Labour - Unions

Asbjørn Wahl
union power

September 17, 2020

Trade unions are on the defensive all over the world, under immense pressure from strong economic and political forces. We are facing a multiplicity of crises. Employers are attacking on all fronts, and the pandemic is being used as an excuse further to undermine unions, wages and working conditions.

Premila D'Sa
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has been pressed by the Liberal caucus to make universal basic income policy a top priority. Photo by MChe Lee/Unsplash

September 15th 2020

The idea of a universal basic income, a system through which everyone is guaranteed to receive a base level of money periodically, is quickly gaining traction in Canada as the federal government looks for ways to tackle the economic downturn left in the wake of mandatory pandemic shut-downs

Hadas Thier
Monument to Karl Marx outside Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, 2019. (TxeTxu / Flickr)

09.07.2020 [Editor: the video at the end goes much further than this article and is very well worth watching.]

Kevin Skerrett
Protest - Pension Fund Capitalism and the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Case of Revera

September 12, 2020 

Of the many crises provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic across Canada, the dire situation in long-term care facilities and retirement housing may be the most widely and urgently recognized. Even Ontario Premier Doug Ford, whose own party engineered the significant shift to more privatized and ‘marketized’ long-term care (LTC) provision in the 1990s, recently declared the system to be “absolutely broken.”

Posted By: Tim Heffernan and Martin Lebrun, Ontario and BC Educators
 Teachers of 2020 - Heidie Ambrose


They say that school days are the best days of our lives. This may be debatable at the best of times. But as the topic of this year’s return to school dominates media and family discussions, one thing is certain: everything is uncertain.

Rosa Pavanelli
Make our Public Services Great Again - protest sign

September 11, 2020

From tech-billionaires to socialist leaders, Universal Basic Income (UBI) has caught the imagination of many across the political spectrum. This mechanism, which would give everyone regular cash payments that are enough to live on, regardless of income or work status, is increasingly promoted as a key policy to maintain social stability and ensure a decent standard of living.

Nick Baker
Street painting - Free as the Animals - Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair

In the midst of a global pandemic, unprecedented economic collapse, mass unemployment, hunger and desperation, the stock market is booming and the richest of the rich are richer than ever before.


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