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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.

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 […]

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 […]

The Poisoning of Flint
By March 3, 2016 Read More →

The Poisoning of Flint

First published on the US Socialist Alternative website, January 27 2016 A state of emergency has been declared in the city of Flint, Michigan. A belated response to a severe lead contamination of the city’s drinking water – which itself was the result of a bid to save money, no matter what the human costs, […]

South Africa: Worker and student protests intensify

South Africa: Worker and student protests intensify

#OutsourcingMustFall campaign becomes point of reference for the working class Across South Africa protests and strikes by workers and students are continuing across the higher education sector. Protests at the University of the Free State (UFS) grabbed headlines on Monday night when protesting black workers and black students were attacked by white rugby supporters at […]

Strengthen Public Services for all Canadians

Strengthen Public Services for all Canadians

Stephen Harper famously said that “you won’t know Canada when I am through with it”. Since coming to power in 2006, he has systematically set out to further weaken Canada’s social safety net, cut essential public services, and eliminate agencies and programs that engage in advocacy, public policy and promote democratic engagement. Harper’s austerity agenda […]

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