By Kevin Brice-Lall The same ties which link companies from Canada to Guyana don’t just link those companies exploitative practices—like Canadian owned Omai Gold Mine which was responsible for Guyana’s worst environmental disaster—they can also link together the struggles against those practices. The current struggle… Read More
By Robert Devet Labour issues have become part of the Halifax municipal election in more ways than one. A substantial number of candidates promised not to talk to Chronicle Herald scab reporters and made a public commitment to a living wage for city workers and… Read More
By Daniel Tseghay On October 3rd, the BC Liberals announced a Job Creation Plan that they claim would benefit people with disabilities. The project, in alliance with the Rick Hansen Foundation, WorkBC Employment Services Centres, and the Victoria Disability Resource Centre, would temporarily employ 14… Read More
Rankandfile.ca’s West Coast Correspondent Daniel Tseghay interviews Dennel Pickering about the Fight for $15 movement that is getting underway in Saskatchewan.
Trudeau dismisses raising minimum wage | Nova Scotia Teachers reject contract | Liberals not fixing the Phoenix pay system mess | Ford Oakville autoworkers say the will reject any GM type deal | Alberta NDP ices labour in Cold Lake | The McIntyre Powder Project… Read More
2016 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street, when London, England’s East End’s Jewish population came together with trade unionists and other groups to prevent Oswald Mosley’s ‘Black Shirts’ marching through their community. This event showed the power the working class has… Read More
By Doug Nesbitt Cineplex announced this week that ticket prices are going up and they’re blaming minimum wage increases. The media has been giving this story a lot of coverage, but most reports read like a press release from Cineplex. The CBC’s coverage, for… Read More
By CJ Chanco “Expel the barbarians!” a lone man shouts as a group of picketers turn a corner around Laurier Avenue. “Hey, hey, hey white supremacists out now,” they yell back. Slowly the ranks of the protesters grow, as passers-by look on in curiosity and… Read More
By Bob Barnetson Last week, workers represented by the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) at the Points West Living (PWL) senior centre in Cold Lake were set to strike. The employer had also served lockout notice. PWL is one of the most profitable and… Read More
By Matt Corbeil Elliot Lake is a city with a history. Home to one of the world’s largest deposits of uranium, the city grew in tandem with the US military’s nuclear weapons stockpile. But if the purpose of the stockpile was to keep the “free… Read More
Protest at Queen’s Park for decent work | Unifor concessions at GM the new reality | Winnipeg to continue with contracted out garbage collection | CUPE demands investigation in to replacement workers at Peel CAS | U of R prof examines Sask.’s dismal rate of… Read More
This 1970 documentary film shows how Quebec textile workers organize themselves for better, healthier working conditions while the multinationals strenghten their empire. This film was blocked for several years by the National Film Board of Canada due to political commentary in the film.