Workers Issues in Canada Unifor’s Detroit Three “pattern” pact and the ruling class assault on pensions Big business representatives are applauding Unifor for giving up newly-hired autoworkers’ right to a guaranteed pension and are calling for this to become a new Canada-wide standard. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-10-25T05:00:00Z 1937: When Canadian and US autoworkers fought together Coming just weeks after the Flint sit-down strike, the 1937 strike at GM’s Oshawa facilities contains pivotal lessons for autoworkers fighting to defend their jobs and rights against the Detroit Three and the Unifor bureaucracy. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-10-20T05:00:00Z Unifor rams through another sellout deal at Fiat-Chrysler The large “no” vote for a concessionary agreement Unifor is touting as the best in years indicates mounting opposition not just to its terms, but to the pro-company Unifor. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-10-17T05:00:00Z Windsor Fiat Chrysler workers denounce Unifor sellout deal A <em>Word Socialist Web Site Newsletter</em> reporting team encountered strong opposition to the tentative contract deal between Unifor and Fiat Chrysler, based on the scant details released by the union. Sat, 15 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-10-15T05:00:00Z Build rank-and-file committees to resist company-union concessions If the latest concessions deal is to be defeated, everything depends on the independent initiative of FCA workers. Sat, 15 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-10-15T05:00:00Z Fiat-Chrysler workers must demand to see Unifor-FCA sellout deal in full FCA workers must reject the attempt to stampede them into another rotten concessions agreement and assert their democratic right to see the proposed contract in full. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-10-14T05:00:00Z Canadian autoworkers react to Fiat Chrysler sellout Canadian autoworkers reacted strongly to the announcement of a concession-laden deal Tuesday between Unifor and Fiat Chrysler. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-10-13T05:00:00Z Unifor thwarts strike by Canadian Fiat-Chrysler autoworkers Unifor announced just before midnight Monday it had reached a rotten concessions agreement with Fiat-Chrysler modelled on the contract that it recently rammed through at GM. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-10-11T05:00:00Z Unifor President Dias attempts to “whipsaw” Canadian auto plants Militant opposition to the miserable GM pattern settlement is growing at Fiat Chrysler and Ford Canada auto plants. Sat, 08 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-10-08T05:00:00Z Political lessons from the Canadian auto “bailout” A successful autoworker counter-offensive requires not only a political and organizational break with the pro-company Unifor, but a political struggle against the entire ruling class and their political hirelings. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-10-07T05:00:00Z Opposition grows to GM Canada pattern contract Fearing mass rank-and-file opposition to the rotten “pattern” agreement Unifor reached at GM Canada, the local leadership at Ford’s Oakville assembly plant now claim to oppose it. Wed, 05 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-10-05T05:00:00Z Unifor sets stage for Fiat-Chrysler sellout Unifor’s bargaining team at Fiat-Chrysler in Canada is putting the finishing touches on the “pattern” agreement initially negotiated at GM late last month. Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-10-04T05:00:00Z Canadian autoworkers denounce contract sellout Workers at Canadian plants operated by the Detroit Three auto companies spoke to the WSWS <em>Autoworkers Newsletter</em> of their opposition to contract concessions and the pro-company policies of Unifor. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Liberals’ Canada Post review lays basis for massive assault on postal workers Despite making a public show of criticizing the task force’s call for further cuts in service and attacks on workers’ rights, CUPW bears political responsibility for the reactionary report. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Ontario Liberal government reveals GM investments are not finalized A minister has let slip that Unifor’s much-trumpeted investment “guarantees” at General Motors Canada—“guarantees” it “won” through further concessions—are not a done deal. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z GM Canada workers narrowly approve sellout deal Having rammed through a concessionary 4-year “pattern agreement” at GM, Unifor will now try to impose it on workers employed at Ford’s and Fiat-Chrysler’s Canadian operations. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z GM autoworkers denounce Unifor at ratification meeting Workers at the ratification vote decried the union’s refusal to release the full contract and its collusion with GM management. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z Unifor refuses to release “contract” before Sunday vote Opposition is growing to Unifor’s attempt to ram through a sell-out deal without even providing the supposed “agreement” to General Motors Canada workers. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z Unifor touts collaboration with big business Liberals after blocking strike at GM Canada The mutual backslapping between Unifor and the Liberals over the latest sell-out deal must be taken as a warning by workers. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-09-23T05:00:00Z Contract “framework” at GM Canada continues attack on autoworkers Unifor is trying to rush through a sell-out agreement before GM Canada workers have a chance to study the full details of the still uncompleted deal. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-09-21T05:00:00Z Unifor blocks strike at GM Canada Past promises of “job security,” along with union-backed concessions, have done nothing to stop the destruction of jobs. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-09-20T05:00:00Z UAW balks at solidarity action as Canadian auto talks continue In remarks to the press, UAW President Dennis Williams refused to commit to any specific solidarity action in the event of a strike by autoworkers in Canada. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z For a counteroffensive against the auto bosses! To prevent Unifor from sabotaging their struggle, auto workers must build new organizations of struggle, democratically controlled by the rank-and-file. