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March 16, 2010 |
CUPE National President Paul Moist says the best way to fix Canada's pension crisis is by strengthening the Canada Pension Plan.
Labour Show

Episode #29: Radio Labour Solidarity Report March 7th-13th

March 13, 2010
| Canadian based international labour report
Length: 28:12
Labour Show

Episode #28: Radio Labour - The Solidarity Report Feb 28th-Mar 6th

March 4, 2010
| Canadian based international labour report
Length: 28:10
Labour Show

Episode #26: Radio Labour Solidarity News Feb 21-27th

March 1, 2010
| Canadian-based international labour report.
Length: 30:02
Columnists

Is Nova Scotia facing a looming disaster?

Nova Scotia 'facing big shortage of workers' was the headline from a forum of business people and politicians in the Valley this week. The tone was one of an impending crisis as the baby boomers retire and as there are fewer people to replace them. There were calls for the provincial government to get cracking and deal with it.

A couple of years ago, I met then-Opposition leader Darrell Dexter at my local coffee shop up the road at Tusket. We talked about this and that, but his overwhelming concern was about the aging population and the impending problem we face, and his hope to have the issue addressed. So if government is more or less under control after the budget, I'll assume that he'll have some kind of committee looking into it.

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January 11, 2010 |
Those who do the real wealth creation in this country -- farmers, factory workers, small business owners, store clerks -- should demand that the government get back to work.
| December 31, 2009
| December 23, 2009
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Capitalism 2.0

Nothing was supposed to go wrong with capitalism after the global update. Version 2.0 was to correct the faults of the various national types of capitalism.

Capitalism 1.0 focused on households and firms. Across the economy, workers spent what they earned to meet household needs, paying for all the goods they produced in the process. Firms made profits out of investment. In recessions, firms quit investing, and their profits disappeared. Workers lost their jobs, and the economy deteriorated.

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Redeye

Union embraces the co-op movement

December 12, 2009
| The United Steelworkers Union has just entered into a partnership with a large worker-owned cooperative based in Spain.
Length: 12:51
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