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The impact of work on well-being: 6 factors that will affect the future of work and...

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com Work has long been considered a social determinant of health. Like housing, education, income security and...

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker program is ballooning — creating a new class of wage slaves from abroad

Click here to view original web page at www.thestar.com Intake through the program has grown by 45% and tying permits to a single employer increases...

Digital “Platforms” Are Just a New Way for Corporations to Exploit Workers

Click here to view original web page at jacobin.com Must we continue to be obliged to think of scorched and scalded human beings whenever we...

We’re in an AI hype cycle—can Canada make it a responsible one?

Click here to view original web page at monitormag.ca It’s been difficult, if not downright frustrating, to wade through the confusion that the term artificial...

The Global Rights Index and building a better world

Click here to view original web page at www.socialeurope.eu Attacks on workers’ rights are on the rise—in no region of the world ...

Ten Years after Disaster, Lac-Mégantic Is a Model for a Greener Future

Click here to view original web page at thewalrus.ca Rebuilding from scratch meant the Quebec community ...

To meet U.N. climate, biodiversity goals, 79% of plant cover must be saved, study

Click here to view original web page at news.mongabay.com A study suggests that approximately 79% of Earth’s remaining natural vegetation ...

To Counter AI Risk, We Must Develop a More Integrated Intelligence

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org The explosive rise in the power of AI presents humanity with an existential risk. To counter...

Here’s How BC Should Protect Gig Workers

Click here to view original web page at thetyee.ca New business models are exploiting workers and ...

AI Genie Out of the Bottle: UN Readies To Face the Challenge to Make it Work for the Good of Humanity

Click here to view original web page at www.ipsnews.net Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury is Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations and Founder...

Mining for Data: The Extractive Economy Behind AI

Click here to view original web page at www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu ChatGPT and other large language models are triggering a profound industrial reorganisation in the digital economy....

Canada’s Modern Slavery Act is the start — not the end — of efforts to address the issue in supply chains

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com On May 3, Canada passed legislation aimed at addressing modern slavery — a term that typically...

Women’s Cooperatives Work to Sustain the Social Fabric in Argentina

Click here to view original web page at www.ipsnews.net Nearby is an agroecological garden and a plant nursery, further on there are pens for raising...

Empowering Women is Key to Breaking the Devastating Cycle of Poverty & Food Insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa

Click here to view original web page at www.ipsnews.net Studies consistently show that women have lower rates of agricultural productivity compared to men in the...

Italy’s Longest-Ever Factory Occupation Shows How Workers Can Transform Production

Click here to view original web page at jacobin.com For two years, the GKN auto parts plant in Florence, Italy, has been occupied by laid-off...

Let’s base AI debates on reality, not extreme fears about the future

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com A recent open letter by computer scientists and tech industry leaders calling for a six-month ban...

Is Canada and Ontario’s investment in Volkswagen’s battery plant prudent or a massive subsidy with few benefits?

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com Volkswagen recently announced its intention to build a plant in St. Thomas, Ont. for electric vehicle...

Labour Shortage, or Crappy Jobs?

Click here to view original web page at thetyee.ca BC promises training, help for employers to add staff. The B.C. government is offering the first look...

First Nations are using ‘creative disruption’ to foster economic growth in their communities

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com First Nations have been resisting the historic and ongoing impacts of Canada’s extractive economy on their...

The future of cities and the future of work

Click here to view original web page at www.resilience.org I spoke last week at a conference in Cardiff on the future of work. It was...

Europe’s industry and the ecological transition

Click here to view original web page at www.socialeurope.eu Tackling de-industrialisation and degradation requires not a technological fix but a political...

Latin American solidarity economies demonstrate the power of the people

Click here to view original web page at www.shareable.net Solidaristic principles prove great in theory, but how do they hold up in practice? Specifically, in...

Europe’s 2050 mission to a future-fit economy

Click here to view original web page at www.socialeurope.eu The step up to a sustainable economy is steep, but it is achievable with political leadership...

The Bank of Canada is blaming employed workers and higher wages for inflation — why isn’t it concerned about surging corporate profits?

Click here to view original web page at www.thestar.com It’s cruelly perverse to suggest that our biggest economic problem ...
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