CANADA & WORLD
Labour official calls on governments to save decent work in era of low-wage jobs
Taliban insurgents staged a co-ordinated attack targeting a security firm in Kabul Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 19 others.the U.S. said an airstrike hours earlier in Helmand province that reportedly killed civilians was conducted by U.S. aircraft.
DOZENS DEAD IN AFGHAN BATTLE
Across the Greater Toronto Area, half of all jobs are lowwage, temporary, contract, or lacking benefits. That’s why the battle for GM Oshawa’s 2,500 at-risk jobs is crucial, says Bill Murnighan, director of research at Unifor, the union that represents GM employees.
“There are still far too many precarious jobs. So it’s incredibly frustrating to see (Ontario Premier Doug) Ford government’s reversal of many of the changes that were meant to make precarious jobs better,” he said, referring to recent legislation WASHINGTON—IVANKA Trump defended her use of a private email account as she was moving into an adviser’s position in her father’s administration, saying that it cannot be compared to the flap over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server and that “Lock her up!” doesn’t apply to her. Bill Murnighan, Unifor
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“THERE ARE STILL FAR TOO MANY PRECARIOUS JOBS.”
that removed many new protections for low-wage workers.
He says governments must promote workforce development, research and capital investment that make Ontario — and Canada — an attractive place to keep auto jobs. University of Toronto Canadian labour history researcher Christo Aivalis said the news is a wake-up call that too many decisions “are dictated by profit motive.” OT TAWA — A meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his counterparts from the four other main federal parties Wednesday is being pushed as a non-partisan effort to help Canada’s francophone population — even as clouds of partisanship hang over the gathering.
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