Poland’s generous welcome doesn’t mitigate the personal upheaval, labour gaps and potential abuses facing Ukrainian female refugees

“Tell them your story. If you are asked about your weaknesses, put them in a positive light. Don’t be afraid to ask questions!” During a webinar organised for Ukrainian refugees by Mamo …

It’s time to build a global arbitration system to defend workers’ rights

“Many consumers are appalled to learn that the products they buy are produced by exploited workers, and have demanded action from companies and governments; the result has been a growing …

Due diligence laws: the good and the bad of European regulations limiting corporate impunity

“Last March, the European Parliament approved a legislative initiative on due diligence. According to the Parliament, this initiative “paves the way” for legislation requiring “companies to address human rights and …

Safety at work: a trojan horse for new monitoring technologies?

“In Stanley Kubrick’s masterful film 2001: A Space Odyssey, the supercomputer HAL 9000 (heuristically programmed algorithmic computer) uses artificial intelligence to detect emotion and suffering, and controls all of a …

The metaverse is a labour issue

“In mid-January, the news that Microsoft was investing almost $70 billion in the ‘metaverse’ hit the headlines. Yet it was only the latest in a series of such massive investments. Technology companies …

Rise of telework poses opportunities and challenges, for women especially

“Most experts are clear – telework and the various hybrid forms that combine face-to-face and remote working are here to stay. During the pandemic, working from home became a necessity, …

Tara Peel and John Mark Mwanika on the effects of climate change on workers in Canada and Uganda

“For Tara Peel, a political advisor at the Canadian Labour Congress, just transition is the solution to ensuring that emissions are reduced dramatically in the fight to curb global warming …

India’s gig economy is failing women workers

“We will assign you jobs based on the number of hours and days that you are available to work. If you want to work for two hours, we will assign …

Long-term care is in crisis; building worker power is the solution

“If these two pandemic years have felt long to you, imagine what it was like for the hundreds of thousands of long-term care workers when Covid hit in nursing homes …

Think the gig economy provides a platform for ‘women’s empowerment’? Take a look at Ukraine and think again

“Ukraine currently occupies fourth place in the world and first place in Europe when it comes to the number of people working on digital labour platforms, according to pre-pandemic data. App-based …

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