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-09-15T05:00:00Z Canadian autoworkers overwhelmingly approve strike action Voter turnout at many of the union locals was extremely high, reflecting a determined mood of militancy, but the Unifor union has no intention of waging a serious struggle. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-08-31T05:00:00Z Trudeau given hero’s welcome by Unifor bureaucrats Unifor President Jerry Dias lauded the actions of the pro-austerity, pro-war Trudeau government as “a pinnacle start for working people.” Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-08-27T05:00:00Z CUPW blocks strike action; touts plans to boost Canada Post’s profits The postal workers’ union is thwarting any job action against Canada Post’s sweeping concession demands and promoting the big business Liberal government’s postal review. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-07-27T05:00:00Z Unifor and Detroit Three use job threats to beat back demands of Canadian autoworkers With labour agreements covering 23,500 Canadian autoworkers expiring on September 19, Unifor and the Big Three are preparing to exchange proposals for a new four-year deal. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-07-26T05:00:00Z Canada Post moves to lock out 50,000 workers While Canada Post is pressing for sweeping concessions, the union, CUPW is seeking to isolate the workers and thwart strike action. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Canada Post preparing to lock out 50,000 workers CUPW’s opposition to a genuine struggle against concessions and in defence of public services is demonstrated by its fulsome praise for the Liberal government and its Canada Post “review.” Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-06-23T05:00:00Z Canadian autoworkers face fight against threatened plant closings As in the US, the Detroit automakers and the Canadian unions are using the threat of plant closings to ram through concessionary contracts. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-06-22T05:00:00Z Canadian government tables bill for parliamentary “oversight” of spy agencies The oversight committee will provide a “democratic” fig leaf for Canada’s national security apparatus, which in the name of fighting terrorism has been given police-state powers. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z Canada: Unifor prepares to cede further concessions to Detroit Three automakers Faced with company threats to further slash auto production in Canada, Unifor is signaling its readiness to impose concession-filled contracts to fatten shareholder profits. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-06-15T05:00:00Z Canadian economy faces sharpest quarterly contraction since financial crisis The Bank of Canada is warning that housing prices in Toronto and Vancouver are unsustainable. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-06-11T05:00:00Z Canadian prime minister endorses Japanese position on South China Sea ahead of G7 summit Canada is deeply implicated in the US-led “pivot” to Asia, and is determined to deepen economic and security ties with Japan. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-05-27T05:00:00Z Postal workers union hails Liberal government’s Canada Post review The CUPW accepts that Canada Post be run as a profit-making business and have sought to prevent a broader struggle in defence of public services. Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-05-16T05:00:00Z Canada’s defence policy review prepares major expansion of militarism and war The review “consultation” document argues Canada should expand its close strategic partnership with the US, the most aggressive imperialist power on the planet. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-04-29T05:00:00Z Canada’s NDP dumps party leader Mulcair The broad support within the NDP for Mulcair’s ouster reflects an awareness that he is too compromised to provide the pro-austerity, pro-war NDP with a “progressive” veneer. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z Canada’s Liberals debate aid for Bombardier as it slashes 7,000 jobs The urgency of the bailout talks has intensified following the company’s announcement that it is slashing 7,000 jobs, close to 10 percent of its global workforce. Sat, 20 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-02-20T05:00:00Z On what program should workers oppose the sellout agreement in Quebec’s public sector? Quebec public sector workers face a political struggle. In rejecting the sellout agreement touted by the inter-union Common Front, they will be challenging the austerity program of the entire ruling elite. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-02-02T05:00:00Z Montreal: Labour board upholds draconian suspension of 2,000 city workers The victimization of the Montreal blue-collar workers is part of the systematic “illegalization” of worker resistance by governments across Canada. Fri, 15 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-01-15T05:00:00Z Police agent-provocateurs exposed at Montreal anti-austerity demonstration The Montreal Police Department is strongly defending the actions of an undercover cop who drew his revolver and threatened protesters who had “outed” him. Tue, 05 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT 2016-01-05T05:00:00Z Quebec: Common Front unions promote sell-out agreement The Common Front leaders are seeking to impose a concessionary agreement that will enshrine the massive cuts the Liberals have made to public services. Thu, 24 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-12-24T05:00:00Z Montreal suspends 2,400 workers for participating in an “illegal” meeting Montreal’s mayor is accusing workers of “bullying” while his administration is attacking wages, pensions and benefits won through generations of struggle. Sat, 19 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-12-19T05:00:00Z Quebec: Wave of walkouts against Liberals’ austerity agenda The unions are determined to suppress the growing working class challenge to the Liberals’ assault on public services and workers’ wages and pensions. Sat, 12 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-12-12T05:00:00Z Quebec public sector unions cancel three-day strike The cancellation was announced at the same time that the unions presented a “counteroffer” that goes a long way toward meeting the Quebec government’s concession demands. