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via BC Federation of Labour

Vancouver, BC  - WorkSafeBC announced today that safety regulations protecting employees working alone will be essentially revoked on April 15, 2012, a move that is being condemned by the family of Grant DePatie and the B.C. Federation of Labour.

The new stripped-down Regulation allows the employers to sidestep requirements that the door be locked and a window used to exchange money and goods between the hours of 11:00 pm and 6:00 am, when employees are working alone.

PSAC’s Social Justice Fund is working with CoDevelopment Canada (CoDev) to offer a group of young activists from our union an important and unique opportunity to see first hand the beneficial outcomes of union international solidarity and social justice programs.

The Harper Conservatives are marking December 6 this year by destroying the federal long-gun registry and its more than seven million records.

December 6 is the day we remember and mourn the 14 women killed at the École Polytechnique in Montreal 22 years ago.  We take time to reflect on this extreme example of violence against women.

Since 1992, December 3rd is marked as the International Day for Persons with Disabilities by the United Nations. This is a day to promote awareness on the issues faced by people living with disabilities.

Each year this international day of observance has a theme that addresses a priority for those living with a disability. This year’s theme is: "Together for a better world for all: Including persons with disabilities in development". In 2006, Statistics Canada reported that more than 2.6 million Canadians are living with a disability, which is 13% of Canada’s overall population.

On Nov. 24, the bargaining teams for Field (FI) and Regional Office (RO) Interviewers gave Statistics Canada an official notice to begin negotiations.

The Public Service Alliance of Canada opened negotiations with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency with an exchange of bargaining proposals between the parties on November 10, 2011.