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Changes to Live-in Caregiver Program help no one | Sep 1 2014 | Conely de Leon, Ethel Tungohan, Petronila Cleto | Live-in caregivers are an important part of Canadian society. So why is Chris Alexander eliminating their ability to obtain permanent residency with his "modern" 'Express Entry' program?
Photo: UFCW International Union/flickr
The push-polls prove it again, Canadians hate unions … really, really, really they do! Happy Labour Day! | Sep 1 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Nowadays, the final long weekend of our Canadian summer is devoted to The Seventy-Two Hour Hate, a three-day frenzy of official and media loathing for unions and the working people they represent.
Labour and class politics in New Zealand-Aotearoa | Aug 30 2014 | Diana Beaumont | Labour news from the Asia Pacific and an interview about labour and class politics in New Zealand-Aotearoa with Joe Carolan, UNITE union organizer and candidate for the MANA party.
Power to the PINAYs: On the work of Montreal-based Filipino women’s organization Pinay | Aug 30 2014 | MaryCarl Guiao | Tapping into the current status of Canada's Live-in Caregiver Program and the work of Montreal-based organization PINAY, which is led by Filipinas, including women working as migrant workers.
The Fraser Institute's 'research' is junk -- have a happy Labour Day! | Aug 29 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | The Fraser Institute is now applying the methodology of "creation science" to the study of economics. The results, of course, are much the same.
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Where is the economic action for women in the North? | Aug 29 2014 | Kate McInturff | An economic plan that would work for women in the North has to accommodate the realities of where they work, how they work and the constraints imposed by their unpaid work.
Photo: flickr/KT King
B.C. today: Labour conflict or school reform? | Aug 29 2014 | Helesia Luke | Did the B.C. Liberal government just bluff on that $40-a-day voucher plan or do they really want to have that battle over public education now?
Reflections on the past, present and future of migrant farm labour in Canada | Aug 28 2014 | Edward Dunsworth | Calls for the expulsion of temporary foreign workers and preferential hiring of Canadians did do one thing: draw attention to the exploitation of migrant labour in Canada.
James Keir Hardie, socialist and founder of the British Labour party
Why did workers kill each other in the First World War? | Aug 26 2014 | Mel Watkins | Marx and Engels famously wrote: "Workers of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains." They should have added: "And if you don't pull together, a lot of you will die in bloody wars."
Source: CANSIM 282-0002
Why we should care about labour force numbers | Aug 25 2014 | Angella MacEwen | Labour economists dissect the details of the monthly Labour Force Survey, hungry for data and answers. But why should we care about the number or proportion of part-time workers anyway?
Ten ways we can build a better economic system | Aug 25 2014 | Gary Engler | It is critical that we not just condemn capitalism. We also need positive suggestions about how to replace it.
Join our team! Announcing labour beat position at rabble.ca | Aug 22 2014 | rabble staff | In partnership with Unifor, rabble.ca is pleased to announce our third annual Labour Beat Internship!

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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...
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...

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