Quebec

Quebec and fight for 15

Quebec and fight for 15

The fight for $15 shows true colours of Parti Québecois No to an all-class pro-independence alliance Bruno, Alternative Socialiste (CWI in Quebec) Despite a number of scandals and in the face of growing opposition to its politics of austerity, the Liberal Party of Quebec (Parti Liberal du Québec) retains first place in polls. Though the […]

New issue of Socialist Alternative’s Magazine
By April 30, 2016 Read More →

New issue of Socialist Alternative’s Magazine

Issue 3 of Socialist Alternative has been published. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: A pdf is available here.

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

Quebec: The Common Front at a Crossroads: the Struggle must Continue!

Quebec: The Common Front at a Crossroads: the Struggle must Continue!

On Wednesday December 9, over 400,000 workers from the public sector (state employees, hospital workers, teachers etc) downed tools across Quebec, in the biggest general strike movement in the province’s and even in Canadian history. Most schools, hospitals, other public services and ministries were shut down, in a gigantic demonstration of force of the Quebec […]

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Quebec: Report on the Common Front Strikes against Austerity

Quebec: Report on the Common Front Strikes against Austerity

A socialist and trade unionist speaks about the most recent round of strikes in Quebec Editor’s note: As this interview was going to press, the Common Front leadership made a counteroffer to the Quebec government without consulting the rank and file. This has raised many questions, in particular, about the December strike days, which the […]

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Quebec: Biggest Public Sector Strike in 40 Years

Quebec: Biggest Public Sector Strike in 40 Years

Quebec’s half-million public-sector workers have been without a contract since March 2015. Philippe Couillard’s Liberal government is trying to use this as an opportunity to “reign in spending” by attacking employees’ working conditions and the quality of the services they offer. Unions are seeking a 13.5% raise over three years while the government has countered […]

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Fight for $15 comes to Quebec
By October 29, 2015 Read More →

Fight for $15 comes to Quebec

The Fight For a $15 Minimum Wage comes to Quebec

Posted in: Canada, Quebec, Work
Quebec: Government attacks spark workers’ protests

Quebec: Government attacks spark workers’ protests

Step up industrial action to defeat government plans Workers’ mass protests and the votes for strikes in the public sector, starting at the end of September, were triggered as a result of terms the Liberal Party government of Philippe Couillard wants to impose on new collective agreements, which expired at the end of March. This […]

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Québec: A hot spring in the making?

Québec: A hot spring in the making?

Over 35,000 students are currently on strike in Quebec, and 75,000 took to the streets on 2 April to protest the Liberal government’s austerity measures. Though these numbers are impressive, they pale in the face of the “Maple Spring” student mobilization of 2012. Repression from the government, police and even the university administration has been […]

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TOWARDS A HEATED SPRING
By April 11, 2015 Read More →

TOWARDS A HEATED SPRING

DEIRDRE GRÉGOIRE Alternative Socialiste 2 pm, Sunday, April 19 Room 1600, SFU Harbour Centre, (515 West Hastings, Vancouver) Quebec’s Liberal Government is launching an all out attack on public sector workers and services. They are attacking childcare, cutting wages and pensions, increasing electricity charges and bringing in widespread privatization in health and education. Last autumn […]

Posted in: Canada, Quebec, Work