:: rawblogXport ::

union news / workers rights / construction / safety / irony...
today's home page

google news

recent posts:
  • AUD Best Rank-and-File Website Contest 2005
  • Why No Inquests into Logging Deaths?
  • Kentucky: Membership Falls
  • TWU: 8 is enough
  • Delphi to pay board in cash
  • AFL-CIO mobilizes around the world
  • U.S. slashes Canadian softwood duties by half
  • Costco CEO Finds Pro-Worker Means Profitability
  • Does Labor Have a Future? article 3
  • Former carpenter's union secretary charged with em...

  • BlogRolling:

    blogs that link here

    eXTReMe Tracker
    Powered by Blogger

    Powered by BlogRolling

    Listed on BlogsCanada

    member union label

    Get Firefox!

    email d@ve2300
    this weblog is the work of dave livingston, a union carpenter in nelson bc canada

    the web

    references to rawblogXport:
    Confined Space
    "Hat tip to rawblogXport for this."
    Jordan Barab, Confined Space
    "a great labor news digest..."
    Labor Blog
    "rawblogXport was there, providing consistently good labor news..."
    Political Site of the Day
    Confined Space
    "Senators Push Legislation to Toughen OSHA Penalties"
    Workers Comp Insider
    Human Fall Traps
    Workers Comp Insider
    "May is labor history month"
    Workers Comp Insider
    "A tip of the hat..."
    "Union Democracy in Carpenters"

    FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of labor and economic issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a "fair use" of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 Chapter 1 Sec.107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.

    "The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people."
    Cesar Chavez

    :: Monday, December 12, 2005 ::

    Privacy office may appeal decision on contentious e-mails - CBC Calgary
    'There's certainly a big irony, because his job is to release documents to the public and here he is, trying to keep them secret. He's sort of making people's heads spin,' McGowan said, adding that an appeal would be disappointing. 'He would be casting himself in a role which is entirely at odds to what his stated public role is supposed to be.

    'Which is to promote access to information. Not keep documents secret.'

    The privacy commissioner's office denies there was any government interference.

    The AFL and the NDP called for the resignation of labour board members once the e-mails' contents were made public.

    Bill 27, introduced in 2003, affected thousands of health-care workers in the province, tearing up existing collective agreements, removing the right to strike and reducing severance packages. It consolidated 400 local bargaining units into 36.

    The Return of the Trojan Horse chapter points to the politicization of the Labour Relations Board as one of the mechanisms used by the Klein government to minimize the perceived strength and effectiveness of unions and workers in the province.

    Hughes-Fuller articulates the logic: “By watering down the labour laws, removing the right to strike, and politicizing the body which adjudicates disputes between labour and management, the government was able to weaken the unions significantly. By weakening the unions, they were able to eliminate one of the most vocal and active opponents of planned government cutbacks, privatizations and deregulations.”
  • posted 4:58 AM :: reference link :: 0 comments ::
  • -------------------------------------------

    Comments: Post a Comment

    unions: the folks that brought you the weekend Powered by Blogger