Tag: labour

union relevance

it’s smoky in the city today, my eyes are drying in the socket, stinging with the particulate that fills the air. blinking repeatedly to moisturize, i feel tired, despite last night’s sound sleep. it has been a busy day so far, mostly for me… Continue Reading “union relevance”

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lessons from water

revelation on the morning bus ride: rather than feeling as though i’m *in* water – i need to *be* water drowning, submerged, in over my head – this is how i often feel as a union steward listening to the stories of aggrieved members.… Continue Reading “lessons from water”

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solidarity

i keep trying to blog and finding the livejournal server down – it’s starting to get to me a bit. i am in the process of writing a talk for next week on the nature of grassroots solidarity and the almost-general strike of may,… Continue Reading “solidarity”

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explain this one……

ok – i’m confused about this. i just had a meeting with a union rep from another union representing federal government employees in my workplace. in the course of a discussion about collective bargaining, we started talking about the upcoming election and how that… Continue Reading “explain this one……”

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dignity of risk

have been doing some research this afternoon for a grievance/ human rights case i am working on involving a workplace member with a head injury which has brought me to some interesting policy and case law. one of the avenues that i am exploring… Continue Reading “dignity of risk”

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