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By CMG  •  Posted on February 1, 2006

CUPE organizing Ontario strike to protest pension law Angered at proposed legislation affecting the pensions of municipal workers in Ontario, the Canadian Union of Public Employees is organizing a province-wide strike if the government passes the law as planned this … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 1, 2006

Until December 2005, Alliance Atlantis Communications was one of Canada’s largest broadcasters without a union. What happened to change that? The answer isn’t that complicated. Years of frustration over a variety of issues finally convinced employees in the Operations department … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 1, 2006

Reaction to the election win by the Conservatives was stereotypically Canadian: cautious optimism about government accountability, mixed with reserved apprehension about how far right the new captains might steer the country. In the weeks since, the Tories have repeatedly signalled … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 1, 2006

Women will celebrate International Women’s Day on Wednesday March 8, continuing a nearly 100-year tradition started by working women in the U.S. in 1908. The international character of the day was sealed in 1917, when Russian women took to the … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 1, 2006

At midnight on August 15th, management locked out nearly 5,500 members of the CMG at the CBC. At CBC Regina, we quickly found out we weren’t alone on the picket line. Five members of the Retail Wholesale Department Store Union … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 1, 2006

In Whitehorse, where I live, there’s an antismoking advertising campaign plastered all over city buses and bus shelters. Each ad features a close-up of an extremely ordinary-looking person. Each character is from a different walk of life, ethnic background, and … Read more »

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