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CLC Poster Contest

In honour of the "International Year of Youth" the Canadian Labour Congress has launched a poster contest in the hopes of highlighting the struggles young workers face today. (This winning poster will be used at our upcoming convention.) CLICK HERE for the poster contest call-out and consent forms. (This contest is open to Canadian residents under the age of 30.) Note: Further information (as indicated on the call-out) is available on our website at: http://www.canadianlabour.ca/human-rights-equality/youth.

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CLC Victory Regarding Canada Pension Plan

The following is a letter from Ken Georgetti regarding a CLC victory (limited as it may be, for now) and the need to persevere in our lobby for the expansion of the Canada Pension Plan.

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Annual Day of Mourning Ceremony

The annual Day of Mourning Ceremony, an event organized by the Cape Breton and District Labour Council, is a day of remembrance - to remember family and friends who have died, been injured, or become ill because of where they work. The ceremony was held at the Whitney Pier Legion on April 28th, coinciding with ceremonies across Canada and the world.

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Academic staff from across Canada to lobby for more funding

Academic staff associations from across Canada will be meeting with their Members of Parliament this Thursday for CAUT’s annual Parliament Hill Day. They will be calling on MPs to support CAUT’s demand to boost funding through the granting councils for untargeted, peer-reviewed basic research.

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“Top five” universities spark anger with call for bigger share of funding

The presidents of Canada’s so-called “top five” universities have sparked anger across the country with their call for a bigger piece of the already small post-secondary education funding pie. The leaders of the universities of Toronto, British Columbia, Alberta and Montreal, and of McGill University say a new national strategy for post-secondary education should direct more of the available money for research to their institutions.

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Minister Goodyear Tampers With Conference

CAUT has called upon Minister Goodyear to resign after learning that that the latter had attempted to persuade SSHRC president to withdraw the granting agency's support from a conference at York University because of its politically sensitive nature.

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