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HOTEL WORKERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD CHALLENGE SEXUAL HARASSMENT

By Haseena Manek

Hotel workers facing sexual harassment from guests hand list of demands to Marriott bosses at UN Labour Council meeting in Geneva

During the United Nations International Labour Organization Conference in Geneva last month, hotel workers from across the globe met to discuss the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace and hand an accord addressing the issue to Marriott bosses. Read more!


BUILDING A DIFFERENT NARRATIVE AROUND NAFTA

By Gerard Di Trolio

On the surface, it’s great that there has been a debate over the future of NAFTA in the pages of Canadian newspapers.

But once you scratch the surface, it is clear that the media and the pro-NAFTA voices in it, completely ignore progressive critiques of NAFTA. Read more!


ORGANIZING INCREASES IN WAKE OF ALBERTA LABOUR LAW CHANGES

By Bob Barnetson

Last week, CBC ran an article with some preliminary data about how Alberta’s new labour laws are affecting unionization. In 2017, Alberta allowed organizing drives with the support of 65% or more of workers to be certified without a vote (called card-check certification). Read more!


DINE AND DASH - GOUGING RESTAURANT SERVERS

By Judy Haiven

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Recently, two Halifax restaurants , the Athens Restaurant and the Old Triangle Irish Alehouse, have been repeatedly targeted by people who have ordered and eaten a meal, only to leave without paying their bill. It’s called “dine and dash” – and it’s probably every server’s nightmare. Read more!

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