On October 30, Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff ignited a backlash of anger from many unions and labour activists, after issuing a joint Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Canadian Labour Congress endorsement of Bill Morneau’s [...]
“The pure socialists’ ideological anticipations remain untainted by existing practice. They do not explain how the manifold functions of a revolutionary society would be organized, how external attack and internal sabotage would be thwarted, how [...]
Hospital workers in Alberta have been ruled back to work by a court injunction, after an impressive wildcat strike at hospitals across the province. The militant action, which began on October 26, is in response to Health Minister Tyler Shandro’s [...]
September 2 marked the 80th day since workers of the Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane complex in the south of Iran came out on strike, on June 15. They are demanding their unpaid wages, medical insurance, reinstatement of dismissed colleagues, [...]
State interference in collective bargaining, on the side of the employer, is not a new phenomenon. Across Canada, governments at all levels work together to prevent and crush workers’ power. From police intervention to special legislation, workers' [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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