VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10
540 views | +0 today
Follow
VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10
Tidbits to help you understand!!
Curated by batman
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

Does Wal-Mart Destroy Communities?

Does Wal-Mart Destroy Communities? | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
We have heard all the claims 10,000 times, and here William Anderson deals with the main ones.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

Walmart Just Did Something Really Good For Its Workers

Walmart Just Did Something Really Good For Its Workers | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
In her nearly two years with Walmart, Maya'Neisha Johnson has typically worked about 20 hours a week at her Western Arkansas store, while pursuing a bachelor's degree. But lately, when her class schedule permits, Johnson has managed to pick up an ext...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

UN report on aboriginals warns of crisis in Canada

UN report on aboriginals warns of crisis in Canada | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples says there’s a crisis in Canada when it comes to how aboriginal people in this country are treated, noting that the relationship between the federal government and indigenous peoples is even more strained than a decade ago.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

7 Things To Know About Fair Trade

7 Things To Know About Fair Trade | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
Which would you purchase? A white shirt made in Indonesia selling for $14.99 with a "designer label" or a white shirt made in Indonesia for $25 which has a fair trade designation? Why do you think there is such a discrepancy?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

This Is How Empty Canada Really Is

This Is How Empty Canada Really Is | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
Everyone knows most of Canada is uninhabited, but seeing really is believing. OK, no humans is a bit of an exaggeration
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

The UN Confirms It: Canada's Relationship With First Nations Is Broken

The UN Confirms It: Canada's Relationship With First Nations Is Broken | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
Monday, James Anaya, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, issued his highly anticipated report. Professor Anaya has reported a broken relationship between the federal government and Indigenous peoples. I urge every Canadian to take the time to read it -- it is a great way to "Idle KNOW More."
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

Reconciliation: A new generation of aboriginal Canadians weighs in

Reconciliation: A new generation of aboriginal Canadians weighs in | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
This week, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada hosts its final national event in Edmonton. We've asked voices from the first generation of aboriginal people who didn't attend a residential school to share their thoughts on reconciliation and what the legacy means to them.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

UN Urged To Declare Canada's Treatment Of Aboriginals 'Genocide'

UN Urged To Declare Canada's Treatment Of Aboriginals 'Genocide' | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
A fresh campaign is underway to push the United Nations to label Canada's treatment of First Nations people "genocide." On Monday, former National Chief Phil Fontaine, elder Fred Kelly, businessman Dr. Michael Dan and human rights activist Bernie Farber sent a letter to James Anaya, UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, arguing that several specific crimes against aboriginal people in Canada qualify as genocide under the post-Second World War Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG)
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

Half of First Nations children live in poverty

Half of First Nations children live in poverty | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
Half of status First Nations children in Canada live in poverty, a troubling figure that jumps to nearly two-thirds in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, says a newly released report.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

The Brutal Life of a Child Miner

The Brutal Life of a Child Miner | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
Far too many children do work in mines in developing countries around the world. I'm not talking about adult children, as my dad was, but boys and girls as young as six. In a report released today, World Vision explores the harsh reality of children mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

Would You Pay an Extra 10 Cents to Save Lives in Bangladesh?

Would You Pay an Extra 10 Cents to Save Lives in Bangladesh? | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
People take clothing for granted but producing a simple garment is incredibly complex. Consider what goes into a simple cotton shirt. Cheap clothing is cheap partially because it consists of low-grade material. Bangladeshi garment workers earn 18 cents an hour for work in substandard facilities, working for Western garment companies with eyes trained on profits. What can we do?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

How well do you know Quebec's Secular Charter? Take Our 7-Question Quiz

How well do you know Quebec's Secular Charter? Take Our 7-Question Quiz | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
Take our quiz to challenge your knowledge of Quebec's secular charter.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

Walmart raises pay for 40% of U.S. workers, but no changes in Canada

Walmart raises pay for 40% of U.S. workers, but no changes in Canada | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
Walmart may have moved to voluntarily raise the minimum wage for half a million of its American workers yesterday, but the world's largest retailer has no plans to change its compensation packages in Canada.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

Wal-Mart Raising Wages as Market Gets Tighter

Wal-Mart Raising Wages as Market Gets Tighter | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
Wal-Mart plans to boost pay for its U.S. employees to at least $10 an hour by next year, well above the minimum wage, signaling a tightening labor market and rising competition for lower-paid workers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

