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SEPTEMBER 2011


September 26, 2011 - No. 1

40th Ontario General Election -- All Out to Establish a New Direction for Ontario
Ontario Political Forum
All Out to Establish a New Direction for Ontario
40th General Provincial Election Underway

Election Issues
Hudak's Anti-Worker Scheme to "Fix the Arbitration System" - Pierre Chénier
Ontario Health Coalition Presents Demands - Interview, Natalie Mehra, OHC Director

September 27, 2011 - No. 2

40th Ontario General Election
What It Means to Think and Act in a New Way - Jane Steeple

Election Issues
Leaders' Debate Highlights Lack of Equality for Political Parties
The Right of Injured Workers to Health, Safety and Workers' Compensation - Interview, Karl Crevar, Treasurer, Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups
Hudak Retreat on Full-Day Kindergarten- Rob Woodhouse

For Your Information
Voting in the Ontario Election

Calendar of Events
Pilgrimage to Freedom: Join the Caravan in Support of Migrant Workers
Public Meetings: Canada's Communities Are Not for Sale!

September 28, 2011 - No. 3

40th Ontario General Election
Did the Leaders' Debate Inform the Electorate? Not in the Least!

Election Issues
Actions and Remarks by Cambridge Progressive Conservative Candidate Reveal Contempt for Electoral Process and the Polity - Dan Cerri
Call Politicians to Account for Ontario's Child Care Mess - Pritilata Waddedar

In Defence of Public Services
Mass Rally at Toronto City Hall
Resistance to the City-Wreckers Grows - David Greig

September 29, 2011 - No. 4

40th Ontario General Election
The Demise of Good Faith Collective Bargaining in the Ontario Public Sector -- An Election Issue - Dave Starbuck

College Support Staff Fight for Their Rights
College Employer Council Forced to Negotiate an Acceptable Contract
Community College Support Staff Strike
McGuinty Liberals Held Accountable for College Crisis
October 4 Ratification Vote on Tentative Agreement - OPSEU

Health Care Is a Right
Government Intransigence Risks Strike at Community Care Access Centres and Ontarians' Health

For Your Information
Electoral Reforms Aimed at Increasing Voter Turnout

September 30, 2011 - No. 5

40th Ontario General Election
Independent Youth Candidates Participate in Election to Defend the Rights of All
Youth Participation Livens Up All-Candidates Meeting in Guelph
Attempt to Stereotype Poor People

Youth Detention Centres
Criminalizing the Youth Is Unacceptable - A Youth Detention Centre Teacher

First Nations
Remember Dudley George


OCTOBER 2011


October 3, 2011 - No. 6

40th Ontario General Election
The Provincial Government and Municipal Services and Social Programs -- A Central Election Issue - David Greig
Defence of Toronto Transit Workers -- Also An Election Issue - Pierre Chénier
The Concerns of TTC Workers - Interview, Bob Kinnear, President, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113

October 4, 2011 - No. 7

40th Ontario General Election
A Crucial Question to Ask --
Do Politicians Stand with the People or the Monopolies?

GM
Autoworkers Must Heed Threats to Their Pensions and Take Appropriate Action to Defend Their Rights

The People Versus U.S. Steel
U.S. Steel Executives Attack and Badmouth Steelworkers and Hamilton Works - K.C. Adams
Workers' Outraged at Company's Refusal to Negotiate in Good Faith
Misleading Talk about "Final Offers" and "Walking Out of Negotiations" - Local 1005 USW
Misleading Company "Highlights" - Interview, Rolf Gerstenberger, President, Local 1005 USW

October 5, 2011 - No. 8

40th General Election -- Ontario's Resources
Establishing Ownership Over Our Resources and Decision-Making -- A Central Election Issue

The Ring of Fire
Mining Development in the Service of U.S. Imperialist War Preparations - Dave Starbuck
Positions of the Liberals, Conservatives and NDP
An Issue of Sustainability - Patrick Whiteway, Canadian Mining Review

Letter to the Editor
Our Resources Stay Here!

