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WHY STUDENTS SHOULD SUPPORT ONTARIO'S STRIKING FACULTY

By Paula Greenberg

I am a student at Humber in the Child and Youth Accelerated program. I decided to return to school after years of precarious employment in the Arts. My return to school has meant so much for me, giving me new career opportunities and a chance for decent work.

This strike has deeply affected me as it cuts into the limited amount of time I am in school. My instructors, for the short time of being taught by them, were amazing and extremely knowledgeable. Read more!


THE PHANTOM JOBS OF INJURED WORKERS

By Zaid Noorsumar

In September 2007, Mark Winegarden damaged his vertebrae while working as a paramedic in Simcoe County. Attending an emergency call, he had to carry a cardiac-arrest patient down the staircase of his home when he felt a ‘pop in his back.’ His life would never be the same. Read more!


CAMI STRIKE 2017: AFTER ANOTHER SETBACK CAN UNIFOR MOVE ON?

By Herman Rosenfeld

A four-week strike at the CAMI assembly plant, that began on September 17th, ended on October 16th. Members of Unifor Local 88 voted 86% in favour of the tentative agreement bargained with the stand-alone GM plant. Read more!
NOVA SCOTIA FOOD SERVICE WORKERS COOK UP A UNION

By Robert Devet

Overworked and not paid enough, food service workers at Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) campuses in Dartmouth and Halifax set their minds on joining a union. Read more!

 

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