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Weekly Highlights: April 8, 2022

  Read the full Weekly Announcements for April 8, 2022. Find an archive of the Weekly Announcements here. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. Find this article and more from our blog here.

Event: Unsettling the University

Unsettling the University: Activism, Scholarship and the Political Inspirations of Mary-Jo Nadeau Join us to celebrate the legacy of our colleague, comrade and friend Date: Friday, April 8, 2022 Time: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm ET Watch the livestream on YouTube About Learn more about the event in this video invitation Unsettling the University honours the intellectual and […]

Blog: Unionizing During a Pandemic

  In a new post for our COVID-19 and the World of Work Blog, GLRC Associate Christina Love (Undergraduate Student, Indigenous Studies & French) writes about her experience as a union organizer with Workers United at her local Shoppers Drug Mart from October 2020 – February 2021: Nothing to Lose but Our Chains: Attempting to […]

Workers' COVID-19 Stories

  We are excited to add a new series to our COVID-19 and the World of Work hub. Workers' Stories in the COVID-19 Era is a dialogue series aimed at building a collection of worker narratives during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is led by GLRC Executive Ethel Tungohan (Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair, Politics), with a team […]

Weekly Highlights: March 11, 2022

  Read the full Weekly Announcements for March 11, 2022. Find an archive of the Weekly Announcements here. Highlights GLRC Updates Workers' Stories in the COVID-19 Era Read the 16th installment of Workers' Stories in the COVID-19 Era, a dialogue series aimed at building a collection of worker narratives during the COVID-19 pandemic. "'Just See Us': Reflections […]

The Passing of Aziz Choudry

Message from the GLRC We are saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Aziz Choudry (23/06/1966 - 26/05/2021). Aziz was a longstanding member of the GLRC Advisory Committee and was a featured speaker at GLRC events. He was a dedicated and prolific scholar-activist who was internationally recognized for both his scholarship and for his […]

Report: Impacts on Faculty & Staff

York University Professors James Chowhan and Kelly Pike released a new report on COVID-19 Impacts on Faculty and Staff: Changing the Way Employees Work. This report is based on findings from a survey conducted at York University in August/September 2020.  This study is a part of the COVID Homeworking for University Staff Survey (CHUSS) project. […]