Women’s Labour History

March 8 is International Women’s Day, a global day of recognition celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and girls, and raising awareness of the work left to be done. In the United States the entire month of March is dedicated to Women’s History, while in Canada women’s history is recognized in October.

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Black History Month February

Black History Month is a time to celebrate and highlight the best of Black History and culture, and to honour the ancestors and upcoming leaders of Black communities, their accomplishments and their continued fight for liberation. CUPE link. Canada’s unions mark Black History Month by calling for racial justice in pandemic response and recovery. CLC link.

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The news about the passing of Gordie Larkin, after a two month battle with COVID-19, has hit our Labour Community especially hard. For many of us Gordie was an institution: at every labour convention, Said by Joshua Berson “always with that goofy smile, a volunteer request or hustling for a donation. Unfairly teased as “three chord Gord”, the brother was…

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Taxes & working from home due to COVID-19

CRA News Release | Home Office Expenses for Employees The Canada Revenue Agency has simplified the rules to help make Canadians working from home eligible for a tax deduction.  Under the new rules, employees having worked from home more than 50% of the time over a period of a least four consecutive weeks in 2020 due to COVID-19 are eligible…

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