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The Canadian Progressive: SHAME: Toronto Plaza Hotel disparages striking workers as ‘animals’

The Toronto Plaza Hotel has branded its predominantly visible minority women employees as “animals” for fighting to protect their modest pay and benefits.

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The Canadian Progressive: Harper Gvt Withholds Docs on Controversial Canadian Mining Company: United Steelworkers

by: United Steelworkers | Press Release:

TORONTO, July 11, 2013 – The United Steelworkers (USW) union is asking federal Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault to investigate the Conservative government’s failure, for more than eight months, to release information on a Canadian mining company’s controversial operations in Mexico.

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The Canadian Progressive: Temporary Foreign Worker Scandal: RBC Issues “Open Letter To Canadians”

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: According to a list recently obtained by the Alberta Federation of Labour, the Royal Bank of Canada, (RBC) is one the thousands of Canadian employers fingered in the unraveling Temporary Foreign Worker scandal. The document shows that scandals at RBC and other high-profile employers are “just the […]

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The Canadian Progressive: United Steelworkers legally challenge RBC temporary foreign worker plan

By: United Steelworkers | Press Release: TORONTO, April 11, 2013 – The United Steelworkers (USW) is legally challenging the federal government’s approval for RBC and/or iGate to hire temporary foreign workers to replace existing employees. “We have applied today to the Federal Court to challenge the federal government’s decision,” said Ken Neumann, the USW’s National . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: United Steelworkers legally challenge RBC temporary foreign worker plan

The Canadian Progressive: United Steelworkers: Diane Finley Must Resign Over Temporary Foreign Worker Scandal

By: United Steelworkers | Press Release: TORONTO, April 10, 2013 – The United Steelworkers (USW) is calling for the resignation of Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, over her mishandling of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The recent disclosure that RBC is replacing Canadian employees by outsourcing jobs to […]

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The Canadian Progressive: Use of Federal Temporary Workers Undermines Canadian Jobs and Wages

By: United Steelworkers Union | Press Release: TORONTO – “The news that RBC is replacing 45 of its employees with workers from India is just further proof that corporations and the Harper government intend to use the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to lower wages across Canada,” said Ken Neumann, National Director of the […]

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