Protest - Revolt

Scott Martin
Image: Screenshot of YouTube video.

Nov. 8, 2022

"The government managed to unite the entire labour movement in an effort to repeal Bill 28 and protect the Charter rights of workers across Canada.”

A union representing tens of thousands of education workers in Ontario called off planned strike actions on Monday in exchange for the Doug Ford government promising to rescind legislation that imposed a contract and made going on strike illegal.

Socialist Project Steering Committee
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Nov. 4, 2022

Over the past several decades, governments in Canada have intervened in labour disputes on behalf of employers with increasing frequency. In recent years postal workers, teaching assistants, college instructors, pilots, healthcare workers, and others, have had their collective bargaining rights trampled by back-to-work legislation passed at both the provincial and federal levels.

Adam D.K. King
Photo via CUPE Ontario on Twitter.

Nov. 4, 2022

For this strike to be successful, unions across Ontario and Canada will need to offer more than strong words.

To borrow a phrase from Mark Hancock, the national president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Doug Ford government in Ontario has gone “full nuclear” and suspended the Charter-protected rights of the provinces’ lowest paid education workers to collectively bargain and strike. 

George Monbiot
Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion join Enough Is Enough protesters on a march through central London, 1 October. Photograph: Vuk Valcic/Sopa Images/Rex/Shutterstock

Website editor: the second short video below is worth watching - "Heating and eating: can cost of living and climate protesters join forces?"

Oct. 26, 2022

As the crackdown on our freedoms intensifies, the list of our national ailments seems endless. But there’s one issue that can prise things open

Before we decide what needs to change, let’s take stock of what we have lost. I want to begin with what happened last week. I don’t mean the resignation of the prime minister. This is more important.

Amanda Follett Hosgood
The Anzac River used to run clear, according to an environmental group. But this 2020 photo shows sedimentation following logging in the area. The group fears work on the Coastal GasLink pipeline could make things worse. Photo from Conservation North.

Oct. 27, 2022

Confusion Swirls Around CGL’s Environmental Risks

BC ordered Coastal GasLink to ‘cease’ variations from approved work plans. The company insists it hasn’t broken any rules.

Coastal GasLink maintains it’s not in violation of a compliance agreement it signed with the province aimed at reducing watershed damage along its pipeline route.

But the B.C. government ordered it to “cease” activities that violate the agreement on Oct. 14.

Mike Ludwig
A CSX freight train is seen in Orlando on September 14, 2022. PAUL HENNESSY / SOPA IMAGES / LIGHTROCKET

Oct. 22, 2022

A potential showdown between organized labor and Wall Street looms over the world of freight trains: An influential railroad workers group is urging fellow union members to reject a tentative labor agreement that has prevented an industry-wide strike, and to fight for public ownership of railroads. Negotiations are tense, and the unions are telling members that every vote counts.


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