Unions Win, Walmart Canada Loses In Supreme Court Battle

Unions Win, Walmart Canada Loses In Supreme Court Battle | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favour of Quebec workers who lost their jobs at a Wal-Mart store in Jonquiere, Que., after it shut its doors suddenly months after its employees unionized.The court ordered that the workers be compensated.The country's highest court ruled in a five-to-two decision that the retail giant modified working conditions for the employees without a valid reason when it shut down the store in February 2005.The ruling ends nearly a decade of legal battles between the corporate giant and the 190 employees who lost their jobs at the Jonquiere location in the province's Saguenay region.The store never re-opened so it is impossible for the workers to be re-hired. Instead, the court said an arbitrator will determine appropriate reparations, possibly with damages and interest.Friday's judgment stems from a complaint filed by the union against Wal-Mart that alleged the enterprise had modified working conditions by eliminating their jobs.The complaint said that contravened Section 59 of the Quebec Labour Code, which states working conditions must not be altered in any way, shape, or form during a unionization process.An arbitrator had ruled in favour of the union, but that decision was overturned by the Quebec Court of Appeal, leading to a showdown at the high court in December 2013.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

School Survivor Turns To Ottawa For Justice

School Survivor Turns To Ottawa For Justice | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
Former students of St. Anne's Residential School in Fort Albany, Ont., say their dispute with the federal government over disclosure of documents shows true reconciliation is a long way off. Edmund Metatawabin, 66, is one of several survivors pushing for the government to release documents they say would corroborate their claims of abuse. His own story is like so many others, but also unique. He is a success story in Fort Albany. But when he was seven, he had no idea what was in store for him. In 1956, succumbing to pressure from Catholic priests, Metatawabin's father dropped him off at St. Anne's. He was the first of 10 siblings to attend the school. He went in with his father and was sent to the bathroom while his father talked with the nun.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

This Is Corporate Canada All In 1 Map

This Is Corporate Canada All In 1 Map | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
If corporations owned Canada's provinces and territories, how would you map it? Ryan Anderson has the answer.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

Why Canada Still Needs the Assembly of First Nations

Why Canada Still Needs the Assembly of First Nations | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
Some are criticizing First Nations leaders for not accepting the proposed Bill C-33 and its increased funding. Others are questioning whether the AFN has past its "best before" date. Dissolving the AFN is not the right course of action. There is clearly a need for a national organization for First Nations people: in the year 2014 First Nations people still have to negotiate for equality.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

A Stunning Look Inside Bangladesh

A Stunning Look Inside Bangladesh | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
Welcome to Daily Life! Each week HuffPost World will transport you to one of the corners of the Earth through images that expose the beauty and tragedy of worlds you may have never before seen.

...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

Why South Africa is Still Dealing With Segregation and Poverty

Why South Africa is Still Dealing With Segregation and Poverty | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
The South African Reconciliation Barometer, a survey of racial and social attitudes, consistently finds a deeply divided nation. Less than 40 per cent of South Africans socialize with people of another race, while only 22 per cent of white South Africans and a fifth of black South Africans live in racially integrated neighbourhoods.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

30 Million Slaves In The World

30 Million Slaves In The World | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
There are nearly 30 million slaves in the world today, according to a new index ranking most of the world’s countries. The Global Slavery Index, from Australian human rights group Walk Free Foundation, counts as a slave anyone who is forced into unpaid labour or debt bondage, is trafficked for sex purposes, or is born into servitude.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

Harper must address decades-old nutritional tests on aboriginals: Atleo

Harper must address decades-old nutritional tests on aboriginals: Atleo | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
The head of the Assembly of First Nations is calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to make things right and improve funding for aboriginal child welfare in the wake of shocking revelations about nutritional experiments done on hungry children several decades ago.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

Some Good News For Bangladesh Garment Factory Workers

Some Good News For Bangladesh Garment Factory Workers | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
Officials in Bangladesh have set up a panel to raise the minimum wage for garment workers following a factory collapse that claimed over 1,000 lives. The panel will be made up of factory workers, factory owners and government representatives, and it will issue recommendations on wages for factory workers within three months, according to the Associated Press.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by batman
Scoop.it!

Clothing Brands Can Be Big and Ethical

Clothing Brands Can Be Big and Ethical | VIMY RIDGE ACADEMY SOCIAL 10 | Scoop.it
Last week more than 300 garment workers in Bangladesh died, forcing Canadians to take a hard look at where their T-shirts and yoga pants come from, how they were made, and by whom. It's easier for a small-to-mid-sized company such as us to source at home. But can you manufacture ethically overseas?
more...
No comment yet.