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FOURTH GLOBAL CONFERENCE FOR ACADEMIC RESEARCH ON ECONOMICS, BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

Call For Papers

29-30 June 2013

4th Global Conference for Academic Research on

Economics, Business and Management

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Paper Submission DEADLINE is fast approaching:  15th June 2013

 

The GCAR-EBM is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Economics, Business and Management. The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world.

The conference gcar-emb  is supported by many universities and organizations and it has already formed a large, multi-national and friendly community of colleagues who would love to share ideas. gcar-emb  invites you to submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, roundtables, tutorials, posters/demonstrations and workshops.

 

All the accepted papers will be published in one of the following JOURNALS:

-Journal of Management

-Journal of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics 

-International Journal of Finance and Accounting

-American Journal of Economics

 

Also, the conference proceeding will be submitted to SCOPUS for evaluation and indexing.

Publishing your papers will give your name, your research and your university unparalleled presence on the internet for the global scientific community to view your paper!

Papers are invited on any aspect of Economics, Business, and management to be presented at gcar-emb . The event provides authors with an outstanding opportunity for Economics, Business and Management and presenting their work at a top quality published international conference.

Papers in the following disciplines will be accepted and the scope of the conference in general will cover but not limited to:

Accounting

Advertising Management

Business & Economics

Business Ethics

Business Intelligence

Business Information Systems

Business Law

Business Performance Management

Business Statistics

Change Management

Communications Management

Comparative Economic Systems

Consumer Behavior

Corporate Finance and Governance

Corporate Governance

Cost Management

Decision Sciences

Development Planning and Policy

Economic Development

Economic Methodology

Economic Policy

E-Bussiness

E- Marketing

Economic Systems

Entrepreneurship

Finance & Investment

Financial Economics

Global Business

Global Marketing

Growth: Aggregate Productivity

Household Behavior and Family Economics

Human Resources

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Information Systems

Information Technology Management

International Business

International Economics

International Finance

Labor Economics

Labor Relations & Human Resource Management

Law and Economics

Management Information Systems

Management Science

Market Structure and Pricing

Marketing Research and Strategy

Marketing Theory and Applications

Operations Research

Organizational Behavior & Theory

Organizational Communication

Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles

Product Management

Production and Organizations

Production/Operations Management

Public Administration and Small Business Entrepreneurship

Public Choice

Public Economics and Finance

Public Relations

Public Responsibility and Ethics

Regulatory Economics

Resource Management

Strategic Management

Strategic Management Policy

Stress Management

Supply Change Management

Systems Management

Systems Thinking

Taxes (and related areas of taxation)

Technological Change: Research and Development

Technology & Innovation

Time Management

Total Quality Management

Welfare Economics

 

You are invited to submit:

– Full paper of up to 6 pages (Letter) for oral presentation, see template on website

Submissions must be unpublished work containing new and interesting results that demonstrate current research in all areas of economics, business and management.

 

The conference is jointly organised by Global Touch Resources/Asia

Paper Submission: You can submit your papers using the online submission form

 

Kindly promote gcar-ebm to all your contacts in your university, country and worldwide. Kuala Lumpur is great place to explore. gcar-ebm  is promising to be a top quality international conference and we don’t want anyone to miss a golden opportunity to mix and network with world specialists and forge new friendships and cooperation with colleagues from worldwide.

 

Best regards and hope to see you at gcar-ebm  in June 2013

On behalf of GCAR chairs

www.gcar2012.com/ebm/

emb@gcar2012.com

 

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Economics

SECOND GLOBAL CONFERENCE FOR ACADEMIC RESEARCH ON ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT

 

Call For Papers
7-9 December 2012

2nd Global Conference for Academic Research on Economics and Management

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Paper Submission DEADLINE is fast approaching:  28 October 2012


Conference website : GCARME is supported by many universities and organizations and it has already formed a large, multi-national and friendly community of colleagues who would love to share ideas. GCARME invites you to submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, roundtables, tutorials, posters/demonstrations and workshops.

All the accepted papers will be published in one of the following JOURNALS:

– American Journal of Economics
– International Journal of Finance and Accounting

– Bioinfo Journals (Abstract Indexed in ISI Thomson Web of Knowledge)

Publishing your papers will give your name, your research and your university unparalleled presence on the internet for the global scientific community to view your paper!

Papers are invited on any aspect of science, engineering, and management to be presented at GCARME. The event provides authors with an outstanding opportunity for science and engineering and presenting their work at a top quality published international conference.

 

RESEARCH ON BUSINESS MANAGEMENT:

  • – Human Resources Management
  • – Investment and Financial Management
  • – Marketing
  • – Islamic Management
  • – Management Information Systems
  • – Innovation & Technology Management
  • – Science and Technology Policy
  • – Organizational Theory
  • – Operations Management
  • – Supply Chain Management
  • – Tourism Management
  • – Education Management
  • – Knowledge Management
  • – Business Intelligence and Strategy
  • – E-commerce and E-Governance
  • – Project Management
  • – Risk Management
  • – Services Management
  • – Brand Management
  • – Public Administration and Management
  • – Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • – Indigenous Management
  • Banking studies

RESEARCH ON ECONOMICS:

  • – Welfare Economics
  • – Public Sector Economics
  • – Regulatory Economics
  • – Business Cycles
  • – International Economics
  • – Economic Planning, Policy Development
  • – Industrial Economics
  • – Comparative Economic Systems
  • – Rational Expectations Theory
  • – Central Bank Independence
  • – Commercial Policy, Protection, Trade Negotiations
  • – Economic Integration
  • – Econometrics
  • – Trade and Labor Market Interactions
  • – International Factor Movements
  • – Innovation Economics
  • – Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
  • – National Budget, Deficit, and Debt
  • – Intergovernmental Relations
  • – Regulatory Economics
  • – Islamic Economics
  • – Constitutional Economics
  • – Institutional Economics

You are invited to submit:
– full paper of up to 6 pages (Letter) for oral presentation, see template on website

Submissions must be unpublished work containing new and interesting results that demonstrate current research in all areas of economics and management.

The conference is jointly organised by Global Touch Resources/Asia

Paper Submission: GCARME is using the SUBMIT PAPER

Kindly promote GCARME to all your contacts in your university, country and worldwide. Kuala Lumpur is great place to explore. GCARME is promising to be a top quality international conference and we don’t want anyone to miss a golden opportunity to mix and network with world specialists and forge new friendships and cooperation with colleagues from worldwide.

Best regards and hope to see you at GCARME in December 2012
On behalf of
GCAR2012 conference chairs.

 

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BEM Conference 2012

WORLD CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS, ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT, BEM-2012

04-06 May 2012

Cesar’s Temple Golf Club & Hotel, Belek, Antalya–Turkey

Last Three Week Remain for abstracts Submission

 

Dear Colleagues

We would like to invite you to submission proposals for the “World Conference on Business, Economics and Management” which will take place on May 04– 06, 2012, at the Cesar’s Temple Golf Club and Hotel in Antalya in Turkey.

We made a special agreement with the Cesar’s Temple Golf Club and Hotel for you. While you have been sharing ideas with your colleagues coming from all over the world at the conference, you can catch a wonderful holiday opportunity with your family or partner with prices start from “all inclusive” 40 € (all meals, soft and alcoholic beverages will be unlimited) . Furthermore, it is free of charge for your children!

Let’s meet in the historical and holiday city in Antalya in Turkey. 

Best regards

Professor Dr. Hüseyin Araslı

Co-president of the Conference

wcbem.info@gmail.com

Abstract submissions due: February 25, 2012.

Start here to submit abstracts to this conference
Step one of the submIssIon process

Or mailed to wcbem.info@gmail.com

For more information please visit the conference official web site:www.wc-bem.org

IN COLLABORATION WITH

Manchester Metropolitan University

Hacettepe University

Bahcesehir University

Gazi University

Zirve University

Turkish Informatics Association

Elsevier Publication LTD.

