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A number is never just a number: Good jobs, bad jobs | Oct 1 2014 | Hennessy's Index | There's been a steady decline in the number of quality jobs in Canada since the late-1980s, a reflection of the rise in part-time jobs and self-employment as well as lower pay.
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McNeil government sets its sights on organized labour in Nova Scotia | Sep 30 2014 | Stephen Kimber | Despite Premier Stephen McNeil's assurance he is "not at all going to war with organized labour," his government's actions tell another story.
Nova Scotia health-care workers call new legislation a direct attack on unions | Sep 30 2014 | Robert Devet | Over 600 health-care workers went to Province House in Nova Scotia to show how angry they are at the proposed anti-union legislation, and to call for Premier McNeil's resignation.
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New legislation will impose specific unions on health-care workers in Nova Scotia | Sep 29 2014 | Robert Devet | This Monday, Nova Scotia's Health Minister Leo Glavine will introduce legislation that dictates to health-care workers which union they must belong to.
The battle for democracy in Thailand and regional labour updates | Sep 26 2014 | Piergiorgio Moro | Labour news from the region. Interview with Lee Siewhwa, Malaysian support group for democracy in Thailand, on the repression in Thailand and political prisoners.
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It's not about old vs. young. Growing inequality is the real problem. | Sep 25 2014 | Linda McQuaig | The corporate spin that pits old against young studiously avoids the root cause of the problem: policies that have led to a dramatically rising gap between rich and poor of all ages.
Building a system better than capitalism | Sep 23 2014 | Gary Engler | The new system we imagine must get rid of the perverse incentives that result in war, the devastation of our environment and inequality.
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How public services strengthen the economy | Sep 23 2014 | Janet Newbury | We have the capacity to strengthen our economy in ways that are equitable and sustainable. To do so, we must recognize the public sector as an asset to achieving social and economic well-being in B.C.
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Work in the age of anxiety | Sep 22 2014 | Murray Dobbin | Why is there no militancy today among working Canadians, why no sustained and focused solidarity or courage in facing powerful adversaries? The answer is rooted in an anxiety that defines our society.
Is Harper right? Did corporate tax cuts really pay for themselves? | Sep 22 2014 | Toby Sanger | Is it true? Have tax cuts actually led to higher revenues? Contrary to the Prime Minister's thoughts on the matter, federal corporate tax cuts have led to a significant fall in corporate tax revenues.
Elections, labour and free trade agreements in Fiji | Sep 20 2014 | Diana Beaumont, Jiselle Hanna | Labour news from the Asia Pacific, and an interview about elections, labour politics and free trade agreements in Fiji.
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B.C. teachers ratify agreement, strike ends | Sep 19 2014 | BC Teachers' Federation | Members of the BC Teachers' Federation have voted to ratify the agreement-in-committee reached on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, with the BC Public School Employers' Association.

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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...
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

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Nova Scotia government denies workers' right to choose their union
The legislation being rammed through the provincial legislature by the Nova Scotia Liberal government is unprecedented in the history of labour relations in the province.

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