Alberta NDP act like Tories on Bill 7

By, Bob Barnetson Last week, Alberta’s Bill 7 was passed and came into effect. This Bill moves faculty and graduate student collective bargaining under the Labour Relations Code. This means bargaining impasse will (effective immediately) be resolved via strike-lockout. Overall, Bill 7 is sensible and… Read More

Reform Unpaid Internships Now!

By Dan Darrah The internship, especially with the rise of the so-called “knowledge economy” since the 1980s, has become an unavoidable part of the college- and university-age experience for many young Canadians. For good reason, too: internships offer students practical on-the-job experience in many of… Read More

Who Gives You the Right to Strike?

On a Potential Constitutional Challenge to Nova Scotia’s Universities Accountability and Sustainability Act and the Limitations of Legalistic Labour Strategies By Solidarity Halifax’s Workers Action Committee How should workers fight repressive legislation, in the courts or in the streets? While a favorable judgement can bring… Read More

Illustrating the Freelancer’s Organizing Model

The Graphic History Collective Unionizes By Daniel Tseghay, RankandFile.ca Writer/Organizer On September 2nd, the Graphic History Collective (GHC), a volunteer-run collective producing comic books on Canada’s labour and working class history, announced that it has joined the Canadian Freelance Union (CFU). The CFU is a Community Chapter… Read More