Beyond optics, towards politics: A report back from CLC Convention

By Joel Harden, CUPE 1281 (Published with permission of rankandfile.ca) At its best, the recent 28th Constitutional Convention of the Canadian Labour Congress demonstrated how far unions have come on Indigenous rights, Palestinian rights (more on that later), racism, queer or trans rights, mental health, and environmental justice. Delegates made passionate appeals to support these […]

Report on Toronto demonstration for striking university workers on March 21

The warm rays of the sun appeared just in time for university workers and their supporters to take demands for decent income and job security to the streets of Toronto on Saturday, March 21. Over two thousand teaching assistants/graduate assistants, on strike now for three weeks at both York University and U of Toronto, first […]

OPS workers prepare to strike

by Julius Arscott Employees of the Ontario Public Service are getting ready to hit the bricks. Negotiations for a collective agreement for the 35,000 workers, members of the Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union, are stalled. The old agreement expired on December 31, 2014. Management is pitching take-away demands the likes of which have not been […]