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Worker cleans street in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. Image credit: Josh Berson/BC Labour Heritage Centre
Chelsea Nash | "COVID Chronicles" is preserving workers' experiences for future historians.
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Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | The Supreme Court in the U.K. has ruled that Uber drivers are not independent contractors. They are workers employed by the company so deserve to be compensated as such.
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Brian Brennan, at left, on the picket line at the Calgary Herald. Renowned Canadian author Margaret Atwood can be seen in the centre of the photo. To her right in hat is mystery thriller author Grant McKenzie. Image: Calgary Herald Strike Archive
David J. Climenhaga | For many years, Brian Brennan specialized in writing obituaries, each a polished gem of a few hundred words, with more poetry in them than the readers of a daily newspaper could expect.
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Canadian money. Image: Pixabay
Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | The top 1 per cent of wealthy people in Canada own about 25 per cent of all the wealth in the country. Unions and the Broadbent Institute are calling for Canada's wealthy to pay their fair share.
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Chelsea Nash | The sex worker rights organization Work Safe Twerk Safe says the Ontario government's order to close strip clubs while bars remained open was discriminatory.
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Image: Screenshot from February 9, 2021 press conference given by "Coalition to Defend Collective Bargaining"
Chelsea Nash | A coalition of Ontario unions have filed evidence in their legal challenge against Bill 124.
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Stacks of loonies and toonies. Image credit: Sharon Drummond/Flickr
Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | Ontario's unions say Bill 124, which restricts wage increases and benefit improvements in the public sector, violates bargaining rights enshrined in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in the cake section during yesterday's news conference. Image credit: Video screenshot/Government of Alberta
David J. Climenhaga | It's pretty clear that the Alberta premier's decision to finally hand out the predominantly federal cash was a desperate attempt to change the channel on his recent string of political disasters.
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Willow Square Continuing Care Centre. Image credit: Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta has tried to spin its modest spending on COVID-19 as being for the good of all. That can be disputed. Anyway, most pandemic funding in Alberta comes from Ottawa.
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Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | The Ontario Health Coalition organized an online rally to protest 3,638 deaths -- and counting -- in long-term care homes. Labour organizations are demanding action.
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Writers Guild of America picket line. Image credit: John Edwards/Wikimedia Commons
Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | Joe Biden is planning to implement the Protect the Right to Organize Act, which will allow access to unionization for hundreds of thousands of U.S. workers plus weaken so-called "right to work" laws.
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Image credit: UFCW Local 401. Used with permission.
Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | An interview with UFCW Local 401 communications officer Michael Hughes about the COVID-19 outbreak at the Cargill plant in Alberta where hundreds were infected and two workers died.