Thursday, July 8, 7 p.m. Eastern Time - “The Crisis of Food Insecurity”, with Dr. Tom Baker, a veterinary epidemiologist with 35 years experience in food safety and livestock health, with discussant Hannah MacKellar at the University of Guelph. Host: Elizabeth Byce. Link: https://youtu.be/9cqJlgfF47g
The Workers' Action Movement, and Socialist Action, congratulate the workers who won their strike at Rexplas in north Toronto. It's great that they resisted concessions and achieved a pay increase. This result sets a fine example of what can be done when workers decide to take positive job action, even in the difficult present circumstances of the pandemic and economic crisis. in solidarity, Barry W.
A bargaining unit of over 70 workers at the Black Creek Community Health Centre is on strike to demand a pay increase that is mandated by Ontario law. In 2018 Bill 124 entitled all public sector workers a wage increase of 1 per cent per year, up to a total of three years. These members of OPSEU Local 5117 want the improvement that workers at community health centers across the Greater Toronto Area received. They are resisting concession demands by the bosses, who decline to come to the bargaining table and who are operating the Centre with scab labour.
The June 22 announcement that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed former Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff to the non-elected Senate sent shock waves through the Canadian labour movement.
Tuesday, June 22, 8 p.m. Eastern Time - "China and the Uighur Question", with presenter Robbie Mahood. Discussion to follow. Montreal SA/LAS business meeting at 9 p.m. Link: https://zoom.us/j/2190663925?pwd=ZkhrRndLRnd2eVFjci9FMllvV3c5QT09