On August 17, Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared that the province’s teachers’ unions were “part of the problem” preventing implementation of his government’s plans for public schools.
We couldn't agree more.
In addition to the Ford’s [...]
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The coronavirus pandemic coincided with forecasts of the coming economic recession. The combination, as we know, has been cataclysmic and both have had an overwhelmingly negative impact on women. The recovery from [...]
As Labour Day approaches, left union activists have been organizing to help build the fight ahead, for a people’s recovery to the pandemic and current economic crisis.
At the end of June, nearly 60 union members participated in an online meeting [...]
On a beautiful summer afternoon on August 2, about 40 people gathered at a community park in Delta, British Columbia, to pay tribute to the memory of one of the area's pioneers. The late Homer Stevens, born in 1923, grew up in Port Guichon (now part [...]
After nearly two years of negotiations and a few short strikes over the course of the summer, 1100 dockworkers at the Port of Montreal began an unlimited general strike on August 10. Only a few of them will be working, as part of an agreement to [...]
PSAC union members launch counterattack against racist reaction to training event
By Sean McNeill
Looking back at the history of Canadian trade unions, we can trick ourselves into imagining the great victories as moments of internal [...]
By Lana Smidt
On July 7, the United Conservative Party government of Jason Kenney introduced Bill 32, the Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act. It’s a massive omnibus bill that amends six different labour and employment relations [...]
Workers in several industries across Québec are getting ready for what’s beginning to look like one of the highest points of struggle in recent memory. Just like everywhere else the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up the economy, with governments [...]
By Sasha Colvin, Jeremy Abbott, Luis Cifuentes
In the morning on June 25, just over 30 workers of Boilermaker Lodge 146 of Edmonton-based CESSCO Fabrication and Engineering found themselves served with a lockout notice after two and a half years [...]
The bosses had scabs, police and a global health pandemic on their side, but workers at Federated Co-op Limited in Regina held out and won a big victory against the corporation’s union busting campaign. The 730 workers, members of Unifor Local 594, [...]
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