Hey everyone. I got some time to do the latest update to the board software, but it meant that all the old modifications and styles wouldn't work anymore. So, here you have the newest iteration of LabourTalk. Please let me know by Private Message if you run into any issues with the new styling. Some new features on the board are:

  • Latest HTML5 Responsive Styling - You can now see a new, more modern styling on the board. Along with this, you can resize the browser to see the board change with it. The board is now functional on all sizes of screens, including your cell phone, table and desktop/laptop.
  • Post Sharing - Although you could previously, the new layout means the sharing icons are more visible on the lower right hand corner of each post. Click your favourite social media outlet to share the desired post with them.
  • Multiple Themes - Previously there was only one theme in an attempt to lower the workload when modifications were put in place. Fortunately, the new modification system is much simpler to implement and we now have multiple colour options for you to enjoy. You can change these from your User Control Panel under the Board Settings heading.
  • Announcements - Announcements can now be posted here (where you're seeing this one) and, in most cases, can be dismissed. To dismiss them, please click the "X" in the top right corner of this box.
  • Collapsing Categories - Categories, such as News & Announcements or Welcome (below), can be collapsed to clear up some of the clutter. This state should be maintained as long as you're logged in.

We hope you like the changes!

Another useless expenditure of member dues

I don't intend that this be filled with daily news items but feel free to put things in here that you think will interest us, or generate discussion.
User avatar
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
Posts: 3139
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2005 3:43 pm
Location: Vancouver

Another useless expenditure of member dues

Postby NC » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:24 pm

We don't have a CUPE section on the site, but this piece was sent to me about the mis-use of dues from CUPE.
During the past week, Sid Ryan has been called a bigot, ignorant, an idiot, frightening, a disgrace and, well, the list goes on. So let me say one good thing about the president of Ontario's arm of the Canadian Union of Public Employees: he doesn't give up.

Ryan has announced that CUPE will seek to ban Israeli academics from speaking, teaching or research work at Ontario universities if they do not explicitly condemn Israel's action in Gaza. With this measure, Ryan makes it clear that he refuses to give up on his quest to make his increasingly impotent union relevant (not relevant to workers, just relevant to something in the news) and he intends to continue to use his union position as a platform to target Israel. In 2006, he infamously led CUPE to boycott Israeli goods and denounce its "apartheid wall."
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/new ... 95a6d47a88

There is reference to CUPW which as many of you may know, was the loudest drum a past poster used to pound upon. I wonder if psycho-boy has any input on his site. I may go visit, just for old times sake.

Find - Desiderata - read it

Advanced Poster
Advanced Poster
Posts: 878
Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:47 pm
Location: Ottawa/Calgary/Kelowna

Postby alec » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:06 pm

It takes a real nutbar to take sides in the Israel/Palestine conflict when you are not directly involved. There is no simple solution to that problem and spouting rhetoric will only atttract attention to yourself and make everyone think that, yes....you are a nutbar.


Return to “Some News Items”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest