Jetsgo traffic numbers jump in October

MONTREAL, Nov. 17 /CNW/ – Jetsgo announced significant increases in October traffic statistics with Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) growing 287% to 141,503,155 from 36,596,132 in the same period last year. Available Seat Miles (ASMs) rose 301% to 215,524,480 from 53,772,480, producing a load factor of 65.6% for this year. The…

Don’t want to be a Sweatshop Santa?

New guide helps Canadians shop without selling out their values This is a question a growing number of Canadian consumers will ask themselves over the holiday shopping season as awareness of sweatshop abuses continues to grow among shoppers in North America. A recent Leger Marketing poll found that a strong…

Union fears cuts after BC Rail sale

Vancouver — Union officials at BC Rail Ltd. are bracing for major cutbacks as the British Columbia government appears poised to table legislation that would allow for the sale of the Crown-owned corporation. B.C. Transportation Minister Judith Reid refused yesterday to say exactly when the legislation will be introduced or…

Ottawa Aims to Give Status to Illegal Foreign Workers

Immigration Minister Denis Coderre is developing an unprecedented program to deal with a hidden problem: the thousands of illegal immigrants in Canada's vast underground economy.The initiative, which would grant undocumented workers legal status, would begin in Ontario's construction sector, but could be extended to the textile and service sectors in…

Unions say Thailand is still violating all basic workers’ rights

Child labour, forced labour, trade union rights violations and gender discrimination are all still prevalent in Thailand, according to global union body, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU). In a new report on Thailand, produced to coincide with the WTO review of Thai trade policy this week, ICFTU…