May 16th, 2018

Unions Are Appealing to Millennials

Unions have not traditionally been associated with millennials or white-collar jobs, but things are changing. Young people are bringing a new energy to the movement that has been gaining momentum across North America. A Gallup Poll showed that the approval of unions jumped to 58 per cent and the desire for more...

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September 7th, 2017

Young People Feel The Strain of Precarious Work

To be a millennial means a lot of things in Canada. It means that ta familiarity with digital technology and media. A more liberal approach to politics. They are multi-taskers, tech savvy and enjoy collaboration. Unfortunately in our current economy, being a millennial also means a tough road for employment....

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December 2nd, 2016

Precarious Work In Canada – Is It Here To Stay?

Precarious work is a topic that has been brought up quite often this year, and is a reality for far too many people in Canada. Precarious is officially defined as people who ‘who fill permanent job needs but are denied permanent employee rights.’  Some of these rights include safe working...

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September 6th, 2016

Young People Becoming ‘Work Martyrs’ With Precarious Work On The Rise

Popular stereotypes often label the millennial generation or gen why as ‘lazy’ or ‘unmotivated’, but a recent study shows that this is not the case. Instead of slackers, they’ve coined the term ‘work martyrs.’ The study was published by Time Off, a research initiative launched by the non-profit U.S. Travel...

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August 3rd, 2016

Unions Looking to Millennials as Alberta Workforce Grows Younger

Times have changed when it comes to Alberta's labour market, and the workforce is getting younger. With millennials now making up almost 40 per cent of Canada's working population, it will be up to a younger generation of employees to decide how relevant unions are in today's labour movement. For...

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