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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

The Quebec Superior Court ruled that Quebec's 2003 An Act to modify bargaining units and local bargaining (Bill 30) violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The law forced the more...

November 30, 2007

In Quotes

For a government to legislate away the power of labour at the negotiating table is simply reckless. It is blatantly designed to tip the balance in favour of the employer. more...

Steven Barrett, Member of the Board of Directors, Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights,