People on zero-hours contract are often given minimal training and some workers are even asked to pay for their training themselves.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has so far failed to propose bold labour initiatives in the lead-up to the Oct. 21 federal election.
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The federal NDP is missing an opportunity to put workers’ rights firmly on the agenda during this election campaign.
The Labour leader wants to call a vote of no confidence, form a short-term government and then quickly call an election. Can it be done?
Joe Biden: running for president again.
As Joe Biden runs for US president, the strange tale of how he helped shape the UK Labour party.
If the strategy succeeds, the Tories could win a snap election with 40% of the vote.
Australia allows travellers to bring in two kilograms of kava per person, but the government is considering doubling that to four.
Australia is considering whether to double the amount of kava people can bring into the country for personal use. While many welcome the move, the rules on kava reflect a bias against its cultural use.
Uber has sparked protests around the world. It is seen as exploiting its own drivers and harming those employed in regulated taxi industries.
Many Uber drivers do their job because the alternatives are worse. It's an unhappy work choice faced by an increasing number of Australians.
Drivers for the ride-hailing giant Uber are planning a national day of action to protest labour conditions.
Drivers for Uber, one of the most successful companies in the gig economy are set to strike by turning their apps off for one day this week as their company prepares for its IPO.
Yellow vest protesters espouse far-right ideologies including opposing immigration. Anti-immigrant attitudes like these threaten economic growth in Saskatchewan. Here a Twitter snap from a yellow vest protest in Saskatoon against the UN GCM and Carbon Tax on Dec. 8, 2018.
Far-right yellow vest extremists in Saskatchewan could jeopardize Saskatchewan's efforts to grow and attract immigrants.
Winnipeg General Strike: crowds at Victoria Park. Labour laws from the 1940s work to prevent such action.
L.B. Foote/Manitoba Archives
The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 provides important lessons of worker solidarity and action that we may need to pay close attention to as labour struggles are likely to intensify in Canada.
Consumers should ask: “who made my clothes” so that they remember the modern slavery conditions imposed on many garment workers.
Fashion Revolution week puts a spotlight on the modern slavery conditions of the fashion industry and encourages fashion consumers to ask, "who made my clothes."
Digital technology is rapidly transforming farming and it might not be for the better.
Many of us still have a romantic view of farmers surveying rolling hills but our food in Canada increasingly comes from industrial farms aided by agricultural technology. What are the implications?
Children in England are among the most tested and unhappiest in the western world.
Construction of the Hebron platform - digitalization is disrupting how offshore oil and gas industries conduct and manage operations.
Digital technologies are changing the ways that oilfields are being managed and operated, and disrupting the labour market.
Pro-Brexit supporters take to the streets.
Yui Mok/PA Wire
The social polarisation over Brexit is pronounced and shows no sign of diminishing.
The decision to induce labour depends on many factors, but women must be central to this process.
When a pregnancy lasts 42 weeks or more or complications arise, women will need to consider being induced.
New research indicates women are much happier when they work with other women, as opposed to men. Here a scene from the set of ‘Ocean’s Eight’ with Cate Blanchett and Rihanna looking happy working together.
Men have defended gender segregation by treating women who cross over into male-dominated occupations with scorn and ridicule.
Woman working on laptop.
Telecommuting provides an economic benefit for employees working remotely, researchers have found.
Blue skies over Preston’s renovated Brutalist bus station.
Four factors led to positive change that was part planned, part felicitous – but the Preston model is already catching on across the nation.
Constructive ambiguity on the biggest issue of the day works in opposition, but Labour wants to be in government before long.