In one of the birthplaces of the Canadian labour movement, We Are Oshawa is reconnecting with its namesake's deep social unionist roots.
We Are Oshawa was conceived by a tapestry of activists from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to labour. We are a grassroots, membership-based organization that seeks to make progressive issues a priority in Oshawa. We work to support community struggles that align with labour struggles; We Are Oshawa brought the Save Canada Post campaign to neighborhoods that would be affected by the cessation of door-to-door mail delivery. Campaign activists made a deputation to Oshawa City Council to request their support for door-to-door mail delivery and protect good paying jobs in our community, which unanimously passed.
A strike at Canada's largest circulating national daily newspaper is on hold for the time being. On July 2, representatives from the The Globe and Mail's management and Unifor 87-M agreed to return to the negotiating table on July 8.
The dispute arose because the new contract proposed by Globe management would require some reporters and editors to write "advertorial" copy in addition to their editorial work. Other issues in the dispute include job security and wages.