Meagan Gillmore

Type: Article

Jun 9, 2017
Proposed changes to Ontario's employment laws don't do enough to support workers who are experiencing domestic violence, says Peggy Sattler, the member of provincial parliament fighting for domestic violence leave to be included in Ontario's labour laws. The government revealed their amendments to...
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Jun 1, 2017
Businesses have nothing to fear about the government's proposal to hike minimum wage to $15 an hour, say some Ontario small businesses and worker advocates. The provincial government announced proposed changes to the Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act on Tuesday. This follows last...
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May 29, 2017
Most viewers know reality TV is misnamed: lines are scripted; scenes are edited. Less known is the reality of working conditions for those who create these shows. Workers are often misclassified -- and this can be dangerous. Workers in reality TV shows and documentaries, also known as "unscripted"...
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May 23, 2017
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) must continue to adapt if it wants to thrive, recently acclaimed president Hassan Yussuff told rabble.ca. The acclamation affirms a second three-year term as president at the Congress's national convention in Toronto earlier this month. Increasing the number of...
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May 23, 2017
Indigenous child advocate Cindy Blackstock was awarded the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) award for Outstanding Service to Humanity at the congress's 2017 national convention in Toronto last week. Blackstock, the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, has...
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May 16, 2017
Anti-poverty activists in Ontario are calling the provincial government's announcement of a basic income pilot project for low-income adults a positive first step, but say more must be done to help people living in poverty. "It's great that we've got a trial happening, but we can't let the...
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May 16, 2017
Labour leaders in Ontario are criticizing the provincial government's plans to pilot a guaranteed basic income for individuals with low incomes, saying it doesn't address a broken social assistance system and precarious job market that keep people trapped in a system of poverty. Fred Hahn,...
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