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  • Labour Day and Labor Day History | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    find out about the benefits of membership If you are a member please log in Labour Day Canada and Labor Day USA History Media Training Conference CALM Newletter Tutorials Presentations given at the CALM Media Training Conference in Toronto Workshops included help I need to design my website being a spokesperson and how to get the media to cover your issue Facebook User login Username Password Request new password CALM

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  • Financial inequality hurting Canadian's health | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    poor in Canada Results show that one in four Canadians earning less than 30 000 a year say they have put off or stopped buying prescription drugs because they can t afford them one in four has skipped meals The poll was released as the CMA gathered for its yearly meeting and echoed themes raised in the speech by doctor and leading health policy expert from the United Kingdom Sir Michael Marmot Marmot is also the past president of the British Medical Association and a key adviser to the British government In his address to the medical community he said that governments have a moral responsibility to make it easier for people to be healthy Marmot suggested that all government policy should be evaluated for its likely impact on the lives people are able to lead and by extension its impact on their health Marmot is well known for leading the landmark Whitehall study of British civil servants investigating the relationship between health and social circumstances His speech also focused on the role governments must play in creating the conditions for people to live healthy lives That includes giving every child the best possible start in life creating fair employment

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  • New assault on B.C. post-secondary workers | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    been surfacing for the past week While the province has dragged its feet on negotiations with CUPE college and university workers for more than two years this project appears slated for implementation three months after it launched In that time the private firm Deloitte is to have completed a comprehensive investigation to recommend shared procurement and back office administration services across the entire B C post secondary sector In the past shared services and shared procurement have meant privatization A synopsis of the project launched by the Ministry of Advanced Education suggests interviews with institutions took about two weeks while data collection and current state analysis took less than four The final phase is slated to finish by mid September It appears the plan is to be implemented for the 2012 13 school year What is not clear is exactly how many jobs are at stake The project has targeted CUPE jobs at colleges and universities in everything from facilities maintenance to grounds to recruitment to benefit plans to printers procurement and IT Virtually all management jobs are excluded and only libraries admittance and enrolment and ancillary services are marked for further discussion from operational positions To steamroll a project like this through while we are in the middle of bargaining is extremely alarming I don t know how the province expects negotiations to carry on in good faith while the threat of job cuts hangs over the bargaining table says CUPE BC Universities Sector Coordinator Tracey Mathieson CUPE college and university workers haven t had a wage increase in years and some are already facing layoffs now the B C Liberals appear to be targeting the very workers who make our public post secondary system work says CUPE BC Colleges Coordinator Ian McLean adding You have to wonder about

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  • Recent Articles | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    s income splitting pledge a regressive measure but Tory divisions over plan emerge New election reform bill will hurt democracy says Council of Canadians Council of Canadians has come out in opposition to the Conservative Government s so Labour News Roundup January 14 January 27 Labour News Roundup January 1 to January 13 Scientists speak out about Harper s cuts to vital research programs and records CUPE Make 2014 the Year of the Organizer By the time the CUPE national convention gathered in Québec City this past October it was clear that the Year of the Young Worker hadn t produced concrete Labour News Round up December 2 December 16 BMO fires 1000 despite making record multi billion dollar profits Labour News Round up November 19 December 1 Halifax Shipyard workers walk off job say co worker killed himself following suspension Labour News Roundup November 4 to November 18 Thousands protest the closure of veterans offices while Harper plans billions in military spending Labour News Round up October 22 November 3 Harper slips attack on workers rights into latest budget Labour News Round up October 8 October 21 AFL blasts Harper for stripping Canadians of work through Temporary Foreign Workers

