Dock workers at the Port of Hong Kong are facing a direct attack on their basic right to strike. Hong Kong International Terminals, (HIT), has banned them from taking full industrial action having been granted a court injunction against them. Please view the links below and send them your support. Join the more than 1700 […]
A recent survey of homophobia and transphobia in Canadian schools, led by LGBTTI advocacy association EGALE Canada, revealed that sixty-four percent of LGBTTI students reported feeling unsafe at school and fifty-eight percent of straight students reported feeling upset by homophobic comments.
Management at the Toronto Zoo have put themselves on the fast track to a lockout, the president of CUPE 1600, representing more than 400 staff at the zoo warned today.
Should schools be installing wifi to enable the use of wireless devices? My answer is no, but this is a hot topic with a lot to think about. Recently the BC Teachers Federation contemplated some motions at their annual general meeting on this subject. This follows motions passed by the BC parent group, BCCPAC, which calls for at least one wifi free school in every district. Another group of parents, in York Region District in Ontario, set up a picket to protest the installation of...
I have found a great book called: Beautiful Stuff Learning with found materials. It is a great resource to get a collection of found materials started in your classroom and a great springboard to spark an inquiry or 2. My finding came at a great time! We have been working on the reading strategy, making connections and many [...]
Click the link below to see Chief Atleo address the CAW Council. I will embed the video in a better format in the next few days. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m8YGiBsYco&feature=share&list=UUIyYFa8rE_omSrB_LByMzGg
The following is based on a talk at the Bring Your Boomers election forum on April 3 at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver, the fourth in a series of intergenerational dialogues from Gen Why Media, and was co-sponsored by the CCPA, Get Your Vote On, LeadNow and Vancity credit union. I was asked to set the stage for a conversation on climate justice between [...]
The headline numbers are bad enough: “employment declined by 55,000 in March, all in full time. The unemployment rate rose 0.2 percentage points to 7.2%.” The underlying numbers are ugly. The employment decline would have been worse but for a large jump in self-reported self-employment. The number of employees with positions paid by an employer [...]
On Monday, Andrew wrote that we need a Bay Street sunshine list. Today, we got something almost as good: a Fraser Institute sunshine list, courtesy of US tax filings and The Ottawa Citizen’s Glen McGregor. This piece is a great counterpoint to the Fraser Institute’s recent attack on public-sector salaries. I hope it is printed [...]
The ITF is requesting rapid response solidarity in support of our Brothers and Sisters in Hong Kong. View the ITF Action Alert below to read more about the struggle and how you and your union can show your support. ITF Action Alert – Union of Hong Kong Dockers (UHKD)
A recent CBC report shows the urgent need for the Canadian government to tackle the growing issue of tax havens and make sure that the wealthiest Canadians are paying their fair share of taxes.
The ILWU Canada received an email requesting support from dock workers in Hong Kong: To whom it may concern, Across the Pacific, in Hong Kong docks operated by Hutchison, there are several hundred contracted workers asked to work long hour shifts – 16 hour shifts without break, under unsafe environment with pour hygiene. Their current […]
The wage gap for women is shrinking, but at a slow pace. Equal Pay Day illustrates how far into the next year a woman must work to earn the same amount a man made in the previous year.
On April 3, the National Post reported on a Fraser Institute study claiming public sector workers make too much compared to private sector workers. This is CUPE National President Paul Moist's response.
CAW Local 114: CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Dynamex: CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Dynamex (Vancouver, B.C.) – The Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) has reached and signed a tentative...
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More and more workers across Canada - including CUPE members - are being hit by the devastating changes to Employment Insurance introduced by the Harper Conservative government. The labour movement must increase the pressure on the Harper government by showing the real impact of these new rules.
ILWU Canada is hosting a three day Young Workers Conference from September 25 – 27, 2013. It will be held at the Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street in Vancouver, and will include such topics as Social Media, Political Action, History and more. The conference is open to all Members and Casuals aged 30 and under. […]
Merging Canada's International Development Agency (CIDA) within the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) is not a surprise as our development aid has always been tied in to various foreign policy objectives. Under this government there is particular cause for concern because of their questionable commitment toward global poverty reduction and respect for human rights, their foreign policy record and the intended beneficiaries of our international development assistance.
CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Dynamex (Vancouver, B.C.) – The Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) has reached and signed a tentative agreement with Dynamex, a division of Montreal-based transportation conglomerate TransForce Inc. (TFI-T). CAW Local 114 represents 240 workers at one of the largest bargaining units at Dynamex covering Vancouver and the surrounding areas. The group includes bike couriers and dependent contractor owner operators, providing same day, dedicated, and...