Huge Foxconn iPhone plant in China rocked by new worker unrest

Huge Foxconn iPhone plant in China rocked by new worker unrest

Hundreds of workers joined protests at Foxconn’s flagship iPhone plant in China, with some men smashing surveillance cameras and windows, footage uploaded on social media showed. The rare scenes of open dissent in China mark an escalation of unrest at the massive factory in Zhengzhou city that has come to symbolize a dangerous buildup in … Read more

Jagmeet Singh went to Germany to find out how to become Canada’s prime minister

Jagmeet Singh went to Germany to find out how to become Canada’s prime minister

OTTAWA—It’s a good thing the NDP’s Jagmeet Singh doesn’t get jet lag. Less than a day after returning from a weeklong visit to Germany, the NDP leader had already hopped on the phone to discuss his jam-packed trip, which saw Singh hold his first meeting with Chancellor Olaf Scholz, rub shoulders with a bevy of … Read more

FIFA President Gianni Infantino scolds World Cup critics in extraordinary diatribe

FIFA President Gianni Infantino scolds World Cup critics in extraordinary diatribe

FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks at a press conference Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.Abbie Parr/The Associated Press Gianni Infantino said he feels gay. That he feels like a woman. That he feels like a migrant worker. He lectured Europeans for criticizing Qatar’s human rights record and defended the host country’s last-minute decision to … Read more

How long can CUPE afford the education worker walkout?

How long can CUPE afford the education worker walkout?

CUPE Ontario members and supporters demonstrate outside the Queen’s Park Legislative Building in Toronto on Nov. 4.Cole Burston/The Canadian Press The Canadian Union of Public Employees has vowed to cover any financial penalties imposed on its members during its current standoff with the Ontario government, but how long the union can afford to continue its … Read more

Unions win big across Canada as bargaining collides with inflation

Unions win big across Canada as bargaining collides with inflation

Activists and union members march through Toronto during the Labor Day Parade on Sept. 5.Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press As Canadians continue to grapple with the specter of prolonged inflation, unions across the country have begun to win higher-than-average wage increases for workers in recent months, a Globe and Mail analysis of internal union data and … Read more

Cheap flights, interest rate forecasts and uncovering Uber’s union scheme: The business and investing stories you need to know about this week

Cheap flights, interest rate forecasts and uncovering Uber’s union scheme: The business and investing stories you need to know about this week

Travelers at Toronto Pearson International Airport’s Terminal 1, are photographed on May 25, 2022. Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail.Fred Lum/the Globe and Mail Getting caught up on a week that got away? Here’s your weekly digest of The Globe and Mail’s most essential business and investing stories, with insights and analysis from the pros, stock … Read more

Tech layoffs and the workers they impacted

Tech layoffs and the workers they impacted

The technology sector has been a savor for thousands of Toronto workers during the pandemic: as service workers were laid off during lockdowns, the tech companies sucked them up, giving many a chance at new, more lucrative careers. But now it’s the tech sector that’s under duress: Over the past few months, major companies like … Read more

Hyundai subsidiary has used child labor at Alabama factory: police

Hyundai subsidiary has used child labor at Alabama factory: police

A welcome sign stands next to the SMART Alabama, LLC auto parts plant and Hyundai Motor Co. subsidiary, in Luverne, Alabama, US, July 14, 2022.JOSHUA SCHNEYER/Reuters A subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co has used child labor at a plant that supplies parts for the Korean carmaker’s assembly line in nearby Montgomery, Alabama, according to area … Read more

Amazon bars off-duty warehouse workers from its buildings

Amazon bars off-duty warehouse workers from its buildings

FILE – A truck arrives at the Amazon warehouse facility on the Staten Island borough of New York, April 1, 2022. Amazon is barring off-duty warehouse workers from the company’s facilities, a move organizers say can hamper union drives. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)Eduardo Munoz Avarez/The Associated Press Amazon is barring off-duty warehouse workers from … Read more

Workers at Canadian National Railway go on strike after failing to reach contract, union negotiator says

Workers at Canadian National Railway go on strike after failing to reach contract, union negotiator says

Workers in signals and communications have gone on strike at Canadian National Railway Co. CNR-T in a development that threatens to exacerbate transport bottlenecks across the country in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some 750 members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Canada walked off the job Saturday after failing to agree … Read more