Labour Views / The Trouble with Mining

By | Labour Views
    THE TROUBLE WITH MINING   On Oct 20, 2017 the Yellowknifer reported that Dr. Brian Lee Crowley “warned that a rising tide of ‘organized opposition’ to resource development – exemplified by protests against new pipelines, mines, clear-cutting and the like – poses a threat to Canadian prosperity.”  ...
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Labour Views / Pharmacare

By | Labour Views
Pharmacare helps workers and employers   Canada remains the only country in the world with a universal health care system that doesn’t include coverage for prescription drugs. Three million Canadians are unable to afford their prescribed medication and 9 in 10 Canadians support having a National Public Drug Plan that...
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Language in the Workplace

By | General News
  The owner of a McDonald's franchise in Yellowknife has apologised to staff after a manager ordered employees to speak only English while on the job. Al Nielsen issued the apology letter on the Labour Day long weekend after learning about an "insensitive" and "inappropriate" English-only notice distributed to employees by the manager...
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Labour Day

By | Uncategorized
LABOUR DAY GREETINGS!   Introduction   I want to wish a very Happy Labour Day to all workers, without whom not one penny of profit would be made; nor would any public services be delivered!! As we celebrate Labour Day together, I encourage you to take a moment and think about...
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Labour Views / Rethinking Canada 150

By | Labour Views
Rethinking Canada 150: Our home on native land July 1, 2017 marked the 150th anniversary of Canada's confederation. Many consider July 1, 1867, to be the official beginning of Canada as a country and Canada’s 150th anniversary as an event to be celebrated. Across Canada, all levels of government and...
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Labour Views July 20, 2017 / Why Dissent Matters

By | Labour Views

Why does dissent matter? Because some people see things the rest of us miss. Dissenters express opinions that differ with those commonly or officially expressed.Dissenters often disagree with the methods, goals, and decisions of dominant voices. We all know one important thing about life. Some of our most fiercely held beliefs will turn out to be completely wrong. Nelson Mandella was a dissenting voice in apartheid South Africa. He served 27 years in Jail. His…

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Labour Views May 10, 2017 | Defined vs Target: Bill C-27

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Labour Views May 10, 2017 Written by Alexander Lambrecht, President Northern Territories Federation of Labour Defined vs Target: Bill C-27 Whether you’re currently retired and receiving payments from the pension that you paid into over your working life, or you are currently paying into a pension, Bill C-27 introduced and read for the first time by Finance Minister Bill Morneau on October 19, 2016 needs your attention – all current and future pensioners. What is…

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