Weeknd Video: Working While Black

On May 28 Working While Black in Nova Scotia hosted a symposium looking at questions: Is there such thing as employment equity? Is racism profitable? How is racism in the workplace making us sick? Speakers and topics: -Marlene Ruck-Simmonds (Intergenerational Trauma, Working in Racist Environments… Read More

Labour news update: July 18, 2016

Liberal’s “asset recycling” | Layoffs at Mosaic’s Colonsay potash mine | Supreme Court ruling protects federally regulated workers from unfair just dismissal | Low-wage earners with graduate degrees on the rise | Halifax civic workers vote for strike | Sky-high electric prices for Ontarians | PSAC supports CUPW | Minimum wage… Read More

Minimum wages as economic stimulus?

By Angella MacEwen The Alberta government has announced their timeline for getting to $15 / hour, which includes eliminating the lower minimum wage for liquor servers. The Alberta Federation of Labour has an excellent minimum wage campaign, called “15 is fair”. I provided some research support… Read More

A Postal Service for the 21st Century

By Robert Devet “It used to be almost every postal worker would walk their route,” says Tony Rogers, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) Nova Local. “Postal workers would hop on a bus and make their deliveries. The lowest carbon footprint possible.”… Read More