Labour

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More than 2.5 million workers stage national strike in Indonesia | Apr 19 2014 | Diana Beaumont | A special program on Indonesian unions, covering the national strike of 2.5 to 3 million workers in October 2013, and the reprisal attacks on workers by organised gangs.
NWT employers authorized to use temporary foreign workers | Apr 18 2014 | George Lessard | NWT employers who have successfully participated in Human Resources and Skills Development Canada’s Labour Market Opinion process
List of Yukon employers allowed to use Temporary Foreign Workers | Apr 18 2014 | George Lessard | all [Yukon] employers who have successfully participated in Human Resources and Skills Development Canada’s Labour Market Opinion process
Philippines airlines workers win 26-month campaign against outsourcing | Apr 18 2014 | Diana Beaumont | Labour news. Interview with three representatives of the Philippines Airlines Employees Association, about their successful 26-month campaign to stop the outsourcing of their jobs.
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Where are the jobs without people in Canada's labour market? | Apr 16 2014 | Angella MacEwen | Statistics Canada released their latest job vacancy data this week, giving us the three-month average ending in January 2014.
Hassan Yussuff. (Photo: http://boilermaker.ca/)
CLC Secretary-Treasurer Hassan Yussuff joins race for Presidency | Apr 16 2014 | H.G. Watson | A third candidate, Secretary-Treasurer Hassan Yussuff, has entered the race for the Canadian Labour Congress Presidency against Ken Georgetti and Hassan Husseini.
Four reasons why veganism supports workers | Apr 16 2014 | H.G Watson | Being vegan isn't a choice that values animals above humans. It’s actually about valuing food and where it comes from, rather than just believing it magically appears on our plates.
Photo: UweHiksch/flickr
A number is never just a number: Equal Pay Day facts | Apr 16 2014 | Hennessy's Index | Recognizing April 16, 2014 as Equal Pay Day is a step in the right direction. But what's still missing is a strategic plan to close the gender pay gap.
Doug Horner
Redford-Hancock Government moves ahead with plan to gut public sector pensions | Apr 16 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's NDP said the party's legislative caucus will focus on the government’s attack on public service pensions for the rest of the legislative session.
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Temporary foreign workers: How federal settlement policies overlook some newcomers | Apr 15 2014 | Jill Bucklaschuk, Zoё St-Aubin | A realignment of thinking is needed to acknowledge temporary foreign workers of all skill levels as potential permanent members of communities that contribute to the labour force.
Temp agency workers insist on $14 minimum wage | Apr 15 2014 | John Bonnar | An increase to $14 an hour would push minimum-wage workers to 10 per cent above the poverty line.
Photo: flickr/John MacDonald
Unionizing in 2014: Let's stop comparing efforts | Apr 11 2014 | H.G. Watson | Why are we so eager to compare the Unifor Toyota campaign in Ontario with the UAW Volkswagen campaign in Tennessee? It's important to look at the differences to explain the labour movement in 2014.

Events

Occupied Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver
Thu, May 1, 2014
Beat The Pipelines May 1st

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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...
A Living Minimum | Slumberjack said... A Living Minimum Quote: If you are serious about poverty reduction, replacing the minimum wage --...
Poverty poli-tricks: Ontario raises minimum wage | alan smithee said... Time to stop by-the-hour wages. Starting salaries should be at minimum $20K/per year.   in
Chicago: Northwestern University football players seek to unionize | Catchfire said... This is definitely a cool story. NCAA had a predictable response:  This union-backed attempt...

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United Steelworkers
Workplace safety fight far from over
Forty years ago, on April 18, several hundred miners in Elliot Lake, Ont., held an illegal wildcat strike over unsafe working conditions.

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