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Three positive steps toward ending poverty in Canada | Jul 21 2016 | David Macdonald | It's 2016 and Canada is a long way from ending poverty, but three promising developments are about to lift almost half a million people above the poverty line.
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Inaction threatens to stagnate Manitoba's minimum wage | Jul 21 2016 | Molly McCracken | Unless immediate action is taken, 2016 will be the first time in a generation that minimum wage workers will see their wages stagnate, resulting in fewer earnings for basics like food and shelter.
Repression of labour activists in South Korea intensifies with jail sentences | Jul 20 2016 | Jiselle Hanna, Piergiorgio Moro | Labour updates of workers' struggles from the Asia-Pacific region and arrests of trade unionists in South Korea.
'The typical brown paper envelope under the door': UBC's student society found guilty of unfair labour practices | Jul 20 2016 | Sruthi Tadepalli | UBC's Alma Mater Society was found guilty of unfair labour practices after evidence a manager tried to convince a member to vote no to unionization. The AMS says it's normal communication.
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Cheri DiNovo: NDP needs to focus on principles it was founded on | Jul 19 2016 | Cory Collins | In part two of our talk with Cheri DiNovo, hear what she has to say about Trudeaumania, unions, poverty, Israel and making the banks pay.
Canada Post and CUPW back at the table | Jul 18 2016 | Redeye Collective | Two weeks ago Canada Post issued 72-hour lockout notice to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. But management withdrew its lockout notice when it didn't get the backing of the Liberal government.
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'Groundbreaking' labour ruling highlights Canada's lack of progress for worker rights | Jul 18 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | Canada's Supreme Court ruling in favour of fired nuclear energy worker Joseph Wilson has been rightly revered. But, it's being celebrated for essentially ensuring the law was followed.
It's time for a postal banking reboot | Jul 18 2016 | Scott Vrooman | If we think competition will help Canada Post, then let them compete with banks.
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All smoke no substance in Canada Post's pension argument | Jul 14 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | Canada Post cites the $6.2-billon solvency cost as a key issue in its negotiation with workers. But Kevin Skerrett tells us that in Canada Post's case, it's not really relevant at all.
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Halifax Mooseheads owners eliminate labour protections for junior hockey players | Jul 13 2016 | Stephen Kimber | Bobby Smith, majority owner of the Halifax Mooseheads, wasn't available to talk about government changes to labour laws exempting his team from paying its players minimum wage.
Women and the Brexit referendum | Jul 12 2016 | Frieda Werden | Backers of Brexit are not ignorant -- and neither are their opponents.
Canadian gold mining firm embroiled in labour dispute and corruption allegations in Mauritania | Jul 12 2016 | Yves Engler | In many parts of the world the face of Canada has become the ruthless multinational that bullies workers, ignores environmental standards and 'buys' politicians.

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Canada's WWI Internment of Leon Trotsky, and the Captivating Mass Psychoses of antiSemitism and antiCommunism NDPP said... Fascinating read and much that was new to me. Many thanks for posting this Richard! in
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....

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Riot marks increasing violence at Burnaby Youth Custody Centre
There was a six-hour long riot at Burnaby Youth Custody Centre Tuesday and the causes are directly linked to cost-cutting measures and the closure of the Victoria youth detention facility in 2014.

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