ScienceDirect

PUBLICATION OF THE PAPERS

All accepted papers of the conference will be published in Procedia-Social and Behavioral Journal (ISSN: 1877-0428) by ELSEVIER and will be indexed ScienceDirect, Scopus, and Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI Web of Science).

All proposals will be subjected to peer-reviews. Selected papers from the conference will be considered for extended version publication in the supporting journals.

TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS

All submissions are subject to a peer-review process.

Full and Short Papers

Reflection Papers

Posters/Demonstrations

Exhibits

Tutorials

Panels

Roundtables

Workshop

Virtual Presentation

Product/Services Presentations

TOPICS

The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to; the following major areas as they relate to Business, Economics and Management:

Accounting International Finance
Advertising Management Labor Economics
Business & Economics Labor Relations & Human Resource Management
Business Ethics Law and Economics
Business Intelligence Management Information Systems
Business Information Systems Management Science
Business Law Market Structure and Pricing
Business Performance Management Marketing Research and Strategy
Business Statistics Marketing Theory and Applications
Change Management Operations Research
Communications Management Organizational Behavior & Theory
Comparative Economic Systems Organizational Communication
Consumer Behavior Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
Corporate Finance and Governance Product Management
Corporate Governance Production and Organizations
Cost Management Production/Operations Management
Decision Sciences Public Administration and Small Business Entrepreneurship
Development Planning and Policy Public Choice
Economic Development Public Economics and Finance
Economic Methodology Public Relations
Economic Policy Public Responsibility and Ethics
E-Bussiness Regulatory Economics
E- Marketing Resource Management
Economic Systems Strategic Management
Entrepreneurship Strategic Management Policy
Finance & Investment Stress Management
Financial Economics Supply Change Management
Global Business Systems Management
Global Marketing Systems Thinking
Growth; Aggregate Productivity Taxes (related areas of taxes)
Household Behavior and Family Economics Technological Change; Research and Development
Human Resource Technology & Innovation
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Time Management
Information Systems Total Quality Management
Information Technology Management Travel/Transportation/Tourism
International Business Welfare Economics
International Economics Others

ACCOMMODATION

We were special agreement with the Hotel for the conference participants only. The all-inclusive room rate (per person); triple 40Euro, Double 50 Euro and single 70 Euro. For more information please visit the conference official web site: www.wc-bem.org/accammodation.htm.if you make hotel reservation, historical places tour is free for you in 06 May 2011 (Perge, Aspendos & Side). For more information: www.wc-bem.org/tours.htm

Deadlines & Important Dates

Abstract Submissions*: February 25, 2012 (Extended)

Full Paper Submissions: March 15, 2012

Early Hotel Reservation: March 20, 2012

Early Registration: March 30, 2012

Last Hotel Reservation: April 25, 2012

Conference Dates: May 01-04, 2012

Camera-ready for Elsevier: June 01, 2012

* After the submission date, the authors of abstracts will be notified in four (4) day.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

The abstracts can be one-page long (200-300 words). The abstract include Problem Statement, Purpose of Study, Methods, Findings and Results, and Conclusions and Recommendations (These elements may need some adaptation in the case of discussion papers: Background, Purpose of Study, Sources of Evidence, Main Argument, and Conclusions). Please note that some elements are optional in abstracts.

Start here to submit abstracts to this conference
Step one of the submIssIon process or mailed to wcbem.info@gmail.com

VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION

Researchers who are unable to resolve the funding issue concerning the conference expenses will be provided with an alternative approach for participation, namely, Virtual Online Presentation. Those who would like to make their presentations online from their home countries will also be awarded with a certificate and their papers will be considered for publications similar to other participants as if they were present physically. Those who would like to make use of the Virtual Online Presentation facility will be requested to send their virtual posters or other soft copy materials such as power point presentations to the secretariat. In addition, these participants who would prefer to make use of the Virtual Online Presentationfacility may also contribute to the conference through video conferencing.

