With a federal election upon us and a handful of labour conventions on the horizon, how are delegates and rank-and-file members working to politicize their federations? Send us proposed resolutions by September 29 to share amongst the RankandFile.ca readership. Share your draft resolutions for union members across Canada to use. There are no shortage of issues Continue readingSend us your labour convention resolutions!
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Nora Loreto First published on Rabble.ca I don’t anticipate removing my Save Canada Post sign from our front door before Oct. 19. The campaign is far from over and I deeply believe that home mail delivery is an issue of social importance. When I saw a debate on Facebook about whether or not new election Continue readingNavigating Elections Canada’s New (and unclear) Third Party Spending Rules
In this week’s Labour News Update: Minimum wages in Canada Collective agreements Temporary foreign workers Canada Post Outsourcing at Sears Pension funds Silencing public sector workers Buffett keeps word, Heinz strikes “fair” deal with Ontario ketchup workers Jamie Sturgeon, Global News, January 16, 2014 New contract for UFCW Local 500 members at Laminage Continue readingLabour News Update: January 20, 2014
The Vancouver Ecosocialist Group, including the trade unionists listed below, have issued this open letter to the International Longshore Warehouse Union. It responds to the union’s offer of a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of climate change protesters at the Port Metro Vancouver’s office. The open letter was originally published by Continue readingOpen letter: union needs to back climate change protesters, not persecute them
From a string of regressive labour law reforms at the provincial and federal levels, to factory closures and the formation of Unifor, 2013 has been eventful for workers and organized labour. Check out some of the Rankandfile.ca highlights from the past year. Be sure to follow our upcoming series on labour and the environment, a Continue readingA Rankandfile.ca Reader: Reflections on 2013
[Editor’s Note: this article has been slightly revised to reflect OSSTF’s decision to cancel its January 16 protest.] by Doug Nesbitt At 4am this morning, the Ontario Labour Relations Board ruled that a “political protest” by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario would be an unlawful action. ETFO leaders promptly called off the protest and Continue readingOntario teachers and the law
Note: Published on Translating the printemps érable, a website dedicated to translating Quebec news articles for an Anglophone audience. Original translation page. ~RFR June 2, 2012 Original French Text: http://www.journaldequebec.com/2012/06/02/suspendus-pour-leur-carre-rouge Canada Post suspended two Montreal employees on Friday for wearing the red square in support of the student movement. Management previously advised some employees verbally Continue reading“Canada Post: Suspended for their red square” (Le Journal de Québec)