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  • The Educator 2012 March | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    College Faculty The March 2012 issue covered the Fleming Drive Riot in London Ontario 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 Twitter Tweets by CanLabourMedia Most Liked Study reveals

    Original URL path: http://calm.ca/pdf/2012/educator-2012-march (2015-04-05)
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  • The Educator 2012 June | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    pdf 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 Twitter Tweets by CanLabourMedia Most Liked Study reveals secret Canadian bank bailout 2 Infographic CEO pay is too high 1 Presentations

    Original URL path: http://calm.ca/pdf/2012/educator-2012-june (2015-04-05)
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  • The Educator 2012 August | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    vote newsletter pdf 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 Twitter Tweets by CanLabourMedia Most Liked Study reveals secret Canadian bank bailout 2 Infographic CEO pay is too high

    Original URL path: http://calm.ca/pdf/2012/educator-2012-august (2015-04-05)
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  • Canada reverses course on asbestos | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    asbestos exporting countries Through the now defunct Asbestos Institute later the Chrysotile Institute Canada was the leading producer of faux scientific studies that claimed to prove the safety of asbestos Canada frequently led efforts to prevent the banning or even the effective regulation of asbestos at the international level Canada s decision was driven by changing political realities Quebec s incoming government has indicated that it would prefer to spend money on industrial diversification plans for the communities the formerly depended on asbestos with a just transition program for the former miners rather than attempt to prop up a dying industry with loans and subsidies Given that reality the federal government has little choice but to drop its support for the industry as well Non Canadians may wonder why this deadly industry had so much clout but within Canada asbestos is not just another industry it is an icon It is a part of the cultural history and mythology of the labour movement the province of Quebec and Canada Few labour leaders have dared to criticize the industry in which the modern Quebec labour movement was born The violent 1949 strike in Asbestos Quebec is still remembered as a symbol of the struggles of francophone workers against absentee anglophone bosses and as such one of critical early moments in Quebec s Quiet Revolution It was one of the first strikes in Canada in which health and safety concerns played a key role During that strike many future Canadian leaders forged their social ideas and attitudes including a young reporter covering the strike named Pierre Elliott Trudeau later one of Canada s most famous Prime Ministers But all things change with time Canada s task is to honour the history of those heroic asbestos miners without defending the deadly asbestos industry

    Original URL path: http://calm.ca/article/2012/canada-reverses-course-asbestos (2015-04-05)
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  • Workplace bullying increases worker desire to quit | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    show that people across an organization experience a moral indignation when others are bullied that can make them want to leave in protest In fact the researchers reported that when someone is not bullied directly the impact of bullying within the work unit has a stronger impact on them than when they are the direct target of bullying They report further that working in an environment in which others are bullied will create a sense of moral uneasiness that will contribute to their own turnover intentions The findings of this study published in July 2012 were based on the survey results from more than 350 Canadian nurses across 41 hospital units Nurses are not alone in their suffering though In a CBC news report published in December 2011 Jacqueline Power an assistant professor of management at the University of Windsor and long time workplace bullying researcher said 40 per cent of Canadians has experienced one or more acts of workplace bullying at least once a week for the last six months Bullying also commonly known as psychological harassment includes unwanted conduct comments or actions that can affect a workers mental and or physical health and well being It often involves repeated incidents or patterns of behaviour intended to humiliate degrade threaten intimidate and or offend the victim s Ontario s Occupational Health and Safety Act the Act places significant duties on employers relating to workplace violence and harassment including bullying Chief among these obligations is the requirement to develop and implement workplace violence and harassment policies and program s To this end the employer must also provide all workers with information and instruction on the content of the workplace policies and the hazard control measures and other procedures outlined in the programs designed to implement the policies The Workers Health

    Original URL path: http://calm.ca/article/2012/workplace-bullying-increases-worker-desire-quit (2015-04-05)
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  • Horror in Pakistan after 300 workers die | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    grilled and doorways and stairs were stuffed with finished or semi finished merchandise Being a pay day as many as 1 000 workers were in the factory at the time of the fire accident The basement of the factory is filled with water that was used to extinguish fire and it is feared that many dead bodies are still under the rubble It is also reported that the identification of the dead became a critical issue as large number of workers were on third party contract with no appointment letter and not registered with government social security institute or worker welfare board In another fire accident at the four story shoe manufacturing unit at Lahore about 25 workers were killed The factory is said to be located in residential area of the city Initial reports suggest that the accident occurred while workers tried to start generator during the power cut and sparks from the generator came in contact with chemicals used to make the shoes IndustriALL Global Union joined with affiliates the National Trade Union Federation NTUF Pakistan Metalworkers Federation PMF The Pakistan Federation of Chemical Energy Mine and General Workers Unions PCEM and Federation of Textile Garments and Leather Workers criticized the negligence of the government authorities and demanded immediate action against factory owner and appropriate compensation for the families of dead and injured workers with free medical treatment In a letter to the Prime Minister of Pakistan Jyrki Raina General Secretary of IndustriALL wrote The 2010 Pakistan Labour policy has among its objectives the following Just and humane conditions of work be guaranteed to all workers We very much would like to see this be finally applied to the garment and shoe making workers in Pakistan who constitutes 30 per cent of the workers in the country and

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  • Guardian (Summer 2012) | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    CALM are welcome to reuse any content with credit to HEU CALM 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 Twitter Tweets by CanLabourMedia Most Liked Study reveals secret Canadian

    Original URL path: http://calm.ca/pdf/2012/guardian-summer-2012 (2015-04-05)
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  • Literacy: Take the Alpha Quiz! | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    Quiz the new online game from CUPE s national literacy working group The game is a fun and educational tool to help shed light on the literacy issues facing Canadians and help promote increased learning in our workplaces The United Nations International Literacy Day annually falls on September 8 to raise people s awareness of and concern for literacy Play Super Alpha Quiz now Media Training Conference CALM Newletter Tutorials

    Original URL path: http://calm.ca/article/2012/literacy-take-alpha-quiz (2015-04-05)
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