Between Times

Welcome to Between Times, an online-only feature to complement the magazine you find in your mailbox every two months. Between every issue of Our Times, watch for a specially selected online article, letters to the editor, late-breaking reviews, debate and ideas about stories in Our Times, and resources to help keep you inspired in the struggle for workers' rights and social justice.

WINTER 2017-18
BATTLING AUSTERITY: Nova Scotia Workers Fight Back
By Rebecca Rose
The "Public Services Sustainability Act," formerly Bill 148, imposes wage caps and removes a previously negotiated benefit — the long-service award — from collective agreements. "I believe they've promoted solidarity amongst the labour movement," says Jason Maclean, speaking about the McNeil Liberals.

FALL 2017
DEFENDING PUBLIC HEALTH CARE: Dr. Danyaal Raza Speaks Out
By Haseena Manek
"As believers in publicly funded health care, we have to take the responsibility of offering a path to reform very seriously. In the absence of that, then people will find the false appeal of private financing and for-profit health care delivery tempting."

SUMMER/LABOUR DAY 2017
OUR TIMES TALLY
By Sean Cain
• Chance that a First Nations child on a reserve in Canada lives in poverty: 3 in 5 • Since 1876, number of First Nations children who were placed in residential schools across Canada: 150,000

SPRING 2017
4 DIRECTIONS ARTS FESTIVAL
By the Restorative Relations Working Group
First Nations people do not want to honour what feels like a celebration of colonialism. Instead, we want to honour the Indian residential school survivor legacy and the restoration of our identity as Indigenous peoples. This is our festival and you are invited.

SPRING 2017
EQUAL PAY DAY: Standing Up for Equality
By Jan Borowy & Fay Faraday
In the 1970s and '80s, women in the labour movement fought to end pay discrimination and close the gender pay gap. Still, today, thousands of women in their unions and community organizations find the fight for pay equity and women's economic equality is far from over.

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