Today is International Workers' Day! One hundred and twenty-seven years ago, workers in Chicago demonstrating for the eight hour day were attacked, a bomb was thrown and several strikers and police officers were killed.
OTTAWA – "The photos of the factory building collapse in Bangladesh tell the story of corporate greed run amuck, says Dave Coles, president of Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada. "This criminal disaster is the direct result of unregulated, free-market capitalism."
Coles says even the most basic of International Labour Organization standards have been violated and the retailers responsible should be condemned in the harshest terms and brought to swift justice."
VICTORIA – The enthusiastic host of TSN's Off the record, Michael Landsberg shared his experience overcoming depression and mental illness with CEP delegates attending a health and safety conference in Victoria. Landsberg's keynote address on Monday, April 8 was a first-hand account of his experience in identifying and healing depression.
Today marks the first day of CEP's health and safety conference taking place until Wednesday, April 10th. About 200 delegates have arrived in Victoria, BC to take part in the conference and attend many workshops and discussions.
A clash of privacy rights and safety concerns is coming to a head as one of Alberta's largest oil sands employers attempts to force thousands of its workers to submit to new random drug and alcohol tests.