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Category: Labour in the News


Cap employee compensation, Sask. government tells school boards

Province looking for help tackling $1B deficit CBC News Posted: Jan 16, 2017 12:03 PM CTLast Updated: Jan 16, 2017 12:03 PM CT Education Minister Don Morgan ordered school boards to look for ways to reduce compensation costs in a…

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Sask. Party Government Must Remove Failed ‘Supervisory Exclusions’ From Legislation

January 19, 2017 The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) is urging the Sask. Party government to remove its failed ‘supervisory exclusions’ from the Saskatchewan Employment Act (SEA), before it causes anymore distress for workers and wasted taxpayers’ dollars. On January…

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2016: THE CANADIAN LABOUR MOVEMENT IN REVIEW

By Doug Nesbitt It’s been a year of bruising battles and bully governments for Canadian workers. But despite all this, there have always been glimpses of what’s possible when workers organize and fight. During the October 2015 federal election, millions…

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Career Advice for Newly Minted Workers

Beware the ‘hope economy.’ Flee if you hear ‘do what you love.‘ An American academic has written a book that may just be the perfect piece of career advice for this spring’s small army of graduates: Do What You Love:…

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Strike of the century: University of Manitoba and faculty association frustrated by stalled talks

By: Jessica Botelho-Urbanski For Metro Published   If there’s a single thing both the University of Manitoba and its faculty association can agree upon, it’s that both sides are “incredibly frustrated” with stalled conciliation talks, says University of Manitoba Faculty Association…

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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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