Labour - Unions

22/11/20
Author: 
Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business

November 19, 2020

New York (CNN Business)Tyson supervisors at a pork processing facility in Waterloo, Iowa took bets on how many workers would get infected with Covid-19, even as they took measures to protect themselves and denied knowledge of the spread of the illness at work, according to new allegations in a lawsuit against the company and some employees.

21/11/20
Author: 
Mitchell Thompson NOVEMBER 16, 2020 Photo: Governor of Virginia / Flickr
Amazon warehouse - Photo: Governor of Virginia / Flickr

 

Leaked images show mega-corporation’s use of ‘virtual foreman,’ which advocates say puts workers’ pandemic safety at risk

Amazon warehouse workers say a version of the company’s infamous “time off task” productivity-monitoring system is operational in Canada — and it’s pushing them to race against seemingly arbitrary digital timers, at the expense of their health.

21/11/20
Author: 
Andrew Kurjata

Nov 19, 2020

Industrial site safety plans still working, Dr. Henry says

 

John Horgan poses for a selfie while on a tour of LNG Canada in Northern B.C. on Friday Jan. 17, 2020. (John Horgan/Twitter)

20/11/20
Author: 
CBC Radio Ideas
Astra Taylor

[Editor: These are two very interesting podcasts on the subject of democracy, inequality, capitalism, racisism, imperialism, and freedom.]

1. Canadian-American filmmaker and writer Astra Taylor admits that for most of her life the term "democracy" held little appeal. But when she took on the what-is-democracy question, her inquiry turned into a belief that while it may not fully exist, democracy is still worth fighting for.

Aired: March 10, 2020

04/11/20
Author: 
Carl Meyer
Workers wearing Iron & Earth clothing set up solar panels. Photo courtesy of Iron & Earth / Facebook

November 4th 2020

A director at a group of oilsands workers committed to renewable energy development says the pandemic has demonstrated the need to build a better Canada that’s more equal and more resilient.

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