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 five major themes:

  1. Work, Employment, and Labour Rights
  2. Migration, Citizenship, and Work
  3. Gender Relations in Work and Labour Movements
  4. Revitalization of Workers’ Movements
  5. Work and Health

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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Professor Leah Vosko recognized with prestigious Impact Award (Insight Category)

York University Professor Leah F. Vosko, of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, is being recognized for excellence in research by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). She is the recipient of the SSHRC’s prestigious Impact Award (Insight Category). The award was announced on Sept. 4. “York is delighted…


Decent Work Regulation in Africa – Rethabile’s Story

Dr. Kelly Pike, Interim Director of the GLRC, is a member of a team of researchers working on the project ‘Decent Work Regulation in Africa’. A short documentary on their work in Lesotho – Rethabile’s Story – has now gone live. Directed and produced by Dreamscope TV, the documentary is narrated by Rethabile Ratsiu, a…


Know Your Rights: Employment Standards

Check out our new publication – Know Your Rights: Employment Standards (Spring 2019)