Labour - Unions

20/06/21
Author: 
Scott Neigh
Change the system not the climate - sign
May 25, 2021

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18/06/21
Author: 
Sarah Tranum
Grain hulls left over after being used for brewing

June 17, 2021

There are many hard lessons learned from the pandemic. One is that our food system needs a serious reboot. Luckily, we need only look to nature’s cycles for clues on how to fix it.

In a circular food economy, food waste becomes valuable, affordable healthy food becomes accessible to everyone and innovation uses a regenerative approach to how food is produced, distributed and consumed.

14/06/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
City utility tunnel - Atul Tegar/Wikimedia commons

June 13, 2021

As the shift off carbon accelerates, clean energy companies are scrambling to find the people power they need to keep the lights on.

“The renewables jobs market is heating up and candidates with the right abilities are becoming harder to find,” writes Bloomberg Green, citing comment by Miguel Stilwell, CEO of Portuguese clean energy firm EDP Renováveis. His company will be looking to hire 1,300 more workers by 2023. 

14/06/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
Working on solar panels - /Pikist

June 13, 2021

Australia’s fossil-heavy state of Queensland is committing A$2 billion to create what Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk called a “self-reinforcing cycle of investment—a job-generating clean energy industrial ecosystem”.

14/06/21
Author: 
Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research
Faisal Laibi Sahi (Iraq), Cafe 2, 2014.

Each month, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) releases a monthly food price index. The release on 3 June showed that food prices have surged by 40%, the largest rise since 2011. The impact of this food price rise will grievously hit developing countries, most of whom are major importers of food staples.

11/06/21
Author: 
Doug Allan

 June 11, 2021 

Ontario’s Financial Accountability Office (FAO) reports that the nominal healthcare funding increases planned by the Doug Ford PC government between 2019-20 to 2029-30 fall well short of the nominal increases over the previous nine years (2010-11 to 2019-20, the period of public sector austerity that followed the last recession).

11/06/21
Author: 
Adam D.K. King

June 10, 2021

Vale's rhetoric of "south-south solidarity" is meaningless. Like all corporations, the company pursues profit above all else.

As of midnight on June 1, the members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 6500 at Vale (formerly Inco) mines in Sudbury, Ont., are on strike

10/06/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
Workers on site - Alexandre/flickr

JUNE 8, 2021

The European Union has approved a €17.5-billion Just Transition Fund (JTF) to support communities most affected by the shift off fossil fuels, while Canadians wait for word on federal just transition legislation that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised two years ago, but has not said very much about since.

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