Thursday, April 1 4 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. EST, “The Struggle for Indigenous Liberation from Colonialism and Capitalism” with Eric Johnston at the Native Canadian Center of Toronto. Host: Elizabeth Byce. Discussants: Agnieszka Marszalek, a teacher at Grassy Narrows, Ontario and Barry Weisleder, Federal Secretary, Socialist Action and co-editor, SA newspaper.
Some fifty people in about 20 cars took to the streets of downtown Toronto on March 28 to demand an end to the punishing trade blockade that the United States imposes on Cuba. Braving cool temperatures and a steady rainfall, participants in the car caravan en route waved flags, honked horns and chanted in Spanish "Cuba, Si! Blocqueo No!"
The 2-tier graduated wage structure was introduced in 2010, with the understanding that new hires would reach the full wage scale in 10 years or have a progressive wage scale which would help members reach full wage. While some members still have not reached the top wage after 11 years, the company is insisting that workers remain on this tier of wages. This would create massive wage disparity between members hired prior to 2010 and members hired afterwards.