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Canada’s Labour Leaders Urge Premiers to Collaborate on a National Universal Pharmacare Plan

July 23, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2018 Canada’s Labour Leaders Urge Premiers to Collaborate on a National Universal Pharmacare PlanNational, Provincial and Territorial Labour Leaders encourage Canada’s Premiers to unite behind a universal, single-payer, public prescription drug coverage program. In addition to giving every Canadian access to life-saving prescriptions, a universal Pharmacare plan will free up money for much needed investment…
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Fair Wages Fair Work

May 25, 2018
When we look to the health of our territorial communities we can agree that many more families are struggling in today’s economy. The loss of jobs in private and government worker sector impacts every one’s daily lives. The increases to insurance, food, utilities and many other items are causing the bank book to stretch further than most can afford. Instead…
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Workers Experiencing Domestic Violence

December 14, 2017
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…
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Labour Views: The Trouble with Mining

October 26, 2017
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.” “Wow!” I thought to myself, “This Crowley fellow is a real whiner. I see no evidence…
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Labour Views: Pharmacare

October 3, 2017
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 provides universal access to prescription drugs. It’s time we made this…
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Language in the Workplace

September 7, 2017
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 a week earlier. Al Nielsen, the owner of the McDonald’s franchise…
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Labour Day

September 5, 2017
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 the importance of the labour movement and the benefits it has brought…
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Labour Views: Rethinking Canada 150

August 2, 2017
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 many social and cultural groups organized joyous celebrations. It is a…
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Labour Views: Why Dissent Matters

July 21, 2017
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…
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Labour Views: Defined vs Target: Bill C-27

May 10, 2017
Labour Views May 10, 2017 Written by Alexander Lambrecht, President Northern Territories Federation of Labour Defined vs Target: Bill C-27 Whether you’re currently retired and receiving payments from the pension that you paid into over your working life, or you are currently paying into a pension, Bill C-27 introduced and read for the first time by Finance Minister Bill Morneau…
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