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'The more we get together' -- to build a national child-care program | Aug 26 2015 | Martha Friendly | If Canada is ever to have a workable, high-quality, universal national child-care program, it will take all levels and stripes of governments across the country working together to build it.
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Survey sheds new light on job vacancies | Aug 25 2015 | Andrew Jackson | Congratulations to StatsCan on the occasion of the first release from the National Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, with data for the first quarter of this year.
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Five reasons not to expect an economic recovery this year | Aug 25 2015 | Louis-Philippe Rochon | With news of economic turmoil in China and other emerging economies, repercussions for Canada will be atrocious. Worse yet, the macroeconomics are just not adding up for a recovery.
Fact-checking Adam Vaughan and $15-per-day child care | Aug 25 2015 | Nora Loreto | Adam Vaughan says that only eight per cent of families in the riding of Spadina-Fort York have children, so the NDP's plan for $15/day daycare doesn't resonate with the riding's residents. Not quite.
Is criticizing Israel anti-semitic? Why is minimum wage expensive? Find out the answers and more on blogs | Aug 21 2015 | Lenée Son | This week's blogs roundup includes posts on rape culture on campus, child care, anti-semitism, labour, housing crisis, and progressive content on the elections campaign you won't find anywhere else.
Workers organizing in the Asia Pacific region | Aug 21 2015 | Piergiorgio Moro | This episode features stories on the Tianjin warehouse disaster in China, Sri Lankan labour solidarity in Australia, and upcoming democracy demonstrations in Malaysia.
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Quality child care shouldn't be just a matter of luck | Aug 19 2015 | Martha Friendly | The second blog in the series and based on a presentation delivered as the annual Margaret Laurence Lecture at Trent University in March 2015.
Commit to Commit to changing Canada. #WIN2015 | Aug 19 2015 | rabble staff | Our contributors are building something priceless. Here are Trish Hennessy and Jase Tanner talking about why they commit to, and why you should get involved in #WIN2015.
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Quality public child care: An economic no-brainer | Aug 18 2015 | Jim Stanford | The economic arguments in favour of public, accessible child care are powerful. Here is a commentary summarizing the many benefits of a universal public child-care program.
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Nova Scotia's 'new approach' to labour: Gut collective agreements | Aug 18 2015 | Stephen Kimber | More than 300 collective agreements are up for re-negotiation this year in Nova Scotia. Finance Minister Randy Delorey leaves little to the imagination about what the government hopes to accomplish.
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PSAC stands up for public servants, angers Sun editorialists | Aug 17 2015 | Nora Loreto | PSAC has launched one of the highest-profile election campaigns against Harper because the 170,000 government workers they represent have a lot at stake. However, the Sun doesn't see it that way.
Stop the cuts: an overview of Harper Conservative cuts to the public services in Canada | Aug 16 2015 | The Public Service Alliance of Canada had created an information series on the the Conservative governments cuts to public services.

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Delegates vow to raise the floor for all workers
Canada Council delegates discussed the importance of raising the floor for all workers -- both through legislative change to increase the minimum wage and through increased unionization.

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