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Sun, 04/14/2019 - 13:23

Frontline workers with the homeless suffer highest rate of PTSD

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HELPING THE HOMELESS HURTS. This truth is revealed in a recent study by Professor Jeannette Waegemakers-Schiff at the University of Alberta.

Social workers in Calgary counsel a homeless man

HELPING THE HOMELESS HURTS. This truth is revealed in a recent study by Professor Jeannette Waegemakers-Schiff at the University of Alberta.

Waegemakers-Schiff conducted interviews with 470 frontline workers at 23 organizatons and agencies working with the homeless in Calgary. She found that:

  • 33% of frontline support workers...

CODE CRITICAL
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Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:16

NS paramedic twitter campaign seeks workplace and public safety

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THEY CALL IT ‘CODE CRITICAL’. But the government continues to ignore warnings from the 1,100 paramedics in Nova Scotia. This is bad for the paramedics and bad for the general public, says the union representing them. So bad the paramedics have taken to twitter to warn the public about it.

NS Paramedic Scott Sturgeon

THEY CALL IT "CODE CRITICAL". But the government continues to ignore warnings from the 1,100 paramedics in Nova Scotia. This is bad for the paramedics and bad for the general public, says the union representing them....

SENT PACKING
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Tue, 02/26/2019 - 11:50

Unions plus citizen action make NYC too hot for Amazon HQ2

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PISSING OFF THE UNIONS DIDN’T HELP. But that wasn’t the only problem with the deal to bring the second Amazon headquarters (HQ2) to New York City.

PISSING OFF THE UNIONS DIDN’T HELP. But that wasn’t the only problem with the deal to bring the second Amazon headquarters (HQ2) to New York City. Amazon expected unanimous support and universal praise. They didn’t get it. Popular opposition turned the whole thing into a public relations shitshow. So, the largest corporation the world has ever known ran away. They just took their headquarters and ran...

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This month in labour rights history

This date marks the origins of Labour Day in Canada. On this day, the Toronto Trades Assembly (TTA), the first central labour body in Canada, organized the country's first significant “workers more...

April 14, 1872

In Quotes

The right to strike is fundamental because it is the only means by which workers have to persuade their employer to reach a deal. Without that leverage collective bargaining becomes meaningless. more...

Paul Cavalluzzo, Member of the Board of Directors, Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights,