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Work in the age of anxiety | Sep 22 2014 | Murray Dobbin | Why is there no militancy today among working Canadians, why no sustained and focused solidarity or courage in facing powerful adversaries? The answer is rooted in an anxiety that defines our society.
Elections, labour and free trade agreements in Fiji | Sep 20 2014 | Diana Beaumont, Jiselle Hanna | Labour news from the Asia Pacific, and an interview about elections, labour politics and free trade agreements in Fiji.
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B.C. teachers ratify agreement, strike ends | Sep 19 2014 | BC Teachers' Federation | Members of the BC Teachers' Federation have voted to ratify the agreement-in-committee reached on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, with the BC Public School Employers' Association.
Video: Energy East 101 | Sep 17 2014 | rabble staff | Energy East 101, a four-minute handimation gives a comprehensive background on the controversial Energy East pipeline proposed by TransCanada.
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Why the Liberals' EI plan doesn't add up | Sep 17 2014 | Angella MacEwen | The Liberal Party entered the EI debate by suggesting a one-year EI premium holiday for employers who hire new workers, a plan which rests on some pretty terrible math.
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Of rising tides, sinking boats and workers' bargaining power | Sep 16 2014 | Angella MacEwen | Recently, Jason Kenney took to Twitter to defend his decision to limit the number of precarious workers entering Alberta through the TFWP. His changes do little to fix the actual problem though.
Watch: Baristas rise up and support workers' rights | Sep 16 2014 | Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council | Feel like listening to a catchy song and learning about how low-paid and precarious workers can organize? Well here you go!
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$15 minimum-wage movement spills into Canada | Sep 16 2014 | Trish Hennessy | Today, the federal NDP is slated to use its Official Opposition Day to table a motion that would have Parliament Hill vote on a proposal to reinstate the federal minimum wage.
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Tentative agreement reached between B.C. government and teachers | Sep 16 2014 | Larry Kuehn | A tentative agreement has been reached between the BC Teachers' Federation and the B.C. government.
Parliament talks minimum wage, and considers growing inequality | Sep 16 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | The NDP's motion to raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour was an opportunity to talk about poor Canadians. Conservatives touted their economic record. Some Liberals gushed over their leader.
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B.C. schools could be open Monday, if the government wanted | Sep 12 2014 | E. Wayne Ross | If B.C. schools could be open on Monday, why won't the government make it happen? Oh, because they think binding arbitration is "absolutely silly."
Labour and human rights situation in Cambodia | Sep 12 2014 | Piergiorgio Moro | Labour news from the Asia Pacific region and interviews on the situation for Cambodian labour and human rights activists.

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B.C. teachers' struggle jas said... Thanks for posting this. I think most people agree with these sentiments. No one wishes to see a...
The future of pensions in Canada abnormal said... At the risk of sounding dumb is there a detailed explanation of how the proposed Ontario Retirement...
Manitoba's Proactive Investigation of TFW Employers "a model for the rest of Canada." Maradona said... Since 2009, Manitoba has conducted regular, proactive, "sting" investigations of TFW employers...
Manitoba's Proactive Investigation of TFW Employers "a model for the rest of Canada." Maradona said... Since 2009, Manitoba has conducted regular, proactive, "sting" investigations of TFW employers,...
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

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