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Teachers deserve public support

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Ontario teachers rallying earlier this year -- they deserve public support. (Photo: andres musta / flickr)

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Chicago teachers' strike is a key battle for U.S. labour movement

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First it was red squares, now red shirts -- Chicago school teachers take action for public education. (Photo: peoplesworld / flickr)

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Labour Day 2012: Austerity agenda will meet resistance

Rallies like this one in Toronto will become a more common sight across Canada.
Rallies like this one in Toronto will become a more common sight across Canada. Photo: oktay(ca) / flickr.

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Coalition aims to curb child labour in British Columbia


When Jeni Mathers tells people that children as young as 12 are working on British Columbia's construction sites and factory floors, she gets some extreme reactions. "A lot of people are in denial about it. When we talk to them they're shocked, they're embarrassed, they say, 'That can't possibly be.'"

Mathers is one of several members of the B.C. Employment Standards Coalition who have been visiting community events across the province, raising awareness for what they, and many others, see as a huge problem. In B.C., any child under 15 can hold almost any job with little more regulation than a parent's permission note. These young workers are inexperienced, poorly protected and being injured on a regular basis.



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Cheap labour and the massacre of workers in South Africa

A mass meeting of workers at the Marikana mine in South Africa.
A mass meeting of workers at the Marikana mine in South Africa earlier this month. (Photo:

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CEP and CAW planning a new union: Watch the livestream today

Tune in to on Wednesday, August 1, at 10:30 AM Eastern Time for the live broadcast of CEP and CAW press conference, a blueprint for a new union.

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Not Rex breaks down omnibus budget bill C-38

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Not Rex explains how Bill C-38 is going to blow away over 80 years of labour and environmental regulations.

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(Strike) Breaking news: Conservatives push back-to-work legislation on CP dispute

Teamsters rally on Parliament Hill today against the CP back-to-work legislation. (Photo: Karl Nerenberg /
Teamsters rally on Parliament Hill today against back-to-work legislation expected to be voted on tonight.

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Ontario welfare workers strike for their rights

This week's 'Not Rex' commentary looks at Ontario welfare workers forced to strike for their rights.

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