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Media & Video Coverage of New Report on Workers’ Voice

The Centre for Future Work recently released a major report on the theory and practice of “workers’ voice,” as part of its ongoing PowerShare project.

The report is titled Speaking Up, Being Heard, Making Change: The Theory and Practice of Worker Voice in Canada Today, was co-authored by Jim Stanford and Daniel Poon. The full report is available here.

The report was launched with a special 50-minute webinar featuring presentations by:

    • Shannon Daub, B.C. Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
    • Co-authors Jim Stanford and Daniel Poon
    • Christine Maclin, Director of Human Rights for Unifor, speaking on that union’s new Racial Justice Advocate program
    • Pamela Charron, with the Worker Solidarity Network, who described that organization’s efforts to provide voice for exploited workers

A recording of the webinar is available here:

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The report was covered in a major story in the Toronto Star, by Rosa Saba. The article cited several Canadian workplace experts (including Prof. Gregor Murray, Dr. Graham Lowe, and Deena Ladd) on the importance of organized systems of workers’ voice, and concrete measures to strengthen it. The report was featured in this special commentary in the Globe and Mail. The report was also covered in 83 other media stories.

Jim Stanford is Economist and Director of the Centre for Future Work. He divides his time between Sydney, Australia and Vancouver, Canada. Jim is one of Canada’s best-known economic commentators. He served for over 20 years as Economist and Director of Policy with Unifor, Canada’s largest private-sector trade union.