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Category: Labour in the News


Day of Action – November 2, 2016

Students are mobilizing across the country for a new vision for post-secondary education in Canada. ASPA made a monetary contribution to the Canadian Federation of Students’ in solidarity of its Day of Action, November 2nd.  More: http://www.cfs-fcee.ca/the_issues  and https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/students-call-free-education-receives-090000177.html

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Work Life Balance – Flex Time

June 30, 2016 How a Flex-Time Program at MIT Improved Productivity, Resilience, and Trust by Peter Hirst In today’s increasingly competitive hiring market, organizations need to think differently about how to attract new employees and retain existing ones. Unfortunately, many…

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The City of Moose Jaw has turned four formerly unionized firefighters into non-union positions.According to the union president of the Moose Jaw Firefighters Association Gord Hewitt, the move comes after the city told the union that if the union did…

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Voices of Saskatchewan’s Precarious Workforce

By Denise Leduc In the 1970s a person working full-time making minimum wage would live 10 per cent above the poverty line. Today, that same person would be living approximately 12 per cent below the poverty line. In the past…

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Inequity in EI system

Regional distribution of benefits highlights inequity in EI system| May 19 2016 | Teuila Fuatai |Qualifying for employment insurance based on your postal code is not working. Carleton University economist Frances Woolley discusses why with rabble labour reporter Teuila Fuatai.

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Top 10 things Canadian unions want to see in the federal budget Early next week, the federal Liberal government will table their first budget. This is an historic opportunity for our government to respond to the jobs crisis.

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CTV News Coverage of ASPA Rally in the Bowl

CTV News October 26 The story about our rally starts at 6 minutes into the clip.

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ASPA in the News

Saskatoon Star Phoenix coverage of the ASPA rally CBC Story News Talk Radio 650

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USASK Employee Survey, Minimum Wage and Canada Post in the News

U of S Employee Survey “not about TransformUS” • A new employee survey asking every University of Saskatchewan worker what they do all day is about improving services, not cutting jobs, a senior administrator says. Star-Phoenix Why Raise the Minimum…

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