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Worker unrest has been surging around the world. voy ager

Global economy 2023: what happens next with industrial action

With real wages in many countries having been stagnant for years, the inflation surge has brought unions back to life.
Independent Senator David Pocock will vote for the government’s industrial relations bill. Mick Tsikas/AAP

‘Zombie’ wage deals have hurt Australians for years. Here’s how new industrial relations laws could finally end your wage pain

For more than a decade, employers have strung out negotiations or let agreements expire. Known as “zombie agreements”, those deals mean too many Australians are living with wages frozen in the past.
Traffic passes by election signs on Wellington Road in London, Ont., on Oct. 22, 2018, municipal election day in Ontario. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins

If we want better municipal politicians, we should pay better wages

Attracting more diverse municipal candidates who represent Canada’s population requires better pay. Right now, city council jobs favour aging white men who are retired or independently wealthy.

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