Weekend Video: We Own it!

We Own It! is a campaign launched by OPSEU in coordination with community groups in 2016 to keep public services public. The campaign is focused on battling privatization and strengthening public services across Ontario. They have been holding community forums and protests across the province.

Hamilton transit in the Age of Austerity

Editor’s introduction: This is the second half a two-part series on how austerity has damaged public transit. In this article Blake McCall, a Hamilton bus operator and ATU Local 107 member, and Caitlin Craven, a CUPW Local 548 and local Fight for $15 and Fairness… Read More

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