Hundreds of shivering factory workers locked out of their plant by manufacturing giant Caterpillar in London, Ont., might draw some warm comfort from -- of all things -- the sayings of Newt Gingrich.
public sector unions
In preparation for a major showdown with public sector workers in Toronto, the City appears hell-bent on a 2012 lockout as contracts expire at the end of 2011.
Labour Day is a good time to review what unions have given us and what has been lost in much of the world as governments reduce the rights of working people to choose to act collectively.
From Canada to the Middle East, Europe to Asia, South America to Africa, the United States to the Pacific Rim, private and public sector unions are uniting to defend quality public services.
The Public Service Alliance of Canada and two Yukon First Nations signed a memorandum of understanding recognizing the rights of First Nation communities to implement their self-government agreements.
Showing support for public and community services.
Canada's largest public sector unions and their European counterparts are expressing serous concerns about the proposed trade agreement between Canada and the European Union.