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Grocery wars: Lessons from Canada's changing retail landscape | Mar 3 2015 | Armine Yalnizyan | As Target Canada tumbled into bankruptcy, Loblaw announced that its fourth-quarter profits more than doubled. What can be learned from this tale of two retailers?
VIDEO: Members of CUPE 3903 vote to reject York University offer | Mar 3 2015 | rabble staff | Over 1,200 members of CUPE 3903 participated in the 'final offer' Special General Membership Meeting on March 2, during which they voted almost 70 per cent to reject the Employer's final offer.
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GroundWire | February 25 and March 3, 2015: Homelessness Marathon Edition | Mar 3 2015 | GroundWire | This edition of GroundWire originally aired during the 2015 Canadian Homelessness Marathon, an overnight broadcast showcasing local stories about homelessness.
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Bucking the trend: Manitoba defends workers' pensions | Mar 2 2015 | Paul Moist | Manitoba has seen the importance of our various pension plans to a middle-class life, the prospects of which are increasingly under attack in Canada.
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Teaching Assistants strike at the University of Toronto | Mar 2 2015 | Ella Bedard | At the last minute, TAs vote to reject a tentative agreement at the University of Toronto.
Over 200 arrests under Lese Majeste since Thai military coup | Feb 28 2015 | Jiselle Hanna | An interview with Junya Lek Yimprasert, Thai labour activist, living in exile in Finland due to charges under Lese Majeste.
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Nova Scotia Bill 1: The saga continues | Feb 27 2015 | Ella Bedard | The Nova Scotia government fires its arbitrator as labour work to ensure labour rights in the face of Bill 1.
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All your wage gap questions answered | Feb 27 2015 | Kate MacIntruff | The wage gap is a thing. It exists. It isn't pretty. It is the face of discrimination. It isn't going to go away if we close our eyes and hold our breath and count to one hundred.
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B.C. Budget 2015 confirms it: We can afford the $10 per day child-care plan! | Feb 27 2015 | Lynell Anderson | Budget 2015 clearly shows that B.C. can afford to start implementing the $10/day child-care plan now -- and it can choose to do so without raising taxes.
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This week's labour news: Labour hits the books | Feb 27 2015 | Ella Bedard | This week in labour news: Ontario campuses and beyond!
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Tireless promoters of temporary foreign workers have fallen silent...Why's that? | Feb 26 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Common sense says that at this moment, when "everything has changed," the TFW program will have to change too. But don't count on common sense!
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Nova Scotia paves the way for Charter challenge to Health Authorities Act | Feb 24 2015 | Stephen Kimber | Last year, the McNeil government passed the Health Authorities Act, ostensibly (and laudably) to streamline Nova Scotia's health-care system, but also (and shabbily) to game that system.

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NDP caucus instructed not to speak to Halifax Chronicle Herald because of press operators lockout Jacob Two-Two said... I can't see why this would be a problem. Seems like they're doing the right thing here. Am I...
Connection between C-51 and Aboriginal and labour rights KenS said... There is quite a bit of discussion of this in aboriginal-oriented Facebook groups (and presumably...
Beer can boycott expands across Ontario NorthReport said... Come on let's all get behind this boycott and say no to union-busters and scabs Beer Can Boycott...
MB Director for right-wing fundamentalist Christian organization acclaimed as PC canadiate in Radisson ghoris said... The Tories' stupidity knows no bounds. Way to appeal to urban voters, guys. They *might* have been...
B.C. teachers' struggle jas said... Thanks for posting this. I think most people agree with these sentiments. No one wishes to see a...
The future of pensions in Canada abnormal said... At the risk of sounding dumb is there a detailed explanation of how the proposed Ontario Retirement...
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...

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United Food and Commercial Workers
Right to Strike campaign gains global victory
A breakthrough agreement between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and government and employer members of the ILO acknowledges the Right to Strike is protected under ILO Convention 87.

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