Labour - Unions

16/08/17
Author: 
Tom Sandborn

US firm Kiewit, a major player in BC construction ruled 'reckless' in worker's death, has piled up other safety violations.

Bent low over the shattering racket of the power drill he was driving into solid rock, without a radio and wearing ear protection that muffled the shouts of other workers, Sam Fitzpatrick may never have seen the boulder that killed him.

15/08/17
Author: 
Union Staff

In a series of landmark statements following the May 2017 election of the pro-reform President Moon Jae-in, Korean energy, transport and public service workers have called for “a just energy transition” allowing the sector to “function as a public asset under public control.” Unions support the new government’s decision to close the country’s aging coal-fired and nuclear power stations, and its planned reconsideration of two new nuclear facilities – Kori 5 and Kori 6.

10/07/17
Author: 
Luke Elliott-Negri
Andrew Weaver campaign bus

The Canadian Green Party's fight against pro-union legislation shows the dangers of an environmentalism that's not rooted in the working class.

 

19/05/17
Author: 
compiled by Michael O’Neil
Corbyn UK 2017

The Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn have released their 2017 manifesto for the June 8th General Election, entitled “For the Many, Not the Few.” The manifesto outlines policies of interest those dedicated to the movements for energy democracy and a just transition away from fossil fuels.

22/04/17
Author: 
Deborah Jaremko

 

[Webpage editor's note: Not satisfied with vandalizing the earth's climate system by financing the Tar Sands, CIBC joins the campaign to reduce even further the relatively few jobs in this sector.]

 

April 13, 2017 - On a scale of one to 10 of being able to help oilsands producers save costs—today—autonomous hauling systems are a 10, according to analysts with CIBC.

16/04/17
Author: 
Gene McGuckin

As eco-catastrophe rushes closer, BC’s May 9 election will result—whoever wins—in provincial climate policies that are eco-suicidally inadequate. Patience until the next election—federal or provincial—will not be a survival trait.

Survival partisans must enumerate policy goals that genuinely address the climate emergency and continue pushing for them after May 9.

27/03/17
Author: 
Simon Little

[Editor: Climate change is already affecting populations to the point of migration, (see http://www.ecosocialistsvancouver.org/article/why-we-climate-activists-s...), so more immigrants can be expected and in turn we can expect more activity from racist anti-immigrant groups]

[See original for video of police clashing with Soldiers of Odin at Vancouver anti racism march]

31/01/17
Author: 
Labor Network for Sustainability

Donald Trump and his congressional Republican allies have taken control of the U.S. government. The result threatens to be devastating for both labor and the climate – not to mention immigrants, African Americans, Muslims, women, children, the elderly, the disabled, LGBTQ people, and many others.

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