Pose d’autocollants par les syndicats

July-16-14

MONTRÉAL – Un regroupement de syndicats a lancé son opération de pose d’autocollants partout dans la province afin de dénoncer le projet de loi 3 qui vise à modifier les régimes de retraite des employés municipaux. Cette initiative vise à poser des autocollants, «pleinement amovibles» et qui «n'endommagent en aucun cas les équipements publics» selon les syndicats, afin de sensibiliser le public concernant ce projet de loi visant à réduire les indemnités versées aux employés municipaux et aux retraités de ce secteur. «Les employés municipaux n'ont rien volé, ils ont négocié de bonne foi. Le projet de loi 3 change les règles du jeu rétroactivement et empêche de trouver des solutions imaginatives pour l'avenir», a souligné Marc Ranger, porte-parole de la Coalition syndicale pour la libre négociation, par communiqué.

Engaging young voters is essential for the preservation of democracy in Canada

July-16-14

I voted for the first time in my life on June 12 during the recent Ontario provincial election. The process itself was simple enough — I presented my voter card and my driver’s license as identification, marked an “X” on the ballot, and left the polling station feeling satisfied. Though the act of voting took less than five minutes of my time, I understood the significance of exercising my civic right to vote — a right that all Canadians are privileged to possess as citizens in a democratic country.

6 Groups That Are Reinventing Organized Labor

July-16-14

The National Labor Relations Act was enacted in 1935 to ensure protections for workers and employers and to encourage collective bargaining. In its preamble, Congress noted: “The inequality of bargaining power between employees who do not possess full freedom of association or actual liberty of contract and employers who are organized in the corporate or other forms of ownership association substantially burdens and affects the flow of commerce.” But the act explicitly excluded certain types of workers from those collective bargaining rights — including agricultural laborers, many domestic workers, and independent contractors — meaning those groups cannot organize with the same protections.

Election plan in place for new AFN chief in December

July-16-14

A new chief for the Assembly of First Nations will be elected in December as many aboriginal leaders agreed Tuesday there is a growing need to ensure native issues don't fall off the national agenda ahead of a federal election next year. Many of the hundreds of chiefs at the annual meeting of the Assembly of First Nations supported a motion to choose their leader at a special chiefs assembly in Winnipeg, saying issues including education and aboriginal title need to be raised with federal parties as they prepare for the October 2015 vote.

Twitter account tracks anonymous Wiki edits from House of Commons addresses

July-16-14

OTTAWA—What do Pamela Wallin, a defunct CFL team, and the Communications Security Establishment of Canada have in common? All have had their Wikipedia entries anonymously altered by people using government-associated Internet protocol addresses. And a new Twitter account is tracking those changes. Government of Canada Edits (@gccaedits) is a Twitter bot that automatically tweets whenever a Wikipedia entry is edited anonymously from a House of Commons-associated IP address.

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