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Zaid Noorsumar | Read what happened last week in the Canadian labour movement in rabble's roundup for January 27, 2020.
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Zaid Noorsumar | The union is asking for better wages, paid sick days and safer working conditions.
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Zaid Noorsumar | Ottawa janitor Natalie Guitead works three jobs; moonlighting as a nanny and an event planner to make ends meet.
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Zaid Noorsumar | Canadian janitor Lyle Skrapek talks about injuries, the physical toll working takes on his body, and the invisibility of his job.
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Zaid Noorsumar | The physical challenges of custodial jobs are hard to overstate. Lyle Skrapek says that sometimes at the end of the day, he feels like he has played a game of hockey.
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Zaid Noorsumar | Unions have improved job conditions for many janitors, but spiralling costs of living require people in the low-wage sector to work themselves to exhaustion and forgo time with their families.
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H.G. Watson | Over 4,000 personal support workers walked off the job on Wednesday December 11 to protest for a living wage.