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rabble news
August 30

Meagan Gillmore
| The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group was ordered to pay a fine for violating the provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act .

rabble news
August 29

Meg Borthwick
| Hundreds of anti-racist activists showed up at London’s City Hall on Saturday for a highly organized counter protest against a white supremacist rally.

rabble news
August 25

Meagan Gillmore
| The divisions that strikes create between employees and management can take a long time to heal, and in some cases never do.

rabble news
August 24

Photo of Joan Gower Gillatt used with permission from BCGEU.

Meagan Gillmore
| The Canadian labour movement lost a formidable champion of women’s rights this month with the passing of Joan Gower Gillatt, the first woman president of what is now the BCGEU.

rabble news
August 18

Inside an ambulance. Photo: Zhu/flickr

Meagan Gillmore
| Paramedics on Beausoleil First Nation’s reserve on Christian Island in Ontario have joined the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

rabble news
August 11

People hold banner titled "reconciliation" Photo: michael_swan/flickr

Meagan Gillmore
| Canadian companies have a long way to go to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, a recent report argues.

rabble news
August 11

Newspapers on a desk at a hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photo: Tony Webster/flickr

Meagan Gillmore
| Chronicle Herald workers who were on strike for 19 months have mixed feelings about the eight-year deal that passed with 94 per cent approval from the Halifax Typographical Union.

in their own words
August 11

Headquarters of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald newspaper on Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax. Photo: Ben MacLeod/Wikimedia Commons

Frances Willick
| After 566 days, the strike at the Halifax newspaper is over, but the wounds and divisiveness will take much longer to heal.

rabble news
August 7

Woodbine. Photo: Oliver Mallich/flickr

Meagan Gillmore
| Regular service at the slot machines at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto will resume on Tuesday.

in their own words
August 4

Desmond Cole sits at Toronto Police Services Board table. Used courtesy of @pangmeli on Twitter.

Rosemary Frei
| Together with Black Lives Matter Toronto and others in the Black community, Desmond Cole is now one of the strongest voices on the issue of anti-Black racism in Canada. They deserve support.

rabble news
August 3

Baggage handler under airplane. Photo: Alexander Else/flickr

Meagan Gillmore
| An ongoing strike at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport has revealed the harsh working conditions of the airport’s baggage handlers and grounds crew.

rabble news
August 3

Woodbine racetrack. Photo: 水野 航平/Wikimedia Commons

Meagan Gillmore
| More than 400 slot machine workers have been off the job at Ontario’s largest gaming floor since July 14 after PSAC, the union representing the workers, and the OLG could not agree to a new contract.

rabble news
August 2

Premier Wynne and Minister Flynn discussed the province's Changing Workplace Review at Toronto's YWCA. Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/flickr

Meagan Gillmore
| Multiple people addressed committee hearings about Ontario’s proposed changes to labour laws, which would raise the general minimum wage and introduce 10 days of emergency leave.

rabble news
August 2

Back of Westjet flight attendant. Creative Commons licensed photo: Cara Grimshaw Photography/flickr

Meagan Gillmore
| WestJet employees are working in crowded environments — and not just airplanes. Several campaigns are underway to organize workers, including customer service representatives and flight attendants.

rabble series
July 26

Singh at 2017 Pride Parade in Toronto. Photo: ideas_dept/flickr

Karl Nerenberg
| Jagmeet Singh entered the NDP leadership race months after the four other candidates, yet there is polling and anecdotal evidence that he already has higher, and more positive, name recognition.

rabble news
July 21

Ethel Tungohan
| Advocates point out that the federal government’s recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program were skewed to the interests of employers.

politics
July 20

New B.C. government sworn in. Photo: BC Gov Photos/flickr

Meagan Gillmore
| British Columbia’s unions are hopeful for increases to minimum wage and improved workers’ rights with John Horgan’s NDP-Green coalition government.

rabble series
July 19

Niki Ashton. Photo: Matt Jiggins/flickr

Karl Nerenberg
| NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton describes herself as an intersectional feminist — and as the candidate of youth and of the left.

rabble news
July 17

Woodbine Racetrack. Photo: mpancha/flickr

Meagan Gillmore
| Slot machine workers at the OLG Woodbine Racetrack have been locked out. The lockout began on July 14, after the OLG and the Public Service Alliance of Canada failed to agree on a new contract.

rabble news
July 14

University of Toronto student union building. Photo: Skewe Too/flickr

Meagan Gillmore
| The union representing workers at the University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU) says recent layoffs violate the collective bargaining agreement and put students’ services at risk.

rabble news
July 14

Meagan Gillmore
| Manitoba unions have filed an injunction to stop a recently passed law that would freeze public service employees’ wages, saying it violates their constitutional right to freedom of association.

politics
July 14

Justin Trudeau participates in discussion at Canadian Labour Congress National Young Workers Summit. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO

Karl Nerenberg
| It has been a long time since the Canadian labour movement has had the opportunity to applaud the actions of a Canadian federal government. And yet recently the Canadian Labour Congress did just that.

rabble series
July 12

Image of Guy Caron. Courtesy of Caron campaign

Karl Nerenberg
| NDP MP Guy Caron has two distinct advantages in the party’s leadership race: he is the only Quebecer in the race and the only one who can lay claim to being a professional economist.

rabble news
July 10

Steve Price-Thomas
| The G20 meeting wrapped up in Hamburg on Saturday evening with only incremental changes planned to address the world’s most pressing problems.

arts/media
July 7

Wide shot of participants at table. Photo: Elizabeth Littlejohn

Helene Vosters, Elizabeth Littlejohn
| Stitch-by-Stitch’s Unsettling Canada Day Sewing Circle was held in solidarity with Unsettling Canada 150 National Day of Action by Idle No More and Defenders of the Land.

rabble news
July 7

Meagan Gillmore
| A tentative agreement has been reached between slot machine workers at Woodbine Raceway in Toronto and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. Members will vote on the agreement this weekend.

rabble news
July 6

G20 Oxfam photo demo. Photo: Mike Auerbach/Oxfam

Steve Price-Thomas
| This is a time for seriousness and substantial answers to huge problems. Can the G20 come up with any of them?

rabble series
July 5

Charlie Angus Got Your Back Tour 2017. Image: Facebook/Charlie Angus

Karl Nerenberg
| Charlie Angus is perhaps best known as a passionate and articulate advocate in Parliament for Indigenous people. He wants to create a discourse that will cross the many lines of division in Canada.

rabble news
July 4

Centennial College - HP Campus. Photo: JasonParis/flickr

Meagan Gillmore
| The summer months are providing little reprieve for staff and representatives at the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) who work with college instructors.

rabble news
June 30

Meagan Gillmore
| A new report from CUPE details problems with scheduling, overwork, and patient care experienced by medical technicians.

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