WEATHER

Summer is hot, and winter is mild and rainy inAntalya. Nearly 300 days of the year is sunny and one can swim from April to November. InAntalyain day time, the average weather at the end of the April is high 32°C and low 22°C.

TRAVEL AND VISA

The direct and regular flights are available to Antalyafrom most of the countries of the world in April. You can find concerned flight companies’ names from the web-site of Antalya International Airport (AYT). http://www.antaliaairport.com/en/index.asp. Some countries citizens will need a visa for Turkey which can be easily obtained directly from the immigration office in Istanbul Airport. Please visit Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs guide for visa information www.e-konsolosluk.net/Visa/Visa_Welcome.aspx.  

We will provide you FREE transfer services from theAntalyaAirport– Hotel – Antalya Airporttransfer.

PERGE, ASPENDOS & SIDE TOUR (May 06, 2012)

Perge was one of the important cities in antiquity. The founding of the city varies depending on the sources. The inscriptions found in the Hellenistic gate refer to Calchas and Mopsus (from the Trojan Wars) and M. Plancius Varus and C. Plancius Varus, father and brother of Plancia Magna, from the 2nd century AD as well. Hittite records mention the name along with the river Cestros as Parha, which means that the city was already large and must have been founded before. It has benefited from the navigable Cestros (modern Aksu) river even though it is some 12 km inland. Perge has two famous women benefactors. Plancia Magna of the 2nd century AD and Prof. Jale Inan. The previous one helped building the city and the latter one uncovered it for us to see it. The theater is the first building that meets us. Unfortunately it is under restoration. The stadium which is one of the best preserved in Turkey, is next. After the Roman gate we are in the grandeur 2nd century Roman city ofPerge with its monumental nymphaeums, the Roman bath, and the Hellenistic gate (renovated in the Roman times as an honorary hall with the statues of the founders of the city). After the Hellenistic gate, you may walk the splendid colonnaded Cardo of Perge with artificial waterfalls all along the street to the foot of the acropolis. The Agora can be visited on the way back.

The city was originally built on the, then navigable river Eurymedon, on the mountain where the acropolis is today. The oldest name of the city we know; Asiawanda (the land of the horses) in the old local Anatolian languages is now very famous for its most intact 2nd C AD Roman Theater and the aqueducts which are a rare feat of engineering. The Theater was built by Zenon one of the most famous architects of the time in the 2nd century AD. It is known as the best preservedRomanTheaterwith very good acoustics with a capacity of 15,000 spectators. It is known to hold 20 000 people nowadays when there are concerts by nationally and internationally famous orchestras of classical music and singers. There are concerts, plays and other entertainments through out the tourist season. It was used as a church during the Byzantine times and as a palace during the Seljuk’s reign. Other than the lack of decorative statues, etc. of the stage building, it is in perfect condition. The water was brought to the city from the mountains through tunnels and over the aqueducts. The aqueducts that bring water to Aspendos are a great feat of engineering, very rare of its kind. The aqueducts cross a marsh of almost one kilometer by piping made of stone fittings on lower aqueducts. The towers of 30m height are used to change the direction of the piping and also for the siphoning system.

