Canadian Labour Institute

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Sep 6, 2019
THE BOSS LIED TO THEM FOR YEARS AND THEY KNEW IT. They knew their work was making them sick. They knew a study by the boss that said it wasn’t was bogus. Now the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) says the workers were right all along. The WSIB is re-examining more than 250...
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Aug 21, 2019
“I WAS NOT A COMMUNIST ANTI-WAR DUPE IN THE 1960s. Just the way I am not a Big Oil dupe today,” says Don Charles. “But that’s not what Jason Kenney wants us all to believe.”   Kenney wants us all to believe environmental activists like Don are all part of what Kenney calls a vast conspiracy of “...
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Aug 12, 2019
“I WAS NOT A COMMUNIST ANTI-WAR DUPE IN THE 1960s. Just the way I am not a Big Oil dupe today,” says Don Charles. “But that’s not what Jason Kenney wants us all to believe.”   Kenney wants us all to believe environmental activists like Don are all part of what Kenney calls a vast conspiracy of “...
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Aug 7, 2019
ZAK THORUP DOESN’T BOTTLE-UP HIS FEELINGS. In fact, he puts them in bottles. He wants his customers to do the same.   Zak manages the Home Hardware store in Manuels, in Conception Bay South, N.L. He does not want to add to the climate crisis. He figures the more plastic he can eliminate the better...
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Jul 31, 2019
POVERTY IS POLITICAL. Successful action to end poverty must begin with that hard truth says the brand new Nova Scotia Action Coalition for Community Wellbeing (NSACCW).   The coalition rejects the idea that poverty is inevitable—a result of human weakness or lack of ambition. Instead, it points the...
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Jul 29, 2019
CAN TWO GRANNIES BRING DOWN BIG OIL? Probably not. But they’re giving it their best shot.   Two Mi’kmaq grandmothers and their supporters served Alton Gas with an eviction notice March 11. They want the Calgary-based company off their lands near Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.   The Mi’kmaq grandmothers,...
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Jul 26, 2019
“THERE’S NO LIFE LIKE IT”—THANK GOODNESS. That’s not the reaction the Canadian military got to their recruitment slogan back in the 1980s. They often do now. No one expects life for military recruits to be a walk in the park. But the truth is that in Canada these days it is far too often a danger...
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Jul 25, 2019
Matthew Byrne shows there is no good reason for this. Bryne details exactly why there is not in Modernizing the Union Certification Process: The Benefits of Electronically Signed Union Membership Cards, the brand new research paper he wrote for the Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights and the...
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Jul 22, 2019
ILL EFFECTSBC unions push for paid sick days to end unfair treatment of sick workers   KATELYN HAGEL GOT FIRED FOR WANTING TO WORK. She couldn’t afford not to—even though she had ongoing health problems. The dentist she worked for didn’t want her at work. She wanted Katelyn to take two weeks sick...
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Jul 19, 2019
THE GRINCH IS ALL TOO REAL FOR INJURED WORKERS IN ONTARIO. The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) steals their Christmas from them just like the cartoon character. But, there is no happy ending for injured workers. The meanness of the WSIB lasts year after year. But the workers remain...
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