Recent price rises are not due to higher wages but supply-side issues including the war in Ukraine, the COVID pandemic and Brexit.
South Africa’s world-leading wage inequality has as much to do with what bosses are doing as it does with how educated or experienced workers are.
Manufacturing firms exposed to increased Chinese competition employed fewer female production workers than men.
With real wages in many countries having been stagnant for years, the inflation surge has brought unions back to life.
A new historical study looking at migration into the US suggests restricting low-skilled immigration boosts low-skilled wages in the short term – but ends up hurting local workers’ wages longer-term.
Usually when jobs and wages are rising, it’s a good thing, but right now they may signal higher odds of a nasty recession – and Americans aren’t ready for it.
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.
Workers still need to approve the deal, which was brokered by President Biden in 20 hours of last-minute negotiations.
If any industry is crying out for unionization, it’s this one.
A national minimum wage increase won’t be enough to address rising living costs.
Governments budget in billions. Yet analysis prepared for The Conversation shows they’ve been extraordinarily stingy with pay rises – particularly when it comes to teachers and nurses.
In the Copperbelt the category of ‘expatriate’ recreated a dual wage structure that still persists.
The rise and fall of UK trade union membership numbers can impact the instances and success of industrial action.
If the labour movement can organize and mobilize working people in B.C. and Canada, the change could be significant.
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.
Higher wages can support a more productive economy.
Strikes are happening across various UK industries at the moment, but what is the history of strike action in UK?
The panel believes Australia will avoid a recession the year ahead, but is much less certain about the United States. It expects real wages to go backwards and economic growth to sink.
Collective bargaining carried out by unions can ultimately benefit employers, not just employees.
Recent rate hikes will not do much to tackle inflation, but greater cooperation between the Bank of England and the government could help the UK economy.