Canada’s passenger rail system is in crisis, and Unifor is calling for an overhaul of the system, including developing a network of high speed railways, in a policy paper entitled “Getting on board.”
Whether it be throughout the U.S., Canada or the U.K., the inadequacy of the minimum wage to meet basic needs is well documented.
Canadians should be concerned about how the Canada Job Grant will privilege the interests of large corporations over the needs of communities and unemployed workers.
Asia Pacific Currents
Labour news from the Asia Pacific region. Philippines Airlines workers win back their jobs after two years of struggle and international campaigning.
While corporate lobbyists and free market economists promote the view that deregulation creates jobs, neither evidence nor common sense support this view.
The government is not claiming that CETA will actually create jobs. It is claiming that CETA will boost output by a dollar value deemed “equivalent” to 80,000 jobs.
A TD Economics Special Report released on October 22 debunked the popular economic myth spread by Minister Kenney that there are too many jobs without people.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The new Canada Jobs Grant (CJG) program proposed in the recent federal throne speech represents a fundamental shift in funding for employment training in Canada.
A company called Career Builder recently released a list of what it called the ten hottest jobs in Toronto, based on data about the occupations with the fastest increases in employment.
Unifor, Canada’s newest union, will organize a national, multi-stakeholder summit on good jobs in 2014.