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Uber is not the answer to Winnipeg's transport woes | Feb 11 2016 | Scott Price | Ride-sharing service Uber wants into the Winnipeg taxi market. But looking past the marketing facade, Uber isn't innovative or inevitable.
Transforming unions today to represent the workers of tomorrow | Feb 11 2016 | What's Left Editors | The latest edition of What's Left this week looks at unions and precarious work, bridging the digital divide, Canada's housing crisis and the TPP.
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Devastating cuts threaten Toronto city workers' job security, union says | Feb 11 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | Thousands of Toronto city workers are facing sweeping contract changes designed to eliminate job security, create less stability for part-time employees and significantly reduce benefits, says union.
Photo: flickr/BC Government and Service Employees' Union BCGEU
BCGEU signs solidarity accord with First Nations against Northern Gateway pipeline | Feb 9 2016 | Alyse Kotyk | BCGEU and its 65,000 members have signed a solidarity agreement with First Nations opposing the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal and other tar sands projects in their territories.
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In a time of media meltdown, the Chronicle Herald is the last of news as we know it | Feb 9 2016 | Ralph Surette | We in the media, who report and comment on the world, are not so good at reporting and commenting on ourselves. But here goes.
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Canada must act now to save its steel-making industry | Feb 5 2016 | Paul Weinberg | Steelworkers are growing increasingly concerned that U.S. Steel will shut down Canadian operations, costing workers their pensions and benefits.
Photos: Twitter photos of yesterday's protests against the TPP in Auckland.
Protesters shut down Auckland as Canada's trade minister signs the TPP | Feb 5 2016 | Brent Patterson | As Canadian trade minister Chrystia Freeland signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Auckland yesterday, more than 1,000 people shut down the central part of the city in protest against the deal.
Scraping by on the minimum wage and the Fight for $15 | Feb 5 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | In part two of rabble's minimum wage series, labour reporter Teuila Fuatai looks at who is most affected by low wages and what life can be like living below the poverty line.
Human rights abuses under military rule in Fiji | Feb 5 2016 | Jiselle Hanna, Piergiorgio Moro | Human rights abuses continue in Fiji under military rule and labour updates from around the region.
TPP as Global Economic Eugenics
TPP as global economic eugenics | Feb 5 2016 | Daryn Caister | Lawyer and author Gus Van Harten walks us through just some of the ways in which the TPP is a direct assault on democracy.
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Why I still worry about auto job losses under a TPP | Feb 4 2016 | Jim Stanford | There is little conceivable upside to Canada's auto industry in this trade deal. The TPP as currently written would eventually stimulate a significant offshoring of North American auto production.
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If labour really wants to break the wealthy's grip on society, it should fight car culture | Feb 4 2016 | Yves Engler | Canadian unions have generally deferred to the business class regarding much of the social, cultural and even economic sphere.

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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...
New approach to minimum wage Sean in Ottawa said... I want to propose for consideration a new approach to minimum wage. The problem this is meant to...
We demand that Rabble.ca end your association with Meghan Murphy as blogger susan davis said... i would add the voice of the BCCEC and the WCCSIP to this letter having delt with this for years...
NDP caucus instructed not to speak to Halifax Chronicle Herald because of press operators lockout Jacob Two-Two said... I can't see why this would be a problem. Seems like they're doing the right thing here. Am I...
Connection between C-51 and Aboriginal and labour rights KenS said... There is quite a bit of discussion of this in aboriginal-oriented Facebook groups (and presumably...

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United Food and Commercial Workers
Canada's leading union launches radio ad campaign demanding fairness at Best Western Seven Oaks
This hotel doesn't treat its workers fairly. They've been on strike since December. These workers are your neighbours. Don't check-in at this hotel. Support them by sending a letter to the CEO.

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