The Wall government, in its latest bid to quash workers' rights, has passed new legislation which essentially recasts Saskatchewan's entire labour laws.
This isn't the modernization of labour relations -- it's a return to the past when workers enjoyed less protections, less rights, and less power in the workplace.
On Wednesday both pro-government and opposition supporters held large marches in Caracas, as well as smaller ones around the country, to mark International Workers Day.
We can all question how far this government is willing to go to break the unions, but a more important question is what are you willing to do to stop them?
The Council of Canadians is working with the Canadian Labour Congress and Common Causes to support lobby days and demonstrations against the Harper government's cutbacks to Employment Insurance.
To call the West Fertilizer Co. explosion an accident ignores that it was preventable, and was quite possibly a crime, as is common with so many dangerous workplaces.
Lori Theresa Waller
A recap of the week's top labour stories: IMF behind decline of workers' rights worldwide, says report; migrant farm workers shot in Greece; Porter Airlines sues striking workers' union.
Every April 28, unions, workers, and organizations in over 100 countries remember workers who have died, were injured or made ill from workplace causes.
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Richard Wilkinson is one of the world's most preeminent researchers on social inequalities and is the author of "Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone."
On the horizon is a legislative attack on union security, which will seek to introduce regressive U.S.-style anti-labour legislation in Canada for the first time.