Brother Dick Martin, 1944 - 2001. Most Canadian workers never met him. But every Canadian worker owes a vote of thanks to Dick Martin, whose health-and-safety work led to real change in the workplaces we know today.
Remembering, and Learning - Each year on December 6, Canadians take time out to reflect on the tragic murders of 14 women at a Montréal engineering school – targeted for no reason other than that they were women.
Tackling a Giant - Make no mistake about it – there is a giant in our midst. Sobeys Inc. is the second-largest food-distribution company in Canada, and highly-ranked amongst the major players in North America
Agricultural workers in Canada – especially in Ontario – have had their right to bargain collectively enshrined by the Supreme Court of Canada, which today upheld a constitutional challenge by UFCW Canada on their behalf.
Unity Triumphs over Doublethink - George Orwell could not have imagined it better. The “doublethink” he described in the prophetic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four – with government calling its war department the “Ministry of Peace” – is paralleled absolutely by the Ontario Tory government’s new “workplace democracy” rules.
The leadership of any political party can be a pretty thankless job. Particularly in this day and age of turbulent partisan politics, it is an impossible task to keep everyone satisfied all the time, and the leader of the party is an easy target for those in the habit of taking potshots.