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May 23, 2018

John Ball was one of the first General Electric workers to battle for justice and protections for workers after seeing colleagues die due to chemical contamination in the Peterborough plant. And his recent death adds to the casualty list of former workers who have died while continuing to fight for compensation. On May 14 Ball […]

May 23, 2018

In a case involving the rights of tens of millions of private sector employees, the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, delivered a major blow to workers, ruling for the first time that workers may not band together to challenge violations of federal labor laws. Writing for the majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch said that […]

May 23, 2018

Rightwing activists are launching a nationwide drive to persuade public-sector trade union members to tear up their membership cards and stop paying dues, posing a direct threat to the progressive movement in America. Documents obtained by the Guardian reveal that a network of radical conservative thinktanks spanning all 50 states is planning direct marketing campaigns […]

May 17, 2018

Election day in Ontario is on June 7, 2018, advance voting starts May 26, and you can vote at your returning office starting May 10. The polls show a tightening of the race but they still are predicting a PC win and that means Doug Ford may become Ontario’s premier. Polls can be wrong, but if we want another outcome, we […]

May 17, 2018

Almost two-thirds of workers in the Peterborough region do not have stable jobs, according to a new survey by Peterborough Public Health Watch Video  

May 17, 2018

A little over one-third of Peterborough’s workforce deals with the instability of precarious employment. That’s one of the key findings in the first part of a report by Peterborough Public Health and backed by the City. Reaching out to 800 Peterborough residents from November to December 2016, the survey finds 33-per cent of workers face […]

May 14, 2018

People are nurtured through food and that’s exactly what Caroline Smith wants to do at Leta Brownscombe Co-operative Homes in Peterborough. The non-profit housing provider recently received $5,000 through the United Way of Peterborough and District’s new Neighbourhood Fund to develop a community garden. A centre courtyard at the Milroy Drive housing complex will be […]

May 14, 2018

Employees at General Electric in Peterborough have been informed the plant will cease manufacturing Nov. 30 rather than Sept. 30, says a union representative – though a company spokeswoman says there’s been no change in plans. “They (company officials) have communicated to us that they’ll be going until Nov. 30,” said Bill Corp, a Unifor […]

May 14, 2018

George Fawcett, 31, shows up to the same downtown bank office every day on a schedule set by supervisors who trained him and direct his daily activities. But according to the temporary employment agency that placed him there, he is not actually an employee — either of the agency or the bank. It’s the subject […]

May 3, 2018

The Trudeau government broke a promise that it would not privatize pay processing to manage the Phoenix crisis with a new contract that turns over the work of public servants to IBM, says the Public Service Alliance of Canada. PSAC Vice-President Chris Aylward said the union was given assurances that no work done by public […]


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