Canadian Labour Institute

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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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Jul 17, 2019
Last June Doug Ford and the Ontario Progressive Conservatives got themselves elected, with the power to govern as they please, with just 40 percent of the vote. That means 6 out of 10 Ontario voters did not vote for them. But that doesn’t matter in our cockeyed electoral system. They are a majority...
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Jul 15, 2019
J. GARY PERLINE DIDN’T CHOOSE TO BE SICK. He didn’t choose to be poor either. But he was. Poverty didn’t make him sick. But it did make him more likely to get sick. The impact of poverty and other “social determinants” on our health is just one of the hidden truths Andrew McLeod sets out in his new...
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Jul 10, 2019
There are more than 12,000 of them. They work as group fitness instructors and personal trainers in more than 300 Goodlife locations from coast to coast. They have already won a $7.5 million class action lawsuit to collect back pay from Goodlife. Their union drive continues to build momentum. Tanya...
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Jul 8, 2019
THEY CALL IT "CODE CRITICAL". But the government continues to ignore warnings from the 1,100 paramedics in Nova Scotia. This is bad for the paramedics and bad for the general public, says the union representing them. So bad the paramedics have taken to twitter to warn the public about it.   IUOE (...
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Jul 5, 2019
  YOU'RE NOT LIKELY TO MAKE THE CUT. You’re not likely to make enough to cash in on the juiciest income tax breaks in Canada. It's Catch 22 one more time: the ones who need tax breaks most, don’t get them; the ones who don’t need tax breaks at all, get them. Big time. There are 64 personal income...
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Jul 3, 2019
DOING TIME IS NOT EASY. Not for the inmates locked behind bars and not for the workers who have to guard them. High levels of stress have always been accepted as part of the job for corrections officers. What is not acceptable is how often it damages the health of the officers and how often they...
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