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Food delivery couriers congregate in Turin, Italy. (Shutterstock)
August 12, 2021

Six challenges of being a gig worker during the COVID-19 pandemic

Erin Reid and researchers talk about the challenges gig workers face and what resources are available to help them.

There are myriad myths about workers with disabilities. New research suggests they perform at a higher level, are absent less and are more loyal than employees without disabilities.
August 9, 2021

Why it makes good business sense to hire people with disabilities

Catherine Connelly's research shows that it's a smart business strategy to hire people with disabilities. Read more about the reasons why.

Canadian grocery-store workers earn low wages compared to their counterparts in Sweden. Why? (The Canadian Press/Jacques Boissinot) middle class worker
July 19, 2021

What Canada can learn from Sweden about creating middle-class retail jobs

Research shows how Canada should expand its middle-class to improve working conditions in sectors like retail.