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Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:31

Students vote to strike to force end to unpaid internships

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“TELL ME HOW THIS IS DIFFERENT FROM SLAVERY?” It’s a question interns often ask—but always anonymously. That fact alone makes the case against unpaid internships self-evident.

“TELL ME HOW THIS IS DIFFERENT FROM SLAVERY?” It’s a question interns often ask—but always anonymously. That fact alone makes the case against unpaid internships self-evident.

Legions of young Canadians are desperate to find work. The competition is cut throat. They will do almost anything to prove their worth. That too often includes working for...

TEMP CONTEMPT
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Sun, 02/10/2019 - 16:05

Temporary foreign workers tell court of years of employer abuse

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THE BOSS CHEATED THEM, BUT THEY WERE HAPPY HE DID. Therefore, Hector Mantolino should not go to jail.

Joven Ednalaguim, forced to work for $3.73 an hour

THE BOSS CHEATED THEM, BUT THEY WERE HAPPY HE DID. Therefore, Hector Mantolino should not go to jail.

That was the pitch Mantonlino’s lawyer made to a court in Halifax January 25. It was an argument beneath contempt. But not really surprising in the trial of a man who had nothing but contempt for the workers be preyed on.

Mantolino was in court to be...

KILLER SHIFTS
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Wed, 01/30/2019 - 16:31

Canada’s nurses pushed to work too long, too often

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NOBODY WANTS NURSES TO GET TOO EXHAUSTED TO CARE. Yet our provincial governments keep making that a real possibility. Nowhere more so than in Newfoundland and Labrador.

RN Karen Noseworthy: “We’ve got to take the time to say ‘Good job.’”

NOBODY WANTS NURSES TO GET TOO EXHAUSTED TO CARE. Yet our provincial governments keep making that a real possibility. Nowhere more so than in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The government there refuses to spend money to hire the nurses the province needs. It makes the nurses they do have work...

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This month in labour rights history

The National Union’s largest Component in Ontario, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, began a five-week strike of 65,000 of its members against the Harris government. The National Union more...

February 26, 1996

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"High rates of unionization lead to greater income equality, lower unemployment and inflation, higher productivity and speedier adjustments to economic shocks." more...

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