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SANDBAGGED
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Wed, 05/27/2020 - 16:13

Halifax city staff smother living wage possibility with bafflegab

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SOME HALIFAX COUNCILLORS LIKE THE IDEA OF A LIVING WAGE. But not enough to actually make it a reality.

SOME HALIFAX COUNCILLORS LIKE THE IDEA OF A LIVING WAGE. But not enough to actually make it a reality.

The councillors’ ended their three year dalliance with the possibility of a living wage ordinance for the HRM (Halifax Regional Municipality) May 12 when they agreed to bury it alive in a mushy bit of mumbo jumbo about a “social policy framework.”

How that happened is a cautionary tale. It reminds us how vunlnerable...

GUINEA PIGGED
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Wed, 05/20/2020 - 18:10

Workers fear being ‘guinea pigs’ in test to see if it’s safe to re-open

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ASKING WORKERS TO BE OUR GUINEA PIGS IS ONE THING. Giving them no choice in the matter is quite another. But that’s the reality many thousands of our workers now face.

ASKING WORKERS TO BE OUR GUINEA PIGS IS ONE THING. Giving them no choice in the matter is quite another. But that’s the reality many thousands of our workers now face.

Our first instincts to combat COVID-19 were good. We shut down all “non-essential” work. This turned out to be particularly good for workers in high-risk jobs. Now we want to get back to work....

REFINERY IRONY
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Sun, 03/29/2020 - 13:59

Co-op refinery revels in repeated refusals to co-opertate

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THE IRONY IS STUNNING AND INFURIATING. This is not what a co-op does. No company that calls itself a “co-operative” absolutely, categorically, adamantly, perversely refuses to co-operate. But the Federated Co-operatives Limited in Regina did, and does.

THE IRONY IS STUNNING AND INFURIATING. No co-op does that. No company that calls itself a “co-operative” absolutely, categorically, adamantly, perversely refuses to co-operate. But the Federated Co-operatives Limited in Regina did, and does.

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This month in labour rights history

Saskatchewan's new CCF government passed the Trade Union Act, the first legislation of its kind in North America to give government employees the right to form unions and bargain collectively more...

November 14, 1944

In Quotes

"Unions are about fairness: workplace fairness; economic fairness; opportunity fairness; political fairness; and democratic fairness. Unions promote fairness, not just for their members, but for all Canadians.” more...

James Clancy, National President, National Union of Public and General Employees,