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Scrap the cuts: Changes to EI drive down wages for all

In the current economy, we are told, it is unlikely that you will make it through your life without being laid-off and have to search for a new job. In fact, we are told that this will actually happen more than once or twice, it will be a rather regular.

The reason for this is not that we are all bad workers, but rather because that the nature of capitalism. The economic system imposed on us has brought with it a reduction in secure employment and a massive increase in precarious work.

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Call to action for Workers' Rights Week: Standing together for fairness

May Day is an historic time to celebrate the labour movement and everything workers around the world have accomplished. It is also a time to renew the fight for labour rights across this country. Common Causes is doing just that.

This Saturday launches a Week of Action for Workers' Rights. With actions happening across the country, we are standing with our sisters and brothers in the union movement to send a strong message to governments everywhere that attack workers.

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'Economic inaction plan': Opposition, civil society groups hit out at Budget 2013

The 2013 Federal Budget was tabled in Parliament today by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. The Harper government likes to call it an "Economic Action Plan," but many groups across Canada today are hitting out, saying this is another federal budget that does little or nothing to lessen the economic impact of austerity.  

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| February 5, 2013
| February 4, 2013

When crisis becomes opportunity: Progressive organizing after Bill C-377

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Yesterday morning, I happened upon a Toronto Star article that woke me quicker than my morning coffee. The article featured a Conservative MP and Senator taking turns insulting Attiwapiskat Chief Teresa Spence after her six week hunger strike.  

In the world of public low blows, these were among the dirtiest I've seen.  

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| January 29, 2013

Making common cause against the Harper agenda

Common Causes supporting the Idle No More rally on Parliament Hill Monday.
Common Causes, a new assembly of social movements, launched Monday across Canada.

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Common Causes launches with cross-Canada actions

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 As Parliament resumed Monday, Canadians were out in the streets -- in the rain, the snow and the cold -- to show solidarity with Idle No More and to build new alliances in the effort to defeat the agenda of the governing Conservatives. 

Common Causes, a new assembly of social movements in Canada, held actions in more than 25 cities and towns across Canada, part of a global day of action called by Idle No More

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