Labour Views column for October 12, 2016: People over roads: ending the corporate welfare

By Labour Views

People over roads: ending the corporate welfare Jack Bourassa, Regional Executive Vice-President, PSAC North  Here’s a $150 million-dollar question: if you knew your single-mom neighbour lives with her children in unsuitable housing, surviving off food banks, would you help out? Or would you give a hand to a businessperson with a vague intention to set up shop down the street, by helping them pave the road instead? Sadly, this is not a hypothetical question. It’s…

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Labour Views column for September 28, 2016: Some Myths About Unions

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Written by Alexander Lambrecht, President of the Northern Territories Federation of Labour Some Myths About Unions In a little over 200 years (I know, what took so long… Oh Opposition!), workers’ of the labour movement have gained legal recognition of many of the workers’ rights that weren’t always there:  the right to form unions for the promotion and defense of their interests without interference by employer or government; the freedom of association and freedom of…

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Atlantic Region Education Program Presents: Mental Health in the Workplace (Halifax)

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Atlantic Region Education Weeklong Course In partnership with: The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE This course will help raise awareness for participants about mental health issues facing workers in today’s workplace. Activists will develop a range of strategies to specifically support, accommodate & represent members with mental health challenges at work. We will look at the myths around mental illness, challenging stigma and what role the union can play in making…

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Labour Views for September 14, 2016 | Change Starts Here.

By Labour Views, United Way NWT

Labour Views for September 14, 2016 Change Starts Here. Written by: Alexander Lambrecht, President Northern Territories Federation of Labour Organized labour and the United Way share a common goal – to strengthen our communities. The Canadian Labour movement has had a formal relationship with United Way Canada for over 25 years. Fourteen years ago the Northern Territories Federation of Labour, together with its affiliates, helped to found United Way Yellowknife, now known as United Way…

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Labour Day BBQ 2016 – Yellowknife (We Stand for Fairness)

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Labour Day is a chance to recognize the contributions unions have made to improving the quality of life for all workers and their families. This years theme is ‘We Stand for Fairness’ Join us at our annual Labour Day BBQ in Yellowknife at Somba K’e Civic Plaza (next to City Hall)! Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Watermelon, Fresh Air, Fun and Games!

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Labour Day – Iqaluit

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The PSAC Nunavut Area Council will be holding their annual Labour Day BBQ at the Sylvie Grinnell Territorial Park Pavilion in Iqaluit on September 5, 2016

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Recap | Aug 30, 2016 Yellowknife Electoral Reform Town Hall with Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions

By Electoral Reform, Government Consultation, Northwest Territories, Yellowknife

Around forty people attended the two-hour Town Hall organized/hosted by NWT MP Michael McLeod at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre on Tuesday evening. A diverse mixture of Northerners from young to old, indigenous activists, first generation Canadians, former politicians and electoral candidates whose thoughts and feelings around election reform in Canada spanned across the electoral reform spectrum: from wanting change, to needing more info on the options, to maintaining the status quo, together with concerns around…

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Labour Views for August 31, 2016 | We Stand for Fairness

By Labour Day, Labour Views, Together Fairness Workers

Labour Views for August 31, 2016 We Stand for Fairness Written by: Alexander Lambrecht, President Northern Territories Federation of Labour This Labour Day, union members and allies all across Canada will stand together to show that “We Stand for Fairness”!  When workers stand up for fairness, they get results. Together, working people have won decent wages, pensions, and work hours, fair treatment, health benefits, job security, training, maternity leave, paid vacations, and safer workplaces. But…

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International Youth Day

By United Nations international observance, Youth

2016 Theme: The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day. The theme of the 2016 International Youth Day is “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production”. This year’s…

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