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WOMEN AND THE FIGHT FOR $15

by Emily Leedham

On September 19 the Manitoba Federation of Labour and Make Poverty History organized a rally calling on the PC government to raise minimum wage from $11 to $15 an hour. The event provided an important look at Manitoba’s political climate, and the challenges that face the formation of a sustained Fight for 15 & Fairness campaign in the province.

Right now, the minimum wage debate is like a ping pong ball batted around by politicians vying for power, leaving workers to be spectators, not participants in the struggle. If a Fight for 15 & Fairness campaign is to be successful, it needs to be centered around the voices of minimum wage workers, not politicians Read more!


CAMI STRIKE: AN OSHAWA AUTOWORKER'S VIEW

By Cory Weir

As we rolled into the town of Ingersoll on Friday night a familiar sight was noticeable from the highway: an otherwise quiet night sky filled with industrial light from a burgeoning automotive facility much like the one we had just finished our shifts at in Oshawa. Read more!

 


WORKERS BURNT BY PHOENIX

By Crystal Warner
 

How long would you continue doing your job if you could never be sure if your employer was going to pay you?

That’s the situations being faced by approximately half of all federal public sector workers. Workers have been improperly paid, or not paid at all, since the implementation of the Phoenix payroll program Read more!


LIGHTS OUT IN ELECTRIC CITY: GENERAL ELECTRIC LEAVES PETERBOROUGH

By George Hewison

TGeneral Electric (GE) is moving out of Peterborough. It leaves the town, the county, Ontario and Canada with an enormous mess. One of the world’s largest conglomerates has become the poster child for a sick corporate citizen in a sick economic system. Read more!

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