The rule of law has suddenly been given a rather flexible interpretation by the Harper government in the arena of labour relations.
Oct 30, 2011 to Dec 19, 2011
Of Swallows, their deeds, & the Winter below
283 College St. upstairsM5T 1S2 Toronto , ON
Canada43° 39' 27.6948" N, 79° 24' 3.1032" W
This workshop series is the first of three that uses detailed and accurate visuals to teach Karl Marx's Capital, volumes I - III.
Bruce Campbell and Armine Yalnizyan
Anti-union sentiment has accelerated since the global crisis of 2008 brought economies to their knees and left public finances in a mess.
Some long overdue wages have finally been paid to 57 tree planters, more than a year after they were found living in squalid conditions in B.C.
There's an interesting new research report from Statistics Canada profiling workers who were displaced in the recent recession and comparing the outcomes to previous recessions in earlier decades.
Agriculture workers take part in Toronto's annual Labour Day parade. Photo: Meagan Perry
Steven Tufts and Mark Thomas
An 'age of austerity' now encompasses many western economies as governments launch fierce campaigns against workers to lower public sector wages.
Labour Day is a good time to review what unions have given us and what has been lost in much of the world as governments reduce the rights of working people to choose to act collectively.
Sep 8, 2011 to Sep 9, 2011
33 Cecil Street Toronto , ON
Canada43° 39' 12.6864" N, 79° 23' 2.0652" W
This Spadina walking tour explores the plight of the garment worker. The walk will discuss the struggles for safe working conditions and adequate pay in the industry.
As well as leading the NDP to its recent historic election results, Layton provided a number of lessons for how opposition inside and outside Parliament can work together for peace and justice.