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Cowichan Conversations: First West Credit Union-’Salary Budget Reductions’– Unfair Labour Practices

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

The following information was waiting in my inbox this morning. It is of significance to all Island Savings Credit Union members and staff who value job security and the benefits of working with a collective agreement.

Although voting has already begun and will continue until November 12th at all Island . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: First West Credit Union-’Salary Budget Reductions’– Unfair Labour Practices

Cowichan Conversations: Supreme Court Victory For BC’s Teachers

BC’s teacher’s have been waiting for this ruling for over a decade. The Christy Clark Government has been nailed for unfair labour practices. Teacher’s can bargain class size!

Here is BCTF President Jim Iker…

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Politics and its Discontents: A Restaurant To Avoid

Were I a Toronto resident, Richtree Market, a restaurant located in the Eaton Centre, is a business I would refuse to patronize. Its union-busting tactics should appall anyone who cares in the least about workers’ rights.

As reported in The Toronto Star, Reichtree Market began its dark anti-union journey in January, when it terminated . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Restaurant To Avoid

Politics and its Discontents: And Speaking Of Walmart …

Some days, corporate megaliths just can’t catch a break:

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Politics and its Discontents: Another Walmart Injustice Story

It might be worthwhile to bear this story in mind the next time we contemplate the ‘bargains’ at Walmart:

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Politics and its Discontents: It’s Never Enough, Is It?

Forget for the moment that Macdonald’s is one of the world’s biggest corporations; forget for the moment that a steady diet of its food will likely shorten your life; forget for the moment that it is a minimum-wage employer whose workers make it possible for them to accrue their billions of dollars in annual profits. . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: It’s Never Enough, Is It?

Politics and its Discontents: A Tale of Two Countries: G.M. in Canada and Colombia

Corporations have, shall we say, a rather checkered history in dealing with the workers who make possible their profits, often viewing them as disposable commodities to be chewed up and then spit out.

As contract talks with the Big Three automakers get underway, CAW president Ken Lewenza has issued this warning:

Canada’s 24,000 . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Tale of Two Countries: G.M. in Canada and Colombia