The domestic workers’ place of work, as a private household, is difficult to monitor. It is therefore challenging for government to enforce current legislation.
Zondo’s career is made up of a tapestry of highlights, from lawyer to senior judge. He has written more than 200 judgments.
What can be done to turn the tide on the alarmingly high staff turnover among higher education institutions in South Africa.
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 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.
Several groups of people are at high risk of hardship, especially those who have effectively become unemployed because of the lockdown.
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.
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.
The federal NDP is missing an opportunity to put workers’ rights firmly on the agenda during this election campaign.
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.
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?
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.
Proposed changes to South African labour laws threaten to set back workers rights.
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.
Data reveals that South Africa’s strike action is lower than many other countries, and not as prolonged as politicians claim.
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.
Ever more people are stuck with shift work in a globalised economy that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.