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Canada Post: Workers Want Profits Reinvested
Jun 22 2001
Canada Post has turned an $84 million profit - in its sixth consecutive profitable year. Of that, $19 million goes to the federal government as a dividend, bringing the total payout since 1996 to $26
Striking Museum Workers Demand Respect
Jun 21 2001
Support is building for more than 200 striking museum workers at the National Gallery and its allied Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography. The workers call their demands modest - and say that
GATS: Facts and Fictions
Jun 19 2001
The World Trade Organization (WTO) and its corporate boosters have a PR problem. Grassroots resistance is building against negotiations to expand the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). C
Victory: Saskatchewan Health-Care Workers
Jun 18 2001
Relief rained on Saskatchewan on Friday as more than 12,000 striking health-care workers returned to their jobs. After a marathon bargaining session, CUPE's Health Council thanked the province's NDP
Water for People and Nature
Jun 15 2001
Is fresh water a product that's best traded on open markets - pollution and depletion by damned? Or is water a common resource and basic human right? An international coalition spearheaded by the Cou
The FTAA: After Quebec
Jun 14 2001
Civil liberties took a beating this April during Summit of the Americas protests in Quebec. And many commentators are chasing questions about Canadians' democratic rights. But what about the Summit i
Health Care Workers Strike in Saskatchewan
Jun 12 2001
More than 12,000 Saskatchewan health care workers walked off the job Saturday morning. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) says the employer won't budge on priority issues - workload, pens
Canadian Labour Welcomes Back CAW
Jun 11 2001
The Canadian Auto Workers have moved a step closer to reconciling with Canada's broader labour movement. On June 4, the Canadian Labour Congress Executive Council voted to lift sanctions applied agai
BC Tax Cut Helps Top Earners
Jun 7 2001
On his first day in office, BC's Liberal Premier Gordon Campbell has announced sweeping personal income tax cuts averaging 25 per cent. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is calling the move
Postal Workers to Host Colombian Counterparts
Jun 6 2001
Colombia is a dangerous place for trade unionists: of 140 unionists assassinated worldwide in 1999, more than half were Colombian. The bloodshed is part of a 30-year civil war that continues to ravag
Council of Canadians Speaker Abducted
Jun 5 2001
A guest invited to speak at a Council of Canadians conference this July has reportedly been abducted by Columbian paramilitaries. Activists say that Kimy Pernia Domico, renowned human rights and indi
CUPE Calls for Ontario Revolt
Jun 4 2001
Canada's largest public sector union implored its members on Friday to intensify struggles against Ontario's Tory government. Leaders of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) are enraged by r
Aboriginal People and Social Class
Jun 1 2001
Aboriginal people face harsher living conditions than other Canadians. This common wisdom is backed by thick piles of quantitative studies. By showing that Aboriginals are worse off <i>on average</i>
Germinal 5 Finally Freed
May 29 2001
After 41 days behind bars, the "Germinal 5" anti-FTAA protesters were each released yesterday on $10,000 bail. This according to material posted on the Website of the Center for Media Alternatives Qu
CAW-SEIU Dispute Resolved
May 24 2001
The Canadian Labour Congress today announced a tentative resolution to a major dispute between the Canadian Auto Workers and the Service Employees International Union. The resolution should herald an
Park Wardens' Enforcement Duties Handed to Cops
May 23 2001
Most Provincial Conservation Officers can carry sidearms to protect themselves. National Park Wardens cannot. A February federal health and safety ruling says this places them "at risk of grievous bo
Meet Lottie, Champion Typist
May 22 2001
"Can you type?" For decades, women applying for jobs have heard that line. Well, Lottie Betts Tushingham could type - and she was proud of it. In the early 1900s, Ontario's clerical speedster amassed
State of the Economy: Time to Spend
May 18 2001
As the US economic slowdown spills over the border, Canada should boost program spending to ease the impact. Then the Bank of Canada should follow the US Federal Reserve's lead and ease interest rate
A Case for Electoral Reform
May 17 2001
Is our electoral system in crisis? Just ask Canadians - who voted in last year's federal election at a 75-year low rate. Cara MacDonald, in a new article, reviews our electoral system - and surveys n
Labour Media Association Honours <i>rabble</i> Partners
May 16 2001
The BC Teachers' Federation and the Canadian Union of Public Employees were winners at this year's Canadian Association of Labour Media Awards. The BCTF took an excellence-in-writing award for its <i
Maude Barlow on Trade Agreements and Education
May 14 2001
As our leaders push for global trade agreements, who's planning for their effects on post-secondary education in Canada? Council of Canadians chair Maude Barlow will discuss what's at stake, in Toron
Public Education: Not for Sale!
May 11 2001
Is education a commodity to be bought and sold? Should curriculum, learning technologies, and teacher resources be driven by market forces? From May 21-24, 2500 education traders from 70 countries wi
Worker Solidarity Wins Halifax Airport Deal
May 10 2001
Maintenance workers and firefighters at the Halifax International Airport have won their first-ever collective agreement. Some of the workers had been on strike since April 12 - demanding better wage
Ontario Budget: Tories Have a Choice
May 9 2001
Later today, when the next Ontario budget comes down, will citizens see more attacks on education, health care, and other public services? Will these attacks be called unavoidable - compelled by tigh
Settlement Ends Toronto School Strike
May 8 2001
CUPE 4400 members have settled their dispute with the Toronto District School Board. More than 13,000 school support workers had been holding out since March 31 for better wages and job security. Yes
Jaggi Singh Free on Bail!
May 7 2001
After spending more than two weeks in a Quebec prison, Jaggi Singh is finally free on $2000 bail. The activist had been held in a Quebec prison since his April 20 arrest during Americas Summit protes
Canada's Economic Apartheid: New Report
May 4 2001
Non-white Canadians earn less than white Canadians. They are ghettoized in low-paying jobs and segregated in low-cost urban housing areas. And the gap is growing. That's the finding of a new report p
Whose Economy? - Conference to Probe Gaps in Wealth and Power
Apr 30 2001
Can we ever expect an economy designed to serve human need? Or must we always fall back on individual and corporate greed? From May 9-12, activists and policy analysts will convene in Toronto to expl
CUPE Condemns Ontario Plan to Quash Education Strike
Apr 26 2001
More than 13,000 support staff within the Toronto District School Board have been striking since March 31 for better wages and job security. Now Ontario back-to-work legislation could pass into law a
<i>rabble</i> Partners Present FTAA Resources
Apr 20 2001
Many of rabble's supporting partners have been in Quebec City since April 16 for the Second Peoples' Summit of the Americas - a shadow event to the Summit of the Americas where 34 national leaders ar