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Britain's timid university lecturer protest will change nothing in a rigged system | May 30 2016 | Raluca Bejan | In a time where U.K. universities just registered up to £1 billion in budgetary surplus, the one per cent increase rejected by UCU does not even seem much of an increase.
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Here's why the EI system is not working and what can be done | May 30 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | Too many jobless workers are not getting the help they need through EI. Labour reporter Teuila Fuatai discusses why with Canadian Labour Congress senior economist Angella MacEwen.
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With repeal of Bill C-4 in sight, public sector unions adjust for a new round of bargaining | May 27 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | Canada's public sector unions have called on the Trudeau government to implement interim measure to ensure progress at the bargaining table.
New Town restaurant in Chinatown, Vancouver, B.C.
Without migrant and immigrant workers at its centre, there's no future for organized labour | May 27 2016 | Justin Kong | If the labour movement in Canada is to remain relevant and keep its ability to push progressive politics it needs to take organizing and supporting immigrant workers much more seriously.
'The Slow Professor' serves up good advice, but misses the mark on institutional change | May 26 2016 | Christina Turner | The ongoing corporatization of Canadian universities has become the subject of a burgeoning field of anti-Corporate U lit. This book applies the principles of the Slow Food movement to education.
St. Albert, Alberta, Post Office
It's time for a national postal bank in both Canada and the United States | May 24 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | We now live in the 21st century, a digital age, and it's time to recognize access to fairly priced banking service as a human right.
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Expectations low as Chronicle Herald workers prep for meeting with the company | May 24 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | After four months on strike, the Halifax Chronicle Herald newspaper company has agreed to meet with its striking workers on Friday. The workers' union states it doesn't have "high expectations."
International solidarity at the LabourStart Conference | May 23 2016 | Jiselle Hanna, Piergiorgio Moro | Labour updates of workers' struggles in the Asia-Pacific region and report-back on the Global Picketline concept and the LabourStart Conference.
What happens to TFWs and service workers displaced from Fort McMurray? | May 20 2016 | Some may not qualify for EI, others are on closed work permits. Ask the government to make sure they are supported.
Migrant workers deserve better | May 20 2016 | Speak up during the Federal government's Temporary Foreign Worker Program review hearings
The Ontario government just voted down a bill to ban BDS | May 20 2016 | Now we have to pressure the federal government to step away from its memorandum of understanding with Israel.
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Regional distribution of benefits highlights inequity in EI system | May 19 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | Qualifying for employment insurance based on your postal code is not working. Carleton University economist Frances Woolley discusses why with rabble labour reporter Teuila Fuatai.

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Time to nationalize Bombardier mark_alfred said... http://rankandfile.ca/2016/03/29/bombardier-time-to-nationalize/ I just found the above article....
Buy French's ketchup instead of Heinz mark_alfred said... Seems Heinz just up and left, screwing over the workers and farmers in Leamington Ontario. ...
NDP presents anti-scab bill C-234 mark_alfred said... http://www.ndp.ca/news/ndp-presents-anti-scab-bill Quote: Today, New Democrats presented their...
NDP stands up to the Liberals for better protection for interns mark_alfred said... http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode... http://www.ndp.ca/...
Manitoba to expand child-care system Aristotleded24 said... Look out Quebec, your daycare system has some competition! Quote:The Manitoba government is aiming...
Common Front demonstration 3 Oct lagatta said... I don' t know how this got into the wrong forum. It is in the labour and consumption one, or the...
OFL Sid Ryan's President Report: Choose NDP mark_alfred said... Sid Ryan wrote:I am calling on every worker, in every riding, to make Thomas Mulcair the next Prime...
Wiki Leaks Says TPP Deal May Include Selling Off CBC & Canada Post terrytowel said... Why isn't this getting more press? The Council of Canadians, which leads the Canadian campaign...
Wrong-headed promises on Business and small business tax come down to pandering. And pandering is bad policy. Sean in Ottawa said... In fairness small business advocate organizations are also -- for the most part -- out to lunch....
FTQ union federation no longer endorses Bloc, calls for defeating Conservatives swallow said... Quote:Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said he wasn’t surprised that an “organization that is openly...

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