Clara Zetkin and a small group of like-minded women marked this day a century ago; today we remind ourselves how much women have achieved, and how much work there is still left to be done.
Canadian based international labour report
To celebrate the centennial on March 8, NUPGE focuses on the quality of women's lives, and the services women need to balance their working lives with their personal lives.
This article, "Why the TTC should get liquored up" is just as moot as every other article I've been reading about the problems with the TTC. The problem lies not with the system, but with the public who use it and ABUSE IT! I should know, I ride the TTC everyday, as does my spouse (as a paying customer). However, I have a chance to see things from a slightly different angle as well. You see, I'm a TTC bus operator as well (hides under table to prevent getting hit by thrown rocks).
Canadian-based international labour report.
The CF61 will remain on the picket line until they get a favourable ruling from the Ontario Labour Relations Board. But the picket, in its ninth month, is approaching a crossroads.
That's just the beginning, there's also safety problems, extremely long working hours and low pay even by Chinese standards.
NDP MPP and Employment Standards Critic Cheri DiNovo earlier this week criticized the McGuinty government for its "lack of action on workplace safety."
Premier Dalton McGuinty should focus on creating jobs in Ontario rather than banning transit strikes in Toronto, according to new CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn.
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