Archive: October, 2016

Alberta gets it right on $15 minimum wage

Posted by BCTGM - October 26, 2016 - Canadian Worker News

This is a cross-post by Angella MacEwen, an  Economist at Canadian Labour Congress and a Broadbent Policy Fellow. The Alberta government has done it. On October 1st, the minimum wage increased by one dollar to $12.20 per hour, making it the highest provincial, but not territorial, minimum wage in Canada. In 2017 it will rise to […]

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Some Food Flavorings Can Be Dangerous for Food Workers

Posted by BCTGM - October 26, 2016 - Health & Safety, News for Stewards, OSHA fooddangers

WHY ARE FOOD FLAVORINGS A PROBLEM FOR FOOD INDUSTRY WORKERS? Some chemicals may be present in food flavorings that can cause permanent lung damage when inhaled. This danger initially became public when federal investigators identified a serious lung disease in workers exposed to a chemical known as diacetyl, which is used in butter-flavored popcorn production. […]

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Video: Nabisco Outsourced Our Jobs

Posted by BCTGM - October 21, 2016 - 2016 Elections, AFL-CIO, Check the Label

Hear from Ladonna and Michael, our sister and brother from BCTGM Local 300, who lost their jobs to outsourcing and Nabisco’s corporate greed.

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