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$15 min. wage good for workers AND business

Economist Armine Yalnizyan of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives explains why raising the minimum wage in Ontario to $15 per hour is good for both workers and business. Read her article in Maclean’s …

Toronto-area janitors ratify new deal

“This is good for my family,” said Olga da Cruz, a member of the bargaining committee. “I’ve never been paid when I’ve sick before. Just like all working families in Toronto, we needed some real improvements and we won them.”

Tentative deal reached for over 2,000 Toronto-Area Janitors, strike averted

Deal is a step forward for working families in Toronto.

Bee Clean employees in St. Catharines win first contract

After lengthy negotiations, Bee Clean employees at the Ministry of Transportation building on St. Paul St. and the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse have ratified a first contract. “What an amazing difference in our lives since becoming unionized!” said Chief Steward …

Les agents d’entretien ont ratifié une entente qui comprend des prestations de santé familiale

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Cleaners Ratify Agreement that includes family health benefits

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Les agents d’entretien sont parvenus à une entente de principe avec les employeurs

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Ottawa janitors reach tentative deal

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Les nettoyeurs à Ottawa approuvent massivement un mandat de grève dans toute la ville

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Ottawa Strike Mandate

2,500 Janitors Could Start Rotating Walkouts First Week in August

La campagne “Nous ne sommes plus invisibles” officiellement lancée

English Les membres de J4J et de ACORN ont été accompagnés par leurs sympathisants à l’hôtel de ville d’Ottawa le samedi 20 juin afin de demander au gouvernement conservateur d’introduire une politique de salaire de subsistance qui inclut un salaire …

Invisible No More Campaign Launched in Ottawa

Nearly 200 J4J and ACORN members were joined by supporters at City Hall on Saturday June 20th to call on the Conservative government to introduce a Living Wage Policy which includes $15 per hour and health benefits in federally owned properties.

Do you want to change the world?

SEIU is now recruiting activists across Canada for the launch of its Organizing Apprenticeship Program in September, 2014. No experience necessary. Applicants must be committed to social justice.

Apollo 8 workers at Cloverdale Mall join SEIU!

Anger overcomes fear. That’s what the janitors’ leaders are saying at Cloverdale Mall.

Previous efforts to form a Union have been put off because of fear. But that’s all changed.

CleanMark workers at the Dartmouth Crossing Cineplex in Negotiations

The new members are excited to join the Halifax GDI cleaners who ratified their first collective agreement last summer. The GDI workers improved their working conditions, making it easier to make ends meet. Now negotiations are underway to ensure that …

Workers at Nova Scotia’s largest cleaning company win benefits & other improvements in historic contract

“We’re very proud of what we accomplished,” said cleaner Debbie Desveaux. “Working families in Halifax deserve better and we have finally taken a big step in the right direction.”

Spotlight shone on issues affecting non-union janitors

Toronto Star: Ontario Law Commission recommends sweeping changes to protect vulnerable workers. A startling rise in “precarious work” — low-wage temp jobs with no benefits — needs to be addressed, says a report offering 47 recommendations.

GDI Cleaners in Halifax Victorious

Justice for Janitors – From Coast to Coast!

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Halifax GDI Vote Times & Locations

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