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B.C. continues to neglect climate recommendations, favours LNG projects

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As Trudeau's Liberal government meets its six-month mark of being in office, climate group the Pembina Institute is calling for a clear, comprehensive climate change test for Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) projects.

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Airport workers demand fair wages, better jobs on May Day

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It was an afternoon of samba drums, churros and solidarity at Toronto's Pearson International Airport yesterday.

The May Day celebrations, which attracted about 300 workers and labour activists, kicked off around 1:00 p.m. outside the departures block at terminal one.

The crowd marched in support of the Fight for $15 and Fairness along the closed roadway as part of this year's International Workers' Day actions in Canada.

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High risk of injury for young workers prompts B.C. schools and students to act

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Twenty-nine young workers died on the job in B.C. between 2010 and 2014. And, according to WorkSafeBC, young workers, people age 25 and under, are more likely than any other age group to be injured on the job.

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#OccupyINAC Vancouver declares victory after ministers agree to meeting

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On Monday April 25, the Occupy INAC group in Vancouver declared victory after confirming a meeting with the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett and Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly. 

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Toronto library workers fight against austerity as strike looms

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Update: The Toronto Public Library Workers' Union/CUPE Local 4948 reached a tentative agreement with the Toronto Public Library Board on Monday.
 

Local president Maureen O'Reilly said members were reviewing the proposed contract and a ratification vote would take place this week.
 

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National Day of Mourning: Unions urge us to mourn the dead and fight for the living

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Workers across Canada and around the world today stand united in the fight for better health and safety in the workplace.

The National Day of Mourning, also recognized as International Workers' Memorial Day, is commemorated on April 28 each year, and is dedicated to those killed and injured due to unsafe work practices.

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From exploited to supported: Phasing out Canada's lowest wage work programs

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Ontario service organization Community Living Algoma officially ended its sheltered workshop program in September.

The Sault Ste. Marie group, headed by executive director John Policicchio, began operating the program in the 1960s. 

"By the early 1990s there was somewhere close to 130 people who attended the sheltered workshop," Policicchio said.   

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Demands for change to Canada's immigration detention system mount in wake of deaths

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Nearly 80 detainees at Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Ontario ended a hunger strike over the weekend that was initiated last Thursday April 21.

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#OccupyINAC Vancouver continues to protest in solidarity with Attawapiskat

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Ten Indigenous mothers, women, and children are currently occupying Vancouver's Indigenous and Northern Affairs offices (INAC) in solidarity with the Attawapiskat Youth Council. The group has been there since Monday April 18 and have vowed to stay until the Attawapiskat Youth Council's demands are met.

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New Brunswick workers and unions celebrate major victory after Bill 24 shelved

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A slick mobilization campaign rallying unions and workers against law changes that threatened collective bargaining rights in New Brunswick resulted in a major victory for labour this month.

Bill 24, an omnibus bill that proposed changes to 14 sets of laws in the province, was introduced in February. 

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