Dead Wild Roses: Labour Day – What We Fought For

Filed under: Culture, Economy Tagged: Labour Day, Workers’ Rights

Alberta Politics: Finally, early in the 21st Century, NDP braves Opposition outrage to drag Alberta labour law into the late 20th Century

PHOTOS: Alberta Labour Minister Christina Gray. Below: Opposition MLAs Greg Clark and Richard Starke, who contributed amends to the act passed in the wee hours of yesterday morning. In the wee hours of yesterday morning, the NDP MLAs in the Alberta Legislature dragged the province’s labour laws into the late 20th Century – with MLAs ...

The Canadian Progressive: VICTORY: Parliament Repeals Harper’s Anti-Union Bills C-377 And C-525

The Trudeau government’s promise to repeal former prime minister Stephen Harper’s vicious anti-union laws is fulfilled as Parliament votes to adopt Bill C-4. The bill repeals Bill C-377 and Bill C-525, two of Harper’s most vicious laws. The post VICTORY: Parliament Repeals Harper’s Anti-Union Bills C-377 And C-525 appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Canada, a welcoming country? The unaddressed issue of labour trafficking

The unaddressed issue of labour trafficking tarnishes Canada’s image as a compassionate and welcoming country. Temporary foreign worker programmes allow employers to violate migrant workers’ rights. The post Canada, a welcoming country? The unaddressed issue of labour trafficking appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Harper government plans to criminalize Canadian Pacific Railway workers’ strike

The Harper government plans to introduce back-to-work legislation Monday afternoon to force 3,300 Canadian Pacific Railway workers to return to work. The post Harper government plans to criminalize Canadian Pacific Railway workers’ strike appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Politics and its Discontents: Walmart: Skirting Around Labour Laws

Excerpted from a slide on how management should speak to employees to discourage union talk. As reported by ThinkProgress, the above is but one of the ‘clever’ strategies for ensuring that the world’s largest retailer keeps unions out. As well, here is a sample of advice to management during a slideshow presentation. Entitled “Early Warning ...

Politics and its Discontents: Now Here’s An Interesting Idea

At a time when workers’ rights are under constant attack, dangerous, Draconian, Orwellian and unconstitutional measures have been passed in Alberta that not only strip away the arbitration rights of public servants, but also limit their freedom of speech. First, to the ‘less contentious’ of the two bills recently passed by Alison Redford’s Conservative government. ...

The Canadian Progressive: SHAME: Toronto Plaza Hotel disparages striking workers as ‘animals’

The Toronto Plaza Hotel has branded its predominantly visible minority women employees as “animals” for fighting to protect their modest pay and benefits. The post SHAME: Toronto Plaza Hotel disparages striking workers as ‘animals’ appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Politics and its Discontents: Why Companies Love ‘Guest’ Workers

But sometimes, as in the case of Hershey’s Chocolates, they bite off more than they can chew: H/t Oh Canada… Speak Up Recommend this Post

Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: Pierre Poilievre – Silencing Dissent through Intimidation

In 1946, Justice Rand determined that even though employees working in a unionized work environment were not required to join the union they were required to pay union dues because all workers in the workplace benefited from the contract negotiated by the union on the workers behalf regardless of… ..

Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: Pierre Poilievre – Silencing Dissent through Intimidation

In 1946, Justice Rand determined that even though employees working in a unionized work environment were not required to join the union they were required to pay union dues because all workers in the workplace benefited from the contract negotiated by the union on the workers behalf regardless of… ..

Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: Pierre Poilievre – Silencing Dissent through Intimidation

In 1946, Justice Rand determined that even though employees working in a unionized work environment were not required to join the union they were required to pay union dues because all workers in the workplace benefited from the contract negotiated by the union on the workers behalf regardless of… ..

350 or bust: It’s Labour Day – Hug A Union

This long holiday weekend has been brought to you by the blood sweat and tears of the Labor Movement; enjoy your holiday Monday, but don’t take it for granted. It is very easy to forget how many workers and organizers lost their lives and jobs, were thrown in jail or were beaten up to win labour ...

Tattered Sleeve: Québec Students: You’re Coming Along

After school is over you’re playing in the parkDon’t be out too late, don’t let it get too darkThey tell you not to hang around and learn what life’s aboutAnd grow up just like them, won’t you let it work it out As I type this, thousands of youth are out in the streets of ...

Tattered Sleeve: Québec Students: You’re Coming Along

After school is over you’re playing in the parkDon’t be out too late, don’t let it get too darkThey tell you not to hang around and learn what life’s aboutAnd grow up just like them, won’t you let it work it out As I type this, thousands of youth are out in the streets of ...

Tattered Sleeve: Québec Students: You’re Coming Along

After school is over you’re playing in the parkDon’t be out too late, don’t let it get too darkThey tell you not to hang around and learn what life’s aboutAnd grow up just like them, won’t you let it work it out As I type this, thousands of youth are out in the streets of ...