Canadian Labour Institute

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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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Jul 2, 2019
UNIONS HAVE THE SUPREME COURT ON THEIR SIDE. The proof of that is set out in detail in Brave New World: Fundamental Labour Rights in the Charter Era, the latest major study from the Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights (CFLR)   The paper shows that the evolution of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC...
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Jun 13, 2019
WHO REALLY PROTECTS US? Who ensures that people don’t get hurt, that systems are fair and that as much as possible, people don’t get hurt?   The legislation of recreational marijuana in Canada has led to some very interesting questions and public discussions. Whether you agree with the decision by...
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Jun 12, 2019
DAVID DOOREY WANTS TO LOCK UP BAD BOSSES. The associate professor of Work Law and Industrial Relations at York University says it just might get them to treat their employees better. Nothing else seems to. Every province has laws to protect workers and punish bad bosses. But these laws do little to...
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May 28, 2019
CAN A ‘GREEN NEW DEAL’ DO IT AGAIN? Many progressives in the USA think it can. They believe a massive government program can re-make the USA the way the original New Deal did in the 1930s.   Firebrand Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey introduced their “Green...
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May 27, 2019
SHIRLEY PECK BEAT THE ODDS. She and her union took on the Canadian military and won.   The DND (Department of National Defence) was all set to yank Shirley’s job away from her and six others last fall. Shirley, and her co-workers, and all the members of her PSAC (Public Service Alliance of Canada)...
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