The Canadian Association of Labour Media provides training, news and online services to a network of union activists and editors. We aim to strengthen the labour movement by building media literacy.

2017 Ontario workplace convictions

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2018 CALM annual report

CALM's 2018 annual report is available for download here.

News from CALM

January 22, 2019

PUBLIC APPROVAL Privatization a bust; public services continue their comeback


PUBLIC SERVICES JUST WON’T DIE. No matter how hard politicians work to impose privatization on us. Reality continues to prove privatization is a bust.

January 17, 2019

BEER BUST Supreme court refuses to swallow big business ‘beer rights’ ploy

GERARD COMEAU THOUGHT HE HAD A RIGHT TO CHEAP BEER. He was wrong. The Supreme Court of Canada told him so in April 2018. Gerard Comeau’s loss was our gain.

January 16, 2019

SEX REPEAL Restaurant workers forced to be ‘sexy’ to get jobs

YOU WON’T SEE SEX OFFERED ON RESTAURANT MENUS. But it’s there. Restaurant workers hate it. Bosses demand it. Customers like it. And there is no law against it. Yet.

January 15, 2019

BANK IMBALANCE Life in Canada still a lopsided ‘tale of two banks’

THAT OLD, WELL-LOVED UNION SONG STILL APPLIES. At present, of course, the banks are now more often made of glass and steel. Their vaults are largely virtual, just numbers on a screen.

January 14, 2019

UNKNOWN TERRITORY TV show asks: Will white prejudice survive trip into Indigenous Canada

MOST OF US ARE LIKE COLUMBUS BEFORE 1492. Most of us have not yet made first contact. We have no idea what the Indigenous people who live here are really like.

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