Labour Matters Updates

What's happening in Manitoba's northern economy?  The recent changes in Churchill and The Pas raise questions about how to proceed into the future with jobs in the North.  
October 11, 2016 | Manitoba Office
Pipeline issues continue to bubble up.  What's at stake for Manitoba? 
October 11, 2016 | Manitoba Office
New research from NUPGE on this federal government Social Impact Bond - called the Essential Skills Social Finance Pilot Project - will help researchers who are tracking the evolution of SIBs in...
March 15, 2016 |
By 2013 the Conservative government had cut overall federal taxes and other revenues to the lowest rate seen in more than 70 years.  Valuable services such as those provided by the Canadian Food...
February 24, 2016 | Manitoba Office
This essay first appeared in the James Lorimer & Company book Canada After Harper. It would be useful for students and union members as it explains in plain language how unions play a crucial...
November 20, 2015 |
Since the Nova Scotia Liberal government was elected in October 2013, it has brought down a breathtaking barrage on labour, restricting the right to strike, curtailing collective bargaining rights,...
October 13, 2015 |
"Ottawa (30 June 2015) — After four years of failed attempts, Conservatives finally were able to pass the anti-union Bill C-377 in the Senate today, but only after using anti-democratic tactics to...
July 3, 2015 |
IMF economists provide new research confirming that higher union density contributes to better Gini coefficient scores. In other words: unions promote income equality. According to the report, "The...
March 2, 2015 |
Two updates from the Parkland Institute will be of interest: The first one analyses the real reason behind Alberta's economic woes: lack of revenue resulting from deep corporate tax cuts and a...
February 11, 2015 |
Two updates from the Parkland Institute will be of interest: The first one analyses the real reason behind Alberta's economic woes: lack of revenue resulting from deep corporate tax cuts and a...
February 11, 2015 |
The Supreme Court ruled, in a five to two majority decision, that the right to collective bargaining, including the right to strike, is a constitutional right for all workers in Canada, regardless of...
February 10, 2015 |
Lynne Fernandez walks us through the reasons why a Living Wage makes way more sense over the minimum wage as an employment standard.  
February 4, 2015 | Manitoba Office
This Toronto Star report explains the Supreme Court's decisions regarding Bill 5. It confirms unionized workers' constitional right to strike. 
January 30, 2015 |
This CLC report explains the various levels of jurisdictional legislation governing labour mobility in Canada and finds that our "labour bomility regime has been more successful within Canada than...
December 16, 2014 |
This public lecture was presented by University of Regina faculty members Sean Tucker and Andrew Stevens. They explain the generation of public and political support for C-377 by examining the...
October 15, 2014 |