Meagan Gillmore

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Jan 2, 2018
Workers continued to fight for greater job protection and security while laws about work changed across Canada in the past year. Here, rabble's 2017 labour reporter Meagan Gillmore recaps some of the stories that mattered most: Employment laws change in Ontario In November, the Ontario government...
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Jan 2, 2018
In the third and final story in a series on prisoner rights and labour, rabble.ca looks at some of the barriers people face finding employment, and what can be done to help them secure work. Mark Kerwin couldn't stop raving about his morning coffee, even as he watched it spill out of the coffee pot...
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Jan 2, 2018
After more than nine months on strike, workers at the CEZinc smelter in in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que. have returned to work. The workers voted 82 per cent in favour of the company's latest offer on Nov.  25. They returned to work on Dec. 3. The 371 members of United Steelworkers (USW)/Syndicat...
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Jan 2, 2018
In the second story in a series on prisoner rights and labour, rabble.ca looks at some of the barriers people face finding employment, and what can be done to help them secure work. Ontario's human rights laws could be changing to make it easier for people who have criminal records, or have had...
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Jan 2, 2018
Ashley Benio's life has changed dramatically since she left the Edmonton Federal Institute for Women in 2015. She's worked in landscaping and fast food restaurants; she's completed an apprenticeship. She is mother to five children, giving birth to a son this past fall . But job applications make...
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Dec 13, 2017
Labour activists say changes to Ontario’s employment standards and labour laws increase fairness for workers, but more needs to be done to protect people in precarious jobs. Bill 148, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, passed on Wednesday. The law, which changes the Employment Standards Act (ESA...
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Dec 13, 2017
Faculty and students doubt government orders will resolve the problems that led to the longest strike in Ontario college history. Back-to-work legislation passed on Sunday after little debate, with 18 members of provincial parliament -- 17 New Democrats and one independent -- opposing.   The law...
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Nov 20, 2017
After months of negotiations and rejected offers, the town of Paradise, N.L., reached a new deal with its municipal workers on October 27. The agreement came amid a lockout that the town imposed on October 23. The previous contract expired at the end of 2016. Workers rejected two contract offers....
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Nov 20, 2017
There’s more than a $10,500 wage gap frustrating the Canadian Media Guild’s (CMG) efforts to secure a first contract for broadcast technicians at Corus Entertainment in Toronto. The union also alleges the company is breaking the law by discouraging employees who want to join a union. CMG represents...
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Nov 20, 2017
When Yolanda B'Dacy brings signs and union flags to protests, she often has to explain she's not on strike herself. B'Dacy's advocacy has included championing better living conditions in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood, increases to minimum wage and fair working conditions. These aren't issues...
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