Feb 5, 2013

Left parties re-organizing in Pakistan

Asia Pacific Currents
An interview with Mr. Hashim Bin Rashid, Lahore Secretary of the Awami Workers Party in Pakistan and labour updates from the region.
Jan 9, 2013
Photo: Thandiwe Mccarthy/Flickr

Re-defining Employment Insurance

Angella MacEwen
Several key changes to Employment Insurance came into effect on Sunday. The EI program is about to get grinch-ier, especially for those who happen to have needed it more than once.
Dec 31, 2012
Photo: Rob Chandanais/Flickr

Hope springs eternal: A New Year's worker's message

Dave Bleakney
Like Patti Smith sang, "people have the power," more power than they know, "the power to dream, to rule, to wrestle the earth from fools." We have the power to write the script any time.
Aug 17, 2012
Photo: Carissa Rogers/Flickr

Canada's economic problem is not high wages

Andrew Jackson
The view that wages are "too high" boils down to saying that workers have no right to share in rising national income, all of which should go to profits and senior managers.
Aug 11, 2012

The Japanese nuclear industry and workers

Asia Pacific Currents
Interview with Chie Matsumoto, a journalist, unionist and anti-nuclear activist, on the nuclear industry in Japan, and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region
Aug 8, 2012
Photo: Fairfax County/Flickr

Youth, money and declining faith in capitalism

Karen Foster
"Young people want to retire early and spend, too." That's the main finding of a survey commissioned by the Bank of Montreal, released last week in newspapers across the country.
Jul 20, 2012
Photo: TheCulinaryGeek/Flickr

Baskin-Robbins and the Walmartization of ice cream

Armine Yalnizyan
During an unusually hot summer, Baskin-Robbins has decided to shut its production facility in Peterborough, Ont., and lay off 80 workers because of . . . wait for it . . . increased demand!
Jun 7, 2012

Not Rex: C-38 Special

The 38 Special was the official calibre for police handguns for over 80 years. Now Bill C-38 is going to blow away over 80 years of Canadian labour and environmental regulations.
Jun 4, 2012
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Lawrence Cannon. Photo: Connect 2 Canada/Flickr

Harper's welfare state for Canadian workers

Gerry Caplan
Despite slurs to the contrary, the welfare state is alive and well and living in Harperland. Appropriately enough, its benefits are available largely to those who have earned them.


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