Union Bug Blog
Jun 20, 2007 -
Day of Awareness Helps Fight Racism
National Aboriginal Day is June 21st. A day which the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs refers to as an opportunity for Aboriginal people to “express great pride for their rich diverse cultures with their families, neighbours, friends and visitors.”
Jun 13, 2007 -
Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Labour Rights Are Human Rights
Ottawa (8 June 2007) - The Supreme Court of Canada has declared for the first time that the collective bargaining rights of workers are protected by the 1982 Charter of Rights and Freedoms and are also a fundamental aspect of Canadian society predating the Charter.
Jun 07, 2007 -
TILMA a Bad Deal For Canada
In April 2006, the governments of British Columbia and Alberta signed a historic trade agreement that will have sweeping ramifications for citizens of both provinces, if not for those in the rest of the country. The Alberta-British Columbia Trade, Investment, and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) will create an integrated economy for the two provinces by April 1, 2009.
May 30, 2007 -
Unions Help Fight Poverty
A major American research organization has released a report that calls for the rebirth of unionization in the United States. In From Poverty to Prosperity: a National Strategy to Cut Poverty in Half, the Center for American Progress argues that the United States should set a national goal of cutting poverty in half over the next ten years, and proposes several steps to achieve this objective.
May 23, 2007 -
A Third Majority
On Tuesday May 22, 2007 Gary Doer and the Manitoba NDP did just what most political analysts predicted as they cruised to a third straight majority term.
May 14, 2007 -
What About Privatization?
In an election campaign that so far has featured announcements at the rate of almost one per day from each party, there has been somewhat of an absence of a debate around privatization. Manitoba Hydro aside, we need to hear from each of the major parties about their priorities in terms of the public service and threats of contracting-out and other types of privatization.
May 09, 2007 -
Bring Back The Sanity
May 02, 2007 -
PST Cut Misguided
In the first week of the provincial election campaign, Progressive Conservative Leader Hugh McFadyen announced that he would reduce Manitoba’s Provincial Sales Tax (PST) by one percent if elected. This is the first reference so far in the campaign to tax reductions of any kind.
Apr 27, 2007 -
It Ain't Easy Being Green
Apr 22, 2007 -
Now It's Up to Manitobans
On Friday, Manitoba Premier Gary Doer did the inevitable and called an election. It promises to be an interesting and, one would guess, potentially heated affair.