Labour News Update – 6 January 2014

January 6, 2014

In this week’s update:

  • the campaign to save Canada Post
  • Ten months: the strike at Labatt’s in St. John’s
  • Public service showdown with Tories in 2014
  • Concessions at Boeing
  • CUPE National squashes drive in Ottawa
  • Cambodian garment workers murdered by police
  • New dangers for foreign workers in Canada
  • Top CEOs rake in average salary in 1.5 days
  • ane more…

Top Canadian CEOs “earn” annual worker’s salary by lunchtime on Jan.2
January 2, 2014

Public service unions brace for coming showdown over sick leave
Kathryn May, Ottawa Citizen
January 1, 2014

A new year, an old strike: St. John’s Labatt’s
The Telegram
January 3, 2014

Teach for Canada can only make things worse
Ben Sichel, Voices in Canadian Education
January 2, 2014

Canada Post
Winnipeg postal workers fighting ‘dismantling’ of postal service
January 3, 2014

On work and struggle Canada Post: A view from a postie
Mike Palecek,
January 3, 2014

Saving Canada Post: The struggle so far
Doug Nesbitt,
January 2, 2014

Postal workers: pensions, privatization and the public good
Pam Johnson,
January 4, 2014

Fifteen Years of Postal Service Liberalization in Europe
Christoph Hermann, The Bullet
January 1, 2014

More Canada
Ottawa’s new foreign-worker rules drop ban on employers with criminal convictions
Bill Curry, Globe and Mail
January 2, 2014

Free trade’s tarnished silver anniversary
Bruce Campbell, Toronto Star
December 30, 2013

Unions must defend the climate
Gary Engler, Vancouver Observer
December 24, 2013

Tire safety worries Halifax bus drivers
Frances Willick, Chronicle-Herald
January 2, 2014

Forestry fatalities on the rise, but still below death toll of 2005
Gordon Hoekstra, Victoria Times-Colonist
December 30, 2013

CUPE organizing at Carleton University
radio interview with Carleton union organizer (start at 37 minute mark)
Media Mornings, Co-op Radio Vancouver 100.5FM
January 3, 2014

CUPE denies membership to Carleton residence fellows
HG Watson,
December 30, 2013

CUPE: Make 2014 the Year of the Organizer
Nora Loreto,
January 4, 2014

United States
Jobless benefits cut off for 1.3 million
Democracy Now!
December 30, 2013

Public sector unions win they preach “Tax The Rich”
Mark Brenner, Labor Notes
January 2, 2014

Will Boeing workers nix givebacks in forced re-vote?
Jim Levitt, Labor Notes
December 31, 2013

Seattle labor rallies behind ‘no’ vote at Boeing
Paul Bigman, Labor Notes
January 3, 2014

The War Against Income Inequality Suffers a Big Loss in Seattle
Alec Macgillis, New Republic
January 4, 2014

Angry workers swarm Seoul’s streets, demand president resign
Michelle Chen, In These Times
January 4, 2014

Cambodian garment workers killed in clashes with police
January 3, 2014


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