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March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate over 10,000 strong

Photo: Jane Fonda and Melina Laboucan-Massimo (Photo by Megan Devlin)

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The March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate filled the streets of downtown Toronto today, demanding a justice-based transition to a green-energy economy.

A press release sent after the Toronto march pegged the number of marchers at over 10,000 including celebrities Jane Fonda and David Suzuki.

The thousands in Toronto were not the only people to take part this weekend. Events for jobs, justice and the climate were held in cities and towns across Canada.

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JournalismIS is a broad-based campaign celebrating the contributions of quality Canadian journalism, through advertising and online conversation.

The campaign aims to rally the wider community of journalists and media workers, media corporations and media consumers to increase awareness, recognition and support for professional journalism. JournalismIS is supported by a number of national and local newspapers, broadcasters, journalist associations, unions and industry groups.

The JournalismIS campaign marks the first phase of a longer term effort to mobilize the media industry and the public to support professional journalism in Canada.

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Postal workers' union alleges union-busting by Canada Post

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The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) alleges Canada Post is practising union-busting, after the Crown corporation dropped its contract with the unionized temporary agency that had been staffing its international parcel intake plants.

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A new kind of climate movement

Over the past few months an ever growing coalition has been steadily organizing towards what could be the most diverse march for climate and economic justice in Canada. This is the story of how the March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate has come together. RSVP for the March at http://jobsjusticeclimate.ca

Video produced by Kai RW in collaboration with Beyond Crisis Film. http://www.beyondcrisisfilm.com/

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June 26, 2015 |
Key questions in the B.C. Liberals' controversial health firings remain unanswered: who made the dismissal decisions, and what factors were considered.

This week in labour: Strike with Pride!

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It's Pride season! If there is a parade or march in your hometown this month, you'll probably see a few union floats and flags mixed in with all the rainbows.

In recent decades, the labour movement has become increasingly involved in defending the rights of gay, lesbian, queer, and trans workers.

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Watch: The life and death of worker resistance, part 4

Have we forgotten the real war waged on us all? Hint: It rhymes with Napital Prism.

Watch episode four of this series.

For earlier episodes, click here:

Episode One
Episode Two
Episode Three

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This week in labour: Lessons in broad-based organizing

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Monday, June 15th marked the 25th anniversary of the Justice for Janitors Day campaign.

Initiated by SEIU in Los Angeles, Justice for Janitors is both a union drive and movement that has spread across the US and Canada.

By incorporating unions and community groups to link workers’ rights to other social justice issues like immigration reform, the “J4J” campaign piloted a model of organizing that is being replicated by fast food workers and other broad-based campaigns, like Ontario’s fight for 15 and fairness.  

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Redeye

B.C. appeal court fails to protect collective bargaining

June 17, 2015
| The B.C. government imposed a contract on teachers in 2002 and 2012. B.C. Supreme Court ruled both these actions unconstitutional. Last month, the Court of Appeal overturned the 2012 decision.
Length: 13:18 minutes (12.19 MB)
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