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Canada Post's problems are driven by the neoliberal assault on public services | Jun 30 2016 | Michael Laxer | Canada Post is run not as a public service for the public interest but as a corporation that seeks to make a profit, which is not the purpose of a public service.
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The future is not ours to see -- but it is ours to shape | Jun 29 2016 | Ed Finn | This is Part 3 of a three-part series that examines the ideology of neoliberalism and the enormous harm its implementation imposes on people and the planet.
Photo: flickr/gonzales2010
Toxic workplaces need 'comprehensive approach' not band-aid solutions | Jun 28 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | Dysfunctional workplaces create an incredibly toxic environment that negatively affects workers' mental health. Teuila Fuatai speaks with OPSEU representatives about mental health practices.
Montreal garment firm exposed for tax avoidance and dubious labour practices | Jun 27 2016 | Yves Engler | Built with public subsidies, a Montreal firm can shift its head office to a tax haven and its workforce abroad, but Ottawa will continue to advance its reactionary international interests.
Workers fight against outsourcing at Australian brewery | Jun 27 2016 | Jiselle Hanna | Labour updates of workers' struggles from the Asia-Pacific region and interview with Steve Diston, ETU, on an outsourcing dispute.
Photo: flickr/Jhayne
Canada needs to improve mental health awareness and practices for workers | Jun 24 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | One in five Canadians will suffer from a mental health illness or problem during their lifetime. In part 1, Teuila Fuatai speaks with Teamsters representatives about their approach to mental health.
Image: PMO/Adam Scotti
Mainstream media sucked in, reports whatever politicians or GM say | Jun 23 2016 | Nick Fillmore | Journalists used to be taught to report not what people say but what they do. What's changed?
Photo: flickr/Enrico Petrarolo
National Aboriginal Day: Building bonds between Indigenous communities and the labour movement | Jun 21 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | Today marks National Aboriginal Day in Canada. Teuila Fuatai speaks to Métis Nation member and union activist Michael Desautels about his work in Indigenous communities and the labour movement.
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Striking Herald workers up pressure on bosses as rival publication grows | Jun 20 2016 | Errol Salamon | The union requires the 57 Herald workers to spend at least 20 hours of their time per week supporting the strike effort to earn strike pay.
Photo: flickr/AJ Batac
Unions brace for anti-worker legislation in Manitoba | Jun 16 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | The Manitoba Federation of Labour warns this new bill could disrupt more than a decade of peaceful labour relations in the province.
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Free trade extends scope and power of corporate oligarchy | Jun 16 2016 | Ed Finn | This is Part 2 of a three-part series that examines the ideology of neoliberalism and the enormous harm its implementation imposes on people and the planet.
Photo: Dan DeLuca/flickr
Gains in construction pull up Ontario employment in May | Jun 16 2016 | Zohra Jamasi | Employment in Ontario increased by 21,600 jobs compared to 14,000 jobs across the country. Ontario gains in construction acted as the main driver.

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Canada's WWI Internment of Leon Trotsky, and the Captivating Mass Psychoses of antiSemitism and antiCommunism NDPP said... Fascinating read and much that was new to me. Many thanks for posting this Richard! in
Time to nationalize Bombardier mark_alfred said... http://rankandfile.ca/2016/03/29/bombardier-time-to-nationalize/ I just found the above article....
Buy French's ketchup instead of Heinz mark_alfred said... Seems Heinz just up and left, screwing over the workers and farmers in Leamington Ontario. ...
NDP presents anti-scab bill C-234 mark_alfred said... http://www.ndp.ca/news/ndp-presents-anti-scab-bill Quote: Today, New Democrats presented their...
NDP stands up to the Liberals for better protection for interns mark_alfred said... http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode... http://www.ndp.ca/...
Manitoba to expand child-care system Aristotleded24 said... Look out Quebec, your daycare system has some competition! Quote:The Manitoba government is aiming...
Common Front demonstration 3 Oct lagatta said... I don' t know how this got into the wrong forum. It is in the labour and consumption one, or the...
OFL Sid Ryan's President Report: Choose NDP mark_alfred said... Sid Ryan wrote:I am calling on every worker, in every riding, to make Thomas Mulcair the next Prime...
Wiki Leaks Says TPP Deal May Include Selling Off CBC & Canada Post terrytowel said... Why isn't this getting more press? The Council of Canadians, which leads the Canadian campaign...
Wrong-headed promises on Business and small business tax come down to pandering. And pandering is bad policy. Sean in Ottawa said... In fairness small business advocate organizations are also -- for the most part -- out to lunch....

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Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Postal workers overwhelmingly vote to support equity, improvements and no concessions
The results are in! Urban and rural postal carriers voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike activities.

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