Partner Organizations

STRESS TEST
skip
Sun, 04/14/2019 - 13:23

Frontline workers with the homeless suffer highest rate of PTSD

q

HELPING THE HOMELESS HURTS. This truth is revealed in a recent study by Professor Jeannette Waegemakers-Schiff at the University of Alberta.

Social workers in Calgary counsel a homeless man

HELPING THE HOMELESS HURTS. This truth is revealed in a recent study by Professor Jeannette Waegemakers-Schiff at the University of Alberta.

Waegemakers-Schiff conducted interviews with 470 frontline workers at 23 organizatons and agencies working with the homeless in Calgary. She found that:

  • 33% of frontline support workers...

CODE CRITICAL
skip
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:16

NS paramedic twitter campaign seeks workplace and public safety

q

THEY CALL IT ‘CODE CRITICAL’. But the government continues to ignore warnings from the 1,100 paramedics in Nova Scotia. This is bad for the paramedics and bad for the general public, says the union representing them. So bad the paramedics have taken to twitter to warn the public about it.

NS Paramedic Scott Sturgeon

THEY CALL IT "CODE CRITICAL". But the government continues to ignore warnings from the 1,100 paramedics in Nova Scotia. This is bad for the paramedics and bad for the general public, says the union representing them....

SENT PACKING
skip
Tue, 02/26/2019 - 11:50

Unions plus citizen action make NYC too hot for Amazon HQ2

Q

PISSING OFF THE UNIONS DIDN’T HELP. But that wasn’t the only problem with the deal to bring the second Amazon headquarters (HQ2) to New York City.

PISSING OFF THE UNIONS DIDN’T HELP. But that wasn’t the only problem with the deal to bring the second Amazon headquarters (HQ2) to New York City. Amazon expected unanimous support and universal praise. They didn’t get it. Popular opposition turned the whole thing into a public relations shitshow. So, the largest corporation the world has ever known ran away. They just took their headquarters and ran...

Subscribe to Latest Items

 

This month in labour rights history

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador led by Premier Danny Williams introduced Act to Provide for the Resumption and Continuation of Public Services (Bill 18), legislation to end a 29-day legal more...

April 26, 2004

In Quotes

“Strong labour laws and higher unionization rates reduce income inequality by raising wages for all workers and ensuring more workers receive a higher proportion of national income.” more...

Richard Wilkinson, author of the bestseller "Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone,