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James Keir Hardie, socialist and founder of the British Labour party
Why did workers kill each other in the First World War? | Aug 26 2014 | Mel Watkins | Marx and Engels famously wrote: "Workers of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains." They should have added: "And if you don't pull together, a lot of you will die in bloody wars."
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Why we should care about labour force numbers | Aug 25 2014 | Angella MacEwen | Labour economists dissect the details of the monthly Labour Force Survey, hungry for data and answers. But why should we care about the number or proportion of part-time workers anyway?
Join our team! Announcing labour beat position at rabble.ca | Aug 22 2014 | rabble staff | In partnership with Unifor, rabble.ca is pleased to announce our third annual Labour Beat Internship!
Finding solutions to chronic underemployment at #PSF2014 | Aug 22 2014 | Jerry Dias | This fall the Good Jobs Summit is an expression of Unifor extending its efforts beyond our membership to improve the lives of all working people across the country.
Steelworkers welcome Mount Polley mine spill investigation and inquiry | Aug 19 2014 | John Bonnar | Listen to an interview with United Steelworkers's Stephen Hunt, Director, District 3 – Western Canada, about the spill's impact on workers, local communities, First Nations and the environment.
Undocumented workers live in constant fear of arrest, detention or deportation | Aug 19 2014 | John Bonnar | John Bonnar spoke with Suzanne Narain, a Jane Finch community resident, about what life is like for undocumented workers living in fear of arrest, detention or deportation.
Community groups rally against undocumented worker arrests in Toronto | Aug 18 2014 | John Bonnar | Friends, family members and supporters took part in an emergency rally Monday outside the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and Ministry of Transportation offices.
Election analysis from India and Indonesia | Aug 16 2014 | Diana Beaumont | News from Iraq and Palestine. Then we analyze what the election results in Indonesia and India will mean for workers and the poor.
Unions matter. So why does Canada pretend like they don't? | Aug 14 2014 | Nora Loreto | Why is the Harper government constantly attacking unions? Is it because they promote economic equality and fairness? Probably! This handbook shows the value of unions to Canadian society.
UFCW files human rights complaint before BC Human Rights Tribunal | Aug 13 2014 | John Bonnar | UFCW Canada is asking the BC Human Rights Tribunal to conduct an inquiry into gender-based discrimination practiced by SAWP employers in B.C. against Mexican migrant agricultural workers.
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Charities push back against Harper, refuse to be victims | Aug 12 2014 | Gareth Kirkby | The Harper government is attacking Canadian charities that don't fit the Conservative worldview. Will these charities become victims? Nah, not a chance!
Then and now: Shining a light on labour struggles | Aug 11 2014 | Pat Kerwin, Retiree Matters | While the horrors of 19th-century coal mining are behind us, today we face similar challenges and examples of labour struggles. And we face the same voices telling us we can't improve things.

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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
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...

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Student debt, precarious work and the need for a better future
The Good Jobs Summit panel this year took on student debt, precarious work and the need for a better future.

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