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Health Care Aides at Donwood Manor become first new Local since Bill 7 passed

Health care aides (HCAs) at Donwood Manor personal care home voted to join the MGEU on Friday, April 7, 2017.

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Members at First United Church achieve first contract – UFCW 1518

UFCW Canada - Tue, 2017-04-11 10:43

Vancouver – April 11, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 1518 members working at First United Church in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside have ratified a first collective agreement.

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Striking workers to set the record straight

NUPGE - Tue, 2017-04-11 09:17

“It’s employers like this one who help maintain the massive gender wage gap in Ontario.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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B.C. labour agreement provides up to 15 years of job security for highway sector workers

NUPGE - Tue, 2017-04-11 08:01

"Maintaining successorship ensures that well-trained, experienced workers will continue to keep the traveling public safe throughout the province.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

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Basic Income or a reduced work week? An old labour debate

Rank and File - latest news - Tue, 2017-04-11 04:06
By David Bush Should labour support the demand for a Basic Income? In response to the threat of automation, the rise of neoliberal policies and the weakening of trade unions parts of the Left have come to champion BI as a policy that can save… Read More
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Turkey: Turkish unions intensify support to African trade unions

LabourStart - Mon, 2017-04-10 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: AA
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Canada: Lobbyists target Senate to derail WestJet union bid

LabourStart - Mon, 2017-04-10 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The National Observer
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Budget makes modest improvements in EI but fails to make real change

PSAC - Mon, 2017-04-10 18:18
The 2017 federal budget contained some good news for workers, with improvements in employment insurance (EI). The changes are only minor improvements, however. Budget fails to address problems with EI The budget expands benefits for certain...
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Trade, food policy, indigenous rights highlighted at 2017 Progress Summit

UFCW Canada - Mon, 2017-04-10 12:38

Ottawa – April 10, 2017 – UFCW Canada activists joined hundreds of labour and social justice allies from across Canada and the United States for the fourth annual Progress Summit, held in Ottawa from April 5 to 7.

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​ CAUT welcomes Science Review recommendation for new funding

CAUT - Mon, 2017-04-10 12:16

(Ottawa – April 10, 2017) The Canadian Association of University Teachers welcomes today’s release of the report of Canada’s Fundamental Science Review, and the recommendations for a funding increase of $1.3 billion for basic, non-targetted research.

“The report makes it clear that basic science and scholarly inquiry in Canada have been seriously underfunded for much of the last decade,” says CAUT Executive Director David Robinson. “The most important recommendation in today’s report, and one that we urge the government to act on, is that Ottawa significantly and rapidly increase its investment in independent investigator-led research.”  

Robinson notes the report also calls for a better-balanced allocation of funding across the three federal research granting agencies.

“The Social Science and Humanities Research Council, while representing the largest constituency of university researchers, has been the poor cousin for years. The report rightly notes that there is a need to allocate new funds across the granting councils in a more balanced way to ensure more opportunities for those scholars in the social sciences and humanities,” adds Robinson.

Robinson says CAUT also welcomes the report’s recommendations to support Indigenous researchers and to improve equity and diversity in federal research programs, including the setting of “hard equity targets and quotas where persistent and unacceptable disparities exist.”

The report further recommends the creation of a new National Advisory Council on Research and Innovation (NACRI) to provide broad oversight of federal research programs, and to develop and harmonize funding strategies across the agencies. It also calls for improvements to the oversight and governance of the granting agencies. 

“When considering these changes, it will be critical we ensure that governance of the granting councils are reflective of the active research community and operate at arms-length from government,” adds Robinson.

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For more information, please contact:

Lisa Keller, Communications Officer, 613-820-2270 or keller@caut.ca

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CIBC claims unlimited rent increases good for tenants

NUPGE - Mon, 2017-04-10 08:38

“For tenants, the attack by a CIBC official shows rent control works and needs to be expanded.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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MGEU members help fight back spring flood risk

NUPGE - Mon, 2017-04-10 06:21

“It takes hundreds of people doing everything from filling sandbags and thawing frozen culverts to coordinating provincial departments and working with local officials to shore up dikes." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

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Labour News Update: April 10 2017

Rank and File - latest news - Mon, 2017-04-10 06:00
Windsor Goodwill workers negotiating union contract | Toronto’s ‘gig economy’ fueled by young workers starved for choice | Kids in care suffering due to low wages and lack of support for social workers | Saskatchewan sheds 2,000 jobs | Argentine workers to hold general strike… Read More
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USA: The Unions That Like Trump

LabourStart - Sat, 2017-04-08 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: NY Times
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Working families feel the cuts of Brad Wall’s budget

UFCW Canada - Sat, 2017-04-08 09:00

Toronto – April 8, 2017 – In Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan, everyone feels the pain of the premier’s latest budget – except his wealthy and corporate friends.

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Weekend Video: The Widows of Asbestos

Rank and File - latest news - Sat, 2017-04-08 04:23
This past week was global asbestos awareness week. The community of Peterborough, once known as the “Electric City”, has been struck by generations of occupational cancer produced by General Electric. The Widows of Asbestos documentary captures the plight of the workers and widows in their… Read More
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UWOSA 2017 Seniority List Available

The UWOSA Seniority List as of March 31, 2017 has been posted in the Member Area of our website, www.uwosa.ca.

If you are a new UWOSA member and have not received your UWOSA access email, or if you are a current member and are having difficulty accessing your account on our website, please contact the UWOSA office for assistance.

If you are a Continuing or Sessional member, please review your information carefully to ensure it is accurate. If you believe it is not, please contact the UWOSA office at info@uwosa.ca.

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Kazakhstan: Union Leader Sentenced to Prison

LabourStart - Fri, 2017-04-07 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: ITUC
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An Open Letter to BC's Students and Families

Apr 7, 2017 FPSE News

Authorized by FPSE; George Davison, registered sponsor under the Election Act, 604-873-8988

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