Sep 11

September 11, 2013

Aug 27

August 27, 2013

Windsor Workers’ Education Centre: JOB POSTING FOR VOLUNTEER AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Job Description – Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Windsor Workers’ Education Centre The Windsor Workers’ Education Centre (WWEC) is an incorporated charity and a community organization of workers, students and activists committed to improving the lives and working conditions of people in non-union low-wage and unstable employment. Our goal is to ensure that all workers are able to exercise their rights and are treated with dignity and fairness.  WWEC carries out these goals through educational and organizational supports aimed at building…

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Aug 15

August 15, 2013

Aug 15, 2013: WWAC in the news re: minimum wage campaign

By Dave Waddell Aug 13, 2013 : “A coalition of labour, workers’ rights, anti-poverty and social justice groups will launch the Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage Wednesday by holding a day of action in several cities across the province.”  Read more HERE

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Aug 7

August 7, 2013

August 7 2013

New Socialist Webzine – Canada   Organizing Against the Flow: Learning from the Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly Published on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 09:00 By Alan Sears The global slump since 2008 has cast a sharp light on the glaring injustices that characterize global capitalism at every level. Yet there is a horrible gap between the perception that something is wrong and the sense we can do something about it. The greatest challenge anti-capitalists face today is to work towards…

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Jul 17

July 17, 2013

July 17, 2013: Ontario Establishes New Minimum Wage Advisory Panel

July 17, 2013 10:30 a.m. Ministry of Labour Ontario has appointed a Minimum Wage Advisory Panel, chaired by Anil Verma, Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, to help ensure a process that is fair for workers, predictable for business and creates more opportunities for all Ontarians. Read more HERE Ontario has appointed an Advisory Panel on the Minimum Wage to give advice on Ontario’s minimum wage policy. Committee members were selected based…

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Jul 2

July 2, 2013

July 2 2013: Michael Laxer on public holidays

Not at home for the holidays: The assault on the right of workers to collective days off By Michael Laxer | June 30, 2013 Excerpt: “The people and workers who are made to work, outside of essential services,  are minimum wage workers, retail workers, the young, part time workers, temporary workers (which in some cases allows employers to get around paying statutory holiday pay) and, in reality, the most exploited, least protected and least paid workers in the country.  …

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Jun 18

June 18, 2013

June 18, 2013: Ken Lewenza Sr. Reicieves Honourary Law Degree June 14, 2013

This LINK  will take you to the U Windsor convocation videos. The last one, Session 6, features Ken Lewenza Sr.’s acceptance of his honourary degree at the 26:56 minute mark. At the 47:50 mark he urges University of Windsor president Wildeman to keep open the Centre for Studies in Social Justice.

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Jun 5

June 5, 2013

June 5 2013: Mayor Francis seeks re-election by union bashing and more outsourcing?

At a time when progressive thinkers are advocating for a living wage, Windsor’s mayor continues to roll on towards a wage desert for Windsor. And it’s all for short term political gains: the old gambit to pit workers against each other, and the suburbs against the inner city. Full article is below and HERE Chris Vander Doelen Jun 04, 2013 – 6:02 PM EDT Last Updated: Jun 05, 2013 – 7:01 AM EDT Could Windsor start another wave of municipal…

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Jun 5

June 5, 2013

June 5 2012: “Stop the closure of the Centre for Studies in Social Justice!”

Use the letter below to make an appeal to the University of Windsor to keep the Centre for Studies in Social JusticeRALLY TO SAVE THE CSSJ JUNE 3 2013 Dr. Alan Wildeman, President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Windsor, Dr. K.W. Michael Siu, Vice President-Research Leo Groarke, Provost. Dear Administration of the University of Windsor, I am deeply troubled by your decision to close the Centre for Studies in Social Justice effective July 1st 2013. The centre is a vital and vibrant hub…

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Jun 5

June 5, 2013

June 5 2013: “Canada needs up-to-date labour policy: Goar”

By Carol Goar: “Very few Members of Parliament know how it feels to live on the edge. Andrew Cash does. The 50-year-old New Democrat, who represents Davenport, never had a permanent, full-time job until he was elected two years ago. As a singer-songwriter, he had no income between gigs, no employment insurance (EI) and no workplace benefits. He didn’t even dream of a pension. Half of Toronto’s workers — artists, musicians, consultants, university lecturers, entrepreneurs, freelance writers, web designers, waiters,…

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