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Alberta Politics: Board of Governors appears to openly defy Notley Government as Athabasca University crisis deepens

PHOTOS: Athabasca University’s administrative building, just outside the Town of Athabasca, about 150 kilometres north of Edmonton, as seen from the air. Below: Alberta Advanced Education Minister Lori Sigurdson, interim Athabasca University Presiden… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Board of Governors appears to openly defy Notley Government as Athabasca University crisis deepens

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian workers have a constitutional right to strike: Supreme Court

In a recent 5-2 ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada declared that Canadian workers have a constitutional right to engage in strike action.

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Alberta Diary: There’s no better time than right now for non-union employees of the City of St. Albert to look for union protection

St. Albert’s 2013 civic election campaign was pretty dirty, as the illustration above, grabbed from an anonymous blog during the campaign, illustrates. Since those kind of tactics seemed to work, the next one, in October 2017, is likely to be dirtier still. Below: St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse, Spruce Grove-St. Albert MLA Doug . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: There’s no better time than right now for non-union employees of the City of St. Albert to look for union protection

The Canadian Progressive: No tolerance for resident abuse in long-term care homes, says CUPE

By: CUPE | Press Release: A hidden-camera video leaked to media and ensuing allegations of resident abuse at a Peterborough area long-term care home are “extremely disconcerting,” says the union representing front-line staff. It appears that the hidden-camera video clips leaked today to Peterborough media were taken without the knowledge of the nursing home administration, . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: No tolerance for resident abuse in long-term care homes, says CUPE

The Canadian Progressive: CUPE: “We cannot and will not let Stephen Harper silence our voice”

“We cannot and will not let Stephen Harper silence our voice and we will not accept any form of right to work legislation.” by Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) | Feb. 6, 2013: At its first national bargaining conference the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) promised to fight against attacks on workers from . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: CUPE: “We cannot and will not let Stephen Harper silence our voice”

The Canadian Progressive: Tension, merger pains to intensify at Ontario child welfare agency: CUPE

By Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) | Jan. 30, 2013: Tension and merger pains tied to amalgamating two area child welfare agencies will intensify next week unless labour turmoil is avoided this weekend, warn front line workers at Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville in Ontario. Determined to strengthen programs while . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Tension, merger pains to intensify at Ontario child welfare agency: CUPE

The Canadian Progressive: In B.C., more than 200 community living workers go on strike today

More than 200 community living workers in the Kootenays and Salmon Arm to go on strike starting on Thursday, January 31. by CUPE British Columbia | Jan. 30, 2013: VANCOUVER, B.C. – Community Living workers who support people with developmental disabilities at agencies in Trail, Castlegar, Creston, and Salmon Arm will be on strike on . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: In B.C., more than 200 community living workers go on strike today

The Canadian Progressive: CUPE Alberta to support ‘Common Causes’

by CUPE | Jan. 29, 2013: EDMONTON – The President of the Alberta Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees has pledged her support for ‘Common Causes’ a network of progressive activists looking for a change in direction on Aboriginal, environmental and democratic issues in Canada. “We can’t fight poverty without looking at the . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: CUPE Alberta to support ‘Common Causes’

Alberta Diary: The 10% Delusion: Fraser Institute gins up fake facts about Alberta public sector pay

Women clerical workers, as the Fraser Institute would like to see them.

The Fraser Institute didn’t write the book “How to Lie With Statistics,” a guy named Darrell Huff did, but they might as well have!

You’ve got to have a little respect for the tireless political lobbyists at the Vancouver-based “institute” – . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: The 10% Delusion: Fraser Institute gins up fake facts about Alberta public sector pay

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Major Canadian Unions Endorse Mass Sit-in Against Tar Sands Pipelines and Tankers

Today (September 26), the Communications Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP), the Canadian Autoworkers Union (CAW), the BC Teachers’ Federation, the United Fishermen and Allied Workers’ Union-CAW, and the Canadian Union of Public Employees BC (CUPE BC) have all added their names to the growing list endorsing the October 22 Defend Our Coast mass sit-in against . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Major Canadian Unions Endorse Mass Sit-in Against Tar Sands Pipelines and Tankers

Alberta Diary: The National Post on union kids’ camps: Threat or menace?

Kids from Friedrich Engels Cabin at Camp Solidarity think about ways to seize control of the means of production at the National Post and establish the Information Dictatorship of the Proletariat. Well, they’ll never get the chance, because they never worked for Ted Byfield! The National Post says union kids camps are not . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: The National Post on union kids’ camps: Threat or menace?