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A risky pension future: How Harper's latest attack on pensions would erode retirement security | Jul 31 2014 | Linda McQuaig | The Harper government is engaging in a fresh frontal assault on the retirement incomes of beleagured Canadian workers, through changes to long-standing legislation governing workplace pensions.
UP! Left Front changing Vancouver politics | Jul 29 2014 | Michael Stewart | In Vancouver, activists from all manner of grassroots movements have organized themselves under a socialist banner called the "Left Front," and they're aiming to change the face of municipal politics.
Israeli attack on Palestine; neo-liberal politics in India | Jul 26 2014 | Diana Beaumont | Labour news from the Asia pacific region, including analysis of the ongoing Israeli attack on Palestine, and the neo-liberal agenda of the new BJP government in India.
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This labour campaign stopped Tim Hudak. Next is Stephen Harper. | Jul 23 2014 | Sid Ryan | The Ontario election did solidify one thing: Canada's politicized labour movement is ready to defend the rights of workers. It stopped Tim Hudak and now it's taking aim at Stephen Harper.
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Why B.C. Liberals want to push to privatize public education | Jul 23 2014 | Bill Tieleman | The political equation driving Premier Christy Clark is solved. The B.C. Liberals have already saved $100 million from the teachers' strike. Money that can be spent anywhere but education, it seems.
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Canada's anti-union lobby is at the heart of the deceptive campaign for more TFWs | Jul 21 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | It is no coincidence that in almost every case the groups calling for more TFWs turn out also to have a long history of anti-union advocacy.
Groundwire Episode 1: Migrant justice, land claims and more | Jul 21 2014 | Rachel Swatek | This episode is produced by CHRW in London, Ontario, featuring stories about the temporary foreign workers program, BC Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors, Toronto Pride and more.
The military coup in Thailand: Its effects and responses to it | Jul 19 2014 | Piergiorgio Moro | Labour news from the Asia Pacific region and interview with Ji Ungpakorn on the military coup in Thailand.
Students are struggling to find summer jobs for the sixth year in a row | Jul 18 2014 | Kayle Hatt | New data from Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey released Friday shows that students are struggling to find summer jobs for the sixth year in a row.
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Powerful, influential, transformative: How one woman's campaign team transformed the CLC | Jul 18 2014 | Meg Borthwick | This year's CLC convention saw women play a pivotal role in determining the outcome of the convention. Here, several women labour union leaders weigh in on the transformative experience.
EI is not actually helping low-income Canadians | Jul 16 2014 | David Macdonald | While we may consider EI a strong social support system, its current construction makes it particularly regressive for Canada's lowest-income families.
UP! We are labour. We are Oshawa. | Jul 15 2014 | Jesse Cullen, Tiffany Balducci | In one of the birthplaces of the Canadian labour movement, We Are Oshawa is reconnecting with its namesake's deep social unionist roots.

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Manitoba's Proactive Investigation of TFW Employers "a model for the rest of Canada." Maradona said... Since 2009, Manitoba has conducted regular, proactive, "sting" investigations of TFW employers...
Manitoba's Proactive Investigation of TFW Employers "a model for the rest of Canada." Maradona said... Since 2009, Manitoba has conducted regular, proactive, "sting" investigations of TFW employers,...
Doug Ford "60% of Labour unions don't agree with their president" NorthReport said... Why would you give the Ford family comments such credibility? Who cares what someone who hates...
Nova Scotia nurses strike Slumberjack said... Walking off the Job in Progress Quote:Chris Power, chief executive of the Capital District Health...
Coerced De-Certification - Independent Advice Needed abnormal said... I doubt there's much case law on this one.  You indicate that Company B doesn't want the union...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says the high Youth Unemployment Rate is Fictitious abnormal said... Not sure where the 23% number comes from so before I can comment can someone give me a link? in
Government takes on union-busting moves to end port strike at Port Metro Vancouver epaulo13 said... Government takes on union-busting moves to end port strike at Port Metro Vancouver The BC...
60 hour work week. Laudable? mark_alfred said... Here's a good article:  Your 60-Hour Work Week is Not a Badge of Honour. in
Say what! Hudak renounces anti-union right to work laws mark_alfred said... There are some in the business community who like the Rand formula, because it's easy to administer...
A Living Minimum Slumberjack said... A Living Minimum Quote: If you are serious about poverty reduction, replacing the minimum wage --...

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B.C. deal with China: Another Temporary Foreign Worker debacle?
Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney should nix the B.C. Liberal government's plan to use temporary foreign workers to develop the province's liquefied natural gas industry.

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