The International Labour Organization was founded at the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.
The International Labour Organization was founded in 1919 at the Treaty of Versailles after the ravages of pandemic and world war. Its model offers a way forward for us now.
What social protection measures are in place for those who’ll be worst affected by the economic impacts of the lockdown?
Several groups of people are at high risk of hardship, especially those who have effectively become unemployed because of the lockdown.
A Foodora courier is pictured picking up an order for delivery from a restaurant in Toronto in February 2020.
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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.
Workers harvest grapes on a wine estate in Stellenbosch outside of Cape Town.
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Labour can use networks to create public pressure to protect workers' rights.
South African actors are lobbying government to demand better working conditions and labour protection.
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.
Hospitality workers across the country are concerned about efforts by employers to zero in on their tips. The ongoing labour dispute at the Rainforest Cafe in Niagara Falls underscores the alarm.
The ongoing labour dispute at the Rainforest Cafe in Niagara Falls, Ont., highlights some dubious efforts by employers to take tips from hospitality workers due to minimum wage increases.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders reaches out to supporters before a recent rally in Houston.
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American employers routinely violate workers' rights. A Bernie Sanders presidency could change that.
Does the PACTE law signal the end of the dichotomy between traditional, profit-focused companies and social and solidarity economy companies committed to the public interest?
Striking CEGEP students hold a demonstration to protest against unpaid internships in Montreal on Nov. 21, 2018.
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Legal or not, unpaid internships are likely to continue as long as people face barriers breaking into the workforce and some employers see the opportunity for free labour.
South African workers protesting against a proposed minimum wage earlier this year.
Proposed changes to South African labour laws threaten to set back workers rights.
Unpaid interns protests in Geneva in 2016. Activism has played a big part in how unpaid internships are now being regarded with disdain.
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Global activism has played a big role in outlawing unpaid internships. Here's how protests and social media shaming spurred negative media coverage of unpaid internships.
Strikes are a common sight in South Africa. Data helps to put them in context.
Data reveals that South Africa's strike action is lower than many other countries, and not as prolonged as politicians claim.
President Macron meets the CFTC union president Philippe Louis during talks at the Élysée Palace.
Amid wider reforms to labour law, proposals to reduce subsidised jobs for the unemployed raise concerns.
New legislation has forced stronger action and might see the first walkout at Threadneedle Street in more than 50 years.
No rest for the weary in a 24/7 economy.
Ever more people are stuck with shift work in a globalised economy that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
DaddyOFive parents Mike and Heather Martin issue an apology for their prank videos.
As the case of US YouTube channel DaddyOFive shows, there's a fine line between pranking your kids and exploitation.
In work poverty is a sign the icy tide of capitalism is now lapping at our ankles in the global north.
A proposed new law is set to allow surrogate parents in South Africa to also take leave to care for their babies.
South African law requires surrogate mothers to hand infants to their legal parents without undue delay. But it doesn't provide leave for these parents to care for their infants. That is set to change.
Proposed labour reforms in France have sparked mass protests led by young people who want to reclaim democracy from the elite.