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Volume 32, Number 2

Features

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    STANDING ON THE SIDE OF WORKERS

    By Sue Carter and D’Arcy Martin

    The labour movement’s struggle to build a more equitable, democratic workplace and society continues, and labour education is central to this struggle.

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    THE POWER OF HUMAN CONTACT

    By Adriane Paavo

    While e-resources and tools are helpful, face-to-face contact is crucial for making things happen.

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    HOW ONLINE EDUCATION SERVES WORKERS WELL

    A look at UFCW Canada’s webCampus experience.

    A look at UFCW Canada’s webCampus experience.

  • 23

    COVER STORY: EDUCATION FOR ACTION

    By Audrey Batterham

    “For workers in precarious jobs, the traditional approach to workplace learning makes no sense,” says Kiran Mirchandani, director of the Workplace Learning and Social Change program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Workers’ Action Centre coordinator Deena Ladd agrees. A conversation about education, research and activism.

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    KNOWING THE WORDS AND YOUR RIGHTS

    By Janet Nicol

    The B.C. Federation of Labour runs a unique ESL program for new Canadians seeking to improve their English-language skills while learning about workplace health and safety.

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    REMEMBERING THE OCEAN RANGER DISASTER

    By Susan Dodd

    Thoughts from the sister of one of the 84 men who died at sea on the Ocean Ranger, about the need for on-the-job training, corporate responsibility, and regulation.

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    UNDER THE RAINBOW

    By Linda Briskin, Sue Genge, Margaret McPhail and Marion Pollack

    Union sisters weigh in on the need to make equality a priority even in times of austerity. The second of three articles based on the project “Leadership, Feminism and Equality in Unions in Canada.”

Departments

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    NOTES

    Workers’ Rights Campaign Kickoff * Guatemalan Unionist Murdered * Local Victory Over Poverty Wages * Labour College is 50! * Next Generation Conference * Porter Airline Boycott * Nova Scotia EI Town Hall Meetings

  • 8

    WEBWORK : TAKE BACK THE NET

    By Derek Blackadder

    The (not so) new media is as bad a place to be as the old. Perhaps worse, in that the bad things that used to happen slowly, in print and at a distance, can now appear instantly.

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    OUR TIMES TALLY

    By Sean Cain

    Current number of unemployed people in Canada for every job vacancy: 5.8.

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    POETRY

    By Carole Glasser Langille

  • 45

    REVIEWS: RETHINKING THE POLITICS OF LABOUR IN CANADA

    Review by Jojo Geronimo

    The searing question this refreshing book asks is: Who are we?/Who is the labour movement?

  • 47

    THE INCONVENIENT INDIAN

    Review by Michael Desautels

    Author Thomas King has not only managed to condense over 500 years of interactions between Indigenous peoples and settlers to Turtle Island into one book; he has done so in a most accessible way.

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    COMMENTARY: A RADICAL UNION EDUCATION AGENDA

    By Stephen Elliott-Buckley

    What if we were to spend one day imagining how we would rebuild our union, from scratch. Could we do it? What would that look like?