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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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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Social enterprises create pride through decent work | Jun 16 2016 | Josh Brandon, Molly McCracken | Social enterprises fill an important gap in Manitoba's economy for those struggling to enter the workforce.
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A benefit system disadvantaging Canada's poorest children | Jun 14 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | EI's maternity benefits system favours mothers from higher-earning families. Teuila Fuatai speaks to Brock University researcher Lindsey McKay about why.
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We can build a climate plan that works for workers | Jun 9 2016 | James Hutt | By tackling inequity and creating good, unionized jobs, a climate strategy could represent a giant leap forward for the labour movement -- but only if we force politicians to act.
The unfinished business of Aboriginal justice in Australia | Jun 6 2016 | Jiselle Hanna, Piergiorgio Moro | Labour updates of workers' struggles from the Asia-Pacific region and interview with Celeste Little on the ongoing campaign for justice for Aboriginal people in Australia.
The Consultation Tracker: For the months of June-July 2016 | Jun 4 2016 | Maya Bhullar | A running list of the federal consultations and associated organizing. Contact us with any more!

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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....
FTQ union federation no longer endorses Bloc, calls for defeating Conservatives swallow said... Quote:Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said he wasn’t surprised that an “organization that is openly...

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CPP expansion is a good start, but labour will keep fighting for retirement security of all Canadians
From the inception of its campaign, the labour movement has been advocating a 100% increase in CPP benefits, but the new government agreement will only see benefits increase by a little more than 33%.

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