Hamilton fights to keep transit public

By Evan Johnston Transit workers in Hamilton have launched a new campaign to keep the city’s public transportation system — and specifically, the city’s newly approved Light-Rail Transit (LRT) — under public control. The campaign, “Keep Transit Public,” was launched on June 15 by Amalgamated Transit… Read More

Time to Fix Hydro ‘Mistake’

By Paul Kahnert Hydro in Ontario is a mess and rates are skyrocketing. The high number of people who have trouble paying or can’t pay their Hydro bills is growing by the day. Businesses are leaving the province and/or refusing to locate here because of… Read More

Weekend Video: Striking for Public Transit

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 107 commemorated the 110th Anniversary of the HSR Transit Strike on November 24, 2016 and encouraged Hamilton citizens to join them in a battle against the privatization of Ontario’s hydro and transit. Hundreds of concerned citizens, and several other ATU and… Read More

Killing Canada Post: Trudeau’s Turn

By David Bush, Gerard Di Trolio, and Doug Nesbitt In early September the Canada Post Task Force, promised by Justin Trudeau during the last election to review the postal service’s future, released its discussion paper. The paper was the committee’s preliminary thoughts about the future… Read More

How not to fund infrastructure

By Michal Rozworski Recycling is supposed to be a good thing, so when the federal Liberals quietly announced that “asset recycling” would be part of their strategy for meeting their much-ballyhooed infrastructure promises, not many eyebrows were raised. They should have been. Asset recycling is… Read More

Weekend Video: 1987 CUPW strike

In October 1987, postal workers inside the sorting plants struck against Canada Post. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) strike also kicked off only a few short months after Canada Post letter carriers, then represented by the Letter Carriers Union (LCUC), were on strike… Read More

Letters from Saskatchewan’s inmates

Why we should care about the privatization of Saskatchewan’s prison services By Denise Leduc In late 2015 and again in January 2016, hunger strikes were initiated by inmates in Saskatchewan’s prisons over food issues. There were complaints of uncooked eggs, and meals that were nutritionally… Read More