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This report provides updated living wage calculations for families living in Atlantic Canada. Covering the costs to raise a family in the Maritimes requires two adults to be working full-time earning a living wage of $19 an hour in Halifax, $18.18 in Saint John and $17.75 in Antigonish.
Le montant dont une famille de quatre personnes a besoin quand les deux parents travaillent à temps plein- un salaire convenable--est 19 $ par l’heure à Halifax, 18,18 $ à Saint Jean et 17,75 $ à Antigonish.
Throughout 2018 there has been intense media scrutiny directed at Alex Forrest, the President of the United Firefighters of Winnipeg (UFFW).While this story continues to unfold, we do know its most important facts. We know that in collective bargaining in 2014, the Firefighters and the City agreed to an arrangement whereby the City paid for sixty per cent of Forrest’s salary and benefits while he served as full-time UFFW President. We know that in 2017 bargaining, the parties renewed this arrangement.
Here at the CCPA, we're constantly thinking about what needs to change in our lives, our economy and our ways of governing to make society more equitable, and life more fulfilling, for the greatest number of people. Broadly speaking, you could say our mandate is transition, the theme of this summer edition of the Monitor. By transition we mean a fair and just progression from today's extractives-based, exhausting and unequal economy to a more sustainable, pro-worker and frankly more human future.
JUNE 20, 2018 (SAINT JOHN, NB)— In order to earn a living wage, a person working a full time, full year job in Saint John would need to be paid $18.18 an hour, according to a new report released today by the Human Development Council, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia.
Food insecurity is a pressing problem for thousands of Indigenous people living in remote reserves in the North of Manitoba. The new CCPA Manitoba report Harnessing the Potential of Social Enterprise in Garden Hill First Nation explores in-depth the themes around food insecurity: people’s incomes and spending on food, health issues related to food consumption and traditional food culture. It also suggests ways to increase food accessibility and affordability through local efforts and appropriate public policies.
Indigenous people have worked for wages for more than 150 years in Canada, and before that in what was to become Canada. They have often been members of unions and in some cases actively. They have been known to engage in strike actions even when not represented by a union. However, relations between Indigenous people and unions have often been difficult. In many cases unions have failed to serve the interests of Indigenous wage workers…
This paper explores the economy, the health status, and particularly the issue of food sovereignty of Garden Hill First Nation (GHFN), a remote community located 610 kilometers northeast of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Similar to many northern communities, in GHFN the history of colonialism, assimilation and the legacy of residential schools have shaped the egregious conditions of poverty that many on-reserve residents struggle with every day.
This submission was made to a BC government appointed panel to share the CCPA-BC's recommendations regarding policy measures to strengthen the labour relations code to improve fairness in a changing workplace, including the importance of protecting workplace rights in both employment standards and the rights provided under the Labour Relations Code.