Has COVID rendered concepts such as “work-life conflict” or “work-life balance” redundant?
Maybe we need new ways to describe and navigate the new pandemic reality.
Men did more unpaid care work during COVID-19 lockdowns.
Finding a way to increase the participation of men and fathers in unpaid care work would have an important influence on a more equal distribution between women and men.
A new study has found US mums have experienced a marked drop in their works hours during the pandemic. But this is not the case for dads.
Working at home has been far from costless, but many of the costs aren’t counted in the GDP.
Heston Blumenthal at a media event at Dinner by Heston in 2016. The restaurant bears his name but he does not own it.
High-end restaurant Dinner by Heston Blumenthal has allegedly underpaid staff by $4 million. Our research finds wage theft is accepted as the industry norm.
They might want you, but are they prepared to pay you?
Offering unpaid positions for what should be a paid job is against the law in Australia. What should graduates do then if they’re looking to get a foot in the employment door?
Striking CEGEP students hold a demonstration to protest against unpaid internships in Montreal on Nov. 21, 2018.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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.
African women do a lot of unpaid work that isn’t captured in GDP calculations.
The methods used to measure gross domestic product are being criticised for excluding the unpaid work done by women.
There are considerable differences in pay, employment levels, and the types of activities that men and women perform in the workplace.
Automation could transform our working world. Here’s what we can do to ensure it is a more gender equal one.
Arbitration trials don’t always result in equal justice.
The court narrowly ruled that employees who sign arbitration agreements can’t bring class action suits over unpaid wages.
The study found that the disability support workers regularly spent unpaid time on two types of work activities.
While disability carers are employed to work part-time hours, they often have long work days with short periods of work interspersed with non-work periods.
The attention on the 2016 Census until now has been mostly negative.
Today’s release of data from the 2016 Census allows us to identify some of Australians’ more common characteristics, how they vary across states and territories, and how they are changing over time.
Research shows women consistently trade time in employment for greater time in domestic work even when their resources are on par with men.
The latest Census shows Australians spend between five and 14 hours a week on unpaid domestic work, but it’s women who suffer the most from this.
Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds may find it harder to get unpaid work experience.
Masa Israel Journey/Flickr
A new study quantifies unpaid work experience in Australia and shows how some young people miss out.
The World Health Organization’s executive boardroom.
Thorkild Tylleskar via Wikimedia Commons
It is time to have an open and honest discussion about who is – and isn’t – being trained to secure the future of our world’s health at the World Health Organization headquarters.
With stable jobs in short supply, what does the future hold for Australia’s young workers?
The term “precariat” conveys the idea that the old working class, the proletariat, has transmuted into a new social class where work and life are characterised by precariousness and risk. While the old…