Workers Issues in Canada

Reject CAW sellout at Chrysler! Mobilize autoworkers across North America to defend all jobs and oppose all concessions!

By Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 27 March 2009

If Chrysler workers are not to be blackmailed into paying for the losses of the Detroit Three, they must reject the nationalist and pro-capitalist perspective of the CAW and fight to mobilize the strength of autoworkers across North America in a struggle against all concessions, layoffs and plant closures.

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24 March 2009

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Oppose Canadian Auto Workers surrender to GM

Fight all concessions and job cuts!

By Keith Jones, 10 March 2009

The Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union is joining hands with the Detroit Three, Canada’s hard-right Conservative government and the Ontario Liberal regime of Dalton McGuinty to impose further massive contract concessions and job cuts on autoworkers.

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10 March 2009

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3 March 2009

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Canada: CAW vows to match UAW concessions to automakers

By Carl Bronski, 25 February 2009

Following in the footsteps of the US government, Canada’s Conservative government is making any aid to the automakers conditional on the companies reducing their labour costs to those of the non-union Asian transplants operating in the US South.

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17 February 2009

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10 February 2009

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3 February 2009

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27 January 2009

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6 January 2009

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Canadian Auto Workers union embraces “bailout” and further concessions

By Keith Jones, 24 December 2008

The leadership of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union has welcomed last week’s twin auto bailouts—that announced by the Bush administration and the “Canadian” bailout mounted by the federal and Ontario governments—signaling its readiness to impose massive job cuts and sweeping contract concessions on autoworkers.

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16 December 2008

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9 December 2008

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The Canadian auto “bailout”: CAW to impose sweeping concessions

By Carl Bronski, 6 December 2008

The Canadian units of Detroit's Big Three auto companies presented their restructuring plans to the Ontario and federal governments yesterday, involving the destruction of the jobs and living standards of tens of thousands of auto workers.

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2 December 2008

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25 November 2008

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Strike cancels classes at Toronto’s York University

By our reporting team, 15 November 2008

Having forced 3,500 teachers’ assistants and contract faculty on strike, York University is pressing for the contract dispute to be resolved by binding arbitration.

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21 October 2008

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14 October 2008

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7 October 2008

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23 September 2008

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Canada: While CAW bleats, Harper offers aid to automakers and endorses job-cutting

A dispute within Canada’s big business elite

By Carl Bronski, 15 September 2008

Just days before dissolving parliament and calling a federal election for October 14, Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced his government is giving an $80 million “repayable” grant to Ford Canada to re-open their Windsor-Essex auto plant.