Sarnia municipal workers give their union overwhelming strike mandate

Sarnia municipal workers give their union overwhelming strike mandate

Frontline workers for the City of Sarnia have given their union an overwhelming strike mandate in votes held over the past week. The workers, who are represented by CUPE Locals 153, 2713 and 3690 work for the City in public works, parks and recreation and as “inside” workers, respectively. Their combined average strike vote was 97 per cent in favour of taking strike action if necessary.

Open Letter: Defending the Hometown University We Built Together

Open Letter: Defending the Hometown University We Built Together

United Steelworkers union (USW) Local 6500 members in Sudbury are proud of our longstanding relationship with Laurentian University. It is a partnership based on collaboration, shared goals and a recognition of Laurentian’s essential role not only in higher education, but also in the economic, social and cultural development of our community and all of northeastern Ontario.

Canadians need a strong media sector

Canadians need a strong media sector

When Canadians need them most, media outlets are being forced to trim their budgets, and newsrooms, as the pandemic continues to hit the bottom line.

The pandemic, now almost a year long with many dark months still ahead, is both the cause of much of media’s immediate troubles, and one of the big reasons we need it.

"Mayday, mayday!": airline workers warn jobs, industry will crash and burn without federal support

"Mayday, mayday!": airline workers warn jobs, industry will crash and burn without federal support

Canada’s flight attendants say their industry is on the brink of collapse, and they’re bringing their call for help to the doorstep of the prime minister and key cabinet members.

As part of a “Mayday” campaign, the union representing 15,000 Canadian flight attendants is launching billboards in key locations in Ottawa and the home ridings of key federal ministers, as well as an email drive that has already sent close to 6,000 messages to Prime Minister Trudeau’s inbox.

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