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Labour Day 2014 Celebration in Halifax

Sep 1, 2014
Victoria Park
Spring Garden & South Park Street
Halifax , NS
Canada
44° 38' 32.3052" N, 63° 34' 47.1108" W
Nova Scotia CA
Don't miss the 15th Annual Halifax Labour Day march, rally and free BBQ picnic this coming Monday, September 1!
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The future of pensions in Canada

Inside the Multi-Billion Dollar Battle Between Canada's Banks and Insurance Companies and Our Public Pension Plans

In its recently passed budget, the Ontario Liberal government promised to table legislation enabling private sector sponsored Pooled Retirement Pension Plans (PRPP's) in the fall of 2014. With its new majority government, PRPP legislation could very well be passed by end of this year. This would be disastrous for the future of pensions in Canada. This article explains why.

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Amatuer hour continues at City Hall

Road work contractors are playing the City like a fidle. They have found a new way to dodge the consequences of provided poor and tardy service. As the Free Press reports (emphasis added):

"Sacher also said that contractors have so much work that they don't expect to be able to meet the city’s timelines for completion — so they're including the penalties they expect the city to impose in the bids they’re making for the road work.

Wyatt, chairman of the committee, said the contractors would be paying the city penalties with the money the city paid them to do the work."

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/City-road-work-more-expensive-tha...

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Alberta Regional Convergence for the People's Social Forum

Jun 14, 2014
Room 129 Education South University of Alberta
11210 – 87 Ave Follow us on twitter: @psfalberta Find us on facebook www.facebook.com/psfalberta
Edmonton , AB
Canada
Alberta CA
The Alberta Convergence for the National People's Social Forum is a grassroots initiative to promote and coordinate Alberta's participation in the People's Social Forum in Ottawa.
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Manitoba's Proactive Investigation of TFW Employers "a model for the rest of Canada."

Since 2009, Manitoba has conducted regular, proactive, "sting" investigations of TFW employers, uncovering high levels of non-compliance with provincial labour law. Systemic violation of labour standards by TFW employers uncovered by these audits shows abuse is not a rare occurrence and workers are (understandably) not speaking out.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/few-provinces-track-complaints-by-temporar...

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Canadian Labour Congress 27th Convention

May 4, 2014 to May 9, 2014
Palais des Congrès de Montréal
201 avenue Viger Ouest
Montreal , QC
Canada
45° 30' 19.836" N, 73° 33' 39.1176" W
Quebec CA
The 27th Constitutional Convention of the Canadian Labour Congress will be held from Monday, May 5 to Friday, May 9 at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal.
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Canadian Association of Labour Media Conference

May 1, 2014 to May 4, 2014
McGill University Montreal , QC
Canada
45° 30' 31.212" N, 73° 33' 14.3748" W
Quebec CA
CALM is the annual labour and media conference from May 1-3 in Montreal -- the place to be for labour communicators, activists and allies!
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Beat the Pipelines May 1

May 1, 2014
Victory Square
Cambie and Hastings
Occupied Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver)
Canada
CA
Join us this May Day for the first in a series of demonstrations that celebrate the example of the Unist'ot'en and the resistance that pipelines have met so far.
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Ecology as Politics: The Origins of Ecosocialism

Apr 13, 2014
CSI Annex, Room 1
720 Bathurst St.
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 47.862" N, 79° 24' 38.1816" W
Ontario CA
The sources for ecosocialism are many but Andre Gorz's Ecology as Politics remains one of the most important texts.
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Coerced De-Certification - Independent Advice Needed

I'm after case law/advice in Ontario regarding a unionized workforce working for a contractor permanently on another company's site. The question: If you are unionized and employed by Company A, and are working under contract onsite at Company B, and Company A refuses to pursue a new contract with company B unless the union decertifies, and Company B still needs the work performed, what *rights*, if any, do the unionized employees have if the contract between Company A and Company B is not renewed?

We have been explictly told by our employer that the contract will not be renewed because we are unionized. Yet, Company B still needs the work done. Company B -- a large Canadian corp -- does not want the union present either.

So, we are under pressure to de-certify.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says the high Youth Unemployment Rate is Fictitious

When CBC host Matt Galloway Rob Ford asked about the 23 per cent youth unemployment rate in the city, the mayor said the figure was “fictitious.”

“I’m not quite sure where you get these numbers from,” Mr. Ford replied. “How do you define youth? Are you defining 14 years old part-time jobs?”

He said that, from his sampling of youth playing football, “90 per cent of those kids have part-time jobs.”

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Setting the Stage for Change: Celebrating May Day 2014

May 3, 2014 to May 4, 2014
Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 24.0768" N, 79° 23' 46.4748" W
Ontario CA
The United May Day Committee's annual celebration of the international workers' holiday will be held on Saturday, May 3 at the Steelworker's Hall, 25 Cecil Street.
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Book Launch: Anarchists in the Boardroom with Liam Barrington-Bush

Mar 25, 2014
Octopus Books Centretown @ 25OneCommunity
251 Bank St, 2nd floor
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 58.6944" N, 75° 41' 49.3476" W
Ontario CA
Could Twitter and Occupy help our NGOs, charities, trade unions and voluntary organizations to both stay relevant in the times ahead and live our values through the ways that we organize?
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Forum: Irvin Jim, General Secretary of NUMSA

Mar 7, 2014
Steelworkers' Hall
25 Cecil Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 24.0768" N, 79° 23' 46.4748" W
Ontario CA
Come and hear NUMSA's General Secretary, Irvin Jim, on "New Working Class Leadership and the Prospects for Socialist Politics in South Africa."
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Film screening and discussion: Are We Wisconsin?

Mar 10, 2014
Victoria Theatre (South side, Basement level) of Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
1961 East Mall http://www.maps.ubc.ca/PROD/index_detail.php?locat1=516
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 3.2916" N, 123° 15' 8.3556" W
British Columbia CA
Join us for a film screening of "We are Wisconsin." The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring representatives from B.C.'s labour movement.

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