Labour

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The Target diaries: Short and sweet ending | Apr 20 2015 | anonymous | My final workday at Target Canada was a short four-hour shift. The last installment of the Target Diaries.
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Ontario Equal Pay Day 2015: Time to close the pay gap | Apr 20 2015 | Mary Cornish | For the second year, the Ontario government officially recognizes Equal Pay Day, a day dedicated to shining a light on the persistent problem of pay inequities experienced by women in the province.
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This week in labour: Dissent springs eternal | Apr 17 2015 | Ella Bedard | Across Canada, spring has sprung and with it, a deluge of actions. This week in labour we saw the largest protests of low-wage workers in U.S. history, unions mobilizing for the election, and more!
Aboriginal activist continues fight for justice for Palm Island community in Australia | Apr 17 2015 | Piergiorgio Moro, Sam | Labour updates from the Asia Pacific region and interview with Lex Wotton on the ongoing fight for justice of Aboriginal people.
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SOLD! Canadian Wheat Board no longer quite so Canadian | Apr 16 2015 | National Farmers Union | With the privatization of the Canadian Wheat Board, the Harper government has accomplished the biggest transfer of wealth away from farmers in the history of Canada.
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$15 and Fairness: Workers link $15 minimum wage to decent work | Apr 15 2015 | Angella MacEwen | Wednesday, April 15 is a global day of action on a $15 minimum wage and decent work. Actions are happening across the U.S., and in B.C., Ontario, and Nova Scotia.
Pro-worker, anti-racist: The Asian Canadian Labour Alliance | Apr 15 2015 | Scott Neigh | Anna Liu and Patricia Chong talk about fighting racism in the labour movement, building labour presence in Asian communities, and working for social justice for all.
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How a Labour Market Intermediary can lift barriers to Manitoba's labour market | Apr 14 2015 | Kirsten Bernas, Shauna MacKinnon | Action is needed to ensure that Aboriginal people are supported in their efforts to find and keep good jobs -- those that pay well, include benefits, and provide opportunity for advancement.
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Canadian workers are joining global action: The fight for $15 minimum wage | Apr 14 2015 | Ella Bedard | On April 15, campaigners across Canada will join a worldwide Day of Action for $15 minimum wage.
Reports of job growth mask a stagnant labour market | Apr 13 2015 | Angella MacEwen | The Canadian labour market added 29,000 jobs in March, beating expectations. Underneath the headline, though, the numbers aren't as rosy.
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The life of a union man: Tales from Down East | Apr 13 2015 | Everett Baker, Retiree Matters | Behind the bucolic images of the East Coast reside working women and men. Everett Baker reflects back on some of his experiences with labour organizations in Eastern Canada.
Edmonton-based blog calls out sexism in food service industry | Apr 13 2015 | Redeye Collective | Wear a shorter skirt. Dye your hair. Flirt with the regulars. Women who work in bars and restaurants have heard it all. Now they're telling their stories on a new blog about sexism in the industry.

Events

Toronto
Wed, Apr 29, 2015
Media Works launch party
Toronto
Sat, May 2, 2015
May Day 2015: Let's Move to the Left!

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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 Steelworkers
Steelworkers denounce continued lack of accountability at Crown Holdings
Workers forced on strike over 19 months ago in Toronto by Crown Holdings are denouncing the company's continued lack of accountability to its shareholders.

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