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Not Rex: Adios Aveos

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Employees of Aveos were left holding the bag after the company shut down last week.

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Workers at Ottawa's Salvation Army shelter ask for a living wage

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Workers at Ottawa's Salvation Army shelter say it is increasingly difficult to work for poverty wages.

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Four reasons why veganism supports workers

| April 16, 2014
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When a government protects workers by criminalizing them

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Imagine for a moment, if the debate over prostitution laws was aimed at other types of workers...

In a bold move aimed at protecting workers from exploitation while on the job, the government today passed a new law that criminalizes most employers and customers. The law addresses the void left by the Supreme Court of Canada in December 2013, when it struck down laws that it said prevented workers from taking safety measures to protect themselves from abusive customers, but which the government said were designed to prevent people from working, period.

International Women's Day 2014: Speaking out against austerity

Photo: Women textile workers on strike in 1912, Lawrence, Mass. Credit: workers.
Every March around the world, women organize International Women's Day events to celebrate the accomplishments of women's struggles and to remind society that much change is still required.

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International Women's Day 2014: The continuing struggle for bread and roses

| March 6, 2014
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Rana Plaza victims still awaiting compensation after garment factory disaster

Following the failed compensation talks in Geneva in September 2013, an agreement has now been reached and a process established to compensate the victims of the Rana Plaza factory disaster in Bangladesh. Very few of the 28 retailers involved, however, have signed the accord or agreed to provide compensation to victims and their families.

My advice to young workers? Get angry.

| February 21, 2014

Ontario families deserve a $14 minimum wage

Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 1:00pm

Location

Yonge & Dundas Square Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W

Join us for a rally for decent wages and decent work. 

On January 30, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced a minimum wage hike of 75 cents an hour effective June 1, but...

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The Premier's recent announcement notwithstanding, we all know that $11 is not enough to live on. A full-time worker making $11 remains 16% below the poverty line. This is why we continue to push for a $14 minimum wage.  $14 ensures that a full-time job generates income 10% above the province’s low-income measure.  No full-time worker in Ontario should be living below the poverty line.

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Megan Stacey

Activist Toolkit roundup: Workers' rights

| January 24, 2014
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