Canadian Labour Institute

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Oct 18, 2018
MILLENNIALS NEED TO LISTEN TO COLIN KAEPERNICK. They need to “Dream Crazy.” If they don’t, little is likely to change for them. Kaepernick is the spokesperson for a brand new Nike campaign that talks about dreams, goals, and striving to do more than you ever thought possible. As the narrator talks...
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Oct 17, 2018
ALEX CARR CONSIDERS HIMSELF LUCKY.  He finally found suitable daycare in Ottawa for his one-year-old daughter, Spencer. It’ll cost him $1,800 a month. He’s happy to pay it. In Vancouver Kristen Keighley-Wight pays $1,000 a month for only three days of childcare a week for their three-year-old son....
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Oct 16, 2018
YOGA CLASSES AREN’T GONNA DO IT. The stress at work is still gonna get ya—and even kill ya—way too often. Proof of this is all laid out in a new book by Stanford University professor Jeffrey Pfeffer. Pfeffer’s book, Dying for a Paycheck, takes a deeper look at research that pointed to  working...
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Oct 15, 2018
PAULO’S RIGHT HAND WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. The damage done in a meat grinder accident at work is too severe. You’d think he’d get workers’ compensation, no problem. You’d be wrong. Paulo is a Haitian refugee in Montreal. He crossed 12 countries to get here. He needed a job, any job to survive. He...
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Oct 12, 2018
CANADA COULD USE A LITTLE URUGUAY. In 2013, The Economist named Uruguay the “country of the year.” How did an obscure, little country located in the southeastern region of South America win such an honour? By being one of the most liberal and advanced nations, not just in Latin America, but in the...
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Oct 10, 2018
THE DEMAND FOR DECENT WORK IN ONTARIO AIN’T OVER TILL IT’S OVER. That was the message thousands flooded into downtown Toronto to deliver to the brand new Doug Ford government in Ontario, just nine days after his June 7 victory. The rally put Ford on notice: there would be no backsliding. The...
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Oct 9, 2018
THE GOVERNMENT OF NEW BRUNSWICK HAS DECIDED TO TRUST THE EXPERTS. It will continue to work with public service workers to improve hospital food and cleaning services. It will not contract out their work to a private company. The June 18 decision was a major victory for unions and citizen activists...
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Oct 3, 2018
THE DEMAND FOR DECENT WORK IN ONTARIO AIN’T OVER TILL IT’S OVER. That was the message thousands flooded into downtown Toronto to deliver to the brand new Doug Ford government in Ontario, just nine days after his June 7 victory. The rally put Ford on notice: there would be no backsliding. The...
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Oct 2, 2018
ALL SHE COULD DO WAS SCREAM FOR HELP. Her personal security alarm was out of reach and next to useless anyway. It was held together with masking tape. Fortunately, other nurses heard her cries and came to her rescue. Nurses are attacked and hurt by patients all the time. But this attack was...
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Oct 1, 2018
IT’S TOUGH TO FIND A GOOD JOB THESE DAYS. So tough even the banks admit it. That’s just what the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce did in its latest economics report. Here’s their first sentence, “Is the quality of employment in Canada in decline?” Their answer: “We think so.” NFK! It’s always a...
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