The Superior Court of Quebec has declared unconstitutional two pieces of legislation denying certain home care and child care workers their right to join a union and other labour rights.
'The Harper government made it clear in the fall economic update that they are going to legislate away fundamental human rights, such as the right to collective bargaining and the right to equal pay for work of equal value.'
As impact of the economic crisis is felt there are concerns that governments will further cut those community social services that help remove barriers to people with disabilities.
Economic downturn may persuade older workers to delay full retirement
'A problem of pandemic proportions.' - UN
The Australian experience should teach the Harper government a lesson
Symptoms and conditions that often accompany the disease are of concern
By voting day this past election the KYOTOplus campaign had obtained commitments from over half of all Liberal/NDP/Bloc/Green candidates – 493 in all. The lead-up to Poznan, is a second opportunity for politicians to commit to action.
During National Medicare Week the National Union is urging governments to look to the public system to deliver solutions to wait-time issues and health care shortages.
'Selling off prisons to big business is abhorrent.... assaults on officers increase, the welfare of inmates plummets and community security is compromised.'
Acknowledging the vital role that community social service workers play
'The findings of this study confirm what we've been saying all along.' - Darryl Walker
Reducing the need for higher intensity and for more costly services