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Conditions for workers in Cambodia and organizing efforts

June 19, 2015
| Extended interviews with San Mora and Yon Sineat from the Cambodian Food and Services Workers Federation on organizing workers in Cambodia and the issues that workers face.
Length: 29:32 minutes (13.53 MB)
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Unions organising in Papua New Guinea and solidarity needs

June 5, 2015
| Workers in Papua New Guinea and labour news from the Asia Pacific region
Length: 27:02 minutes (12.38 MB)
Asia Pacific Currents

Organising workers in Iran and international solidarity

June 5, 2015
| Labour updates from the Asia Pacific region and interview on organising workers in Iran
Length: 29:13 minutes (26.75 MB)

Injured Workers' Day: Support shouldn't come in half-measures

Photo: Flickr/Bob Jagendorf

On a -45 degree day in January 2014, Paul was driving down Ontario's eastbound 407 highway on his way to make a delivery, when his vehicle skidded on a patch of black ice and slid into a guard rail.

The company truck he was driving was totalled. At first Paul could not even see or hear his assistant because the man, who had been sitting in the passenger seat, was completely obscured by the wreckage.

Ultimately though, it was Paul, not his passenger, who sustained serious injuries and was left unable to work for over a year. In that time, Paul has received only one cheque -- a couple of weeks' worth of compensation from the Workers' Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

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This week in labour: Some cringe-worthy Conservative gaffes and much, much, more!

Photo: Flickr;  Alex Guibord

This week's labour roundup is gleefully mean, because it starts with a couple of Harper facepalm-worthy mess-ups.

When it comes to omnibus bills and hidden agendas, it can be hard to explain just how and why this government isn't working for workers. But this week, they made it super easy! Thanks y'all!

 

 

Let's review, shall we?

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Job insecurity: The new normal of work

New research shows long- and short-term consequences of precarious labour in the GTA and Hamilton areas.

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New study points to a new normal: Job insecurity.

Photo: flickr/Jef Safi

A new study released today confirms the broad ranging consequences of precarious labour in urban areas of southern Ontario.

In 2013, PEPSO, a research partnership between United Way Toronto and McMaster University conducted a major study on precarious labour in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas. Using data collected from a survey of over 4,000 workers and 28 in-depth interviews, The Precarity Penalty, released today, builds on those findings.

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Asia Pacific Currents

Organizing migrant workers on the Thai-Burma border and in Malaysia

May 8, 2015
| Regional labour updates and an interview on organizing migrant workers in Thailand, Burma and Malaysia.
Length: 30:46 minutes (14.09 MB)
Asia Pacific Currents

Aboriginal activist continues fight for justice for Palm Island community in Australia

April 17, 2015
| Labour updates from the Asia Pacific region and interview with Lex Wotton on the ongoing fight for justice of Aboriginal people.
Length: 30:08 minutes (13.8 MB)
Asia Pacific Currents

Labour news from the region and the workers movement in Indonesia

April 3, 2015
| Labour news from the region and the workers movement in Indonesia
Length: 30:20 minutes (13.89 MB)
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