THE GOVERNMENT OF NEW BRUNSWICK HAS DECIDED TO TRUST THE EXPERTS. It will continue to work with public service workers to improve hospital food and cleaning services. It will not contract out their work to a private company.
THE DEMAND FOR DECENT WORK IN ONTARIO AIN’T OVER TILL IT’S OVER. That was the message thousands flooded into downtown Toronto to deliver to the brand new Doug Ford government, just nine days after his June 7 victory.
FLIGHT ATTENDANTS JUST SAID NO. They simply refused to be part of Donald Trump’s plan to separate immigrant kids from their moms and dads. There was no way they could justify it: not as flight attendants; not as human beings.
WORKING AS A BUILDING MANAGER IS NO DREAM JOB. The responsibilities are high, the pay is low, overtime is almost never paid. Complaining about any of it is a good way to get fired. And, worst of all, evicted.
COLIN KAEPERNICK FINALLY MADE THE STARTING LINEUP. But not with the NFL. The blackballed quarterback was picked by Amnesty International to receive it’s highest honour, the 2018 Ambassador of Conscience Award. The award “celebrates individuals and groups who speak out for justice.”
A $15 MINIMUM WAGE IS ALL THE RAGE—KINDA. A new CLI Briefing Note gives a clear snapshot of the different paths three provinces are taking to get there and suggests a $15 minimum wage for all may soon be “an idea whose time has come.”
THERE’S GOOD NEWS ABOUT MEDICARE: we can make it even better. The proof is in Canadian Health Care: The art of the possible, a study from the Public Services Foundation of Canada (PSFC). It is the latest salvo in the foundation’s ongoing campaign to celebrate, protect and expand our Medicare.