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Workers Experiencing Domestic Violence

By | Uncategorized

We often ask ourselves, “Why would someone stay in an abusive relationship?” It’s hard to leave if you don’t have an income. Keeping your job can make the difference between escaping from, or remaining trapped in, a violent relationship. The term family violence includes neglect, along with physical, sexual, emotional/verbal and financial abuse. Domestic violence almost always makes its way into the workplace in some shape or form. It’s almost impossible to not let your personal…

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Labour Views / The Trouble with Mining

By | Labour Views
    THE TROUBLE WITH MINING   On Oct 20, 2017 the Yellowknifer reported that Dr. Brian Lee Crowley “warned that a rising tide of ‘organized opposition’ to resource development – exemplified by protests against new pipelines, mines, clear-cutting and the like – poses a threat to Canadian prosperity.”  ...
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Labour Views / Pharmacare

By | Labour Views
Pharmacare helps workers and employers   Canada remains the only country in the world with a universal health care system that doesn’t include coverage for prescription drugs. Three million Canadians are unable to afford their prescribed medication and 9 in 10 Canadians support having a National Public Drug Plan that...
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Language in the Workplace

By | General News
  The owner of a McDonald's franchise in Yellowknife has apologised to staff after a manager ordered employees to speak only English while on the job. Al Nielsen issued the apology letter on the Labour Day long weekend after learning about an "insensitive" and "inappropriate" English-only notice distributed to employees by the manager...
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Labour Day

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LABOUR DAY GREETINGS!   Introduction   I want to wish a very Happy Labour Day to all workers, without whom not one penny of profit would be made; nor would any public services be delivered!! As we celebrate Labour Day together, I encourage you to take a moment and think about...
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Labour Views / Rethinking Canada 150

By | Labour Views
Rethinking Canada 150: Our home on native land July 1, 2017 marked the 150th anniversary of Canada's confederation. Many consider July 1, 1867, to be the official beginning of Canada as a country and Canada’s 150th anniversary as an event to be celebrated. Across Canada, all levels of government and...
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Labour Views July 20, 2017 / Why Dissent Matters

By | Labour Views

Why does dissent matter? Because some people see things the rest of us miss. Dissenters express opinions that differ with those commonly or officially expressed.Dissenters often disagree with the methods, goals, and decisions of dominant voices. We all know one important thing about life. Some of our most fiercely held beliefs will turn out to be completely wrong. Nelson Mandella was a dissenting voice in apartheid South Africa. He served 27 years in Jail. His…

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Strikes Benefit Us All

By | Labour Views

Labour Views – July 22, 2015 Written by Jack Bourassa, PSAC Regional Executive Vice President, North (REVP North) What’s important to remember when it comes to labour disputes is that when any union supports its members and stands up for their rights, their actions benefit all workers in every profession. It helps to create an environment where standing up for decent working conditions is easier to do. It gets other people thinking that they should…

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Time to Expand the CPP

By | Labour Views

Labour Views – July 8, 2015 Written by Gayla Thunstrom, Acting President, Northern Territories Federation of Labour Eleven million working Canadians — the vast majority of workers — have no workplace pension plan, or any prospect of having one. And a majority of Canadians agree that Canada Pension Plan contributions should rise so that benefits can be increased. A new poll says over 75 per cent of Canadians — 80 per cent in the most…

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