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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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The GLRC welcomes Dr. Gilberto Fernandes, Visiting Professor

Dr. Gilberto Fernandes is a Visiting Professor in the Department of History and the Global Labour Research Centre where he leads the project Laborem Ex Machina: The History of Operating Engineers and Heavy Machinery in Canada’s Construction Industry. His research on the history of Portuguese diaspora has been published in multiple journals and in his…

Anti-poverty organizer appointed Packer Visitor in Social Justice at York University

Former Ontario Coalition Against Poverty organizer John Clarke has been appointed as the next Packer Visitor in Social Justice in York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional studies for a two-year term (terms 2019-20 to 2020-21). Clarke has a lifetime of achievement in organizing the unemployed. Born and raised in a working-class background in…

GLRC Associates in the News

Check out two important op-eds written by Professors Steven Tufts and Carlo Fanelli on work and labour issues:   https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2019/09/11/pension-plans-should-not-invest-in-companies-that-harm-working-people.html https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/canada-election-minimum-wage_ca_5d80fbb0e4b00d69059f6611?fbg