make it through the pandemic’s open policy window.