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R.I.P. Madeleine Parent

http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/actualites-en-societe/344848/l-infatigab...

http://threeoclockpress.com/sumachpress/mpactrev.htm

http://www.fondationlearoback.org/friends.htm

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/women/030001-1112-e.html

Madeleine Parent was one of those people who make you think anew about the world. Her courage and inspirational leadership were a huge part of the labour movement, the women's movement, and struggles for social justice of every kind from peace activism to solidarity with First Nations. 

No other activist better incarnated the spirit of this website.

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Acadian Bus Lines lockout

Acadian Bus Lines lockout continues.

An international campaign in support of the locked out Acadian Bus Lines workers is under way.

 

The petition at the following site is addressed to the French corporation that now owns the ONLY public transit company serving New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI.

 

http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/solidarityforever/0x.cgi

The petition can be read and signed in English, French or other languages.

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Ontario Day of Action against cuts

Apr 21, 2012
Queen's Park Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
Ontario CA
Ontarians from all sectors of society must come together to tell Premier McGuinty that he cannot cut his way to economic prosperity
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Injured workers community meeting

Feb 29, 2012 to Mar 1, 2012
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 58
1180 Barton St East 2nd Floor
Hamilton , ON
Canada
43° 15' 1.6704" N, 79° 48' 44.4384" W
Ontario CA
Come hear about workers compensation, health and safety, and how the austerity agenda is attempting to take these away from injured workers.
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Challenging racism and sexism in the workplace & labour movement

Feb 25, 2012
Galbraith Buidling, University of Toronto
35 St. George Street, Room 248
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 35.208" N, 79° 23' 47.7096" W
Ontario CA
The event features a screening of the documentary "The Road Taken" that highlights the struggle and resistance of Afrikan Canadian sleeping car porters against racism and economic exploitation.The Af
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Defend our education! Support our TAs!

Feb 16, 2012
Simcoe Hall, University of Toronto Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
Ontario CA
CUPE 3902 (the U of T TA union) has set a strike deadline of February 24. CUPE 3902 is fighting for smaller tutorials, fair graduate student funding and a better education for all.
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Occupy The Workers Arts & Heritage Centre

Feb 10, 2012 to Feb 11, 2012
The Workers Arts & Heritage Centre
51 Stuart St. in the historic Hamilton Custom House
Hamilton , ON
Canada
43° 15' 59.3208" N, 79° 52' 2.4888" W
Ontario CA
Members of the Occupy Movement from across the region will stage OCCUPY WAHC an "occupation of solidarity" at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre in Hamilton.
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Picket line at the OFL

Rumour has it there will be picket lines up at the OFL tomorrow morning?

 

Looks like everyone isnt Unite(d) (t)HERE

 

How many other unions will cross the picket line?

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Canadian Association for Supported Employment Conference

Jun 5, 2012
Delta Winnipeg Hotel Winnipeg , MB
Canada
49° 53' 59.1144" N, 97° 8' 14.9784" W
Manitoba CA
Winnipeg will be host to the annual national CASE (Canadian Association for Supported Employment) conference and wil to discuss strategies and successes of supporting persons with disabilities to work
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CWB: Why did the elected directors get the boot and the unelected are still there?

In all the articles i've read so far it's saying that since the legislation ending the wcb went into effect the elected directors are now gone, but the unelected ones aren't...they're still there...does anyone know why this is the case?

to me it should be the other way around.  Are the farmers who want to stay with the WCB now supposed to deal with a bunch of unelected directors who all hate the wheat board and want to see it fail?  To me this makes harpies decision even worse, if that's actually possible.  

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Diner's guide to working conditions of American restaurants

Restaurant Opportunities Center United publishes its 2011 edition of Diner's Guide to the Working Conditions of American Restaurants [PDF]

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With over 10 million workers nationwide, the U.S. restaurant industry is one 

of the largest and fastest-growing sectors of the American economy, even 

during the current economic crisis. Unfortunately, despite the industry’s 

growth, restaurant workers suffer under poverty wages and poor working 

conditions. In particular, the industry suffers from:

1 LOW WAGES With a federal minimum wage of $2.13 for tipped workers 

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Stop wage theft! Discussion / strategey workshop

Dec 6, 2011
Jamesville Community Centre
209 MacNab St. North
Hamilton , ON
Canada
43° 15' 47.7684" N, 79° 52' 5.3004" W
Ontario CA
discuss their strategies & experiences in standing alongside precarious and low-wage workers in their fight for fair wages
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Injured workers demonstration

Dec 9, 2011
Ministry of Labour
400 University Avenue
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 12.2796" N, 79° 23' 17.646" W
Ontario CA
Come out and join labour, injured workers and their advocates to demands that injury should not equal poverty.
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OFL Convention

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Fiery public union leader Sid Ryan has won a second-two year term as president of the Ontario Federation of Labour with a mandate to end internal strife and increase worker militancy on Tuesday.

More than 1,400 delegates at the federation's biennial convention acclaimed Ryan and supported his "unity team" that captured the other two top posts in the umbrella labour group that represents 54 unions and more than one million workers in the province.

Delegates also acclaimed Nancy Hutchison of the United Steelworkers for the secretary-treasurer's job and voted overwhelmingly for Irwin Nanda of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers as executive vice-president.

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