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-12-01T05:00:00Z Unifor prepares Canadian autoworkers for more concessions after UAW sellout deals Declarations that “job security” is the top priority of Unifor officials is coded language intended to convey that the union will attempt to push through more wage and benefit cuts. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-11-30T05:00:00Z Quebec unions silent about plans to illegalize workers’ job action Hundreds of thousands of Quebec public sector workers mounted one-day strikes this week to protest against the Liberal government’s attack on public services and working conditions. Sat, 14 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-11-14T05:00:00Z Quebec repackages concessionary public-sector contract offer The unions have been silent on government plans to illegalize public sector worker job action and impose concessionary contracts by decree. Sat, 07 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-11-07T05:00:00Z Unifor union in Canada hails UAW-Fiat Chrysler sellout contract in US Officials are claiming that the contract pushed through at Fiat Chrysler, and a tentative agreement at General Motors, validate “grow-in” concessions contracts forced on Canadian workers. Mon, 02 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-11-02T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-10-27T05:00:00Z Quebec public sector workers outraged by Liberal concession demands Saturday’s demonstration against the Liberals’ austerity agenda and in support of the public sector workers was 150,000-strong. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-10-05T05:00:00Z US Steel Canada issues ultimatum to end pension payments and health benefits Should an Ontario Superior court not rule in its favor, the steel company has threatened that it will shut down the entirety of its operations in Canada by the end of this year. Sat, 03 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-10-03T05:00:00Z Canadian election: Militarism and reaction dominate foreign policy debate The leaders of Canada’s three main parties used Monday’s foreign policy debate to stake their claim as the most capable and determined defenders of Canadian imperialism. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-09-30T05:00:00Z Strong support from Canadian Fiat Chrysler workers for an international struggle A campaign team distributed the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter to FCA workers in Brampton, Ontario. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-08-24T05:00:00Z WSWS campaigns for unity of US and Canadian autoworkers A <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> Autoworkers Newsletter reporting team spoke to workers at the General Motors plant in Ontario about the need for an international strategy for autoworkers to fight for jobs and wages. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-08-22T05:00:00Z US, Mexican and Canadian autoworkers face common fight As talks for a new labor contract continue, the US-based automakers are threatening to shift more production to Mexico and other lower wage countries. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z Canada: Unions join Liberals, NDP in “Anybody but Conservative” campaign The collaboration between high-level NDP, Liberal and trade union operatives highlights the preparations for a possible coalition government after this October’s federal election. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-07-23T05:00:00Z Canada: Ontario Liberals orchestrate outlawing of teacher strikes While the government claims it is acting to save students’ school year, its real aim is to push through social spending cuts and impose concessionary contracts on teachers. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Unions reaffirm ties to Parti Québécois as it prepares to anoint arch-right winger The installation of Pierre-Karl Péladeau as leader of the Parti Québécois will represent a further rightward lurch on the part of the big business, pro-Quebec independence party. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z Canada’s Conservatives pledge more austerity and war Tuesday’s federal budget is a blueprint for dismantling public services, redistributing wealth to the most privileged, and expanding the military and national-security apparatus. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Unifor Canada preparing to collaborate in slashing auto workers’ pensions Unifor is willing to surrender the last remnants of a defined-benefit pension plan for newly hired workers at the Big Three automakers in Canada. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-04-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Quebec Liberals respond to student anti-austerity strike with repression and threats The greatest fear and concern of the Canadian ruling class is that the student protests could trigger an eruption of mass working-class struggle. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Canadian oil workers laid off without warning One thousand oil construction workers were fired from their jobs at a remote site in Alberta last week. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-03-19T05:00:00Z Toronto: University strikers denounce union officials Striking education workers at Toronto’s York University have roundly rejected tentative contracts the union had hailed as “historic.” Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-03-12T05:00:00Z Toronto university strikes: OFL head conceals unions’ support for Liberals Ontario Federation of Labour head Sid Ryan masqueraded as an opponent of Ontario’s Liberal government at rallies to support 10,000 workers at Toronto’s two main universities. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-03-09T05:00:00Z Unions demobilize Canadian railway workers Unifor reached a pact with CN Rail late Monday evening under threat of a management lockout of 4,800 safety inspectors and rail maintenance workers and Conservative government intervention. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z United Steelworkers reaffirm support for big business Parti Quebecois The United Steelworkers union is championing Martine Ouellet’s bid to win the leadership of the Parti Quebecois—a pro-austerity big business party. