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Category: Labour in the News


Teachers have a fundamental right to strike

By Roy J. Adams During the recent college teacher’s strike in Ontario there was a lot of media coverage of the inconvenience suffered by the students and of the possible consequences to their futures. On the other hand there was…

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Media gets it wrong on Bank of Canada minimum wage study

January 4, 2018 by Michal Rozworski Over a million workers in Ontario just got a big raise thanks to tireless, bottom-up orgainizing, but if you look to the media it’s a bad news story. The same, tired headlines are back. Yesterday, the CBC…

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Who in Saskatchewan benefits if the minimum wage goes up to $15?

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No 3.5% wage cut? Sask. unions say they’ll believe it when they see it

By Guy Quenneville, CBC News Posted: Nov 30, 2017 5:00 AM CT Unions with their eyes warily cast on future contract-bargaining sessions are reacting mutedly to the news that the Saskatchewan government will not achieve an across-the-board 3.5 per cent wage cut…

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Government ordered to pay lawyers for being on – call

Meagan Gillmore, November 7, 2017 Supreme Court of Canada has ordered that federal lawyers must be paid when they are on standby. In a 7-2 decision handed down on November 3, the country’s highest court agreed with a previous decision that…

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‘It shouldn’t come as a surprise to the government’: First public sector union rejects 3.5 per cent wage rollback

Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix Published on: November 7, 2017 The union representing almost 1,800 SaskPower workers voted overwhelmingly against a 3.5 per cent wage cut proposed by the provincial government, according to the president of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour….

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Province-wide strike at Ontario’s colleges begins second week

 Meagan Gillmore October 23, 2017 Classes remain cancelled at Ontario’s 24 publicly funded colleges. More than 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors and librarians took to the picket lines on October 16, after the Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union (OPSEU) and the College Employer Council…

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In unprecedented move, Sask. Party government rejects labour appointment to LRB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2017 In a letter dated July 31, 2017, the Deputy Minister for Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, Mike Carr, wrote to the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) informing us that Minister Don Morgan has confirmed…

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‘Maybe the 78 departures will put the university close to the target’: ASPA boss optimistic U of S layoffs can be avoided

Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix More from Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix Published on: July 18, 2017 | Last Updated: July 18, 2017 8:15 PM CST Liam Richards / Saskatoon StarPhoenix The head of a union representing about 1,100 administrative staff at…

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2 richest Canadians have more money than 11 million combined

David Thomson and Galen Weston Sr. as wealthy as poorest 30 per cent of the country combined, Oxfam calculates The Canadian Press Posted: Jan 15, 2017 8:47 PM ETLast Updated: Jan 16, 2017 2:49 PM ET A man holds up…

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