Workers, particularly at the beginning of their careers, don’t know their rights in the workplace, and often fear asserting them.
A recent study highlights the precarious world of rideshare and delivery drivers during the pandemic, and their struggle to be heard as non-unionised contractors.
Employment law is all at sea.
A study shows that the ambition to strengthen social dialogue is yet to be realised in France.
Many formal sector jobs are increasingly precarious and poorly paid, meaning that formal work is not an avenue to greater social equality for many people.
Details of the US$8.5billion funding South Africa is set to receive to support the move to a just transition and a climate resilient economy haven’t been made public yet. Here’s what’s clear so far.
Through their attempts to assist miners with their daily needs, Zambian unions enable lower wages and worse working conditions.
The new visa for farm workers comes with more rights than past schemes, including making it easier to escape mistreatment by bad employers.
Even if the construction union wanted to oppose the government’s vaccine mandate, there’s not a lot it could do.
The union has long had very close ties with Labour but its new leader wants to get ‘back to the workplace’.
In this moment of crisis, South Africa urgently needs decisive action. But all too often South Africans of all political stripes seem trapped in stale discourses.
Only five of the 56 economists surveyed believed lower immigration would boost wage growth. The rest backed measures to lift productivity and investment and changes that boosted the power of unions.
Farmers and their supporters are bringing Delhi and other cities to a standstill.
The life story of Mandlenkosi Makhoba represents the losers in the new South Africa, showing how inequality is produced and reproduced generationally.
With more people working from home post-COVID-19, what are the privacy implications of employers using spyware to monitor worker activity?
Compliance with occupational health and safety requirements is already poor and few inspections of workplaces are being done.
An ugly spat involving some supporters of Bernie Sanders harkens back to old tropes about the labor movement. But the Culinary is showing itself to be a model for unions in the ‘right-to-work’ era.
Government legislation followed numerous campaigns in the 19th century for Saturday afternoons off.
French rail transport is grinding to a halt. Teachers, truck drivers, lawyers and judges are also threatening to strike indefinitely.
The Ensuring Integrity Bill would restrict the activities of the unions who represent teachers and nurses as well as the construction workers who are its real target.