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GM Oshawa walkout: Eyewitness report

Unifor workers walking out of GM Plant in Oshawa (Photo Credit: Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)At 9 a.m. on Nov. 26, GM Oshawa workers walked off the job and formed blockades in protest of GM's announcement to close its plant in the city. GM employs approximately 2,400 people in Oshawa. Another 20,000 work in fields related to auto parts manufacturing that are highly dependent on the GM plant. All told, this is more than 10 per cent of Oshawa's population. The impact of this closure will be devastating.

GM Oshawa closure: Nationalize under workers’ control to save jobs

Emergency Unifor local 222 Meeting

Late on the night of Sunday, November 25, rumours began to trickle out about the impending closure of the Oshawa General Motors plant. The following morning the terrible news was confirmed to be true. In response, workers of Unifor Local 222 staged a spontaneous wildcat walkout. The closure  is a massive blow to the working class of the city and the province which cannot be allowed to stand. The capitalists have shown themselves to be incapable of providing decent employment. It is up to the workers to take action to defend their jobs and union.

Canada Post Workers Under Attack - Solidarity Needed Now!

CUPW on the picket line (Photo Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)50,000 members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) have been on rotating strike since October 22nd. The Trudeau Liberal government has tabled so-called “back-to-work” legislation, that will make this work stoppage illegal. Increasingly, the right to strike in Canada is not worth the paper it is written on. As soon as a strike becomes effective, it is declared illegal. However, the postal workers are angry and there is a real opportunity that they will defy the legislation. Solidarity is urgently needed to let the CUPW workers know they are not alone, and that workers in Canada and internationally support their fight.

Defiant postal workers occupy Toronto plant

Postal Workers in Toronto Occupying FactoryAt 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, Canada Post workers at the 600 Commissioner Street plant in Toronto kicked their supervisors out and declared the next few days would be “management-free.”

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