FEATURE REPORT: It’s been over a month since opposition leaders in Pakistan and supporters started protesting in the streets of Pakistan demanding the resignation of current Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and new elections. Protesters have rallied their way through the gates of the parliament house in Islamabad Pakistan, facing tear gas and rubber bullets along the way. As of September 10th, three protesters have been killed and hundreds injured.
Fakiha Baig spoke with York University Master’s student Ayyazz Mallick about the state of politics in Pakistan.
FEATURE REPORT: There have been many discussions happening recently about unpaid labour and unpaid internships in Ontario. With the rise of unpaid work, and lack of data on said work- there is a growing crisis in our labour market- particularly for youth emerging from school ready for the workplace, but with increasing amounts of student debt. London-West MPP Peggy Sattler introduced a private member’s bill in Ontario parliament over a month ago that seeks to address some of these issues. News Now’s Maggie Reid spoke with Peggy Sattler about the bill she introduced.
FEATURE REPORT: We investigate the prospect of corporate ownership of the Eglinton Cross Town LRT currently under construction across Eglinton Avenue in Toronto. The province has opened the doors to applications for companies to enter what are called Public-Private-Partnerships, or P3s. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 advisor Bill Reno talks about the potential risks and global examples of how the privatization of public transit can be disastrous for municipalities.
Christian Deo has that report
FEATURE REPORT (Thursday, September 11th, 2014): The annual Aboriginal Workers and Workers of Colour Conference took place Saturday September 6th in Scarborough. The theme of the conference was diversity, and the day included a launch of the publication: Leaders Guide to Strengthen Unions – Moving Beyond Diversity toInclusion and Equity,” published by the Toronto & York Region Labour Council as well as a keynote address by Hassan Yussuf, the first person of colour to be elected as President of the Canadian Labour Congress. We have an excerpt of his address to share with News Now listeners today…