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Daily newspapers a critical part of democracy

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Kamloops has become the largest Canadian city without a daily newspaper. This is not simply a piece of information, but a profound and disturbing development that could threaten the very …

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Unity slate for Unifor named

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

With the Unifor Founding Convention only weeks away, the CAW and CEP have created a Unity Team that is being proposed to lead the new Canadian union.

CAW President Ken Lewenza …

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It’s time to expand the Canada Pension Plan

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

It’s been a long wait to see meaningful action on giving the Canada Pension Plan a bigger role in our overall pension system. Some of us have been around long …

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Every vote matters

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Did you know that B.C.’s 2009 provincial election was decided by 3,500 votes? And that winners in 11 ridings were decided by about 500 votes or less?

Your vote counts and …

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Member-to-member surveys due

Monday, April 15th, 2013

The member-to-member survey forms that have been distributed must be returned to the union office by May 1. They can be mailed, faxed, scanned or brought in in person.

Thanks to …

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New Union Project update

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The project to form a new Canadian union (building on the existing strengths of the CAW and the CEP) is off to a very busy start this New Year.

After all, …

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New union logo and name survey

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

The Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP) are working towards creating a new union, including developing a new name and logo.

Please take a …

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CLC president blasts Harper for hypocrisy, lies on Bill C-377

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

The President of the Canadian Labour Congress has sent a strongly-worded letter to the Prime Minister regarding legislation that will harass unions, invade the personal privacy of Canadians and cost …

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Harper launches war on unions

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Stephen Harper’s class war against Canadian unions came out into the open Wednesday when the PM led the Conservative majority to pass the anti-labour bill C-377. Every one of the …

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Bill C-377 and the right’s stealth attack on union funding

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

The Conservative government’s latest salvo against labour unions is disguised as a plea for openness. In reality, it is something quite different.

The real target of Conservative MP Russ Hiebert’s private …

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