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Labour Fightback

Ontario faculty legislated back to work: we need a movement of defiance!

On Thursday, November 16th the Ontario government announced that it was tabling back-to-work legislation against striking faculty at Ontario’s colleges. This comes only hours after the employer’s most recent offer was rejected by a resounding 86 per cent of faculty. Participation in the vote, which was forced by the employer, was 95 per cent.

College faculty strike: their fight is our fight!

OPSEU workers on stirkeAs of Monday morning, 12,000 faculty members at Ontario’s 24 public colleges are on strike. They include full-time and partial-load professors, librarians and counsellors. The strike comes after college employers rejected a final offer from faculty, represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), on Sunday night. 

ATU 113 Election: Rank-and-file workers vote for change

ATU Local 113 Labour RallyWorkers of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 turned out this past Oct. 4 to elect a new set of leaders. It was hoped through this election that a new executive board would be able to pull us out of the internal crisis of disaffiliation and trusteeship the local has experienced over the past nine months, and at the same time push us forward in the direction of unity, accountability and a no-concessions approach that will be necessary in upcoming contract negotiations with Toronto Transit Commission management.

Support the Toronto Pearson Airport Workers’ Strike!

On Thursday, July 27, 700 workers with Teamsters Local 419 voted 95 per cent in favour of a strike after rejecting an offer by Swissport, one of the largest service providers at Pearson Airport in Toronto.

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