By Lisa Cameronon behalf of the Halifax Workers’ Action Centre A former employee of LaFarge Canada is accusing the company of gender discrimination after years of poor treatment she attributes to her sex. Cindy Lawrence* was hired in December of 2011 at Lafarge Canada’s Brookfield plant just south of Truro, Nova Scotia. She worked until Continue readingFired while pregnant: Former LaFarge worker blows whistle on sexism
By Haseena Manek “Our thing is that, as front line work is being cut, overall it affects the people of Ontario being served. I mean, what are they to do? If they’re being discriminated [against] in a human rights matter, what do they do? It’s not just impacting our front line people, it’s impacting the Continue readingHuman rights support centre workers fight back against provincial cuts
by Wael Afifi, Unifor Local 2025 Vice President, Human Rights I wasn’t surprised when I started hearing some hostile reactions to the news about the Khadr settlement earlier this month. I have to admit that I immediately dismissed voices attacking the settlement as a small bunch of bigoted minds. Shortly after, similar statements from prominent Continue readingThe Khadr settlement: What role for labour?