The job market is experiencing an influx of job-seekers at the moment, putting the responsibility on employers to attract employees to their organizations.
Workplaces are increasingly recognizing that productive employees seek out workplaces that prioritize mental well-being and offer flexible working conditions.
New Canadians take the Oath of Citizenship during halftime at a Redblacks and Montréal Alouettes CFL game in Ottawa in July 2022.
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Canada is counting on immigrants to drive economic growth. Smaller urban communities can help take pressure off Canada’s most heavily populated regions by attracting and retaining newcomers.
Author Ava Chin’s research led her to a building on Mott Street in NYC’s Chinatown that held many family stories. Ng Doshim family portrait, 1937
Author Ava Chin, a 5th generation New Yorker, traces the roots of today’s high rates of anti-Asian violence back to 19th century U.S. labour and immigration laws.
Edwina Preston reflects on the lost art of hanging out – which feeds creativity – and the need to reclaim time from the pressures of productivity. She draws on new books by Jenny Odell and Sheila Liming.
Members of the Air Line Pilots Association demonstrate amid contract negotiations outside the WestJet headquarters in Calgary on March 31, 2023.
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While the pandemic undoubtedly impacted the aviation industry, its problems were already present prior to COVID-19. The pandemic simply intensified these issues.
Canada has joined a growing list of nations that have introduced legislation to combat modern slavery in supply chains.
If we have learned anything from the fight against modern slavery, it is that addressing the issue takes extensive time, resources and long-term commitments.
Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) stand at a picket line outside Place du Portage in Gatineau, Que., on April 28, 2023.
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Will an increase in wages make federal government workers happier and more efficient while dealing with the public on taxation, public safety and a multitude of other daily and often frustrating issues?
On April 28, Canadians remember and honour those who have been killed or suffered injuries or illness at work.
National Day of Mourning should be used to challenge misconceptions about occupational health and safety, and advance safer workplaces for Canadians.
Although younger couples tend to share household labour more equitably, women still take on the bulk of home and family responsibilities.
At the beginning of the pandemic, it was predicted that the shift to remote work would lead to more equal division of domestic labour. Recent research shows this was not the case.
That cheap statement piece comes at a price: the industry has a ‘murderous disregard for human life.’
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We look back to the 2013 Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,124 people and discuss how much — or how little — has changed for garment-worker conditions today.
With geographic proximity no longer being a precondition of employment, the 2020s could see a shift in jobs being parcelled out to the best and most affordable talent, regardless of location.
A shift towards a more distributed, borderless global workforce will not necessarily lead to job losses for Canada, but it will be disruptive and require restructuring in the labour market.
By reflecting on sugar’s origins, we can trace the pathways that have made this commodity so abundant.
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By reflecting on the violent origins of the Canadian sugar industry, we can bring wider attention to the exploitation underpinning the history of Canadian cuisine.
Nurses of the University College Hospital protest in London on Feb. 6, 2023. The walkout is part of a wave of health worker strikes and demonstrations in recent months.
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U.K. health worker protests echo issues in Canada. They are also a harbinger of future labour disputes and systemic collapse if austerity, underinvestment and neglect of health workers continue.
Research suggests labour strikes at universities get scant media coverage, both in Canada and the United States. In this December 2022 photo, graduate student instructors and researchers picket at University of California, Berkeley.
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Labour unrest at universities is a matter of public interest. That’s why support for local, independent media outlets to provide in-depth coverage of university strikes is so important.
A woman works in an Ethiopian textile factory.
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Manufacturing firms exposed to increased Chinese competition employed fewer female production workers than men.
Chinese workers are part of most Chinese government-funded projects in Africa.
Countries that lean towards democracy are less likely to welcome Chinese labourers.
New Canadians take part in a virtual citizenship ceremony in December 2020. Canadians are more supportive of immigration than ever before.
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For immigrants to be a panacea for our demographic and economic challenges, they must be able to find skills-appropriate employment and settle into communities.
Women described feeling dehumanised, powerless and violated. Some experienced psychological and emotional abuse, while others were threatened and yelled at.
Is this the new Jim Callaghan?
With everyone from rail workers to civil servants going on strike over the winter, it’s hard to see this ending well.
Labour’s share of national income has declined since the 1970s, but there is no sense of any permanent trend.