Corbyn can’t seem to grasp, at least not publicly, that aside from what his opponents outside the party, such as the fetid Murdoch media, get up to, there are those within— its Blairite remnant and its pro-Zionist bloc —who will do everything they can to destroy him and his supporters politically. No amount of soft-pedalling on Corbyn’s part will change their minds.
If Labour is to challenge the Tory vision of society, it must challenge the Tory vision of the economy – and that begins by tackling the dominant idea that the market is efficient while public spending is wasteful.
AS INCREASING numbers of Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs) defy the ban on discussion of Jeremy Corbyn’s removal from the parliamentary party, the number of suspensions grows too.
The party leadership are prepared for purges on an extraordinary scale: deputy leader Angela Rayner talked at the weekend of suspending “thousands and thousands” of members.
The Manitoba government is being accused of undermining public sector unions as it attempts to make it easier for employers to fire striking workers and for workers to dismantle their union representation.
“Today is a great day for our members at Nemak who spent months waiting patiently for the court to rule on the future of their jobs at the Windsor Aluminum Plant,” Jerry Dias, Unifor National President, said in a Wednesday announcement. “This is precisely the outcome our union and our members were fighting for and the ruling could not be any more clear—when you have a collective agreement with workers you have to live up to its terms.”
Earlier this week, four labor leaders voted against including Medicare for All in the Democratic Party platform — a slap in the face to millions of Americans struggling through an unprecedented pandemic. We need a union movement that fights for all workers, both organized and unorganized.
Bill 32 will have serious impacts on unionized and non-unionized workers, and it will restrict the voices of workers in our democracy. Jason Foster, Associate Professor, Human Resources and Labour Relations at Athabasca University, explains the implications for unionized workers in the first of a two-part blog series.
The new regime at Labour Party Central chose its most reliable conduit — the Guardian newspaper — to give advance notice that the party Establishment is keen to pay off the so-called “whistleblowers” among headquarters staff who participated in last year’s Panorama programme on alleged anti-semitism in the party.
Jason Kenney is tipping the scales against working Albertans. His new law will reduce worker bargaining power, both in the workplace and on the political stage. Kenney says this about protecting you. But that’s a lie. It’s really about giving himself and his rich friends and donors more power. Here are two ways to stop Kenney’s attack on worker rights.
A review from Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) has found that Cargill did not attempt to engage worker representation as it investigated the circumstances that led to the largest COVID-19 outbreak linked to a single facility in Canada.
Since he and his 700 colleagues were locked out of the Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) on Dec. 5, 2019, Baht has been struggling — struggling with how he can fill his days and struggling to find motivation.
The issue is one which trade unionists have raised for many years but has been brought into “sharp focus” in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, following complaints from nurses that the PPE they have been wearing for 12.5-hour shifts is “designed and made to fit men”.
Workers, occupational health experts and local officials are warning that a crowded camp housing hundreds of scab workers at the Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina is still a potential COVID-19 hot spot and a threat to their community.
All companies—even those with the most enlightened CEOs—are pushed by market competition to prioritize profits above all else. That’s why working-class people can’t ask “good” corporations to save us. We have to save ourselves.