People can die when the federal government doesn't work well with state and local governments – the COVID-19 crisis showed that. But the Biden administration has signaled an openness to collaboration.
If Canada wants to expand its middle class by substantially improving working conditions in sectors like retail, it must fundamentally reform its labour laws to be similar to Sweden’s.
The Fair Work Commission has shown it can still provide important economic leadership.
If the proposed public sector wage freeze is aimed at improving the lot of lower paid workers, there are better alternatives the government should consider.
The federal budget proposed several measures aimed at reducing poverty. But escaping poverty is extremely difficult and can't be addressed by quick fixes.
A hike in the minimum wage could jeopardise Australia’s post-COVID recovery, says the Morrison government. That’s an outdated economic idea.
It’s not just about the money. Raising the minimum wage would lead to happier and healthier lives for millions of Americans.
The federal minimum wage's purchasing power has rarely been lower since it created in 1938 as part of the New Deal.
Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is a campaign promise by Joe Biden. What do we know about the effectiveness and limitations of this measure?
Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds was understandably sceptical of Rishi Sunak’s claims to be “helping the poorest the most”, but Tories are moving in the right direction.
A freeze in the minimum wage would make it easier for stressed employers to hang onto their workers says a bare majority of experts surveyed by the Economic Society and The Conversation.
Many key workers are among the UK's lowest paid.
Unions, business and government will sit down to try to overhaul our industrial relations system. Past and recent history tell us this is a tough ask.
The risk to workers hasn't changed, but employers no longer have the same labor market pressures to worry about.
Treasury’s inability to forecast wage growth suggests it doesn’t understand what cases it and why we need it.
Informal retailers that dot South Africa’s townships have changed dramatically, but at great cost - avoidance of regulation and exploitation of employees.
Promised increases from both sides are a striking new feature of UK politics and could be transformative for many.
The restaurant industry as a whole hasn’t been a huge supporter of the fight to increase minimum wage – but it should be.
Workers on awards and the minimum wage will get 3%. There was a case for awarding even more.
The collective public health of Canada, the United States and Mexico will take a hit if the new NAFTA becomes law.