Canadian Labour Institute

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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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Mar 4, 2019
JUAN SERVANTES WAS DETERMINED TO MAKE 'EM PAY. When Domino's Pizza didn't he complained. It got him fired. He complained some more. It finally got him the $28,144.55 he always said the fast food giant owed him. The father of six from Mississauga delivered pizzas for Domino’s for over four years....
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Feb 28, 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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Feb 22, 2019
DET. CONST. DEBBIE CARLETON'S JOB RUINED HER HEALTH. But getting the care any injured worker is entitled to is not easy. She has filed a complaint with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission to get it. Debbie has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). No surprise when your job for 22 years was...
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Feb 21, 2019
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT A REALLY RICH PERSON SMELLS LIKE,  then next time you're in an airport, go to the bar that offers the nicest selection of alcohol. I work in one of these airport bars and know that all rich people—really rich people—smell amazing. Maybe it's the limousine that drove them in...
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Feb 20, 2019
THE "PINK TAX" MAKES ERUM KHAN SEE RED. “It’s bullshit!” she says. “Women make less than men but we pay more for everything because marketers tell us we’re not good enough the way we are and we need something ‘special’ to improve us. “We can’t use the ‘ordinary’ stuff men use. But, in fact, there...
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