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Construction workers. Image: Portraitor/Pixabay
Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | The Ontario government is planning to release a new budget on March 24. Labour says it needs to include adequate sick days, a decent minimum wage, safety for workers and more.
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Image: Used with permission of the Decent Work and Health Network.
Scott Neigh | Robyn Beckett of the Decent Work and Health Network talks about the impact our employment can have on our health, the fight for better employment standards, and COVID-19.
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Image: Used with permission of the Halifax Workers Action Centre.
Scott Neigh | Sakura Saunders and Lisa Cameron talk about the Halifax Workers Action Centre and the fight for the rights of low-wage and precarious workers.
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Alberta Labour Minister Jason Copping, left, and minimum wage "expert panel" chair Joseph Marchand at the government's newser in Calgary. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Lobbyists influencing policy and legislation is nothing new. But Thursday's announcement suggests the Kenney government isn't even trying to pretend anymore.
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The interior of the Lois Hole Branch of the Edmonton Public Library (Photo: EPL).
David J. Climenhaga | There will be no changes to student page wages at this time, a statement from the Edmonton Public Library says.
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Stanley Milner branch of the Edmonton Public Library. Photo: Marcia O'Connor/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The Edmonton Public Library youth pay cut makes a lie of Jason Kenney's promise that workers subject to collective agreements wouldn't be impacted by his minimum wage cuts.
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Scott Neigh | Alyse Stuart and Keith Dunne talk about the Fight for $15 and Fairness -- Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Restaurant interior. Photo: Jonas de Carvalho/Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | Notwithstanding some higher costs, based on the facts it seems likely times for Alberta restaurateurs have never been better.
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How to read a Restaurants Canada op-ed in the Calgary Herald -- with a pinch of salt. (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | Last fall's report on Alberta's restaurant business by ATB Financial showed Albertans were spending record amounts in restaurants, and predicted they'd continue to do so.
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Workers in a steamy kitchen preparing food. Photo: John Legrand/Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | UCP Leader Jason Kenney appears to be backsliding on a pledge not to lower the minimum wage in Alberta.
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Fast food strike and protest for a $15/hour minimum wage. Photo: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr
Linda McQuaig | Doug Ford is scrapping labour legislation, updated last year after a two-year review with extensive public consultations, and replacing it with a bill hastily assembled behind closed doors.
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Woman protests for a higher minimum wage. Photo: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | It's never a good idea to get your economic news from politicians with an axe to grind. Even so, some politicians are more likely to tell you the truth than others.