The Ignorance of Youth

By Dan Bouchard I have been a member of CUPE Local 2544 for over twenty-four years now. I started as a high school student working for the summer on the maintenance trucks with some of the different trades that the Peel District School Board (PDSB)… Read More

The Housing Monster

Check out this graphic novel by From finance to work, the nature of commodities, class struggle, and unions, has put together an excellent and critical political economy of the housing industry. Download the novel here. More information about is available on-line. The… Read More

Labour News Update: 11 March 2013

Some of subjects in these week’s labour news update: Saskatchewan labour legislation Porter Airlines strike Study: Employment precarity and household well-being Labour Force Survey: February 2013 Austerity in Ontario universities Precarious employment in GTA Racial wealth gap triples since Reagan era

Dissent brews in the OSSTF

by David Bush and Doug Nesbitt Over a month has passed since Bill 115 was repealed by the Ontario Liberals, but the contracts imposed on the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation and Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario remain intact and effectively unchallenged. This has led… Read More

Labour News Update – 18 February 2013

Former Toronto police union leader Craig Bromell heads new union in construction industry Bromell, who is married and the father of four children, left the force after 26 years of service. He hosted a radio show for four years and then was executive producer of… Read More

Greek workers take control

An abandoned building materials factory in Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, has been taken over by its workers. With support from their community and around the world, the workers have organized, mobilized and voted in general assemblies to restart production under democratic workers’ control. This… Read More

Labour news update – January 29 2013

Ontario education workers and Bill 115 Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on labour and right-to-work Porter Airlines strike BC’s 10-year-plan for teachers ignores court rulings, again Halifax schools face labour trouble Xstrata and Mine Mill brace for job action Blockade at Vertis in Fort Erie St.FX… Read More

Porter is out of order

Twenty-two ground crew at the Toronto Island airport are on strike for a first contract against Porter Airlines. Training and health and safety are critical issues in the strike as described in the short video below. Meanwhile, Porter has turned to the Federal Court to… Read More