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Work and Labour Studies Student Association (WLSSA) General Meeting 04 November 2019

Work and Labour Studies Student Association (WLSSA) General Meeting 04 November 2019

Work and Labour Studies Students are invited to come out to form this year's Work and Labour Studies Student Association (WLSSA). We will be meeting on Monday, November 4 at 13:00 in North Ross 829. The meeting will run for approximately 30-45 mins. The purpose of the meeting is to elect students to serve on […]

Prof. Carlo Fanelli: Lower Wages, Less Job Security: More Than 2 Million Canadians Worked in Temporary Jobs Last Year (Press Progress)

Prof. Carlo Fanelli: Lower Wages, Less Job Security: More Than 2 Million Canadians Worked in Temporary Jobs Last Year (Press Progress)

‘This inequality is not accidental’: Canadian workers stuck in temporary jobs earn $6 per hour less than permanent workers. More than one-in-eight Canadian employees worked a temporary job in 2018, earning on average $6 per hour less than those working permanent jobs. According to a report by Statistics Canada, published Tuesday, the percentage of Canadian workers […]

Prof. Carlo Fanelli: The Ford government’s punishing first budget aligns with the global trend of authoritarian right-wing populism. It’s more like ‘permanent austerity.’ (Policy Options)

Prof. Carlo Fanelli: The Ford government’s punishing first budget aligns with the global trend of authoritarian right-wing populism. It’s more like ‘permanent austerity.’ (Policy Options)

So much for ‘austerity-light’ in Ontario - The Ford government’s punishing first budget aligns with the global trend of authoritarian right-wing populism. It’s more like ‘permanent austerity.’ One eminent conservative scholar of public budgeting characterized annual budgets as a record of “victories, defeats, bargains and compromises.” Ontario’s 2019 Budget, the first of the new Conservative government of […]

Prof. Carlo Fanelli's new book is The Public Sector in an Age of Austerity: Perspectives from Canada’s Provinces and Territories

Prof. Carlo Fanelli's new book is The Public Sector in an Age of Austerity: Perspectives from Canada’s Provinces and Territories

On January 17 the Department of Social Science held its 2nd Annual Book Celebration for the department's authors - including Work & Labour Studies' program coordinator Carlo Fanelli for his book The Public Sector in an Age of Austerity: Perspectives from Canada’s Provinces and Territories (McGill-Queen’s University Press). Read the Yfile story for more information.