Electoral reform and labour

The federal Liberal retreat from their big flashy promise of electoral reform has definitely killed the Trudeau honeymoon. Meanwhile, Prince Edward Islanders narrowly voted for electoral reform but Premier MacLauchlan has decided to ignore the results, leading to an angry protest of hundreds in Charlottetown. The… Read More

Why we turned our backs on Trudeau

In the waning hours of Monday evening at the Canadian Labour Congress’s Young Worker Summit, a surprise guest was announced. The 400 young union activists who had gathered in Ottawa to address the issues facing their generation would be face-to-face with the most influential decision… Read More

What next for Take Back the CLC?

By David Bush The Peoples’ Social Forum that took place last week had a large labour presence among the thousands who attended. There were numerous – too many to count- workshops, panels and larger assemblies that dealt directly with issues confronting the labour movement. The… Read More

Leaning Away from Nurses

The politics of nursing care in Saskatchewan For months, the Saskatchewan government has come under fire for its decision to subject the province’s health care system to lean management, which has its origins in the Toyota Production System and auto manufacturing in Japan. After spending… Read More