Labour and Unions

Bombardier vs Boeing – David vs Goliath?
By September 29, 2017 Read More →

Bombardier vs Boeing – David vs Goliath?

Should we be feeling sorry for “our Canadian” Bombardier as it is being picked on by the US giant Boeing which, in turn, is being backed by US government? On Ocober 26, as reported by the Canadian Press “the US Department of Commerce clobbered aerospace giant Bombardier with a 220% duty on the sale of […]

Toronto Airport Teamsters Strike

Toronto Airport Teamsters Strike

Since July 27, 700 members of Teamsters Local 419 have been on strike at Toronto’s Pearson International airport. They are in dispute with Swissport, which services some 30 airlines including Air Transat, British Airways and Sunwing. The workers are baggage handlers, cargo handlers, cabin cleaners and other ground staff, and they also tow airplanes. The workers voted […]

150 Years of Canadian State: Workers Built Canada

150 Years of Canadian State: Workers Built Canada

 To mark 150 years of the Canadian state, we are publishing some of the articles from our magazine that covered different parts of Canada’s history. Working people built Canada – physically and politically. For most of Canada’s history, life for workers was hard and wages were low. The government regularly crushed strikes and killed workers. […]

Socialist Alternative #6 – Published

Socialist Alternative #6 – Published

Issue #6 of Socialist Alternative has been published. There is extensive coverage of 150 years of the Canadian State. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: contact@socialistalternative.ca A pdf is available here.

Socialist Alternative #5 – Published
By January 16, 2017 Read More →

Socialist Alternative #5 – Published

Issue #5 of Socialist Alternative has been published. We have expanded to 16 pages. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: contact@socialistalternative.ca A pdf is available here.

New issue (#4) of Socialist Alternative’s Magazine
By September 10, 2016 Read More →

New issue (#4) of Socialist Alternative’s Magazine

Issue #4 of Socialist Alternative has been published. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: contact@socialistalternative.ca A pdf is available here.

Montréal: Old Port Workers Continue Strike – Solidarity Vital
By September 10, 2016 Read More →

Montréal: Old Port Workers Continue Strike – Solidarity Vital

Old Port Update The Old Port workers in Montréal, after more than 3 months on strike, recently rejected a proposal from a federally appointed mediator, which was not an improvement on the company’s previous offers. The mediator’s proposal was an increase of 12% over 5 years instead of the company’s original offer of 9.5% over […]

Postal Workers Stop Management Attacks

Postal Workers Stop Management Attacks

The postal workers union (CUPW) has won tentative agreements for both the urban, and rural and suburban mail carrier (RSMC) bargaining units. The agreement does not concede to management attacks and prevents major rollbacks, especially of pensions for newly hired workers. CUPW is seeking to preserve past gains and win improvements, especially for the RSMC workers […]

Support Postal Workers – Defend Canada Post

Support Postal Workers – Defend Canada Post

Interview with a CUPW activist regarding Canada Post (possible) strike/lockout Socialist Alternative (SA) interviews David Rennie (DR), a former executive member of  the Hamilton CUPW local and delegate to the Hamilton and District Labour Council for almost 20 years. David is also active in various international solidarity campaigns and presently an executive member of the Hamilton Coalition […]