Model Program – Or Mistake?

Reflections on the development of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) – An interview with Karl Flecker A RankandFile.ca series on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program By Andrew Stevens On July 24, RankandFile.ca spoke with Karl Flecker, who, until February, was the National Director of… Read More

Weekend Video: Can’t Take No More!

This past week, 15-year-old Chris Lawrence was killed on the job at a gravel pit near Drumheller, Alberta. As the Alberta Federation of Labour points out, health and safety laws in the province remain weak and inadequate. The problem of workplace safety remains a deadly… Read More

BC Teachers Strike 2014

By Lisa Descary, a secondary school classroom teacher, school union rep and activist. She has been teaching in the Greater Vancouver area for more than 20 years. It’s July in Greater Vancouver. Birds are singing, the sun is shining, and BC public school teachers like… Read More

#BoycottIKEA pickets strike again

On July 12, three separate info pickets hit IKEA stores in Ottawa, Toronto, and Burlington in solidarity with the locked out workers of IKEA Richmond. It was the second round of info pickets in less than a month. Over 300 members of Teamsters Local 213… Read More

Weekend Video: Work, Labour, and Democracy

Work, Labour, and Democracy: Searching for the Next Labour Movement a talk by Elaine Bernard At Congress 2014, Brock’s Social Justice Research Institute (SJRI) created a transdisciplinary space fostering dialogue and galvanizing colleagues from the social sciences and humanities around themes of social justice. This… Read More