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By Winnie Ng, Aparna Sundar, Grace-Edward Galabuzi, Sedef Arat-Koc, Salmaan Khan and Sareh Serajelahi

This study traces the trajectory of a...

Non-hiring and dismissal of senior workers: is it all about the money? By Dr. Pnina Alon-Shenker
 

Senior workers are...

It is a fact of the Canadian labour market that the pay gap between men and women continues to define the lives of women in the workplace....

The rise in precarious work has had a disproportionate impact on racialized workers, women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and...

Good jobs should address the interaction of race, gender, disability, LGBTQ, Aboriginal and immigrant status on labour market outcomes. These...

Numerous studies have documented the prevalence of systemic discrimination in employment. Women, workers of colour, Aboriginal people,...

Income disparities arising from unequal access to labour markets have an adverse effect on a wide range of social indicators of well-being,...

In the aftermath of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, representatives from government, business and labour in Korea (‘Tripartite Commission’)...

Nationally, President Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP), launched in 2011, brings together industry, academia and government...

Statoil was created in 1972 to harvest the enormous oil reserves discovered in the North Sea in 1969. Extensive public debate led to the...

In 1990 Norway established its Sovereign Wealth Fund (formally called ‘Government Pension Fund — Global’ or GPFG) to act as a financial...

While other OECD countries have youth unemployment rates (well) above the labour market average, Switzerland has youth unemployment of just...

Germany’s ‘dual’ apprenticeship system is comprised of an education component and a practical or training component. The system is in place...

“More than ever before, Canadians play many different roles in their lives. They are workers, parents, spouses, friends, caregivers of...

Unifor was a proud participant in a three year case study undertaken by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) on the National...

Any conversation about good jobs must include a conversation about the health and welfare of workers. Workplace safety has always been a...

The concept of ‘climate justice’ first came to being in the civil rights movement in the U.S. in the 1960s, which was then coined in 1989 and...

The Temporary Foreign Workers Program has been a hot topic of conversation within Canada, which has recently resulted in the federal...

The term precarity was adopted by social scientists to define states of employment that lack the security or benefits of more traditional...

The health of Canada’s labour force since the 2008 recession has been hotly debated in the media and in public discourse. The Canadian...

With a number of high profile work stoppages and government interventions since the 2008 recession, the debate around the value of unions and...

In Canada, there has been a long-term trend of declining unionization rates, from 38% in 1981 to 30% in 2012. The biggest drop can be seen in...

There is a wealth of information to be found on the Government of Canada’s websites about collective bargaining in Canada, from upcoming...

What is a Guaranteed Annual Income

Debate over whether Canada should institute a Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) has a long history...

What is a Living Wage?

The term “living wage” is used to describe earnings (whether hourly, weekly or annual rates) that are on...

Historical Development of Minimum Wage Laws

Minimum wage laws have been around for centuries. Its basic stipulation: raise wages...

Income inequality (and wealth inequality) has been worsening in Canada over recent decades. Growing income polarization, while morally unjust, has...

Many young worker and student advocates have raised concern in recent years regarding the misclassification of workers (mostly young student...

A growing list of researchers and policy analysts suggest the more substantial challenges facing young workers is ‘under-employment’, or the...

There are significant economic and social costs to long-term youth unemployment. Lower overall career earnings, less opportunity for skills development are...

In 2013, 387,000 young people (between 15 and 24 years old) looked, but couldn’t find a job. The youth unemployment rate – while having...

Canada’s job market performance has been underwhelming since the 2008 recession. Un- and underemployment remains frustratingly high, in many regions of the...

It is well-documented that racialized individuals disproportionately experience low-wage and precarious work. At the same time, diversity and...

Too many retailers believe that they must offer bad jobs to keep prices low.  As a result, a growing number of workers suffer low wages, poor...

Climate change is happening. How Canada responds will have important and far-reaching implications for the environment, the economy and the labour market....

Getting the conversation started...

For too many people in Canada today, the dream of landing a good job is out of reach. For an increasing number...