Weekend Video: The History of May Day

Author and professor Peter Linebaugh discusses his new book, “The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day.” Then filmmaker Avi Lewis discusses worker-owned factories in Argentina, and Laura focuses on the intersectional feminism of 19th Century radical Lucy Parsons. Peter Linebaugh is professor… Read More

Labour News Update: April 25, 2016

MPs Hurry ‘Outsourcing’ Act Blacklock’s reporter, April 21, 2016 Parliament last night on a 165 to 131 vote approved in principle a cabinet bill waiving Air Canada’s liability for illegally transferring maintenance work out of the country. The Commons Liberal majority forced the Second Reading… Read More

Weekend Video: 1987 CUPW strike

In October 1987, postal workers inside the sorting plants struck against Canada Post. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) strike also kicked off only a few short months after Canada Post letter carriers, then represented by the Letter Carriers Union (LCUC), were on strike… Read More

Beware of Basic Income

By Michal Rozworski Wouldn’t it be great to get a cheque every month just for being you? This is the sweet, fuzzy vision the Ontario and federal Liberals, are counting on to sell their latest idea, a basic income. Just this year, the Ontario government laid the… Read More

The hierarchy of settlement services

By Daniel Tseghay On March 29th, nine national, regional and provincial umbrellas of settlement organizations released Migrant workers: precarious and unsupported: A Canada-wide Study on Access to Services for Migrant Workers. The 73-pages report detailed the challenges migrant workers, in either the Temporary Foreign Worker… Read More

Weekend Video: Fogo Island

By using film as a means of communication, the people of Fogo Island, Newfoundland, voice some of their daily concerns and thoughts about the future. Some of the problems discussed are the fishermen’s unions, the fish plant, able-bodied men on welfare, the problems of education,… Read More