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LOWERED EXPECTATIONS: BC NDP'S PATH TO $15

By David Bush, Gerard Di Trolio, and Doug Nesbitt

After months of dragging their feet on the issue, the BC NDP have finally announced they have committed to a $15 minimum wage… in June 2021. That’s just a short 39 months away!

At this point, there is no excuse for a province, especially a wealthier one like BC with a per capita GDP only $700 less than Ontario’s, to have a $15 minimum wage phase-in that’s longer than 18 months after the Ontario Liberals committed to that timeline. Keep in mind Christy Clark raised BC’s minimum wage by 28% over 12 months in 2011-12. The BC NDP is raising it by 34% in 39 months. Read more!


HARASSMENT AND HR: WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?

By Bob Barnetson

The recent spate of sexual harassment allegations has triggered a couple of articles examining the role of human-resource departments. The crux of the analysis is that HR shops are intended to advance the employer’s interest. Not surprisingly, a key employer interest is mitigating liability. Read more!

 


TEACHERS HAVE A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO STRIKE

By Roy J. Adams

During the recent college teacher’s strike in Ontario there was a lot of media coverage of the inconvenience suffered by the students and of the possible consequences to their futures. On the other hand there was very little press commentary on the constitutional right of teacher’s to strike. Read more!

 


UNIFOR LOCAL 222 OPPOSES UNIFOR'S SPLIT FROM THE CLC

By James Napier

The membership of Unifor Local 222 has issued a stunning rebuke to Unifor National President Jerry Dias.

At the Local 222 general membership meeting on February 1, two motions were passed that opposed the sudden, destructive action taken by Dias on January 16, to pull Unifor out of the house of labour. Read more!

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