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z Citing government threats, Teamsters suppress Canadian Pacific rail strike The Teamsters union capitulated to the Conservative government’s threat of strikebreaking legislation and ordered an end to the strike little more than 36 hours after it began. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z Obama administration intervenes against West Coast dock workers The White House is intervening entirely on behalf of the shipping and terminal owners and, more generally, the corporate and financial elite in the US. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-02-16T05:00:00Z Harper government to criminalize Canadian Pacific railway strike Canada’s Conservative government is set to introduce legislation today outlawing a two-day-old strike by 3,300 CP Rail workers. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-02-16T05:00:00Z Canadian prime minister praises troops as military clashes escalate in Iraq The growing involvement of Canada’s armed forces in ground combat makes a mockery of the government’s claim that the deployment in Iraq is purely a training and assistance mission. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z Target CEO’s “golden parachute” exceeds total severance for 17,600 Canadian workers Steinhafel was forced by Target’s Board of Directors to resign after he had spearheaded the expansion of Target stores into Canada, which turned into a fiasco. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-01-31T05:00:00Z Mass job losses unfold in global oil industry Several major oil service companies announced that they would cut significant sections of their workforce, leading to tens of thousands of new layoffs. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z Media magnate Péladeau seeks Parti Québécois leadership Presenting himself as the “sovereignty candidate,” Péladeau is focusing his campaign around the claim that independence is the best vehicle for the Quebec ruling class to enrich itself. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT 2015-01-20T05:00:00Z Oil price plummet roils Canadian economy Plummeting oil prices are causing Alberta and several other provinces to initiate new austerity drives and Canadian oil producers to slash investments and jobs. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-12-31T05:00:00Z Social inequality in Canada far higher than official statistics claim The share of Canada’s national income going to the top 1 percent is 13.3 percent once private corporation income is included. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-12-08T05:00:00Z Death of 15-year-old exposes growing use of child labour by Canadian employers The fatality at an Alberta gravel-crushing site has exposed the myth that child labour is a problem only in the developing world. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-11-11T05:00:00Z Canada’s government tables bill to expand intelligence agency powers Canada’s Conservative government tabled legislation yesterday to significantly strengthen the powers of the CSIS. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z CLC president helped scuttle BC teachers’ strike Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff intervened to shut down the militant strike British Columbia teachers were mounting in defence of public education. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z Canada’s government engaged in mass surveillance of protest groups A federal government “emergency response” centre has been systematically collecting information on demonstrations and other protest events. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-10-08T05:00:00Z For a working class counteroffensive to defend pensions and public services! The fight to defend the pensions of Quebec’s municipal workers must become the starting point of a broad working class counteroffensive against the whole ruling class austerity program. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-09-24T05:00:00Z Quebec: Mass protest against gutting of municipal workers’ pensions More than 50,000 municipal workers and their supporters marched in Montreal on Saturday. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-09-23T05:00:00Z BC teachers union endorses austerity contract The British Columbia Teachers Federation is seeking to scuttle the militant strike the province’s teachers have mounted since mid-June. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z British Columbia teachers’ union seeks to scuttle strike The BC Teachers’ Federation wants to scuttle the thirteen week-old strike by British Columbia’s 41,000 public school teachers without any of the teachers’ demands having been met. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z Canada: BC government escalates attack on striking teachers The teachers are fighting to defend public education, which has been ravaged by budget cuts, even as the government increases funding for private schools and cuts corporate taxes. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-09-09T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z British Columbia teachers’ strike in danger The political and business elite have stepped up their campaign to impose a “settlement” that ensures BC schools remain chronically under-funded and short-staffed. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-08-26T05:00:00Z Quebec’s Bill 3 targets municipal worker pensions Under the pretext of fighting pension plan deficits, the Couillard government is introducing various means to drastically cut the pay and pension checks of municipal workers. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Ontario’s union-backed government to accelerate austerity drive Re-elected with union support, Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne has vowed to impose years of concessionary contracts on public sector workers. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z Canada: Truckers and rail workers face antistrike laws British Columbia’s Liberal government has introduced legislation to criminalize a strike by truckers at the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port facility. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-03-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-03-11T05:00:00Z Ontario Conservatives renew push for labor “reform” The unions have responded to the threat of US-style “right-to-work” laws by appealing to big business to recognize the pivotal role they play in policing the working class. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z