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Sat, 11/09/2019 - 11:57

Here’s what’s wrong with the Ford Conservatives

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DOUG FORD DIDN'T KILL ENRICO MIRANDA. But he didn't do all he could to make his death less likely, either.

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TEMPORARY WORKERS ARE DYING

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Enrico Miranda was killed on the job September 25 2019

DOUG FORD DIDN'T KILL ENRICO MIRANDA...

CATCH 22
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Thu, 10/17/2019 - 15:44

Government lawyers only have right to strike if they don’t use it

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WHEN IS A WORKER NOT A WORKER? When you work as a crown attorney in Nova Scotia.

Rick Woodburn, negotiating team member and Perry Borden, president of the Nova Scotia Crown Attorneys’ Association

WHEN IS A WORKER NOT A WORKER? When you work as a crown attorney in Nova Scotia.

On the one hand, the government of Nova Scotia acknowledges the Crowns have a right to strike. On the other hand, the government has moved to restrict, or outright refuse, to allow its lawyers to exercise that right.

The 100 crown attorneys in the...

STRIKING DIFFERENCE
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Sun, 10/06/2019 - 15:27

Strikes bring ‘unbreakable human solitarity’

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WORKERS KNOW THEY ARE THEIR OWN BEST FRIENDS. That’s why they go on strike, says Jane McAlevey. That’s why 49,000 UAW (United Autoworkers Union) members went on strike September 16, she says.

WORKERS KNOW THEY ARE THEIR OWN BEST FRIENDS. That’s why they go on strike, says Jane McAlevey. That’s why 49,000 UAW (United Autoworkers Union) members went on strike September 16, she says.

“Workers learn to strike and have the confidence to strike by watching other workers strike and win,” says McAlevey, a union organizer, author, and scholar at the...

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This month in labour rights history

This marked the beginning of a ten-day wildcat strike by Alberta health care workers when 120 laundry workers members walked off the job after the Calgary Regional Health Authority declared they were more...

November 12, 1995

In Quotes

“Income inequality in Canada is much higher today than it was a generation ago. These trends can be reversed with strong labour rights, progressive taxation and quality public services.” more...

Armine Yalnizyn, Senior Associate, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives ,