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If a company such as Amazon wants to do business in Canada, shouldn’t it recognize the value of its own workers?
Uber pitches new provincial rules to keep gig workers as contractors — as workers’ resistance ramps up | The Star
One Uber Eats courier says it’s ‘employee or bust’ — but at least one union leader wonders if compromising might work better.
Grace Blakely | Keir Starmer’s speech today was an opportunity to present a bold alternative to growing inequality under the Tories – it failed spectacularly.
Cargill runs Canada’s biggest meatpacking facility and obliged its workers to come in despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the company is facing a criminal investigation — the first of its kind — after the sadly predictable deaths of workers and their family members.
Corbyn can’t seem to grasp, at least not publicly, that aside from what his opponents outside the party, such as the fetid Murdoch media, get up to, there are those within— its Blairite remnant and its pro-Zionist bloc —who will do everything they can to destroy him and his supporters politically. No amount of soft-pedalling on Corbyn’s part will change their minds.
If Labour is to challenge the Tory vision of society, it must challenge the Tory vision of the economy – and that begins by tackling the dominant idea that the market is efficient while public spending is wasteful.
Editorial: We can’t compromise with a right that seeks to permanently smash the Labour left | Morning Star
AS INCREASING numbers of Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs) defy the ban on discussion of Jeremy Corbyn’s removal from the parliamentary party, the number of suspensions grows too.
The party leadership are prepared for purges on an extraordinary scale: deputy leader Angela Rayner talked at the weekend of suspending “thousands and thousands” of members.
Union leader labels Manitoba Tories vengeful for bill that he says undercuts workers' rights | CBC News
The Manitoba government is being accused of undermining public sector unions as it attempts to make it easier for employers to fire striking workers and for workers to dismantle their union representation.
“Today is a great day for our members at Nemak who spent months waiting patiently for the court to rule on the future of their jobs at the Windsor Aluminum Plant,” Jerry Dias, Unifor National President, said in a Wednesday announcement. “This is precisely the outcome our union and our members were fighting for and the ruling could not be any more clear—when you have a collective agreement with workers you have to live up to its terms.”
Parking lots at Dominion Stores in Newfoundland were empty Sunday.
In Mount Pearl, at the Old Placentia Road location, workers holding “On Strike” signs and waving Unifor flags blocked all entrances to the grocery store.
“The members have spoken. They want to make it clear to their employer that they want to be treated with respect, decent jobs and good wages,” said Unifor Local 597 President Carolyn Wrice.
The union represents more than 1,400 Dominion workers at 11 locations across Newfoundland, from St. John’s to Stephenville.
Earlier this week, four labor leaders voted against including Medicare for All in the Democratic Party platform — a slap in the face to millions of Americans struggling through an unprecedented pandemic. We need a union movement that fights for all workers, both organized and unorganized.
Bill 32 will have serious impacts on unionized and non-unionized workers, and it will restrict the voices of workers in our democracy. Jason Foster, Associate Professor, Human Resources and Labour Relations at Athabasca University, explains the implications for unionized workers in the first of a two-part blog series.
Kenney's moves to Americanize our labour laws are not in the best interests of most Albertans | Gil McGowan
Bill 32, which amends both the Labour Relations Code and the Employment Standards Code, will dramatically reduce the bargaining power and legal protections previously enjoyed by working Albertans.
These changes will set off a race to the bottom in terms of wages and workplace rights — at a time when working Albertans are already struggling and can least afford it.
The new regime at Labour Party Central chose its most reliable conduit — the Guardian newspaper — to give advance notice that the party Establishment is keen to pay off the so-called “whistleblowers” among headquarters staff who participated in last year’s Panorama programme on alleged anti-semitism in the party.
In response to the United Conservative Party’s blatant ideological, US-inspired political agenda, here is a back-to-basics post about what a union is, and what it is not.
Jason Kenney is tipping the scales against working Albertans. His new law will reduce worker bargaining power, both in the workplace and on the political stage. Kenney says this about protecting you. But that’s a lie. It’s really about giving himself and his rich friends and donors more power. Here are two ways to stop Kenney’s attack on worker rights.
Safety investigation of COVID-19 in Cargill slaughterhouse didn't include worker representation, OHS finds | CBC News
A review from Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) has found that Cargill did not attempt to engage worker representation as it investigated the circumstances that led to the largest COVID-19 outbreak linked to a single facility in Canada.
Curtis Baht hasn’t been sleeping much.
Since he and his 700 colleagues were locked out of the Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) on Dec. 5, 2019, Baht has been struggling — struggling with how he can fill his days and struggling to find motivation.
85% of workers afraid to return as Alberta meat plant preps to reopen after COVID-19 outbreak, union says | CBC News
Union is fighting to keep the Cargill plant, site of Canada's largest coronavirus outbreak, closed
A variety of missteps by management at Forest Heights Revera Long-Term Care Home created a pandemic within its walls, a union president says.
The Kitchener home is now the facility with the most COVID-19 cases — 193 among residents and staff — and more than half of the deaths in Waterloo Region.
Locally, 66 people have died of coronavirus, 34 of them at Forest Heights.