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Work and labour in Canada : critical issues /
Andrew Jackson ; foreword by Wallace Clement.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Toronto : Canadian Scholars' Press, c2010.
description
xxii, 314 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
1551303663, 9781551303666
format(s)
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imprint
Toronto : Canadian Scholars' Press, c2010.
isbn
1551303663
9781551303666
contents note
Why Jobs Are Important: Thinking about Work and Labour in Tumultuous Times -- Work, Wages, and the Living Standards of Canadian Working People -- Taking Lifelong Learning Seriously -- The Unhealthy Canadian Workplace -- Women in the Workforce: Still a Long Way from Equality -- Seeking Equality in the Workforce: Recent Immigrants and Racialized Workers, Aboriginal Canadians, and Persons with Disabilities -- Older Workers, Pensions, and the Transition to Retirement -- Troubled Translations: A Note on Young Workers -- The Impact of Unions -- Is There a Future for Canadian Unions? -- Canadian Workers in a Changing World: The Impacts of Globalization and Free Trade -- Improving Work: Could Canada Look More Like Denmark?
catalogue key
7450638
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Read this book. It's a gem. It's an encyclopedia in the small. It's an essential reference book for anyone with any interest in the world of labour, whether union activist or student. I thought that, as a well-aged scholar interested in labour issues, I knew what there was to know, but I still learned a lot from reading this book."
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Summaries
Main Description
Now in its 2nd Edition, and with a foreword by Wallace Clement, this original and timely book focuses on critical issues surrounding work and labour in Canada. It examines changes in the labour market and in the workplace, with a strong empirical component based upon the most recent Statistics Canada data. This is an ideal text for Sociology of Work and a wide range of courses in Labour Studies and Industrial Relations programs across Canada.
Main Description
Now in its second edition, and with a new foreword by Wallace Clement, this original and timely book focuses on critical issues surrounding work and labour in Canada. It examines changes to the labour market and in the workplace, with a strong empirical component based upon the most recent Statistics Canada data. An ideal text for Sociology of Work, and a wide range of courses in Labour Studies and Industrial Relations programs across Canada. New to this edition: All chapters substantially revised and thoroughly updated. A discussion on the causes of the current economic crisis and its roots in the labour market, including a special appendix. More emphasis on the fortunes of racialized Canadian-born workers as opposed to recent immigrants. Brand new chapter on young workers. Up-to-the-minute newspaper articles on the current global economic crisis. Added material on occupational health and safety emphasizing the connection between work and health. More on older workers and retirement. New material on workers' rights as well as non-standard and precarious work. New approaches to management.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures
List of Boxes
Foreword
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Working People and the Canadian Workplace
Why Jobs Are Important: Thinking about Work and Labour in Tumultuous Times
Work, Wages, and the Living Standards of Canadian Working People
Taking Lifelong Learning Seriously
The Unhealthy Canadian Workplace
Inequalities and Differences: Gender, Race, Ability, Age
Women in the Workforce: Still a Long Way from Equality
Seeking Equality in the Workforce: Recent Immigrants and Racialized Workers, Aboriginal Canadians, and Persons with Disabilities
Older Workers, Pensions, and the Transition to Retirement
Troubled Translations: A Note on Young Workers
Contemporary Canadian Unions
The Impact of Unions
Is There a Future for Canadian Unions?
Canada in a Global Perspective
Canadian Workers in a Changing World: The Impacts of Globalization and Free Trade
Improving Work: Could Canada Look More Like Denmark?
Copyright Acknowledgments
Index
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