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On the line

Date published : February 16, 2010 - Sudbury, Ontario

Five months into a punishing strike, a Sudbury mother seeks support for her kids – and gets a sweet lesson in solidarity.
 
Reporting and photographs
Renaud Philippe

Editor
Miguel Raymond

Director-coordinator
Hélène Choquette


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  • In 2006 full-time unionized workers in Canada
  • earned an average hourly wage of $23.34
  • – versus $19.84 for non-unionized workers.
  • For part-time work, unionized workers earned
  • an average of $19.36 – and non-unionized
  • workers earned $12.00.
  • Source: Statistics Canada
 

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Stay Stong USW 6500 hold on to your families

 

By Vicky Mc Ivor - Date published: March 8, 2010 - Sudbury, Ontario

I feel that these poor families in the steelworkers 6500 are getting a real aweful deal from Vale- Inco, I see that Vale is robbing them of all they worker for. I feel that Vales only plan is to kill Sudbury finacially and spiritually. It has put theses people in a position where if they sign the contract they are loosing everything they have worked for, then again if they don't sign they will...

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