She has existed at least since 1400 BC and has still kept her original name Side, which means pomegranate in the old Anatolian Sidetan language. This is provided by the coins from the 6thCBC and three records from 3rdCBC. This language has not been deciphered yet two of the only three records found are bilingual. This language was in use until after the invasion of Alexander the Great around 333 BC, when ‘koione’ the common dialect of Greek was used. Side is unique in many ways. It still offers the small sweet Anatolian fisherman town atmosphere despite the flood of tourism. The long, fine, sandy beaches are also worth mentioning. The city was built on a flat peninsula instead of a mountain acropolis, for defense, like Perge, Sillyum and Aspendos. Instead the peninsula is walled on both the land and the sea all around. The first buildings that meets you are the aqueducts, bringing water from 32km from the mountains. The monumental nymphaeum is the next. The colonnaded main street with shops and houses on both sides take you to the inner city. The Roman bath which is restored as a museum is on the right near the monumental Roman gate.The theater, the largest in Pamphylia, is built on flat land instead of resting on a slope. It rests on a multi-story sloped arches, 17m high, and is a true wonder of Roman engineering. The stage building is higher, 21m. The adjacent buildings of the extensive agora and thetemple ofTyke and fine public toilets within are closed to visitors for the time being. TheTemple ofApollo and Athena have some columns that and have been restored on the beach near the harbour are the symbol of Side. The Byzantian Basilicas, theTemple ofMan and the Bibliotect are a few of the other buildings.

ANTALYASHOPPING-OLDCITY& MUSEUMS TOUR (EVERYDAY)

Start here to submit abstracts to this conference
Step one of the submIssIon process

For more information please visit the conference official web site: www.wc-bem.org

Please send to interested colleagues and students.

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs 

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

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Work, work, work

CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK – UPDATE 23rd JANUARY 2011

EVENTS

SEMINAR – THE FORMS & DYNAMICS OF ANTI-POVERTY ACTIVISM IN TORONTO

Insights on Methods from the Anti-Poverty Community Organizing & Learning (APCOL) Community University Research Alliance (CURA)

Monday, February 7, 2011
4:30 p.m.
Faculty of Social Work, 246 Bloor St West, Room 548
(St. George subway, Bedford exit; next to OISE)

with Grace-Edward Galabuzi & Peter Sawchuk
Ryerson University & OISE, University of Toronto

A seminar sponsored by the Cities Centre’s Community Development Collaborative Program & the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work’s Chow Yei Ching Chair in Housing

The Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning Community University Research Alliance (2009-2014) seeks to apply the methodologies of participatory action, community-based case study research to the study of activism in Toronto to explore the processes of participation, non-participation and past-participation. In this session co-leaders of the CURA will outline for discussion the community-based research process and partnership dynamics involved in the research. Preliminary case study findings will also be presented.

APCOL is a project of the Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW), OISE/UT.

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INSTITUTE – WOMEN’S RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS!

CEDAW for Change

One Week Institute

May 16-20, 2011

Directed by Alda Facio, LLP and Martha Morgan, JD

Sponsored by Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT)

Offered in Association with IWRAW-AP

For full information and the online application form, see our website at: http://www.learnwhr.org
For inquiries, contact WHRI Executive Director Angela Lytle at info@learnwhr.org

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WORKSHOP – MARKETING IN NON-PROFIT AND OTHER SOCIAL PURPOSE ORGANIZATIONS

with Sharon Wood & Trish Krause, The Belmont Group

Friday, January 28, 2011
9:30 am-4:00 pm
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto (St. George subway station), Room – TBA    
         
This session will cover basic marketing concepts, including segmentation, targeting and positioning, as they apply to non-profit and other social-purpose organizations. Workshop design will ensure practical applications, participant involvement in small group discussion and problem solving related to content and their own organizational needs, as well as allowing participants’ an opportunity to network. The presenters will survey participants in advance of the session to ensure the design and content is targeted to audience needs.

Participants will have the opportunity to…

* Apply marketing concepts to challenges facing their own organization
* Explore specialized applications of marketing in social purpose organizations related to such issues as branding, social marketing, volunteer recruitment and resource development (scope of applications to be determined by participants’ needs)

By the end of the workshop, participants will understand how to bring the course learning together to create a practical marketing plan for their organization/issue.

Cost: $140 + HST. Each additional participant from the same organization will receive a $15 discount. A limited number of spaces are available to students at a discounted rate.

To register: Access the online registration form at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FY65KMM or contact Lisa White at secworkshops@gmail.com, or 416-978-0022.

