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Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-07-16 11:28:00

CANADIAN LABOUR: WILDCAT STRIKERS DEFY UNION AND COMPANY IN NEWFOUNDLAND:  

Up to 1,000 workers have gathered near the road to Vale’s Long Harbour construction site in eastern Newfoundland this morning, as a wildcat labour dispute enters day five.Some employees have turned around, and many have joined in the protest, but there has . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-07-16 11:28:00

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-03-07 01:15:00

CANADIAN LABOUR SUDBURY: VALE’S ANTI-UNION MOVES PROVE FATAL FOR WORKERS: The end of the 2009-10 strike at Vale in Sudbury and Port Colburgh left company management emboldened. From their point of view they had beaten the union, USW Local 6500, and could do whatever they wanted. This included refusing to rehire 9 workers who . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-03-07 01:15:00

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-03-01 15:09:00

CANADIAN LABOUR- THE MARITIMES: SUPPORT LOCKED OUT WORKERS AT ACADIAN COACH LINES: Last November workers at Acadian/ien Bus Lines in the Maritimes were locked out by their employer when they refused a concessionary contract offer. The workers involved have been locked out for three months, and they are asking supporters to pressure management to accept . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-03-01 15:09:00

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-02-17 01:16:00

CANADIAN LABOUR EDMONTON:

HOSPITAL WORKERS WILDCAT IN EDMONTON: Sometimes some people such as bosses need a little wake-up call before they move at all. Such seemed to be the case recently in Edmonton hospitals where contract negotiations have been stalled for almost a year. Here’s a little item from the Libcom board about . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-02-17 01:16:00

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-02-14 01:17:00

CANADIAN LABOUR EDMONTON:

SUPPORT NICK DREIGER: Nick Dreiger is a shop steward for the Canadian Union Of Postal Workers (CUPW) in Edmonton Alberta and an organizer for the IWW. He was recently fired because of a number of charges related to either his union activities or his show of political support for the . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-02-14 01:17:00

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-02-12 14:31:00

CANADIAN LABOUR ONTARIO:

PENSIONERS AND ALLIES OCCUPY 21 ONTARIO TORY OFFICES: It’s called “Blue (collar)-Grey Power”, an alliance of workers and pensioners to oppose Tory plans to gut Canada’s Old Age Security (OAS). Here’s the story, from the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) of how they occupied 21 Conservative MP offices across Ontario. . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-02-12 14:31:00

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-01-26 20:49:00

CANADIAN LABOUR QUÉBEC: RIO TINTO LOCKOUT SOON TO ENTER SECOND MONTH:

In the town of Alma Québec the lockout of employees of Alcan will soon be into its second month. 780 members of the United Steel Workers have been locked out since January 1. Management`s demand…simple “destroy the union”; all new workers . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-01-26 20:49:00

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-01-20 02:48:00

CANADIAN LABOUR LONDON ONTARIO:

COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR LOCKED OUT CATERPILLAR WORKERS:

Time ticks on until this Saturday’s mass demonstration in solidarity with workers at the Electro-Motive Diesel plant in London Ontario. While this is being planned the local community in London Ontario is rallying behind the workers affected who are supposed to have their wages . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-01-20 02:48:00

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-01-12 01:35:00

CANADIAN LABOUR NEWFOUNDLAND:

TROUBLE IN PARADISE It is a very old story out in Newfoundland way. Fish processing companies come and go, opening, closing and reopening elsewhere. All, of course, to keep labour costs as low as possible no matter what the effect on local communities. The Ocean Choice International company is cut . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-01-12 01:35:00

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-01-08 18:35:00

CANADIAN LABOUR LONDON ONTARIO:

RALLY TO PUSH BACK AGAINST THE CORPORATE BULLDOZER CATERPILLAR INC.: Since New Year’s Day 425 workers at Electro-Motive (a subsidiary of heavy equipment firm Caterpillar) have been locked out. The demands of this quite profitable company are quite amazing – a 50% cut in wages as well as the . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-01-08 18:35:00

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2011-12-14 12:30:00

CANADIAN POLITICS:

CONSERVATIVES ATTACK UNIONS ONCE MORE:

Well, this probably counts as non-news as nobody should be suprised that a Conservative Party wants to gut the power of organized workers to fight back. The following articles (English and French) from the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP) warns of this desire. I . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2011-12-14 12:30:00

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2011-05-23 02:12:00

CANADIAN POLITICS:MARCH WITH OCAP AND CUPE THIS THURSDAY:This appeal from the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) asks you to join the ‘Raise the Rates’ contingent at the upcoming Canadian Union Of Public Employees Ontario (CUPE) convention. This … . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2011-05-23 02:12:00

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2011-05-04 11:43:00

LOCAL EVENTS WINNIPEG:SOLIDARITY PICKET FOR BRISTOL AEROSPACE WORKERS:Happening this afternoon from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm************************Solidarity Picket at Bristol!Time Wednesday, May 4 · 4:00pm – 6:00pm————————–Location Bristo… . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2011-05-04 11:43:00

The Cost of Living

Rising household costs continue to affect Canadians and there is no relief in sight. Canadians, who are already finding difficulty in choosing between paying their bills or putting food on the table, will feel the squeeze continuing into the later half… . . . → Read More: The Cost of Living

"With the bling and everything that comes with it"

Did you watch the televised leader’s debate tonight? If so, what did you think? It was rather boring to me this time around. Not much substance but a few entertaining quips had me lol’ing, particularily the ones that came out of Jack Layton’s mouth. He… . . . → Read More: "With the bling and everything that comes with it"

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2011-03-13 20:42:00

CANADIAN LABOUR:CUPW ORGANIZES PHARMACY POSTAL EMPLOYEES:It’s been a long standing policy of Canada Post to remove actual post offices and place outlets in such places as 7-11s and pharmacies. This, of course, reduces costs, as the employees in such pl… . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2011-03-13 20:42:00