Canadian Labour Institute

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Oct 8, 2019
SOUTH OF THE BORDER male lawmakers are competing with each other in state legislatures to impose restrictions on a woman’s right to choose. The latest and most sweeping laws come from Alabama where the Republicans used their majority in their state senate to pass a law that bans abortion in that...
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Oct 7, 2019
NURSES AREN’T BOUNCERS. But their life on the job can too often be almost as violent. They’ve had enough of it.   Nurses are often kicked, punched, stabbed, scratched, and spat on. It has to stop  says Linda Silas, President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU). The union met with MPs...
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Oct 4, 2019
TESS SIKSAY WANTS TO ADD A UNION TO THE MENU. She is part of a team working to organize the food delivery workers at Foodora in Toronto.   The Foodora couriers and CUPW (Canadian Union of Postal Workers) launched their “Justice for Foodora couriers” union drive on May 1 with a loud bike rally in...
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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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