rabble news June 30
Meagan Gillmore | A new report from CUPE details problems with scheduling, overwork, and patient care experienced by medical technicians.
in their own words June 30
Photo of walk participants courtesy of Albert Dumont
Albert Dumont | On June 23, Algonquin elders took part in the Faith is Peace walk from Victoria Island to Parliament Hill, joined by the region's faith leaders in support of the struggle for sacred Akikodjiwan.
politics June 23
Photo of Jagmeet Singh by Mitchel Raphael (via Olivia Chow/flickr)
Meagan Gillmore | NDP leadership candidates reinforced their commitment to workers and the labour movement at a debate hosted by the United Steelworkers in Toronto on Thursday night.
politics June 23
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Karl Nerenberg | Is the Trudeau government merely Harper-lite or is it a beacon of democratic, humanistic internationalism? Based on its record this past year, and at the mid point in its mandate, it is neither.
rabble news June 21
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Meagan Gillmore | In a paper released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Lynne Fernandez and Jim Silver describe the history of Indigenous people in labour.
rabble news June 20
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Meagan Gillmore | The Ontario government's recently announced strategy to increase employment of people with disabilities lacks concrete details about how to meet the complex problem, disability advocates say.
politics June 19
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Karl Nerenberg | A year ago, the Trudeau Liberals were still new to power, and yet they seemed to be slipping into the arrogant habits for which they had fervently criticized their Conservative predecessors.
rabble news June 15
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Meagan Gillmore | The federal government's recently announced national child-care framework is a far cry from the kind of universal child care that PSAC, and many other unions, want the government to establish.
rabble news June 13
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Heryka Miranda | Volunteers from the Migrant Worker Summer festival speak to the need for mobile clinics and culturally sensitive care for seasonal workers.
rabble news June 12
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Meagan Gillmore | Manitoba's labour leaders are pushing back against new legislation they say drastically reduces workers' rights and puts Manitobans' health care at risk.
rabble news June 12
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Heryka Miranda | The Migrant Worker Summer Festival brings together farm workers and community members in the Niagara Region.
rabble news June 9
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Karl Nerenberg | If nothing else, Thursday's U.K. election proves that it is not electoral poison for a party and a leader to take a clear, left-of-centre stance, one that includes expansion of social benefits.
rabble news June 8
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Meagan Gillmore | A 2014 study found that a third of respondents had experienced domestic violence. Of those, more than half said they'd experienced it at or near their workplaces.
rabble news June 2
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Meagan Gillmore | Ontario introduced changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) and Labour Relations Act (LRA) on June 1. The proposed changes to labour laws are good, but they won't benefit everyone.
in their own words June 2
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Rita Wong, Hiromi Goto | Depending on how one sees it, this is a critical moment in the decolonization and survival of Turtle Island or a re-containment of Indigenous people in the state apparatus of Canada 150, or both.
rabble news May 31
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Meagan Gillmore | Businesses have nothing to fear about the government's proposal to hike minimum wage to $15 an hour, say some Ontario small businesses and worker advocates.
rabble news May 29
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Meagan Gillmore | Ontario's Changing Workplaces Review doesn't do enough to recommend protections for the collective rights of workers in the reality TV industry, the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) says.
rabble news May 25
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Meagan Gillmore | Workers in reality TV often work in unsafe and unhealthy environments, contributing to professional and personal drama that can rival the action on the shows they create. And, for now, it's legal.
rabble news May 24
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Resh Budhu | At the fifth Tommy Douglas Institute, environmental justice activists Vandana Shiva and Clayton Thomas-Müller ask: Unless we stand up for the planet we stand on, how can we stand for anything else?
rabble interview May 23
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Meagan Gillmore | The Canadian Labour Congress must continue to adapt if it wants to thrive, recently acclaimed president Hassan Yussuff says. Increasing the number of people in the movement is his "ultimate priority."
rabble news May 16
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Meagan Gillmore | Indigenous child advocate Cindy Blackstock was awarded the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) award for Outstanding Service to Humanity at the congress's 2017 national convention in Toronto last week.
rabble news May 10
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Meagan Gillmore | Anti-poverty activists are calling Ontario's announcement of a basic income pilot project for low-income adults a positive first step, but say more must be done to help people living in poverty.
rabble news May 9
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Meagan Gillmore | Labour leaders in Ontario are criticizing the provincial government's plans to pilot a guaranteed basic income, saying it doesn't address a broken social assistance system and precarious job market.
rabble news May 8
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Meagan Gillmore | Despite work towards gender equality, women still struggle for recognition in the workforce, and the labour movement. Two women labour leaders weigh in.
rabble news May 5
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Ryan C. Kerr, Elizabeth Littlejohn | With increasing reports of atrocities being committed against suspected LGBTQ people in Chechnya, human-rights organization Rainbow Railroad is mobilizing emergency efforts to help those at risk.
arts/media May 4
Image: Mayworks Festival
Tania Ehret | A standout in this year's Mayworks Festival is the workshop Writing while Black which focuses on zine-making as a social justice and political tool used by folks of colour.
politics May 2
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June Chua | Tom Pitfield, a childhood friend of Trudeau's and a former IBM innovation expert, went through a top 10 Buzzfeed-like list of What He Learned from the Election Campaign.
rabble interview May 1
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Meagan Gillmore | To celebrate May Day, rabble is focusing on the accomplishments of women in the workplace. We spoke with outgoing CLC secretary-treasurer Barbara Byers about her work as a labour activist.
briefly April 28
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Meagan Gillmore | A series of focus groups organized to determine barriers people who are blind or visually impaired face finding employment conclude this week in Toronto.
rabble news April 19
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Tessa Vikander | Housing advocates say the redevelopment process for B.C.'s oldest social housing site has failed the residents because it broke up a vibrant community.