Ontario

Ontario College Lecturers
By November 21, 2017 Read More →

Ontario College Lecturers

Ontario College Faculty, 5 weeks on strike, reject employers’ offer – Liberal Government brings in back to work legislation Over 12,000 full-time professors, partial-load instructors, counsellors and librarians, from 24 colleges across the province, had been on strike for a record 33 days when, on November 17, Kathleen Wynne’s government introduced back to work legislation. […]

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 […]

How Ontario won $15 Minimum Wage

How Ontario won $15 Minimum Wage

In May, the Ontario government, to the surprise of many, announced its plan to introduce a $15 an hour minimum wage, beginning with $14 in January 2017 and reaching the full $15 the following year. Given that the existing minimum is $11.75 and that the implementation time to a full 15 is one of the […]

Posted in: Canada, Ontario, Work
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.

Toronto Airport – workers mobilizing

Toronto Airport – workers mobilizing

 The following is an interview with Sean Smith, Mobilization Co-ordinator, UNIFOR 2002 and Representative, Toronto Airport Workers Council. Tim Heffernan (Socialist Alternative) is asking the questions. The interview was conducted in April 2016. Here is a useful background story from the Toronto Star, April 2015. TIM: Okay, so Sean, first question. Tell me about the […]

Socialist Alternative Launches Regular Magazine
By January 17, 2016 Read More →

Socialist Alternative Launches Regular Magazine

In a historic step forward, we are launching a regular publication. This follows our successful federal election publication. If you would like to receive copy(ies) of the magazine, contact Socialist Alternative: contact@socialistalternative.ca A PDF is available here

Public Meetings: Socialism Rising in US

Public Meetings: Socialism Rising in US

Vancouver Speaker: Ramy Khahil (Seattle) Sunday, January 24, 2 pm Room 1600, SFU Harbour Centre 515 W Hastings Toronto Speaker: Eljeer Hawkins (New York) Thursday, January 28, 7 pm 519 Church Street Community Centre 1 block east of Yonge, north of Wellesley  

Toronto Mayoral election: 2014

Toronto Mayoral election: 2014

“After an historical election, Toronto has chosen its first wealthy, white male mayor in nearly half a decade.”  Thus ran the headline in The Beaverton, the online satirical publication. As with all good satire, the humour is understated. For those not familiar with Toronto politics, half a decade go, Toronto elected Rob Ford, a white, […]

Posted in: Canada, NDP, Ontario
Ontario Election 2014: All three parties failing workers: Unions need to prepare to fight Austerity

Ontario Election 2014: All three parties failing workers: Unions need to prepare to fight Austerity

For the last 11 years, Liberal governments have ruled Ontario. While Ontario has not been hit as hard as Europe and the US by the recession of 2008, it has had a major impact on jobs and living standards. Even prior to the recession, Ontario’s private manufacturing sector had started to decline and since the […]

Posted in: Canada, NDP, Ontario