Policy makers and arts sectors together need to reimagine how we might organize contracts, leverage networks and change supports to create more long-term opportunities for arts workers in Canada.
The COVID-19 crisis has raised major questions about the viability of the economic, business and employment models that corporate and industry lobbyists are arguing for a return to.
Significant numbers of key workers barely make the minimum wage.
During California's deadliest wildfire season, 2,000 prison inmates fought the flames on USD$1 a day.
As more and more Americans are laid off, employers have to consider the cost of letting their staff go.
Food delivery workers are now essential workers. But they're still not treated as employees.
We believe a basic income should be a right, but it should be underpinned by a principle of reciprocity - people must contribute to society in return.
An Ontario labour board decision to allow Foodora workers to unionize appears to have set an important precedent. But unionizing workers in the gig economy will continue to be an uphill battle.
Research reveals a complicated relationship between surveillance and freedom, as surveillance activities allow for greater autonomy for women hoping to work in Jordan.
We need to see uberisation in the context of all forms of precarious and insecure work becoming more acceptable.
The effect is the transfer of wealth away from the poorest workers.
An upcoming study on workers in the gig economy suggests the future of work may be a lonely and uncertain one for many workers.
Uber Works is the next step in the evolution of the gig economy.
Flexibility is just a euphemism for exploitation.
In this first of a series of “vision statements” Albanese has sought to send the messages that Labor under his leadership is focused on jobs, is looking to the future and is not afraid of change.
If your job doesn't currently involve automation or artificial intelligence in some way, it likely will soon. Computer-based worker surveillance and performance analysis will come, too.
Unions should move their focus away from traditional collective bargaining and instead embrace new ways to attract new members, such as by offering discounted benefits and engaging in more advocacy.
Underpaying workers has become rampant in Australia.
Gig economy workers in the UK report better self-worth and happiness.
A growing number of jobs are becoming less stable, with fewer benefits and stagnating wages. This is taking a significant toll on the psychological health of workers.