The Global Labour Research Centre (GLRC), based in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, engages in the study of work, employment and labour in the context of a constantly changing global economy. The Centre’s work is organized around four major themes:

  1. The impact of the changing nature of work and employment on labour rights
  2. The interrelationships between migration, citizenship and work
  3. Gender relations at work and in labour movements
  4. The revitalization of workers’ movements

The GLRC acts as hub for pan-university research collaboration on global labour, and promotes research that engages with a wide range of labour and community partners.


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Check out our newest publication – Know Your Rights: The Union Advantage

The Closing the Employment Standards Enforcement Gap project based at York University has just released a new report titled An Agenda for Change. Click here to access the report.

More information about the Closing the Employment Standards Enforcement Gap project can be found here: http://closeesgap.ca/

The GLRC will be hosting our third annual International Graduate Student Symposium this fall. Register here.


Upcoming Events

John Eleen Annual Lecture in Global Labour: Higher Education and the Plague of Authoritarianism | Oct. 26, 2017, York University. Register here

International Graduate Student Symposium, Oct. 26-27, 2017, York University. Register here

Life on the line: Women Strike at Eaton’s 1984-85, Oct. 27, 2017, York University. Register here

The Dialectics of Liberation in the Era of Neoliberalism – International Herbert Marcuse Society Seventh Biennial Conference, Oct. 26-28, 2017, York University.