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  • Recent Articles | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    College Faculty In this issue Welcome new Fanshawe College President Peter Devlin Jerry Dias says it s time to start playing offense In an inaugural speech that was punctuated by several standing ovations new president of Unifor Jerry Dias called for a more aggressive organizing approach Expectation hope during Unifor convention During the birth of a child family members gather around filled with hopes and dreams of their newest relation s future CALM broadsheet at Unifor convention CALM was present at the founding convention of Unifor the new union merged from CAW and CEP Check out our first broadsheet The Amp We aim to cover many more conventions and events Naomi Klein calls on Unifor to fight for green labour revolution Naomi Klein urged members at the founding convention of Unifor in Toronto to take the lead in ushering in a green labour revolution setting out a bold vision to reverse the damage of th Labour News Round up August 12 August 25 Organizations demand transparency for secretive pro corporate TPP trade pact Labour New Round up July 29 August 11 OFL takes on police killing of Sammy Yatim Labour News July 21 July 28 Melting northern ice will cost more than 60 trillion In mid July the North Pole s ice COPE 378 Fights to Save Local Vet Clinic For over 50 years locally owned Capilano Pet Hospital provided quality care for family pets on the North Shore Labour News Roundup June 18 to July 1 Senate blocks anti union bill C 377 while Harper chides Conservative senators CALM Labour news June 3 17 CALM s labour news round up from June 3 17 Conservative Bill a deformation of labour relations CAW Says 2013 CALM Award Winners The 2013 CALM Awards were distributed in Edmonton Alberta on Friday May

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  • Recent Articles | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    you to see what kind of workshops are offered each year Supporting Ontario teachers All progressive struggles are connected even when those connections can be hard to determine Drawing these connections is not always easy Review of Out of the Blue A Memoir of Workplace Depression Recovery Redemption and Yes Happiness Readers who remember the Lunch with Jan Wong column in the Globe and Mail would not think of her as a likely candidate for depression Unpaid Internships a boon or a bane Christopher Daniels knows about Internships McGuinty s assault on Ontario s public sector workers Last week we published an analysis of the situation confronting teachers and all other educators in the Ontario elementary and secondary school systems Diesel engine exhaust carcinogenic Diesel engine exhaust has long been considered a significant threat to worker and public health However it s now officially considered a human carcinogen Apple s new products increase pressure on Foxconn workers On Monday there were clashes between workers and guards in Foxconn s plant in Taiyuan Shanxi province China Stop Precarious Work Celebrate World Day for Decent Work on October 7 by joining the international campaign to Stop Precarious Work Hidden Labour Histories a legacy of solidarity between Chinese Immigrants and First Nations What a spectacle we were The enormous bus roared down the highway then slowed and pulled to the side of the road kicking up gravel in its wake Higher injury risk for new workers For nearly a century studies have consistently shown that newly hired workers are more likely to be injured than those with longer job tenures Walmart At 50 Fifty years ago Sam Walton began a store with a vision US style Labour Reforms may Jump Border In the past year Premier Christy Clark and three party leaders from

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  • Recent Articles | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    fall Some campaigns last from September through December and others run for a shorter period B C government workers stage one day strike B C Government workers across the province went on a province wide one day strike on Wednesday September 5 2012 National Day of Action in support of public services Saturday September 15 We are all affected Young workers being left behind The Canadian Labour Congress says that too many young workers are unemployed and they risk being left behind in a Canadian economy that looks increasingly sluggish Labour Day and Labor Day History Financial inequality hurting Canadian s health Governments have a role to play in ensuring citizens live healthy lives New assault on B C post secondary workers BURNABY BC In their latest attack on post secondary education the B C 2011 CALM Awards The 2010 CALM Awards were presented at the 2012 CALM conference in Hamilton on May 25 Finley s new EI rules We want McDonald s to hire Canadians not foreigners OTTAWA Human Resources Minister Diane Finley s language was designed to be reassuring and moderate Study reveals secret Canadian bank bailout Throughout the 2008 2010 financial crisis Canadian banks were touted by

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  • CALM conference vertical | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    Huck Konopacki Cartoons April 2015 Huck Konopacki Cartoons March 2015 Konopacki Cartoons Feb 2015 Huck Cartoons Feb 2015 Job posting Assistant Editor Media Training Conference CALM Newletter Tutorials Presentations given at the CALM Media Training Conference in Toronto Workshops included help I need to design my website being a spokesperson and how to get the media to cover your issue Facebook User login Username Password Request new password CALM on

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