Fight for $15

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Apr 18, 2017
Recently, to fulfill their promise of ensuring that every family in Quebec will have a family doctor, Quebec Liberal Minister of Health Dr. Gaétan Barrette unveiled an online appointment booking tool. It is supposed to ensure that whenever you need a doctor, you’ll see one. To pay for this, many...
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Oct 14, 2016
CBC reported that Cineplex raised its ticket prices on Oct. 1. The hike on admission is between $0.22 and $0.51. The public broadcaster mindlessly repeated the corporation's talking points: nearly 90 per cent of their employees make minimum wage. They quoted one worker in the short story, Sarah Van...
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Aug 26, 2016
After our members returned to work, but while I was still on staycation, I attended a community event organized by labour activists in Peel Region. It was a beautifully planned event, with music and food and lots of opportunities for participation. In Ontario, the Fight for $15 & Fairness is...
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Apr 28, 2016
Workers across Canada fighting for better job conditions take to the streets today for the annual Fight for $15 and Fairness day of action. rabble labour reporter Teuila Fuatai speaks to those at the heart of the campaign.   Acsana Fernando, 35, Group home worker, Scarborough, Ontario Life in...
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Mar 15, 2016
During the 2015 federal election, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau attacked NDP leader Tom Mulcair's promise to increase the federal minimum wage. He argued that it would only help a small number of workers, as most workers are bound by minimum wage policies of their provincial governments. In the...
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Feb 29, 2016
Staff compensation packages can be a significant determining factor in the success of businesses. According to workplace research, employees earning a fair deal on the job are more efficient, loyal to their bosses and less likely to get sick. Kaylie Tiessen, national representative in the Unifor...
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Feb 18, 2016
British Columbia resident Amanda Sillanpaa is working to make a better life for her and her mother. The 25-year-old Burger King employee, who earns $10.45 an hour, hopes to one day become a software and program designer. Today, she is among the hundreds of thousands of Canadians forced to make ends...
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Feb 18, 2016
Eric Richardson still has the dining table and chairs his parents bought during the Mincome social experiment of the 1970s. The carpentry instructor, who grew up in the small Manitoba town of Dauphin, was about 12 years old when the four-year guaranteed annual income program was implemented in his...
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Jul 13, 2016
English large PDF for print is available here: http://calm.ca/sites/default/files/pdf/minwage_infographic_en_jul12.pdf Le fichier en français, format PDF, est disponible ici : http://calm.ca/sites/default/files/pdf/minwage_infographic_fr_jul13.pdf
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