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USA: Retail Workers Fight to Get a Cut in the Era of Ecommerce

LabourStart - Wed, 2017-04-19 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Racked
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Budget 2017 and human rights

PSAC - Wed, 2017-04-19 16:18
Women’s equality The 2017 budget was the first budget to include a gender analysis, and for that reason, was seen by some as a “feminist budget”. The analysis of how spending affects women and men differently was an important...
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Last Chance to Apply: Prairie School for Union Women 2017

SEIU West - Wed, 2017-04-19 16:16
Last Chance to apply! Deadline for SEIU-West members expression of interest in attending the SFL Prairie School for Union Women (PSUW)
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New webCampus course for May – Understanding Budgets: What's at Stake

UFCW Canada - Wed, 2017-04-19 11:08

Toronto – April 19, 2017 – UFCW Canada's groundbreaking online education program, webCampus, is launching a brand new course for the month of May.

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The Basic Income debate

Rank and File - latest news - Wed, 2017-04-19 04:39
By Pam Frache On April 13, about 300 people, all of them united in their desire to improve the well-being of the most vulnerable among us, took their seats in the OISE auditorium in Toronto to listen to a discussion about Basic Income (BI) and… Read More
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Budget 2017 and Indigenous peoples

PSAC - Tue, 2017-04-18 18:18
This year’s federal budget allocates $3.4 billion for Indigenous communities over five years. The budget includes investments and support for First Nations in a number of areas including housing and infrastructure, education and training,...
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PSAC-UPCE questions Canada Post’s proposed concessions on job security

PSAC - Tue, 2017-04-18 16:18
Our bargaining team met with the Canada Post Corporation on April 11 and 12, 2017. We spent some time questioning the Corporation about their intent with regard to their proposed overhaul of our current Job Security provisions. We are still very...
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Members at Ferme des Voltigeurs achieve new contract – UFCW 500

UFCW Canada - Tue, 2017-04-18 15:22

Drummondville, Que. – April 18, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 500 members working at Ferme des Voltigeurs in Drummondville, Quebec have ratified a new collective agreement.

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Westman Lab info picket draws attention to recruitment, retention issues

Today, lab technologists and technicians from Westman Lab held a lunch-hour information picket outside the Brandon Regional Health Centre in order to send a clear message to the Provincial government: recruitment and retention issues at the lab are threatening diagnostic services for Western Manitobans.

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Rising Up Against Unjust Recruitment delivers a petition to BC minister

Rank and File - latest news - Tue, 2017-04-18 06:00
By Daniel Tseghay On April 7th, Rising Up Against Unjust Recruitment, a coalition of organizations and individuals in British Columbia who are concerned about the mistreatment of temporary foreign workers (TFWs), delivered an open letter to the office of Shirley Bond, BC’s Minister of Jobs,… Read More
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Turkey: TÜMTİS and the case that threatens all trade unions in Turkey

LabourStart - Mon, 2017-04-17 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Equal Times
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My webCampus Experience: Human Rights Advocate Certificate

UFCW Canada - Mon, 2017-04-17 08:00

Toronto – April 17, 2017 – UFCW Canada members and allies from across the country are raving about the union's groundbreaking online education program, webCampus, which offers free online courses to all UFCW Canada members, their families, and our community partners.

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Labour News Update: April 17 2017

Rank and File - latest news - Mon, 2017-04-17 06:00
Union stands by its decision to picket ex-minister’s home | Ontario miners paid price for human experiments | Senate blocks Liberals’ plan to repeal ‘anti-union’ law | Chronicle Herald union to file labour complaint in wake of purchase of 28 news outlets | New motion… Read More
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Peru: 2,000 Peru Miners Strike for Health Care, Workplace Rights

LabourStart - Sun, 2017-04-16 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Solidarity Center
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Bangladesh: Four years after Rana Plaza, union action prevents a repeat

LabourStart - Sun, 2017-04-16 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: TUC
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Celebrate Medical Laboratory Technologists Week April 16-22!

SEIU West - Sun, 2017-04-16 11:00
In recognition of the important role Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLT) has on the health care team, we’d like to share a message about the vital work they do. Much of this information is from fellow SEIU-West member, Terry, who works as a MLT at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital. With the information Terry has provided below, you’ll be able to enter our MLT Week Contest, no problem!
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National Medical Laboratory Week – April 16-22, 2017


There are over 1.2 million lab tests performed on a daily basis in Canada. That would work out to approximately one test done every day for every person living in the province of Manitoba. Laboratory tests are valuable tools regularly used by physicians to diagnose, monitor and treat patients. Each test provides vital information that guides medical decisions.  For more information please visit the Medical Laboratory Professionals website or the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science website.


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UFCW delivers recommendations to Status of Women committee

UFCW Canada - Sat, 2017-04-15 08:00

Ottawa – April 15, 2017 – UFCW Canada was recently invited to make recommendations to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women, which is currently examining how to improve women’s economic security in Canada and ensure the equal participation of women in the Canadian economy.

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Weekend Video: Niagara Falls

Rank and File - latest news - Sat, 2017-04-15 02:13
A short documentary about Niagara Falls’ image to the world and the reality of life in the city. This 4 minute documentary was made by Ryerson students, who wanted to examine the impact that  years of Liberal and Tory attacks on social programs and good… Read More
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West Park Crossing Workers Win for Moose Jaw by Choosing SEIU-West

SEIU West - Fri, 2017-04-14 12:47
Workers at West Park Crossing, a retirement home managed by Esprit Lifestyle Community (a division of Extendicare Inc.), voted by a margin 80% to form a union with SEIU-West and demand respect and better working conditions.
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