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Ontario workers face less protection from injury

This originally appeared at the National Observer

On Nov. 17, 2017, a worker at the Recochem plant in Milton,...

Les cinq priorités du NPD

La lune de miel de la carrière d’un politicien n’est probablement pas un bon moment pour parler de ce qu’il nous reste à faire. Mais...

2019 Annual report

The CALM annual report provides CALM members a snapshot of the year that was: from our finances and staffing, to our...

News from CALM

November 21, 2019

FLYING HIGH Airport workers take solidarity to new heights

WORKERS AT THE TORONTO AIRPORT ARE FLYING HIGH. They dare to think and act in solidarity, all on their own. It’s a new take on the old socialist ideal of workers councils—and it works.

November 11, 2019

NO GO FOR MOE Saskatchewan workers’ strike makes premier back down

IT’S A NO GO FOR SCOTT MOE. A 17-day strike by around 5000 workers in six crown corporations in Saskatchewan forced the premier to do something he said he couldn’t do: he made a deal.

October 29, 2019

THAT'S IT!? Election tells us how much more we all really want

NONE OF THE ABOVE WINS AGAIN. That’s no surprise to my friend Tom, the carpenter. He told me that’s who he wanted to vote for. But, since he couldn’t vote for None of the Above, he didn’t vote at all. But, 17.8 million of us did vote. It turns out Tom’s choice was ours too.

October 28, 2019


SICK NOTES ARE SICK JOKES. They are also a waste of their time say doctors. Yet employers still insist on workers getting a doctor’s note when they are off sick with something minor, like a cold or the flu.

October 23, 2019


Four out of ten jobless workers get nothing out of the plan—no matter how much they paid into it or for how long. What benefits workers do get are skimpy and end too soon.

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