Members of a Québec teachers’ union march to begin their unlimited strike, Nov. 23, 2023 in Montréal.
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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.
Data labellers across the world are keeping AI on track, but struggling to make ends meet themselves.
Tech firms are relying on low-wage workers to power their AI models. That raises serious ethical questions about how the technology is being developed.
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.
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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.
Over 80% of secondary schools are academies, which don’t have to teach the national curriculum.
Changing attitudes to maths from the start of education can lead to more success later on.
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.
The work environment is a social determinant of health. However, work has been underused as a lever to address health inequalities.
Keir Starmer has indicated Labour would work with Europe on tackling illegal migration.
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Labour has vowed to crack down on smuggling gangs.
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.
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.
The subtler, more insidious forms of discrimination that women face at work often go unnoticed.
While blatant discrimination is easy to condemn because of how obvious it is, there are subtler, more insidious forms that also need to be rooted out.
There is hope that social media can breathe new life into the labour movement.
While the digital landscape offers opportunities for unions to engage and mobilize supporters, it also presents challenges, including the risk of being marginalized in the vast online world.
Striking port workers from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada gather at a rally in Vancouver in July 2023.
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When it comes to picket lines, courts aim to uphold civil and property rights without jeopardizing workers’ freedom of expression.
Employers miss out on untapped potential when they overlook or discount abilities in the workplace.
Establishing an inclusive and accommodating work environment for people with dyslexia can foster a diverse workforce and improve productivity, innovation and performance.
Tom Cruise is welcomed by fans during the red carpet event for ‘Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One’ in Seoul, South Korea, June 29, 2023.
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The movie offers both Hollywood history and Cruise’s presence as weapons of human resistance to the hazards of AI in filmmaking.
Today, as in the past, pro-car sentiment is a backlash against nascent environmental protest.
For workers whose wages have fallen behind, the prospect of not having to strike is tantalizing. Buttons on a person in a picket line outside the Toronto District School Board head office in December 2019.
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Trading the right to strike for binding interest arbitration is a minefield for unions.
TVO employees and supporters are seen on the picket line outside of TVO offices in Toronto on Aug. 21, 2023. Dozens of workers at TVO have walked off the job.
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Although work in journalism has never been a safe bet, it’s now rife with deepening uncertainty. The TVO strike aimed at job security is a matter of public interest.
Emotional labour is not recognized, nor valued enough, in coaching.
The emotional realities experienced by women coaches are adversely impacting their ability to thrive in a culture that doesn’t recognize or support key parts of their work.
Individuals with disabilities are under-represented in the Canadian labour market compared to their able-bodied counterparts.
One way to dramatically improve the lives of people with disabilities is by understanding time in a way that considers how people with disabilities experience barriers — something known as “crip time.”
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaking during the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference COP27.
Past prime ministers could afford to talk big on climate change – but now the impact of the environmental crisis is manifestly real, Sunak can’t afford to appease those who oppose green policies.
Striking International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada workers march to a rally as gantry cranes used to load and unload cargo containers from ships sit idle at port, in Vancouver, on July 6, 2023.
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We need a new agreement between employers and employees in the B.C. ports that will allow both sides to enjoy the benefits of new workplace technologies.