The ruling signals an important step forward in ending the genocide against the Rohingya people.
Mississauga, Ont. – January 27, 2020 – Health care workers at Rivlin Medical Group, a pain management clinic in Mississauga, are the newest members of UFCW Local 102 after recently voting to join the union.
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Members of The Pas Regional Library - Local 440 have ratified their first collective agreement.
Toronto – January 25, 2020 – Hundreds of thousands of Canadians across the country are celebrating the Lunar New Year – the Year of the Rat – by spending time with friends and family in numerous fun-filled activities to mark year 4718 on the lunar calendar.
The Manitoba government has made it official that they are cancelling plans to build a new jail in Dauphin. Manitoba Justice shocked employees at Dauphin Correctional Centre (DCC) today by informing them they will be closing the existing facility on May 29, 2020 and renovating the space to expand the courthouse instead.
Calgary – January 24, 2020 – UFCW Local 401 members working at ASP Security Services at the Calgary International Airport have achieved a new union contract that provides wage increases, more sick days, and better benefits.
A backgrounder on how domestic violence affects workers and workplaces.
“It’s our members who are responsible for providing the essential front line services Manitoba families rely on day in and day out. They care deeply about the people they serve and we’ll be working closely with them to protect vital jobs and supports.” ― Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President.
(Ottawa – January 24, 2020) Deep cuts alongside imposition of an “outcomes-based” approach to funding of post-secondary education in Alberta have prompted CAUT Council to express their unanimous condemnation of the moves to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.
In a letter sent to Kenney, CAUT President Brenda Austin-Smith and Executive Director David Robinson state: “Your government's short-sighted plan balances a budget on the backs of students and staff. Alberta already has low participation rates for post-secondary education, and these changes will create more barriers, just when many young Albertans, especially those living in rural areas, and older adults who are navigating Alberta's changing industries, need doors open.”
CAUT’s letter takes note of Alberta’s “inspirational and vibrant post-secondary sector with internationally recognized universities, top polytechnics, and an extensive network of regional universities and colleges,” which are jeopardized by the government’s actions, along with the high-quality education and research they provide.
“[Alberta’s] post-secondary system [is] already under undue strain. Whereas system-wide data are important, performance-based funding, wherever it has been operationalized, leads to a narrowing of scholarship, both in teaching and research, limits education choice, and, frankly, results in “gaming”, fundamentally compromising the quality of education.
CAUT calls for Kenney to reconsider his approach.
“Post-secondary education and strong protections for workers sustains good jobs and a high quality of life. On behalf of our members, we implore you to reverse these cuts, reconsider your approach to performance-based funding, and reinvest in post-secondary education to ensure a better future for Albertans.”
Read the full letter here.