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Voyago drive is frontline against transit privatization

by Blake McCallHamilton bus driver and member of ATU Local 107 On Thursday December 12 the Amalgamated Transit Union Canada staged an info picket at the Voyago Headquarters in London, Ontario. ATU locals from across southern Ontario participated, as well as members of OPSEU and the London and District Labour Council. The action was called Continue readingVoyago drive is frontline against transit privatization

The Regina Co-op Refinery Lockout Lowdown

by Emily Leedham Unifor launches a Canada-wide boycott of Co-op products & services. Local 594 President Kevin Bittman & Regina & District Labour Council member Darren Milo provide picket line reports from the lockout. Sean Tucker, an Occupational Health & Safety Researcher at the University of Regina discusses public safety concerns with scab workers running Continue readingThe Regina Co-op Refinery Lockout Lowdown

Local 594 and the Lost History of Oil Worker Unionism

By Doug Nesbitt and Andrew Stevens With near unanimous support from the membership, Unifor Local 594 provided the Co-operative Refinery Complex (CRC) with job action notice on December 4, 2019. The employer immediately responded by locking out over 700 workers – from process operators, building trades, lab technicians, to administrative support workers. The battle is Continue readingLocal 594 and the Lost History of Oil Worker Unionism

Ontario teachers begin one-day strike against Ford’s cuts

Today, members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) walk off the job to protest ongoing attacks to the education system by Doug Ford’s government. Key issues for the teachers’ job action include preserving jobs, lowering class sizes and rejecting mandatory e-learning courses for students. The one-day province-wide walk-out will close secondary schools across Continue readingOntario teachers begin one-day strike against Ford’s cuts

Q&A with OFL Presidential candidate Barry Conway

The Ontario Federation of Labour’s biennial convention starts on Monday. In addition to the hundreds of resolutions that will be voted on and the action plan that will be hotly debated, this convention will see an open election for the position of OFL President as outgoing president, Chris Buckley, will not be seeking another term. Continue readingQ&A with OFL Presidential candidate Barry Conway

Q&A with OFL Presidential candidate Barry Conway

By Evan Johnston The Ontario Federation of Labour’s biennial convention starts on Monday. In addition to the hundreds of resolutions that will be voted on and the action plan that will be hotly debated, this convention will see an open election for the position of… Read More

Unionizing a Montreal Kitchen

Over the past summer, Montreal had heatwaves. Temperatures approaching 40 degrees with humidity prompted the city to issue warnings—stay hydrated, don’t spend too much time outside. Mohamed Ahmed was working during one of them, as a driver for Aux Vivres Cuisine. His job was to bring the company’s well-known vegan food to retailers across the Continue readingUnionizing a Montreal Kitchen

Unionizing a Montreal Kitchen

By Jon Milton Over the past summer, Montreal had heatwaves. Temperatures approaching 40 degrees with humidity prompted the city to issue warnings—stay hydrated, don’t spend too much time outside. Mohamed Ahmed was working during one of them, as a driver for Aux Vivres Cuisine. His… Read More

The Police Budget is Bleeding Winnipeg’s Community Services Dry

Read the Community Services Budgethttps://winnipeg.ca/interhom/Budget/2020Budget/pdfs/2020-Multi-year-Budget-Presentation_Community-Services_20191116.pdf Stop the Cuts to Winnipeg Transit – Community Forumhttps://www.facebook.com/events/567333177358988/ Sign Up to Speak Nov 27 & 28https://winnipeg.ca/clerks/council/delegation.stm Winnipeg Police Cause Harmhttps://www.facebook.com/pg/winnipegpolicecauseharm/ Transit Users Solidarity Coalition Winnipeg twitter.com/TUSCWinnipeg Bolivia Solidarity Draft Resolutionhttp://rankandfile.ca/no-to-the-coup-in-bolivia-draft-resolution/ Climate Justice Edmontonclimatejusticeedmonton.com Bar None Winnipeghttps://barnonewpg.org/

The Police Budget is Bleeding Winnipeg’s Community Services Dry

Read the Community Services Budget https://winnipeg.ca/interhom/Budget/2020Budget/pdfs/2020-Multi-year-Budget-Presentation_Community-Services_20191116.pdf Stop the Cuts to Winnipeg Transit – Community Forum https://www.facebook.com/events/567333177358988/ Sign Up to Speak Nov 27 & 28 https://winnipeg.ca/clerks/council/delegation.stm Winnipeg Police Cause Harm https://www.facebook.com/pg/winnipegpolicecauseharm/ Transit Users Solidarity Coalition Winnipeg Twitter.com/TUSCWinnipeg Bolivia Solidarity Draft Resolution http://rankandfile.ca/no-to-the-coup-in-bolivia-draft-resolution/ Climate Justice Edmonton climatejusticeedmonton.com… Read More

Toronto Janitors Beat Lockout

For nearly four months, the five Filipino janitors at the Icon condominium in downtown Toronto were locked out of their workplace. For almost four months, Emma Llanes, a cleaner at the building with six years of service, was forced to purchase her heart medications out-of-pocket, because she didn’t have access to her benefits plan. For Continue readingToronto Janitors Beat Lockout

Toronto Janitors Beat Lockout

By Zaid Noorsumar For nearly four months, the five Filipino janitors at the Icon condominium in downtown Toronto were locked out of their workplace. For almost four months, Emma Llanes, a cleaner at the building with six years of service, was forced to purchase her… Read More

No to the Coup in Bolivia Draft Resolution

Democracy in Bolivia is under attack. A military coup has ousted the democratically elected President, Evo Morales. Now, trade unionists and Indigenous peoples are facing violent attacks from the military and the right wing. Our government has shamefully supported this coup. These are two draft… Read More

Reduce Nova Scotia’s Work Week

By Lisa Cameron At 48-hours, Nova Scotia has one of the longest workweeks in the country. Before a worker is legally entitled to earn an overtime rate of pay (one-and-a half times their regular wage), they generally have to have worked 48-hours over a one-week… Read More

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