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OPEN LETTER TO CLC PRESIDENT HASSAN YUSSUFF ON LABOUR OPPOSITION TO CANADA-SAUDI ARMS DEAL

Dear Brother Yussuff,

We are calling on the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), in the most urgent terms possible, to express public opposition to the Government of Canada’s arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners are waging war in Yemen. The war has plunged the country into what the United Nations (UN) calls “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” According to a recent UN report, approximately 70,000 Yemenis have died since the beginning of 2016. At the moment, three civilians are killed every day in Yemen. Hospitals, schools, markets, and mosques are common targets for Saudi coalition airstrikes. Two thirds of the Yemeni population require humanitarian support or protection, 17 million are food insecure, three million have fled their homes, and 14.5 million require access to safe drinking water—and as UN Women has found, women and girls bear the brunt of this devastating situation. Read more!


THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE LEAP, LABOUR, AND THE 2016 FEDERAL NDP CONVENTION

By Emily Leedham

On Rank & File Radio – Prairie Edition, Avi Lewis, Co-founder and Strategic Director of the Leap, shares the untold story of the Leap Manifesto, labour and the 2016 Federal NDP convention in Edmonton, Alberta. We also talk about the pressing need to bridge the labour and climate justice movements, and what we can do to get there. Read more!


LABOUR POLITICS AND DEFLECTION

By Bob Barnetson

Last week, Alberta’s United Conservative government introduced legislation designed to suspend the arbitration of wage re-openers in most public-sector collective agreements. This move is widely expected to give the government time to cook up wage-freeze or wage-rollback legislation.

There's good coverage and analysis of this decision elsewhere. One of the more interesting Twitter exchanges about this that I saw centered on this tweet by the New Democratic opposition. Read more!


WHY THE UAW LOST AGAIN IN CHATTANOOGA

By Chris Brooks

It was a bad sign. On the day voting began at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the shift change suddenly turned blue.

Throngs of workers were passing through the factory turnstiles in both directions, as the day shift ended and the night shift began. On the preceding days, handfuls of union supporters in bright green shirts were there to hand out flyers and banter with their co-workers. Read more!

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