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WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION INSTITUTE (WHRI):  BUILDING A PEACEFUL WORLD IN AN ERA OF GLOBALIZATION

Six Week Institute

May 2 – June 10, 2011

Directed by: Alda Facio, LLP with Debby Danard, PhD candidate; Mary Eberts LLB, LSM, LLM; Angela Lytle, MEd; Angela Miles, PhD; Martha Morgan, JD

Sponsored by: Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT)

Offered in Association with Fundación Justicia y Género, Costa Rica

For full information and the online application form, see our website at: http://www.learnwhr.org
For inquiries, contact WHRI Executive Director Angela Lytle at info@learnwhr.org

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STUDY GROUP – EXTRACTING PROFITS: PATTERNS OF OPPRESSION AND RESISTANCE IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

In five open study sessions, “Extracting Profits” will discuss patterns of oppression and resistance in Latin America and the Caribbean. The sessions, held from February to May, include readings, brief presentations, and small-group discussions in an informal and spontaneous atmosphere. No registration – everyone welcome.

Sundays, 2 p.m.-4 p.m, OISE, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto

1. February 6: Mexico and the Burden of “Free Trade”: NAFTA, capitalist devastation, and community resistance, OISE, Room 5150

2. February 27: Bolivia and the Right to Water
The Bolivian people have taken their “water wars” to the world stage

3. March 20: Haiti and the Struggle for Food Sovereignty
A story of pigs and rice – how Haitians were robbed of their own food supply

4. April 10: Mining in Central America
Canadian corporations at war against rights of indigenous peoples

5. May 15: ALBA and CETA: Fair Trade vs. “Free Trade”
Canada’s trade agreements violate popular rights; ALBA is based on solidarity.

Organized by Toronto Bolivia Solidarity, an action group of OPIRG–Toronto
For more information: torontoboliviasolidarity@gmail.com or
http://t.grupoapoyo.org

See us on Facebook: ‘Toronto Bolivia Solidarity’

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NEWS AND VIEWS

NEW FROM FERNWOOD PUBLISHING – MANUFACTURING MELTDOWN: RESHAPING STEEL WORK

ISBN 9781552664025
$27.95
224pp
February 2011
by D.W. Livingstone, Dorothy E. Smith & Warren Smith

In the 1980s, following decades of booming business, the global steel industry went into a precipitous decline, which necessitated significant restructuring. Management demanded workers’ increased participation in ever more temporary and insecure labour. Engaging the workers at the flagship Stelco plant in Hamilton, the authors document new management strategies and the responses of unionized workforces to them. These investigations provide valuable insights into the dramatic changes occurring within the Canadian steel industry.

”Manufacturing Meltdown explains what has happened to our manufacturing, our jobs, our future and our country. This is something that needed telling and this book tells it very well.” – Bob Sutton, former recording secretary, United Steelworkers Local 1005 and editor of SteelShots

Order from: Brunswick Books Ltd., 20 Maud St. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2M5, t- 416.703.3598 f- 416.703.6561 orders@brunswickbooks.ca or http://www.brunswickbooks.ca
Also available at your local independent bookstore or order online from http://www.fernwoodpublishing.ca

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VIDEO – KEY UNION STRUGGLES: BUILDING THE FIGHTBACK

Toronto, January 18, 2011

As the economic crisis continues, governments and employers are bringing in austerity measures, lowering our living standards and working conditions. A number of unionized workplaces are particular targets, and have the potential to become key centres of resistance. This forum considers the strategies and political approaches needed to win and is a build-up for the January 29th/30th Workers’ Assembly Labour Conference.

Introduced and moderated by Carolyn Egan, USW Local 8300. Presentations by:

* Mark Ferguson, President of the City of Toronto Municipal Workers Local 416 (bargaining with the new Rob Ford administration in Toronto who has threatened to privatize garbage services);
* Gary Howe, Vice-President of Local 1005 Hamilton Steelworkers (facing a lockout and concession demands at US Steel);
* Marion Pollack, National Representative with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, based in Ottawa. She is a long time activist in the union and in progressive movements.

