BC’s Fight for $15 can’t wait

By Daniel Tseghay and Derrick O’Keefe Jes Alford, of Sooke B.C., works at a grocery store and cares enough about her job that she often comes in early. But to supplement her minimum wage income she collects bottles and cans on the weekends, visits food… Read More

Unifor de-charters BC locals

By Daniel Tseghay On November 8, the Unifor National Executive Board voted to revoke the local union charters of a number of British Columbian staff representative locals. These previously Unifor locals were made up of members who worked at other unions. This consisted of members… 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

2014: The Canadian labour movement in review

By David Bush This past year has seen governments continue and extend their unprecedented assault on fundamental trade union and worker rights, while employers demand even more concessions at the bargaining table. At the federal level the Conservatives passed their omnibus Bill C-4, which stripped… Read More

R&F.ca Labour News Update – November 17, 2014

Thousands march in Montreal to protest Radio-Canada job cuts Nov. 17, 2014 Toronto Star MONTREAL—Supporters of CBC’s French-language service Radio-Canada have a message for the federal government: no more cuts. Thousands marched through downtown Montreal on Sunday as part of a series of protests across Quebec… Read More

Side with the people, choose our teachers

By Crystal Warner (Metro Vancouver coordinator for the Public Service Alliance of Canada) and Olivier Belisle (Parent and supporter of the B.C. teachers) Crime, unemployment, poverty, drug addiction, preventable diseases, teen pregnancy, and a slew of other problems could be greatly reduced by making a… Read More