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Labour Rights

June 7, 2010

Protracted legal battle dates back to layoffs imposed by the Newfoundland and Labrador government in 2005.

May 13, 2010

National poll finds widespread support for a staff association with real bargaining power or a traditional trade union.

May 9, 2010

All direct and indirect employees will be paid at least $16.74 an hour, well above minimum wage rates in B.C. and across Canada.

May 3, 2010

'From a legal perspective it's a tremendous victory.' - Naveen Mehta.

April 18, 2010

Anti-labour Wall government takes side of construction contractors against building trade unions.

April 8, 2010

Like Canada's Westray tragedy in 1992, the deaths of 29 coal miners in West Virginia could have been prevented with tougher laws to crack down on negligent corporate operators.

March 29, 2010

NUPGE president James Clancy says decision by United Nations body 'damages the human rights reputation of both the province and the Canadian government.'

March 29, 2010

UN body instructs government of Premier Brad Wall to consult and with labour and work out a more balanced approach to essential services legislation, union organizing votes and a labour relations board all parties can trust.

March 25, 2010

UFCW Canada blasts province for arresting farm labourers while ignoring agricultural operators who break the rules.

March 24, 2010

Unions working together include dozens of labour organizations from Australia, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Peru, Sweden, South Africa, Zambia, among others.