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Among the working poor, child care workers tell McGuinty government to meet $78 million in outstanding pay equity obligations

Oct 24, 2007 10:34 AM If the Ontario Liberal government is serious about a poverty reduction strategy, meeting legislated pay equity obligations for low-paid child care professionals to boost salaries should be a priority, say child care advocates on Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day.

‘Deadbeat’ Ontario government owes $78 million to more than 100,000 women including child care workers who are among the working poor

Oct 24, 2007 10:22 AM For nearly 20 years, pay equity has been law in Ontario. But when it comes to meeting its legal obligations to women working in predominantly female workplaces, like child care centres that use the proxy comparison method for pay equity, the Ontario government is a ‘deadbeat’ funder.

Journal de Québec lockout at six months

Journal de Québec union leader Denis Bolduc at CUPE National Convention

Oct 22, 2007 03:38 PM Six months after their employer locked them out, morale among CUPE members at le Journal de Québec is still strong.

Municipal workers to rally for ‘Fairness and Respect’ at City Hall on Monday

Oct 22, 2007 11:49 AM CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – Cambridge municipal workers will participate in a “Fairness and Respect’ rally at 6:45 pm, Monday, October 22, at old City Hall in Cambridge, in an effort to achieve a fair deal without a strike. The workers are facing a lockout or strike deadline on October 29 at 12:01 am.

Kentville next stop in health care unions’ regional meetings on strike ban law

Oct 22, 2007 08:02 AM (Halifax) – A coalition of the province’s health care unions will be holding three more regional meetings across the province on the MacDonald government’s plans to try and ban health care strikes.

Canada’s largest union voices opposition to strike ban law

Oct 22, 2007 07:45 AM (Toronto) - The President of Canada's largest union has voiced its opposition to Premier Rodney McDonald's strike ban legislation.

CUPE 410 marks Nellie McClung’s birthday by launching three-day job action

Oct 20, 2007 01:02 PM VICTORIA—Nellie McClung was a passionate crusader for equality, and that’s one reason Greater Victoria Public Library workers are shutting down all branches—beginning with what would have been the legendary women’s rights activist’s 134th birthday today.

CUPE 391 strike ends

Photo by rabidsquirrel

Oct 19, 2007 10:26 PM CUPE members at the Vancouver Public Library have voted 71 per cent in favour of the tentative agreement reached Oct. 19.

CUPE 401 ratifies contract with City of Campbell River

Oct 19, 2007 04:40 PM CAMPBELL RIVER—Mayor Roger McDonell of Campbell River City Council and Kevin Robillard, President of CUPE 401, which represents all inside and outside workers with the City of Campbell River, are pleased to announce the ratification by both parties to an extension of their collective agreement through December 31, 2009.

Kids & Company child care staff in Ottawa, Toronto, Ajax vote for strike action

Oct 19, 2007 10:35 AM TORONTO — Child care workers at Kids and Company locations in Toronto, Ajax and Ottawa have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action if they are not able to reach a first contract.

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