Research by the British TUC has highlighted how the many insecure workers in the UK have been exposed to disproportionate Covid-19 risk.
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‘Corporate social responsibility’ will not ensure dignified employment for people with disabilities—but raised awareness in a social economy can.
The long-simmering demand that multinationals provide country-by-country reporting of their tax payments is coming to a dénouement.
The pandemic has deepened gender disparities. Central banks must recognise they have a role to play in reversing these trends.
The pandemic has added to the domestic care burden women face while putting predominantly female care workers under huge pressure.
On International Workers’ Memorial Day, it’s worth remembering that when workers don’t have a say they may lose more than their voice.
The pandemic has had differential impacts on women. Raised consciousness about them must be applied to advance gender equality in recovery measures.
Women workers have been harder hit by the downturn induced by the pandemic—and that could get even worse.
A ‘rebuttable presumption of employment’ is emerging as a response to platforms denying their workers employee status.
The pandemic has brought occupational safety and health from the margins to the centre. Investment should follow.
Keynes warned that ‘practical men’ were often in thrall to some dead economist. In fact many leading economists have agreed on the idea of guaranteed work.
The pandemic made us all familiar with ‘social distancing’. Employers are starting to glimpse a future where ‘contractual distancing’ is normalised.
Last October, the European Commission proposed a framework directive on minimum wages. Whether one likes it or not, the EU is competent to do so.
A ‘helicopter money’ stimulus of direct payments to individuals, as in the US, would be neither well targeted nor transformatory in Europe.
Monetary policy is never neutral. The recovery must not follow financial markets but rather reflect a shared vision of a green future.
The arcane notion of ‘monetary dominance’ lay behind the last eurozone crisis. Unless challenged, it could underlie another one.
Branko Milanovic warns that the post-pandemic world could see further polarisation in a now global labour market.
Between 2017 and 2019, income disparities in Europe decreased. The pandemic stopped that decline.