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.
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.
Employees need resources, information and support from colleagues to be truly empowered.
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An expert on employee motivation explains four challenges companies should address if they truly want to empower their workers.
Researchers found that ex-entrepreneurs are “burning up upon reentry.”
Returning to a 9-to-5 job is more challenging than many expect.
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.
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.”
Collaboration is often promoted as a tool for harnessing collective intelligence. But sometimes working solo is the best option.
Recent research about business leaders and divorce has important implications for political leaders like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who hold high-level positions of power and responsibility.
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The impact of divorce on job performance can be profound, affecting individuals on both personal and professional levels.
Using virtual reality headsets can have negative side effects, like dizziness, headaches and nausea.
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Trading in PC monitors for VR headsets can cause workers to experience dizziness, headaches and nausea. Researchers are beginning to understand why and what can be done to minimize the effects.
Refugees can help fill labour shortages and skills gaps, while also boosting diversity and competitiveness.
Alva Gotby’s book encourages women to refuse the labour of care – and even suggests abolishing the nuclear family.
The progression of women in organizations is undermined by stereotypes and prejudices.
To counter stereotypes and prejudices of women at work, we need to take a fresh look at leadership and encourage career-boosting mandates.
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AI has been criticised for containing inherent biases, but if used in the right way it could make hiring fairer.
Workplaces function better when colleagues have good relationships with one another.
Being friendly at work can increase your happiness, productivity and help you make better use of your time. On the other hand, being unfriendly can make work less enjoyable and engaging.