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Measuring progress toward a better future

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It’s time to look ahead toward the next provincial budget.

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Acknowledging the labour movement on Canada’s 150th

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As we acclaim Canada’s builders after 150 years, the vital role of trade unions remains overlooked.

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A movement is born

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The provincial government’s 2016 austerity budget has sparked province-wide outrage and politicized a “whole new generation of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians [who are] not going away.”

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Privatization of public services will hurt N.L.: town hall

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“People Before Profit” speakers say privatization perpetuates inequality, reduces the quality of public services like healthcare and education, eats away at the fabric of our society — and most Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans can’t afford it anyway.

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Budget 2015 is bad for the economy

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The PC’s austerity budget ignores the fiscal realities of a resource-based economy.

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Great expectations

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Opportunities and challenges alike lie ahead for young workers in Newfoundland and Labrador

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2014: Newfoundland & Labrador ‘Year in Review’

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We need a ‘bigger picture’ perspective if we’re to achieve the large scale change we desperately need. The Independent was there to cover the stories that mattered most in 2014. Help us do it again this year: #GoIndy2015!

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NL unions vow “fairness for all” fight in lead up to 2015 elections

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Members of the province’s labour movement gathered in St. John’s last week to discuss their mandate and strategy for ramping up efforts to achieve social and economic justice in Newfoundland and Labrador. Union leaders say political activism will be a key part of their fight.

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Unions, political action, and fairness for everyone

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The NL Federation of Labour is holding a political action conference later this month, and there’s a lot on the agenda

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Automation nation

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In a world that’s desperate for jobs, why are we ‘innovating’ ourselves out of them?

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How the government and unions solved their pension problem

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In a country characterized by increasingly confrontational labour relations, an unlikely story of cooperation and negotiation emerges. Are there lessons in the experience for the rest of the country?

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Working for the weekend

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What do we do when our work ceases to be a motivational factor in our lives?

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The threat of CETA: trade, investment and workers’ rights

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The damage CETA will wreak on our economy and our democratic rights is unprecedented. But it can still be stopped.

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Minimum wage town hall spawns stories of poverty

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Newfoundland and Labrador may be a so-called ‘have’ province, but despite the record corporate profits from our natural resource industries, thousands of minimum wage workers are living on or below the poverty line

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Why Employment Insurance is an election issue

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A strong EI program is vital to strengthen our economy and our communities

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Exotic bird goes North

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Nowadays, being from Newfoundland is like being some sort of exotic bird.

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Award-winning St. John’s songwriter releases fiery new workers’ anthem

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TheIndependent.ca EXCLUSIVE DEBUT: Colleen Power’s “Crossing the Line” inspired by local strikes, takes aim at scabs.

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Bill 22 signals setback in labour relations in province

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Labour vows to fight back

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Tories set to revoke labour law, workers’ rights

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Government is attacking its own good labour legislation, and it makes no sense. Card-check certification is effective, democratic, and a basic right that must be protected.

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Public health care facing its greatest threat

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Failure to renew the Canada Health Accord threatens us all. This province needs to join others in speaking out.

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