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.
Despite the increasing representation of persons with hearing loss in the workplace, discrimination, a lack of accessibility and isolation still prevent equity and inclusion.
Discrimination, a lack of accessibility and isolation still prevent persons with hearing loss from experiencing equity and inclusion at work.
UK workers have a high degree of concern about the climate crisis.
Our survey of UK workers reveals their deep concern about climate change – many want to see action being taken.
Canada has the third-largest oil reserves in the world and is the world’s fourth-largest oil producer.
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If Alberta prepares to transition from oil and gas to solar energy, the workforce will need retraining. New research shows that this will cost less than expected.
If your boss is biased, this is a logical response.
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Having a biased manager lowers productivity across the board – even for workers who aren’t targeted.
It’s crucial that workplaces committed to diversity and inclusion don’t overlook the importance of addressing mental health concerns.
Workplaces committed to diversity and inclusion need to ensure they don’t overlook the importance of addressing mental health concerns.
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.
Employees revealed a constant ‘drip’ of verbal abuse could be even more harmful than physical violence.
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.
Searching for your ‘calling’ can be a source of joy – but also stress and distraction.
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The idea of a ‘calling’ has stretched far beyond its religious roots. But the way US society talks about meaningful work isn’t always helpful.
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.
We still don’t have a clear idea about how the widespread usage of artificial intelligence will impact worker health and well-being.
The rapid rate of AI adoption is putting workplaces at risk of overlooking its potentially adverse impacts, particularly those that could impact the health and well-being of workers.
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.”
A recent investigation into Lululemon casts doubt on the ability of Canada’s new Modern Slavery Act to tackle labour abuse.
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A new study suggests disclosure laws to prevent forced labour in the clothing industry are a form of window dressing designed to ease the conscience of consumers rather than protecting workers.