Unions, business and government will sit down to try to overhaul our industrial relations system. Past and recent history tell us this is a tough ask.
Whole Foods says it will stop paying workers hazard pay on June 1.
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The risk to workers hasn't changed, but employers no longer have the same labor market pressures to worry about.
Treasury's inability to forecast wage growth suggests it doesn't understand what cases it and why we need it.
South African corporates ignore exploitative business practices to get their products onto spaza shelves.
Informal retailers that dot South Africa's townships have changed dramatically, but at great cost - avoidance of regulation and exploitation of employees.
A real living wage would make a big difference to those on low pay.
Promised increases from both sides are a striking new feature of UK politics and could be transformative for many.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez advocates for a $15 minimum wage in addition to tips in New York.
The restaurant industry as a whole hasn't been a huge supporter of the fight to increase minimum wage – but it should be.
The Fair Work Commission’s minimum wage hearing in Sydney in May. It decided on 3%.
Workers on awards and the minimum wage will get 3%. There was a case for awarding even more.
Not much for an hour’s work.
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The legal minimum wage is vital for regulating low pay and preventing exploitation. But it is insufficient on its own to reduce poverty for working people.
Supporters outside the offices of the Fair Work Commission in Melbourne on Friday, June 1, 2018 after it lifted the minimum wage by 3.5%
Granting low-wage workers a "living wage" instead of a minimum wage is far from costless, and there are much better ways of helping people genuinely in need.
Australia’s Harvester Judgement of 1907 defined a living wage as ‘fair and reasonable’ payment sufficient for an unskilled worker to support a family in reasonable comfort.
As debate begins over what living wages mean for Australian workers, it is a good time to consider a global living wage.
Doug Ford on the campaign trail in May 2018, promising to “open” Ontario for business. His Bill 47 does nothing of the sort.
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Ontario's Conservative government, despite its "for the people" slogan, is repealing basic protections for the province's most vulnerable workers.
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The UK desperately needs a more robust system to lift standards in low paid sectors and protect workers.
Labor laws are often based on how we worked decades ago.
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Hundreds of court cases show that companies are using features of timekeeping software to shortchange workers, a few minutes at a time.
Lawmakers have been generous.
The budget bill just signed into law by the president will both make it harder for restaurants to take worker tips while reducing a form of inequality rife in the industry.
The national minimum wage in Fiji is just $2.32 Fijian dollars per hour, or F$111.36 for a 48-hour week.
Experience in Fiji shows that reducing working poverty requires not only a raise in the minimum wage, but a minimum set of government services and benefits.
Can today's crisis in mental health be seen as the result of neoliberalism, the 2007/08 financial crisis and the austerity policies that followed?
Having a bullhorn is nice, but workers need more to elevate their voices.
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Although over 200 CEOs have promised to share windfalls from the recent tax cut with their employers – something the president is likely to bring up in the State of the Union – research suggests workers aren't holding their breath.
President of Ontario Federation of Labour Chris Buckley addresses protesters outside a Tim Hortons Franchise in Toronto last week.
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Do businesses have to act like businesses? Or could we pay slightly more for goods, like coffee, and recognize that stability for working people is essential to a robust economy.
Chris Stevens, owner of Kaboom Chicken restaurant in Toronto, hands an order to a customer in December. Ontario’s new $14 per hour minimum wage took effect Jan. 1 and Stevens has already taken steps to ensure his restaurant can afford the added expense.
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Minimum wages increases in jurisdictions across North America could have a big impact on the restaurant industry. Here's how restaurants are trying to adapt.
Donald Trump says cheap Mexican labor is hurting American workers. But isn’t it also hurting Mexican workers?
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Trump has attacked NAFTA, saying that cheap, under-regulated Mexican labor hurts American workers. If he's right, then NAFTA negotiations could be a chance to push Mexico on workers' rights.