(Ottawa – 12 July 2017) In a setback for balanced copyright, the Federal Court has sided with Access Copyright in a court case against York University.
The case centred on the question of whether copying practices at York were subject to an Access Copyright tariff, and whether copies made within York’s fair dealing guidelines meet the test of fair dealing under the Copyright Act.
“We are very disappointed with the decision, and believe the court erred on the application of fair dealing and the mandatory nature of the tariff,” said CAUT executive director David Robinson. “We hope the decision will be appealed and that we will have an opportunity to intervene.”
Robinson says fair dealing allows the use of copyright-protected works, without permission from or payment to rights holders, if the material is used for research, education and other specified purposes, and meets certain fairness standards.
“It’s important that the education community work to preserve the principle of fair dealing and the rights of users to use copyrighted material for education and research,” Robinson added.
Lisa Keller, Communications Officer, Canadian Association of University Teachers
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"I would also like to recognize and to thank B.C. Wildfire Service crews and all other emergency response units who are keeping our communities safe." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“There will be pain. And I think that as conservatives, if we’re telling you that there will be no effect on services, we’re not being straightforward. There will be effects.” — Derek Fildebrant, Wildrose MLA
Toronto – July 12, 2017 – Katia Hernandez Acosta is one of 20 recipients of the 2016 UFCW Canada Migrant Workers Scholarship.
“This partnership is historic, but it’s not out of the blue. We’ve been working hard to ensure Indigenous people have a powerful voice in our union and in our communities." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has announced another round of sweeping changes to meet the provincial government’s mandate to cut $83 million from its budget. Today the WRHA announced it will close four QuickCare clinics, raise service fees, reduce staff, contract out services, and transfer community cancer clinics to CancerCare Manitoba.
Today the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority released more information regarding changes to health delivery in our province.
Some of these changes are going to have a significant impact on our members.
The release indicates that adult outpatient Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy will be moved out of hospital and into private practice (ie: privatization). This will be an enormous hardship on Manitobans who rely on these outpatient services. The release makes no mention of the Professionals who provide these services and how they will be individually affected.
At a meeting with WRHA officials and other unions this morning, I asked the question regarding the continuing lack of a labour adjustment plan for workers in the Professional/Technical/Paramedical sector. We still do not know the overall impact on EFTs within the system.
MAHCP’s commitment is to continue to press for this information and to ensure that each member is treated within the scope of the collective agreement and as professionals dedicated to their patients.
To that end, we are arranging a meeting within the next few days with the Provincial Health Labour Relations Services to specifically discuss these changes and what it means precisely for those members affected.
I know that there will be many, many questions about this announcement. More information will follow as we continue to receive it.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marc Perrone, President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), which represents over one million retail workers, released the following statement on Amazon Prime Day:
“While Amazon touts its sales, today is a ‘prime day’ for America to examine the high cost of Amazon’s business model.
“Amazon’s brutal vision for retail is one where automation needlessly replaces good people and good jobs. With the proposed acquisition of Whole Foods, workers will undoubtedly lose jobs and their families will pay the price to enrich Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who is already one of the nation’s wealthiest individuals.
“Today we should have a real debate about Amazon’s business practices. We need to confront this undeniable truth – what is good for Amazon, is bad for America’s hard-working men and women.”
Over 800,000 members of the UFCW work in food retail. Perrone, wrote an op-ed for CNN explaining why Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods could lead to thousands of Whole Foods workers losing their jobs.
The UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 1.3 million professionals and their families in grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries.
Our members help put food on our nation’s tables and serve customers in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the UFCW at www.ufcw.org.
Members of Family Visions - Local 303, who support adults with intellectual disabilities through residential and day services in Brandon, ratified a new four-year collective agreement yesterday.
As part of the movement against domestic violence, we have a responsibility to ensure that governments understand the conditions faced by rural women in order to create public policy that includes concrete options for women and children fleeing violence.