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August 14, 2018

For the third month in a row, Peterborough had the lowest unemployment rate of Canada’s 34 census metropolitan areas. Peterborough’s jobless rate rose a little bit to 3.3 per cent in July, up from 2.7 per cent in both May and June. Quebec City which had the second lowest rate at 3.9 per cent, while […]

August 14, 2018

A union representing elementary school teachers across Ontario has told its members to continue teaching the 2015 sex-ed curriculum, despite the provincial government’s order that a 20-year-old version of the lesson plan be taught. The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) denounced the Progressive Conservative government’s recent decision to have teachers set aside the sex-ed […]

August 14, 2018

As the 2018 Municipal Election is only months away, City of Kawartha Lakes officials are pleased to see the excitement of both candidates and residents during the campaign season. Election signs are a great way to communicate, show support for a candidate and to stay involved in the municipal election, but officials wish to advise […]

August 14, 2018

The list of candidates is now solidified and 27 candidates are running for council in Peterborough. The city’s municipal election will take place in October and candidates will have to deal with issues including the city’s housing crunch, transportation, population growth and The Parkway. On election day it will be decided who will return to […]

June 13, 2018

Sitting in Peterborough could be an office which connects homeless people with housing opportunities and gives the unemployed a chance to make their own work. That’s an image a planning group is seeking to realize through two workshops starting on Thursday, June 14. Stephanie and Joe Mancini are special guests, presenters and founders of the […]

June 13, 2018

Peterborough Public Health has put out more information as it pertains to the Precarious Employment Research Initiative. The latest ‘InfoBrief’ focused on Employment Security. Monique Beneteau says unions may play an important role in protecting workers. In the fall of 2016, 800 residents were contacted by phone and asked a series of questions related to […]

June 13, 2018

According to a recent report specific to the Peterborough job market, 64 percent of workers in the region, it suggests, are working under vulnerable or precarious conditions. The study is being spearheaded by Peterborough Public Health and involves several community organizations, who together have started the Precarious Employment Research Initiative (PERI). This month, they have […]

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 […]


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