Labour News Update, May 8 2013

Caterpillar closing its tunnelling plant by mid-April 2014, throwing 330 people out of work Toronto Star, May 3 2013 Alberta government insists union pay millions for ‘cost they put on taxpayers’ during wildcat strike Calgary Herald, May 2 2013 St. John’s NL airport strike drags… Read More

Love’s Labours Lost

Written February 11, 2012 (before Caterpillar and CAW reached a severance settlement) Published as “Love’s Labours Lost” in The Leveller Vol.4, No.5 By Doug Nesbitt Thousands of protesters carrying home-made placards and union banners surrounded Indiana‚Äôs Capitol Building as the State Senate passed HB 1001… Read More

Labour at the Crossroads?

article published by The Bullet, Socialist Worker and Lenin’s Tomb. By Doug Nesbitt A wage cut of fifty per cent. An elimination of pensions. Cuts to benefits. These demands have inevitably led to a major showdown at a locomotive factory in London, Ontario between the… Read More