Halifax Water picketer struck by truck

By Robert Devet On Tuesday an RST truck hit a locked-out Halifax Water worker at the Mill Cove waste water treatment facility in Bedford. RST is an Irving subsidiary. 335 workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, have been walking the picket line… Read More

BCTF’s sanctuary schools policy

By Daniel Tseghay RankandFile.ca Writer/Organizer In recent years, the federal government has made a number of changes to immigration policy that have made it more difficult for migrants to gain permanent status. Refugee claims, and the number of accepted claims, has dropped dramatically. Countries like… Read More

Building power in many languages

By Sonia Singh How do you organize and build unity among workers who don’t speak the same language? As members of the Street Vendor Project trickle into their monthly meeting, leaders greet new arrivals in multiple languages: Bienvenido! Ni hao! Meetings often run in Spanish,… Read More

The Bully in the Workplace

By A.C. Air Canada customer sales & service agent “Air Canada’s Customer Sales and Service Agents are the stars of a tightly orchestrated pre flight and pre-boarding process”, reads Air Canada’s En Route magazine. This very strategically placed article was printed in the May issue… Read More

A Glamorous Job at Air Canada?

Thankless toiling at Canada’s flagship airline Writing on condition of anonymity, a veteran Air Canada employee talks about work at Canada’s flagship airline and puts into context the “bag toss” incident witnessed by a passenger at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport last week. The two Air Canada employees,… Read More

Book review: Militant Minority

By Gerard Di Trolio Victoria city councillor Benjamin Isitt has written a detailed account of British Columbia’s radical left and labour movement in Militant Minority: British Columbia Workers and the Rise of a New Left 1948-1972. Isitt challenges many assumptions about the role of the… Read More