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Impacts of COVID-19 on the Working Arrangements of Faculty and Staff

Impacts of COVID-19 on the Working Arrangements of Faculty and Staff

GLRC Executive Kelly Pike (Associate Professor, York University) and James Chowhan (Assistant Professor, York University) have released the second report of their survey studying the impacts of COVID-19 on the working arrangements of faculty and staff at York University during the second wave of the pandemic from April-May 2022. Read the report and and access […]

New Events with Work & Labour Studies

New Events with Work & Labour Studies

The GLRC is happy to co-sponsor two hybrid events with the Work and Labour Studies Program at York University! Canadian International Labour Film Festival Screening Thursday, November 10, 2022 Noon-2pm Graduate Student Association Lounge Rm. 430 First Student Centre (Light snacks will be provided) Watch on Zoom This year, we've arranged a 2-hour screening of […]

Search for New GLRC Director

Search for New GLRC Director

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Director of the Global Labour Research Centre for a term of five years, to begin July 1, 2023. Applicants are expected to be members of the full-time faculty at York University, and to have a distinguished record of relevant scholarship and research interests, as well as […]

Climate Action, Work, and Labour

Climate Action, Work, and Labour

In a time of intensifying ecological devastation and social fracture, how do we forge space between despair and denial – space for collective hope, resolve and action? We see the entanglement of time in the climate crisis, as we are living through past decisions and exploits in the here and now that will extend far […]

2022 Graduate Student Symposium

2022 Graduate Student Symposium

From October 12-13, 2022, we hosted our 7th annual Graduate Student Symposium: Critical Conversations in Work and Labour, a virtual forum designed to showcase the scholarship of new voices in labour studies across a diverse range of disciplines. The Symposium consisted of nine panels and 30 student presenters. Panel topics include labour organizing strategies, gender equity in the […]

Labour Day at the GLRC

Labour Day at the GLRC

This year for Labour Day, we invited two GLRC Graduate Associates to contribute to our COVID-19 and the World of Work Blog. If you are interested in submitting your work to the blog, contact us at glrc@yorku.ca.  Labour strikes back: A new hope awakens in grassroots organizing in the arts and culture industry  By Howard Steinberg (PhD Candidate, Social and Political […]

Weekly Highlights: April 8, 2022

Weekly Highlights: April 8, 2022

Read the full Weekly Announcements for April 8, 2022. Highlights GLRC UPDATES The GLRC is seeking an Web Designer to redevelop our WordPress website. Please note this is a Work/Study position for the Summer term and is open only to YorkU undergraduate students. The deadline for applications is April 22, 2022 by 11:59 pm ET. Find the full job posting […]

Job: Web Designer

Job: Web Designer

The GLRC is seeking a Web Designer to redevelop our WordPress website. York University has undergone a university-wide rebranding and the GLRC is required to follow new website guidelines and implement new WordPress modules on its website. The website content has already been transferred, and the selected candidate will work to redesign the appearance of […]

Solidarity Statement with YUFA

Solidarity Statement with YUFA

UPDATE: YUFA members ratified the tentative agreement on March 23, 2022. Read YUFA's statement here. The Global Labour Research Centre (GLRC) supports the efforts of the York University Faculty Association (YUFA) to reach a fair and equitable settlement that addresses equity and collegial governance, workload and working conditions, and transparent and accountable dispute resolution mechanisms. […]

Blog: Bill 88 and Gig Workers

Blog: Bill 88 and Gig Workers

In a new post for our COVID-19 and the World of Work Blog, GLRC Associate Joseph Fantauzzi (PhD Candidate, York University) examines how Bill 88 falls short of supporting gig workers by not classifying them as employees and granting them access to rights outlined in the Employment Standards Act.