Nora Loreto

Type: Article

Feb 23, 2016
Canadian media companies are sawing off their arms and legs in a desperate attempt to please shareholders. Hundreds of media workers have been laid off in 2016 alone. Halifax Chronicle Herald workers are on strike. The Guelph Mercury has ceased printing. Clearly, the capitalist model of news as a...
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Feb 23, 2016
On Wednesday morning, I mindlessly shuffled onto an Air Canada Express flight to Toronto. A storm had just started and snow covered the windows of the cabin. I watched everyone else shuffle on board too: white businessmen mostly, one family with a boy who was probably 15 months old. Everyone looked...
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Feb 23, 2016
Earlier this week, Goodwill announced that they were closing their Toronto-area stores. Sixteen stores and 10 donation centres stocked full of donated clothing and household items were apparently no longer profitable. The workers have expressed the most shock. Despite business as usual, as...
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Jan 20, 2016
One of the cruel realities of modern capitalism is that December brings together layoffs and the holiday season. As Q3 earnings are released and Q4 earnings are projected, many corporations use the twelfth month to balance their books off workers' backs. Parents suddenly without work are terrible...
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Jan 20, 2016
Hotel workers at the Best Western Seven Oaks in Regina have been on the picket line since mid-December. While both sides have indicated that they're prepared to bargain at any time, the union wants concessions removed from the table and management is refusing negotiate any of the financial issues...
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Jan 20, 2016
Journalists at the Halifax Chronicle Herald are staring down a boss that doesn't give a rat's ass about them. They're facing a lockout. That means that in just over a week, management intends to literally lock the doors and refuse to allow the workers in. A lockout is an extreme tactic that...
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Jan 5, 2016
We’re in the middle of the Twelve Days of Christmas and, whether or not you celebrate this time of year, it’s nearly impossible to avoid hearing this song. To pay tribute to the fiercest workers of 2015, CALM has compiled our own version: the Twelve Days of Strike (plus one extra territory). Not...
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Dec 14, 2015
On November 12, Nova Scotia Teacher Union's negotiator reached a tentative agreement with the Government of Nova Scotia. Negotiations had been quick, only about a month and a half. The deal represented a compromise: the teachers would accept a wage freeze and the government promised to not pursue...
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Dec 7, 2015
In my more pathetic hours I can be found staring at the number of email opens my latest CALM e-newsletter has had. When I'm not sure what I should work on next, I log into the Mailchimp account to see how well our latest e-newsletter did: how many opens, how many shares, who unsubscribed and (most...
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Dec 7, 2015
It isn't an exaggeration to say that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will fundamentally change global trade and work. Considering the implications of the deal, the Canadian labour movement must figure out how exactly it plans to fight for workers under the new regime. Of course, the TPP hasn't...
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