British Columbian workers in the public sector, transit and transportation have voted to take job action in recent weeks to fight for their right to earn livable wages.
If the labour movement can organize and mobilize working people in B.C. and Canada, the change could be significant.
Traffic passes by election signs on Wellington Road in London, Ont., on Oct. 22, 2018, municipal election day in Ontario.
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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.
The UK is experiencing a spike in industrial action as workers facing the cost of living crisis try to negotiate for wage increases.
Strikes are happening across various UK industries at the moment, but what is the history of strike action in UK?
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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.
Employees and their organisations can gain from union membership, research shows.
Collective bargaining carried out by unions can ultimately benefit employers, not just employees.
Will the latest Bank of England interest rate hike tackle inflation?
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.
New figures show economic growth edged closer back towards normal in the months to March, but the gains went to profits rather than wages.
The daily commute is not worth as much as before.
Lower real living standards now represent the price of being in paid work.
The buying power of wages began slipping mid last year year. The wages share of national income has been sliding since 2016.
A long-brewing dispute?
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A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint over instances of anti-union practices at Starbucks. And that was before the company’s boss threatened to withhold wages.
The 2013 strike over wages by farm workers in South Africa’s Western Cape.
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Inequality in organisations is difficult to shift because they are entrenched by the status quo.
Aged care reform remains unfinished business for Labor. It made a start this week but more needs to come.
‘Cant wait to reach my new cage.’
Workers have been quitting more than ever. But where are they going?
Plenty of places hiring, and more people looking for jobs.
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While the uptick in the unemployment rate in January may seem like bad news, the reason it rose actually shows the labor market returning to normal.
Employers are having a harder time recruiting new workers.
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A record share of workers quit their jobs in September. A human resources scholar explains how this is a trend that predates the pandemic.
The right prescription?
The Bank of England is weighing up the costs of a change.
Canadian David Card, winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in economics, stands for a portrait in Berkeley, Calif. Card, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, received the award for his research on minimum wages and immigration.
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Canadian economist David Card won the Nobel Prize in economics for demonstrating that large-scale immigration has no effect on the wages of native-born workers. In doing so, he’s challenged Economics 101.
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak survey a railway site in Manchester,
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Current wage rises will be short term, and expensive for consumers.
Informal workers in West Africa have been hardest hit by covid-19 lockdowns.
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Informal employment is significant in sub-Saharan Africa. The plight of informal workers needs to be highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic.