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Interview: Busting the Myths of a Workerless Future

Where’s our economy headed? Soon every factory worker will have to start driving for Uber, and the trucks will drive themselves—at least so the business press tells us. 45 more words

Employment

Yes, zero hours work can be banned: New Zealand has just done it

One day in March an entire country decided to outlaw all zero-hours contracts. No ifs, no buts, no opt-outs. Yes, I’m talking about the same kind of zero-hours contracts that Sports Direct – which today agreed to pay more than 1,000 illegally underpaid workers around £1m in backpay – inflicts on about 90% of its staff. 45 more words

Employment

A turning point in labour history

Miklos Kis writes: “Several profound transformations are taking place in the world of labour at the same time. Aspects of a so-called sharing economy and the new wave of automation are appearing to rewrite old rules. 195 more words

Employment

Working-Class Militancy in the Global South

Immanuel Ness reports on the trade union world we in the west forget. The development of forms of unionisation and social movements in the “global south” covers many people in many occupations… 211 more words

Inequality