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THE KHADR SETTLEMENT: WHAT ROLE FOR LABOUR?

by Wael Afifi, Unifor Local 2025 Vice President, Human Rights

I wasn’t surprised when I started hearing some hostile reactions to the news about the Khadr settlement earlier this month. I have to admit that I immediately dismissed voices attacking the settlement as a small bunch of bigoted minds. Shortly after, similar statements from prominent Conservative leaders didn’t shock me either; after all, it is a party that has been highjacked by extremists who trace their roots back to the old Reform Party. Read more!


HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE $15

By Nick Day

The backlash from employers and their lobbies over Ontario's $15 minimum wage announcement has been loud but monotone. Their refrain: small businesses simply can’t afford to pay $15/hour. This increase will kill businesses or force them to cut jobs, which will ultimately hurt their low-wage workers – those very workers who are today struggling to get by on $11.40/h, $9.90/h for liquor servers. Read more!


ON YOUR FEET! A STANDING PROBLEM IN THE WORKPLACE

By Zaid Noorsumar

There is a Seinfeld episode where George Costanza develops an obsessive empathy for a security guard who is forced to stand at work at his fiancé’s uncle’s clothing store.

“Why does he have to stand on his feet for eight hours a day when he could easily be sitting?” asks an incredulous Costanza, as his fiancé displays a lack of interest in the topic. Read more!


ONTARIO'S GREEN ENERGY STRATEGY: BILLIONS WASTED, JOBS LOST

By Nora Loreto

On December 2, 2010, the Ontario government promised that a new wind turbine plant in Tillsonburg would deliver 900 jobs to the southwestern Ontario region. The government release said that the plant was part of a $7-billion investment made by Samsung to invest in clean energy. Siemens would build the plant. Read more!

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