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By the numbers: Injuries at work
May 11, 2015
Every year, thousands of Canadians are killed or injured on the job. Workers in Canada today are four times more likely to die at work than they are to be murdered.
Canadian labour movement
injuries at work
Budget balances the needs of the 1% against everyone else
April 24, 2015
Harper's Conservatives introduced a budget more concerned with the continued gutting of services in order to squeeze out a balanced budget to bolster their re-election campaign.
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cutting public service
New report reveals workers exploited, laws need overhaul
April 17, 2015
A new report reveals how some Ontario employers cheat workers out of basic entitlements by claiming the workers are not covered under the Employment Standards Act.
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New study finds Canada second only to Greece in household debt growth
April 10, 2015
A new study has found that Canada has, relative to income, seen the second-highest increase in household debt among developed countries since the 2008 recession.
Women-owned label is Wal Mart's response to gender inequality
March 23, 2015
Wal Mart is responding to allegations of gender pay inequality by introducing a new Woman Owned label to be applied to products from women-owned companies.
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Safety and social responsibility must be top priority for Ontario Beer Retailing System
March 16, 2015
Speculation continues about possible changes to Ontario's beer retailing system.
Ontario beer store
Industry self-monitoring not the answer to protect farm workers supplying Wal Mart
March 9, 2015
Mexico has called out Wal Mart for the deplorable labour conditions at Mexican farms it uses to supply its produce. Walmart is North America's largest importer of Mexican fruits and vegetables.
Right to Strike campaign gains global victory
March 2, 2015
A breakthrough agreement between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and government and employer members of the ILO acknowledges the Right to Strike is protected under ILO Convention 87.
right to strike
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Wal Mart's expansion is about profit, not people
February 23, 2015
By next January, Wal Mart will have 396 locations in Canada in a move that is more about corporate greed and capitalizing on Target's departure.
Rising food prices in Canada
February 16, 2015
Canadians can expect to pay more for the price of food this year, largely due to the falling value of the Canadian loonie against the U.S. dollar.
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