How the Labour Movement Has Failed

You wouldn't know it from the tone of discourse today, but immigrants and foreign workers have been part of the Canadian labour force since Confederation. Then, much as now, they were necessary to ensure Canada's economic survival. Nevertheless, 19th century immigrant workers were viewed with suspicion and contempt and assigned the most dangerous tasks.

'It's Time To Start Setting The Agenda'

TORONTO — Jerry Dias, a veteran of the Canadian Auto Workers, is the first president of the new Unifor union. The Canadian Auto Workers union and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of C...

Look For A Whole New Union Label

TORONTO - Jerry Dias hopes to use his new position as president of Canada's newest — and largest — private sector union to turn the tide for Canada's labour movement.The Canadian Auto Workers union an...

We Have A Deal

UPDATE: The Canadian Auto Workers union says it has reached a tentative agreement with VIA Rail, avoiding a strike. Some 2,000 Via employees were in a legal strike position as of midnight Friday morni...

Harper Plays Nice With Auto Industry

OAKVILLE, Ont. - Ottawa has renewed the $250 million investment fund that puts cash aside for car companies and their suppliers, part of a five-year plan to help keep the auto manufacturing industry t...

Canada's Labour Movement Gets a Cardiac Pump

Delegates to the CEP convention this week in Québec City voted in favour of forming a new union with the CAW. The CAW voted in favour of the project in August. Yet unnamed, this new union will represent more than 300,000 workers in every province of the country, in 22 different major economic sectors. It will be the largest private sector union in Canada This new union is the first step in revitalizing Canada's union movement. And that is a necessary step in turning back the tide of neoconservative reaction that has seen ever more wealth and power for the already rich and powerful, but stagnation and cutbacks for the rest of us. Why should ordinary Canadians care about this new union?.

A Canadian Super-Union Is Born

The union that will soon become the largest in Canada's private sector will seek to double its size by organizing new workplaces and opening up its ranks to non-traditional members — including those w...

CEP Votes In Favour Of Super-Union

Members of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada have voted overwhelmingly in favour of joining forces to create a super-union with the Canadian Auto Workers. CEP Local 758 pres...

CAW Accepts Tentative Chrysler Deal

TORONTO - Unionized workers at Chrysler's Ontario plants voted to accept a new contract on Sunday, marking the Canadian Auto Workers' successful negotiation of fresh agreements with all the three big...