Amidst the engulfing impacts of the economic crisis on workers’ lives, a national conference aims to spark up vital discussions towards generating a wave of resistance for genuine social change. The Congress of Progressive Filipino Canadians (CPFC), its member organizations and allies invite all to participate in “Workers Struggles Amidst Neoliberal Globalization,” to be held on August 11th and 12th at the United Steel Workers Hall in Toronto. As workers’ lives and conditions are being edged onto the precipice of society by the crisis of neoliberal globalization, the conference hopes to meet this critical moment by underscoring the important role that all workers have to play in addressing the challenges and opportunities at hand.
Solidarity Against Austerity is a newly formed network of community, student, labour, peace, environmental, and anti-poverty organizations, which is organizing to stop the cuts to our public services and defend workers rights.
May Day is a commemoration and active civic engagement that takes place on International Labour Day, whereby we remember the struggles of workers across the world who have fought and continue to fight for fairer wages, better working conditions, and equal economic opportunities. This day, is for all members of Canadian society.
The More We Get Together is an extensive 107 page manual published by the Canadian Labour Congress as a tool for disability rights and labour activists alike. The manual not only acts as a guide for integrating disability rights issues into labour organizing, but explains and contextualizes disability studies theories and movements. Including workers with disabilities in union work is essential to effective organizing. The manual explains:
Demographics about people with disabilities
Prize for best performance of “The Internationale” sung in your language so bring your friends and your singing voices for the singing contest.
Unions are typically responsible for collective bargaining but what if a workplace has yet to be unionized? Workers still can effectively negotiate with employers as long as they maintain solidarity throughout. An employer can't risk all of her/his employees walking out at once or refusing certain tasks. Because of this workers can band together and make specific demands to improve the workplace. This guide will cover:
What collective bargaining is
How to decide demands
Marching on the boss
Toronto’s 23nd Annual Socialist May Day Celebration
Solidarity against the Crisis
Consul General of Cuba in Toronto
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
Nchamah Miller of the Communist Party of Colombia
Ali Mallah Vice-President of the Canadian Arab Federation, member of CUPE, and V.P. (Alternate) of CLC.
Niraj Joshi of the Toronto Haiti Action Committee
Substitute teachers’ organizer, and Federal Secretary, Socialist Action