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Redford-Hancock Government moves ahead with plan to gut public sector pensions | Apr 16 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta’s NDP said the party’s legislative caucus will focus on the government’s attack on public service pensions for the rest of the legislative session.
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Where are the jobs without people in Canada's labour market? | Apr 16 2014 | Angella MacEwen | Statistics Canada released their latest job vacancy data this week, giving us the three-month average ending in January 2014.
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CLC Secretary-Treasurer Hassan Yussuff joins race for Presidency | Apr 16 2014 | H.G. Watson | A third candidate, Secretary-Treasurer Hassan Yussuff, has entered the race for the Canadian Labour Congress Presidency against Ken Georgetti and Hassan Husseini.
Four reasons why veganism supports workers | Apr 16 2014 | H.G Watson | Being vegan isn't a choice that values animals above humans. It’s actually about valuing food and where it comes from, rather than just believing it magically appears on our plates.
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A number is never just a number: Equal Pay Day facts | Apr 16 2014 | Hennessy's Index | Recognizing April 16, 2014 as Equal Pay Day is a step in the right direction. But what's still missing is a strategic plan to close the gender pay gap.
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Temporary foreign workers: How federal settlement policies overlook some newcomers | Apr 15 2014 | Jill Bucklaschuk, Zoё St-Aubin | A realignment of thinking is needed to acknowledge temporary foreign workers of all skill levels as potential permanent members of communities that contribute to the labour force.
Temp agency workers insist on $14 minimum wage | Apr 15 2014 | John Bonnar | An increase to $14 an hour would push minimum-wage workers to 10 per cent above the poverty line.
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Unionizing in 2014: Let's stop comparing efforts | Apr 11 2014 | H.G. Watson | Why are we so eager to compare the Unifor Toyota campaign in Ontario with the UAW Volkswagen campaign in Tennessee? It's important to look at the differences to explain the labour movement in 2014.
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Why the job market still looks pink and blue | Apr 10 2014 | Kate McInturff | Over the past 20 years more women have gone to university and more women have entered the paid workforce. So why does the job market still look pink and blue?
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Journalists continue to face death, imprisonment for reporting the news | Apr 10 2014 | Amy Goodman | Neither death nor imprisonment should be the punishment for journalists doing their job. Since 1992, the Committee to Protect Journalists reports, there have been 1,054 journalists killed worldwide.
CBC cuts: 657 jobs, $130 million | Apr 10 2014 | H.G. Watson | Today, CBC announced they will be cutting 657 jobs over two years, halting planned regional expansions and reducing services in other areas in order to cut $130 million.
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Help wanted: Ontario's temporary foreign workers and the need for answers | Apr 9 2014 | Kaylie Tiessen | Ontario's labour market has gone through a dramatic change since the turn of the century. The use of temporary foreign workers in the province is no exception.


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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 --...
Poverty poli-tricks: Ontario raises minimum wage | alan smithee said... Time to stop by-the-hour wages. Starting salaries should be at minimum $20K/per year.   in
Chicago: Northwestern University football players seek to unionize | Catchfire said... This is definitely a cool story. NCAA had a predictable response:  This union-backed attempt...
Why the timing is good for parties from the left in Canada | socialdemocraticmiddle said... Exactly. The Conservative economic record is NOT good, and we need an alternative. Moreover, if the...

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We won’t have Medicare II without federal leadership says Alex Himelfarb
Alex Himelfarb understands the 2004 10-year health accord better than most. At the time it was negotiated, he was the highest ranking civil servant in Ottawa.

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