By Aalya Ahmad, co-president of CUPE Local 1979 Workers at unions are strangely situated in the labour movement. On the one hand, many are in the enviable position of being paid to be union activists working full-time to broadly advance the interests of union members and, by extension, all workers. Because they work for unions, Continue readingSolidarity in Action? COPE 225 vs. Canadian Association of University Teachers
By Denise Leduc, Rankandfile.ca writer For three months, Colonialism No More activists in Treaty Four territory have maintained a solidarity camp outside the Regina offices of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). In fact Tuesday marked 100 days of protest outside of INAC. The camp setup in April as one of a handful of occupations Continue readingIn solidarity with Colonialism No More: A place for labour in anti-colonial struggles
By Tania Parker After a long six month lockout that dragged well into the holiday season, British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) workers are joyfully heading back to work today, just in time for Christmas. “We did it! We’re going back,” brightly announced a billboard, seen at the picket line throughout its 188-day stay on the Continue readingBCAA lockout ends: “We got what we were fighting for.”
By Samantha Ponting Locked out emergency roadside assistance workers for the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) are calling on BCAA members to refrain from using Evo, a new car-sharing program operated by the BCAA, until workers reach a fair settlement with the company. 70 dispatch and administrative personnel of the BCAA, members of the Canadian Continue readingSay “No!” to Evo! Locked out dispatch workers ask car sharers for support
For more on the strike, visit the strike website.
Some of subjects in these week’s labour news update: Saskatchewan labour legislation Porter Airlines strike Study: Employment precarity and household well-being Labour Force Survey: February 2013 Austerity in Ontario universities Precarious employment in GTA Racial wealth gap triples since Reagan era
Twenty-two Porter Airlines fuel technicians have been on strike in Toronto since January 10, while the St. Francis Xavier university teachers have been on strike since January 28. The Porter workers are represented by COPE local 343 and the teachers by the St.FX Association of University Teachers. The striking workers at Porter have been getting Continue readingStrike Solidarity in Toronto and Antigonish