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March 9, 2018

Paid domestic violence leave gets boost in 2018 federal budget

Canada’s unions are celebrating the federal government’s recent announcement that it plans to amend the Canada Labour Code to include five days of paid domestic violence leave for workers in federally-regulated workplaces. This news expands on last year’s promise of ten days of unpaid leave for workers experiencing domestic violence. “Canada’s unions have been advocating for paid domestic violence leave…
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March 8, 2018

A day rooted in women’s ongoing struggle for fairness, economic equality and social justice.

March 8, 1975 marked the first declaration of International Women’s Day (IWD) by the United Nations, but its roots trace back to a 1909 protest in support of women garment workers in New York City. Unions have been key to changing the lives of working women – from the bread and roses movement, to bargaining (and striking) to win parental…
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February 27, 2018
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Canada’s unions encouraged by federal budget commitments on pharmacare and pay equity

Canada’s unions say they are pleased to see this year’s federal budget commit to moving forward on universal pharmacare and pay equity. Today’s federal budget commits to setting up an Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare headed up by former Ontario health minister Dr. Eric Hoskins. “We are very pleased to see the government committing to a pathway…
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