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Sun, 02/17/2019 - 11:59

Worker, union, community solidarity defeats DND privatization bid

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SHIRLEY PECK BEAT THE ODDS. She and her union took on the Canadian military and won.

SHIRLEY PECK BEAT THE ODDS. She and her union took on the Canadian military and won.

The DND (Department of National Defence) was all set to yank Shirley’s job away from her and six others last fall. Shirley, and her co-workers, and all the members of her PSAC (Public Service Alliance of Canada) union local refused to roll over and play dead. They took on the huge bureaucracy, fought to keep their jobs and won.

Shirley still works as a cleaner at CFB...

PAY UP!
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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...

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This month in labour rights history

The federal wartime labour relations regulation, Privy Council Order 1003, was proclaimed. It provided for legally recognized certification procedures, prohibitions against unfair practices by more...

February 17, 1944

In Quotes

Legislating workers back to work instead of letting the process of collective bargaining unfold simply creates bad labour relations and does not resolve issues that can only be solved through negotiation. more...

Judy Fudge, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria,