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Labour News Update: March 27 2017

Rank and File - latest news - 5 hours 14 min ago
Manitoba Tories attack | Saskatchewan budget | Federal budget | CNRL workplace deaths inquiry | Nova Scotia classrooms | Chrysler outsourcing | CHS strike in Ontario | D-J Composites lockout | USA women’s hockey strike Manitoba Tories ready legislative assault on labour Scott Price,… Read More
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Indonesia: Coca-Cola's Australia-based bottler stifling independent unions in Indonesia

LabourStart - Sun, 2017-03-26 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: IUF Global Union
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Celebrate Health Information Professionals Week!

SEIU West - Sun, 2017-03-26 12:44
SEIU-West appreciates the hard-working health care professionals who work in the health information department as Health Information Management Practitioners. To demonstrate our thanks for their important work, SEIU-West has chosen to highlight two members who have participated in our Purple Works campaign: Judy and Kristi.
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Vietnam: Trafficked & enslaved: Vietnamese teenagers tend UK cannabis farms

LabourStart - Sat, 2017-03-25 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Guardian
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All it takes is two minutes to win a $1,000 scholarship or an iPad!

UFCW Canada - Sat, 2017-03-25 09:00

Toronto – March 25, 2017 – A recent report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) suggests that obtaining a university degree is now a necessity for competing in today’s job market, as 75 percent of new jobs will require post-secondary education in the coming decade.

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Weekend Video: Migrant Dreams

Rank and File - latest news - Sat, 2017-03-25 04:50
Director Min Sook Lee’s award-winning documentary follows the story of migrant workers who come to labour in Ontario greenhouses as part of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Many are women recruited by brokers who illegally charge fees upwards of $7,000, with greenhouse owners complicit in… Read More
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Colombia: All-Women Childcare Union Emerges as National Player

LabourStart - Fri, 2017-03-24 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Labour Notes
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Week of Action: Stop the Cuts!

SEIU West - Fri, 2017-03-24 16:18
Stop the Cuts! Take a Stand and Participate in an Action near you! Click on the link for more information:
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Troubling Comments about Closing ERs Raises Red Flags

Media reports this week once again show how Premier Brian Pallister is moving away from his commitment to protect and invest in public services. The Premier has now publicly admitted that he won’t rule out closing Emergency Rooms in the province.

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“Good intentions” budget falls short for working Canadians

UFCW Canada - Fri, 2017-03-24 12:08

Toronto – March 24, 2017 – While Budget 2017 shows flashes of promise, overall it leaves us wanting more.

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President’s Message: Cutting Sask Jobs & Services

SEIU West - Fri, 2017-03-24 11:35
How will this roll out? At SEIU-West, we know that budget 2017 was just a day (March 22, 2017); however, this day marked a shift in how our government views us and our communities. Premier Wall said that ‘everything is on the table’ to be reviewed for cuts – but that is not what he did; instead, he determined winners and losers and did not show true leadership in sharing this budget crisis across all areas. We do not share this view and we will do our best to continue to build solidarity among our membership and across our sectors and within our labour movement so as to share our collective objection to these decisions. We want to build a strong economy for working people across Saskatchewan and we will continue to offer up solutions that can get us there.
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Newfoundland and Labrador government denies own request for conciliation boards

NUPGE - Fri, 2017-03-24 11:10

“As if this round of negotiations wasn’t already bizarre enough, we now have a situation where the government is at odds with itself about how bargaining should proceed. This is all very strange.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

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Sask. families and public services continue to pay the price

NUPGE - Fri, 2017-03-24 10:45

“Public employees spend their wages in their local communities, and their purchases help stimulate economic activity that benefits everyone. Austerity agendas that hurt families also slow economic recovery." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

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Manitoba Tories ready legislative assault on labour

Rank and File - latest news - Fri, 2017-03-24 06:00
By Scott Price The Manitoba Tory government has introduced several bills over the last week that freeze public sector wages, reduce the number of bargaining units in health care, the introduction of “ride-sharing” companies like Uber, election law changes and changes to various regulatory acts.… Read More
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PSAC granted intervenor status to represent RCMP’s Telecommunications Operators

PSAC - Thu, 2017-03-23 21:18
PSAC received notice from the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (PSLREB) on March 20, 2017, that PSAC and others unions /associations have been granted intervenor status in the matter of CUPE’s applications to represent LES-TOs...
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Djibouti: Free Ahmed-Kadar Nour and Omar Ali Ewado

LabourStart - Thu, 2017-03-23 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Education International
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South Africa: The Arthur Svensson International Prize to South African wine workers

LabourStart - Thu, 2017-03-23 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Arthur Svensson foundation
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Win of the Week! March 19-25

SEIU West - Thu, 2017-03-23 18:26
An improper suspension was corrected when your union reps revealed the employer failed to investigate properly. Another SEIU-West member back to work thanks to their union!
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Transformational Change – Purple Pause Health Care Vol. 3

SEIU West - Thu, 2017-03-23 17:58
Check out the latest Purple Pause Health Care Vol. 3! Feel free to print and share! They print two to a page.
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McGill facing scrutiny over academic freedom concerns

CAUT - Thu, 2017-03-23 16:13

(Ottawa – March 23, 2017) The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is concerned about the circumstances surrounding the sudden resignation of Professor Andrew Potter as Director of the Institute for the Study of Canada at McGill University.

Professor Potter found himself at the centre of controversy this week after writing a blog post for Maclean’s Magazine in which he argued the response to a recent snow storm in Montreal was reflective of a “pathologically alienated and low-trust society” in Quebec.

Some media reports suggest that following pressure from high profile figures, the McGill administration forced Potter to resign as Director of the Institute.

“If it is true that the McGill administration bowed to external pressure and forced Professor Potter to step down, then this would be one of the most serious violations of academic freedom in recent years,” said CAUT Executive Director David Robinson. “Universities have an absolute obligation to protect and defend the academic freedom of their faculty from outside influences.”

Robinson notes that McGill’s policy on academic freedom explicitly states that “[t]he university and its officers have a duty to protect the academic freedom of its scholarly community, both individually and collectively, from infringement and undue external influence as well as to maintain the university’s institutional autonomy.”

CAUT is seeking clarity from the McGill administration about the events leading up to Professor Potter’s resignation.


For more information, please contact:

Lisa Keller, Communication Officer, 613-820-2270 ext. 186 or

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