Canadian Labour Institute

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Mar 21, 2019
MORE JOBS FOR WOMEN IS NOT GOOD NEWS. Sophie Webb explains why in her new study A Deal with the Devil: An analysis of the feminization of labour, the rise of the precariat and the effects of contract work on Canadians—the latest research sponsored by the Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights and...
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Mar 20, 2019
GEOFFREY RUBIN IS PLEASED WITH THE JOB HE’S DOING. The rest of us not so much. Not since we learned he’s investing some of our CPP (Canada Pension Plan) money in companies that profit from locking up immigrants crossing into the USA. Rubin is chief strategist for the CPP Investment Board (CCPIB)—...
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Mar 19, 2019
AUDREY LOCKWOOD DOESN’T MINCE WORDS. “Women need to be saying ‘NO’ to just about any volunteer work in the office that does not lead to increased salaries and promotions, and the minute someone asks you to volunteer, hit back immediately with ‘It'll cost you—what pay raise will I get out of this...
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Mar 18, 2019
NONE OF US WANTS TO WIND UP AS SHARK BAIT. But a lot of us do. Statistics show a lot of us get hooked by “payday lenders” with their loan shark interest rates. Susan Leblanc wants to use credit unions to give us a better choice. Leblanc is an NDP Member of the Legislature in Nova Scotia. She has...
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Mar 15, 2019
GETTING A CHANCE TO PLAY JUST DOESN'T CUT IT. The teenage players on the 60 teams in the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) believe they deserve more. The team owners don’t agree. More and more players are acting to change that. Action by players includes an ongoing class action for back pay and a drive...
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Mar 13, 2019
SAME WORK. SAME PAY. NO BRAINER. NOT YET. That’s why the 900 workers at the Saskatchewan Co-op operations in Saskatoon walked off the job on November 1 and were still there when this was written on January 23—84 days later. Saskatoon Co-op management wants to pay new hires less. The 900 workers in...
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Mar 12, 2019
HOW LONG BEFORE THE FABLED PHOENIX RISES OUT OF THE ASHES? Thousands of federal government workers ask that question every day as they continue to suffer the tortures of the broken Phoenix pay system, three years after it was activated. Phoenix began as the brainchild of the Harper government. It...
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Mar 11, 2019
JUST DO IT! The slogan they used to sell us tons of shit that wrecks the environment may be the best advice on how we can actually do something direct to protect our environment. Andrew Thornton just did it. He got rid of as much plastic packaging as he could in his grocery store in England. It...
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Mar 7, 2019
THE RIGHT TO STRIKE IS NOT OPEN TO INTERPRETATION. That’s the principle at the heart of a case the BC Ferry & Marine Workers Union (BCFMWU) has taken to the BC Supreme Court. The union wants the court to overturn an arbitrator’s ruling that interpreted the union’s 2007 acceptance of a binding...
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Mar 5, 2019
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN B.C. IS CRIMINAL. The BCGEU (British Columbia Government and Service Employees Union) wants to know exactly how criminal. They want a public inquiry to find out. The union recently added their voice to a growing demand that the government set up a public inquiry to expose how...
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