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ARTICLE 4, A SMOKESCREEN FOR LABOUR'S CIVIL WAR

By David Bush

When Unifor left the CLC on January 16 it cited the inability of the CLC and its affiliates to properly handle the process by which workers can change unions. This process is outlined in Article 4 of the CLC constitution.

The disagreement over Article 4 is the only reason that has been given for the split in the labour movement. So it is worth asking ourselves: what is Article 4, and is it true that it is not working? Read more!

 


DEAR CANADIAN UNIONS: DON'T LET A UNION SPLIT TEAR THE LABOUR MOVEMENT APART

By Jonathan Rosenblum

Dear Canadian union sisters and brothers,

There’s a lot to admire about your labor movement.

With community organizing, creative street heat, and militant strikes, you’ve just scored the biggest win yet in the Fight for $15, forcing a pro-corporate Ontario government to raise wages for 1.7 million workers and grant new card-check union recognition rights, paid sick leave, scheduling rights, and equal pay for temporary and part-time workers. That’s inspiring! Read more!

 


NOVA SCOTIA CONTINUES TO PLACE THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS LAST

By Liette Doucet, President of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union

Last week, on the advice of private consultant Avis Glaze, the McNeil government announced it is once again eroding the collective rights of teachers.

Instead of investing more resources to support students with special needs, this government has decided to ban school principals and vice principals from belonging to a union. Instead of increasing mental health supports for vulnerable children, the government is creating a college of teachers to oversee licensing and discipline. Read more!

 


BOOK REVIEW: ON NEW TERRAIN: HOW CAPITAL IS RESHAPING THE BATTLEGROUND OF CLASS WAR

By Gerard Di Trolio

To rebuild a working class movement that can actually push back against neoliberalism and intervene at every level of society – from the workplace, to the community, and in politics – it is essential that activists understand how capital has reshaped workplaces in advanced economies. 

Kim Moody’s new book, On New Terrain: How Capital is Reshaping the Battleground of Class War, is an important contribution in understanding these changes. Read more!

 

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