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A workers' history of the 1970s

Feb 8, 2013
Double Double Land
209 Augusta Ave.
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 14.6088" N, 79° 24' 6.156" W
Ontario CA
The GTWA in partnership with the Foundation for Social Economics is proud to present a six-week film series spotlighting some of the now nearly forgotten labour-themed cinema of the 1970s.
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Book Launch: Boom, Bust and Crisis

Feb 28, 2013
Centre for Social Innovation
720 Bathurst Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 47.8476" N, 79° 24' 38.2248" W
Ontario CA
Labour, Corporate Power and Politics in Canada, edited by John Peters
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Speed Dating for a Great Cause!

Feb 11, 2013
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
Ontario CA
Meet 12 – 14 singles in one evening while raising money for a worthy cause
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Forced Labour, Child Labour, Human Trafficking: Explaining the Resilience of the Worst Forms of Labour Exploitation in the Global Economy

Jan 24, 2013
Liu Institute for Global Issue, Multipurpose Room
6476 NW Marine Drive V6T 1Z2
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 4.728" N, 123° 15' 34.4304" W
British Columbia CA
Nicola Phillips, Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield will speak about labour exploitation in the global economy.
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Workers History Museum display

Feb 2, 2013 to Feb 16, 2013
Bytown Museum Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 25' 17.508" N, 75° 41' 49.8948" W
Ontario CA
The Workers History Museum will have an all-day display at the Bytown Museum, in Ottawa, on Saturday February 2 and Saturday February 16.
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The Spirit of Our Movement: The photography of John Maclennan

Jan 26, 2013
Workers’ Arts and Heritage Centre
51 Stuart Street
Hamilton , ON
Canada
43° 15' 59.3208" N, 79° 52' 2.4888" W
Ontario CA
Labour photographer John Maclennan is featured in a new exhibit at the Workers' Arts and Heritage Centre in Hamilton. The official opening of "The Spirit of Our Movement" is on Jan. 25.
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2012 Federal NDP Socialist Caucus Convention

Dec 1, 2012
OISE (Ontario Institute of Studies in Education)
252 Bloor Street West, Room 2-212
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.4004" N, 79° 23' 54.1392" W
Ontario CA
The NDP Socialist Caucus (SC) was founded in 1998 at Toronto, Ontario by NDP activists who were concerned about the right-wing drift of the party leadership.
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Tentative agreement reached for 46,000 BC health care workers NOV 26 2012

On Nov. 23, these hospital workers pointed to flaws for them, "Workers in community health are among the lowest-paid workers in the public sector, and haven’t had a pay raise since 2009." (posted by the Hospital Employees Union, Nov. 23, 2012). I am not sure yet, whether their concerns that the employer wanted to offset wage increases from within the offered package, which would be, in my opinion, unconscionable!

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Once more into the breach - job action at Vancouver Island University (again)

Press Release

 

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JOINT NOTICE TO STUDENTS FROM VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY AND THE CANADIAN UNION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES (CUPE) LOCAL 1858

Update #6 – Friday, November 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Vancouver Island University (VIU) has received 72-hour notice from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1858 for a potential labour action which could begin as early as Tuesday, November 20.   At this point, the date and timing of a walkout has not been confirmed.

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Harper's tax increase that, can be as much as 10% and targets unionized workers

Now you would think I am making this up because the media is not discussing it. I am not making it up. I will provide the links and information below since so you don't have to take my word for it:

The media is covering how many hidden things are in the budget but are missing this one:

22 changes in the budget bill fine print 457-page omnibus budget implementation bill amends 64 different Acts or regulations

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/10/19/pol-list-2nd-omnibus-bi...

But no mention of a tax increase there.

This tax increase is the decision to make extended group health contributions taxable by the employees as they never were before.

This is how it is today:

From the CRA Employer tax guide:

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Idea: Jobs for graduates

An idea occurred to me. I've posted it under "Labour" as it's the closest relevant category other than politics.

I was having a chat with a fellow former graduate student and we were talking about how academia often doesn't give students an opportunity to discover what they can do if they don't stay in academia. So we finish postgrad education and then end up at square one in the job market, anywhere from 25-40 years old having never really held down a full-time job.

I am now employed full-time, but a few things stood out to me during the months that I was making use of career counselling:

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Fifth International Che Guevara Conference

Nov 5, 2012 to Nov 6, 2012
Various , BC
Canada
British Columbia CA
Featuring: DR. ALEIDA GUEVARA - Cuban revolutionary leader, a pediatrician, prominent writer, author of the book, “Chavez, Venezuela and the New Latin America.”
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Chicago public school teachers on strike

For the first time since 1987, and in one of the worst anti-union climates in decades, Chicago teachers are striking

Union leaders for this city’s public schoolteachers said that they would strike on Monday morning after negotiations ended late Sunday with no contract agreement between the union and the nation’s third largest school system, which have been locked for months in a dispute over wages, job security and teacher evaluations.

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