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by Ontario Health Coalition | April 15, 2016
The data is irrefutable. Ontario’s cuts to hospital nursing care and hospital beds are the most severe of anywhere in Canada. In a new report Beyond Limits: Ontario’s Deepening Hospital Cuts Crisis released today, the Ontario Health Coalition finds that the cuts to community hospital care are a result of eight consecutive years of global funding for the province’s hospitals.
Bullet #1247: What Did Quebec Public-Sector Unions Achieve?
by Ashley Smith | April 15, 2016
After a wave of protests and job actions that culminated in Quebec's largest general strike in decades last December, public-sector unions have agreed to a series of contracts with disappointing concessions that raise questions about where the struggle in Quebec will go next. On December 9, more than 400,000 workers shut down government services to defend their wages, benefits and working conditions. Liberal Party Premier Philippe Couillard provoked the strike by demanding massive concessions. Unions formed a bargaining alliance, the Common Front, to negotiate with the government.
by David Bush | April 14, 2016
As the Fight for $15 and Fairness campaign rolls along in its struggle to raise living standards for Ontario’s workers, it has to be asked, where is Ontario’s NDP? The Fight for $15 and Fairness campaign was launched last spring in an effort to address the systemic problems facing low-wage and precarious workers in Ontario. The province has seen an explosion in the growth of precarious work.
Bullet #1246: What Die Linke Should Do
by Bernd Riexinger | April 14, 2016
The March 13 regional election results were a bitter setback for Die Linke and everyone fighting for social justice and democracy in Germany. The results of the parliamentary elections in Saxony-Anhalt, Baden-Württemberg, and Rhineland-Palatinate signify a major shift in the political landscape. For years now, studies have identified a potential voting base for parties of the far right ranging from 15 to 20 per cent of the electorate.
| April 13, 2016
The demonstrations, endorsed by several popular movements, have focused on denouncing current austerity policies of the federal government and the "conservative turn" led by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Eduardo Cunha by stating that 'the exit out of the crisis is to the left'. The criticism of the fiscal adjustment and calls for "the rich to pay for the crisis," pointing, also, for the taxation of large fortunes, dividend and profit remittances and an auditing of public debt as alternatives to relieve the economy.
What's New: Iron and Earth: Stand with Oil Sands Workers
| April 13, 2016
Iron and Earth is an initiative led by oilsands workers committed to building Canada's energy future. Through our efforts, we will help catalyze growth in the renewable energy industry, and incorporate these projects into the work scope of our variety of trades.
| April 13, 2016
A seminar about Ireland's place in the international tax system was held in Dublin to round off EPSU and War on Want's three year tax justice training project. It is hoped that the on-going engagement of trade unionists in tax policy debates will continue and the training material that has been provided for trainers in particular will continue to educate union members and others.
The Managerial University: A Failed Experiment? May 2, 2016
A Hollow Democracy May 2, 2016
Climate policy and Canadian social democracy May 2, 2016
In Northern Canada, a taste of postal banking May 2, 2016
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|June 1 - June 2, 2016
University of Calgary, Calgary.
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CAWLS 3rd Annual Conference will be held 1-2 June 2016, at the University of Calgary.
The Congress theme, “Energizing Communities” seeks to engage our collective interest in how communities are organized, how they respond to social change and how we build alliances with like-minded groups. In both the developed and developing worlds, “energizing communities” includes examining workers in the commodity sectors, the role of the environment within the class struggle, and how labour builds alliances with other groups, including Indigenous communities.
We invite you to look at those panels’ calls for papers:
* Strategies for Temporary Foreign Worker organizing
* Building Solidarity in Care Work
* Moving Beyond the Low Wage Economy: Strategies, Policies and Politics for Decent Work and Wages
* Fractures and Alliances Construction Work and Workers
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