Coming out of a productive four days of workshops and cross-union collaboration at the Peoples’ Social Forum, RankandFile.ca has developed some reflections on some of the major labour struggles panning out across the country. From the attack on BC teachers to abuse in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, the public is facing its fair share Continue readingFour major battles for the Canadian labour movement
Peoples Social Forum
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 labour movement assembly was organized by the Take Back the Continue readingWhat next for Take Back the CLC?
Several thousand people are meeting in Ottawa from August 21 to 24 for the Peoples’ Social Forum. It is an ambitious gathering of those wishing to change the world. From labour activists, to environmentalists and Indigenous activists, from students to seniors. With several hundred workshops and assemblies, the PSF Program, you will inevitably come across Continue readingRankandFile.ca at the Peoples’ Social Forum
Several thousand people will be descending on Ottawa from August 21-24. They won’t be storming Parliament to topple the Harper government, but working together to build an opposition on the streets and in the workplace to take on the enormous political, environmental and economic problems plaguing the country and being carried out by a craven Continue readingRankandFile.ca at the Peoples’ Social Forum
Report from David Bush, CLC convention delegate and RankandFile.ca editor. Stay tuned for RankandFile.ca’s analysis of the whole CLC convention next week. The CLC convention, the largest in its history, is over and the house of labour has a new president. On Thursday afternoon the delegates from the CLC convention elected Hassan Yussuff as their Continue readingCLC Recap: New Leader, Same Challenges