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SUPREME COURT DECISION WILL IMPACT BC WORKERS FACING DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT

By Daniel Tseghay

The Tyee recently ran a series on the experiences of retail, food and beverage, and hospitality workers, and their experiences of harassment on the job. One of the articles, “Slaps, Gropes and Comments ‘Non-stop’” by Rachel Sanders, noted that 80 per cent of food and beverage servers are women and they experience consistent acts of sexual harassment by their customers. Many of the stories revealed complicity on the part of employers. Read more!


POSTAL BANKING IS OUR ONLY HOPE TO REIN IN CANADA'S BIG BANKS

By Nora Loreto

Just about every quarter over the past five years, a variation on a theme appears in the national news: Canada’s big five banks posted another period of record profit.

And just about every time, the story follows the same frame: industry insiders warning that the good times won’t last very long, a cursory look at changes made within the banking sector that might bring profits down and a snapshot of the forces and fees that helped boost the revenue. Read more!

 

 


ON STRIKE 13 MONTHS, A DAUGHTER FOLLOWS IN HER DAD'S FOOTSTEPS

By Kelly Shiers

Thirteen-month-long strikes seem to run in my family.

It is (thankfully) an exclusive club in Nova Scotia, where strikes tend not to take years to resolve.

But I find myself a member — along with 55 colleagues, writing for Local Xpress, urging consumers to boycott advertisers, and walking a picket line along Joseph Howe Drive.

And, in that walking, I follow in the footsteps of my father. Read more!

 


PROVINCIAL STRATEGY SESSION MAPS OUT FIGHT FOR $15 IN 2017

By Peter Hogarth

“We are building an intergenerational, multi-racial working class movement!” Betty Douglas’ words rang out to a huge standing ovation from the packed hall. Douglas, a McDonald’s worker from St Louis, Missouri, was in Toronto for the Fight for $15 and Fairness provincial strategy session on March 31-April 1.

The two-day conference brought together organizers from across Ontario. Read more!

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