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Temporary foreign worker policy lets low-wage firms have their cake and eat it too | Apr 23 2014 | David Green | The current policy allows firms to operate low wage and benefit workplaces without worrying about turnover costs, which provides a clear incentive to adopt a bad jobs model.
Demand Compensation for the Victims of Rana Plaza! | Apr 23 2014 | It's been a year since Rana Plaza collasped killing 1,138 people. Demand that the brands responsible compensate those injured and their families!
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Toronto Star's digital journalists and the market devalue of journalism | Apr 23 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | A digital journalist is still a journalist and must be doing the same work as a print journalist. So why is one employee paid less just because his or her work doesn't end up as ink on cellulose?
Widows of Chemical Valley -- Part 1 Ada | Apr 23 2014 | Humberto DaSilva | In Sarnia Ontario's Chemical Valley, life can be end painfully because of industry's silent killers. About 1000 workers a year die each year on the job in Canada.
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Women's work and the systemic reasons behind the gender pay gap | Apr 21 2014 | Angella MacEwen | Aside from outright discrimination, occupational segregation and unpaid care demands contribute significantly to women's lower wages.
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 organized 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.
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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.

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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 Food and Commercial Workers
One year after Rana Plaza tragedy, UFCW Canada embarks on fact-finding mission to Bangladesh
The Rana Plaza tragedy highlighted garment retailers' complacency in protecting workers' rights and safety in Bangladesh and elsewhere.

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