Organized by the Labour Committee of the Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly

Watch the video: http://www.socialistproject.ca/leftstreamed/ls85.php

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VIDEO – CLC FILES ACCESS TO INFORMATION REQUEST ON PENSIONS

The Canadian Labour Congress has filed an Access to Information request to find out who lobbied the federal Finance Minister and his department against proposals that would enhance the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans.

Last summer Jim Flaherty said that improving the CPP was the best way to ensure the retirement security of Canadians but the minister has now changed his mind in favour of vastly inferior private sector plans. The financial services sector was lobbying hard prior to the finance ministers meeting in Kananaskis in December.

The CLC filed two access requests in late December 2010, and they ask for both internal government and external lobbying materials related to the CPP and private sector Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs). High management fees charged by banks and insurance companies can reduce pension savings by more than 50 per cent. The CPP is a far better option.

Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R450pP45VE

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ARTICLE – $1 BILLION NIGHTMARE

by Royce Millar and Clay Lucas, The Age (Victoria, AU)

Victorians are being slugged more than $1 billion a year for Melbourne’s privatised train and trams, six times more than the architects of the system forecast 11 years ago.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/1-billion-nightmare-20110121-1a026.html

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ARTICLE – ESTABLISHING PRECEDENTS: WOMEN’S STUDENT ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN THE (CANADIAN) NATIONAL UNION OF STUDENTS, 1972-1979

by Nigel Roy Moses, Memorial University

This article examines young women’s activism in the (Canadian) National Union of Students (NUS) from the time that the national student organization regrouped in 1972 to the endorsement of the NUS Declaration of the Rights of the Woman Student in 1979. The focus is on the problems NUS women faced, the solutions and organizational structures they devised, and how they helped transform the social organization of NUS to better represent their interests. This work makes an important contribution to our knowledge of Canadian student organizing and the women’s movement. Youth activists guided by a particular set of anti-patriarchal cultural orientations and values not only had a profoundly transformative effect on student organization, but were among the social agents producing a much broader social transformation.

Read more: http://library.queensu.ca/ojs/index.php/edu_hse-rhe/article/view/2152/3172

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JURAVICH-HEALY WORK WITH OPSEU TO RELEASE HOME CARE MUSIC VIDEO

HAMILTON, ON, Jan. 20 /CNW/ – Who says labour songs are dead? The Ontario Public Service Employees Union has produced a music video with recording artists Teresa Healy and Tom Juravich to highlight the exodus of Ontario’s home care professionals from an unstable work environment.

The song, “What Will You Do When I’m Gone?” was written by Healy and Juravich for a 2008 rally in Hamilton following news that the Victorian Order of Nurses and St. Joseph’s Home Care were dropped from a competition to provide visiting nursing services in the city. Both agencies had close to a century of history in Hamilton.

As a result of the rally, a new moratorium was begun and the Hamilton competition cancelled.

The video is being distributed to media outlets this week and on-line.

OPSEU has produced a web site to host the video which includes a “making of” documentary, background information, a free download of the song, links to the artists’ sites and a form where patients, families and workers can leave their own stories behind.

The site is located at http://www.whatwillyoudo.ca A French version of the site is also available at http://www.queferezvous.ca

For more information or to set up interviews with the artists, contact Rick Janson at 416-443-8888 ext 8383 or 416-525-3324 (Cell).

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ABOUT CSEW (CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION & WORK, OISE/UT):

Head: Peter Sawchuk
Co-ordinator: D’Arcy Martin

The Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW) brings together educators from university, union, and community settings to understand and enrich the often-undervalued informal and formal learning of working people. We develop research and teaching programs at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UofT) that strengthen feminist, anti-racist, labour movement, and working-class perspectives on learning and work.

Our major project is APCOL: Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning. This five-year project (2009-2013), funded by SSHRC-CURA, brings academics and activists together in a collaborative effort to evaluate how organizations approach issues and campaigns and use popular education.

For more information about CSEW, visit: http://www.csew.ca

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