October 6, 2011 - No. 9

40th Ontario General Election
What It Means to Think and Act in a New Way - Jane Steeple

Voting Day
Workers Must Prepare for Stepped-Up Attacks on Public Sector Workers and Services - Pierre Chénier
Workers and Their Allies Do Not Accept that There Is No Alternative - Steve Rutchinski
Deepening Crisis of Manufacturing

Migrant Workers
The Fight of Migrant Workers for Their Rights - Philip Fernandez
The Necessity to Hold Government to Account for Trampling Rights of Migrant Farm Workers - Jim Nugent
Successful Caravan Focuses Attention on Plight of Migrant Farm Workers

Letter to the Editor
Reverse the Unjust Dismissal of Part-Time College Workers! - Part-Time College Faculty Member

October 7, 2011 - No. 10

40th Ontario General Election
Election Results

October 24, 2011 - No. 11

Discussion on Election Results
Low Voter Participation in 40th Ontario General Election - Tim Sullivan
The Need to Take Up Discussion to Solve the Problems We Face - Jim Nugent
No Harper Hat-Trick in Greater Toronto Area - Steve Rutchinski

In Defence of Public Services
Beware the Commission on the Reform of Ontario's Public Services

Toronto
Defeat the Ford Administration's Agenda: Defend the City Workers! - David Greig
Housing Is a Right! Oppose Decision to Sell-Off Social Housing!
Vigorous Opposition to Anti-Social Wrecking at City Council


NOVEMBER 2011


November 8, 2011 - No. 12

Ontario GDP Declines in Q2 2011
Step Up the Work for a New Direction for the Economy - Steve Rutchinski

Commission for Public Sector Reform
Health Care Is a Right! No to Privatization and Americanization of Health Care! - Jim Nugent

Toronto
One Year of Resistance to Mayor Ford's Anti-Social Offensive - David Greig

York Region
Support Striking Transit Workers!
Monopoly Groups Involved in York Region Transit

Coming Events
Ontario Federation of Labour Biennial Convention

November 18, 2011 - No. 13

Behind the Standard Declarations About Job Creation
What Is the Ontario Government Up to? - Jane Steeple

Health Care Is a Right
Crisis Mongering About the Aging Population - Jim Nugent

Defend Public Sector Workers and Public Services
Toronto Municipal Administration Targets Workers' Job Security - David Greig
Toronto Is Duty Bound to Negotiate in Good Faith with Its Workers - Pierre Chénier
York Transit Workers Continue Strike Against Private Contractors

Letters to the Editor
Privatization -- A Source of Corruption and Waste of Public Funds
The "Reasonable" and "Impartial" Face of the Anti-Social Offensive

November 21, 2011 - No. 14

Opening of Ontario Legislature
Workers Must Hold Governments to Account
McGuinty's "Job Creation" Fraud - Jim Nugent

Sixteen Years Ago -- From the Pages of TML Daily
Harris and the Working Class - TML Daily, July 23, 1995

Ontario Economic Summit
The Rich Exploit the Crisis to Seize the Public Sector
Anti-Worker Media Offensive - Rob Woodhouse

11th Biennial Convention of the Ontario Federation of Labour
There Is Only One Working Class - Jane Steeple
Necessity to Provide a New Direction for the Economy - Pierre Chénier
All Out to Defend City Workers! - David Greig
Pressing Concerns of Injured Workers - Janice Murray
Workers' Rights to Collective Bargaining, Unionization and to Defend their Wages and Working Conditions - Christine Nugent

Coming Events in Support of Canadian Wheat Board
Hamilton Steelworkers and Rail Car Workers Call Demonstration

November 28, 2011 - No. 15

Throne Speech and Fall Economic Statement
Workers Need to Take Ontario in a New Direction - Philip Fernandez
Opening Ontario to Business Is a Failed Policy - Jim Nugent
Throne Speech Deception about Protecting Health Care - Rob Woodhouse
McGuinty Government's Tiering of Tuition Fees Denies the Right to Education - Christine Nugent

DECEMBER 2011


December 5, 2011 - No. 16

Manufacturing Yes! Nation-Wrecking No!
McGuinty's Sell-Out Definition of Ontario as a "Free-Trading Jurisdiction"

First Nations Hereditary Rights Are Not Negotiable!
Attawapiskat First Nation's Just Demand for Housing and Dignity
Government Must Be Held Responsible for Illegal Mineral Exploration on Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation Lands! - Philip Fernandez

Necessity to Oppose Privatization Agenda
Concocted Hudak-McGuinty Drama Covers Up Joint Aim to Attack the Workers - Christine Nugent

Toronto
City Workers' Fight for Job Security Blocks Privatization - Steve Rutchinski
City to Eliminate 2,338 Jobs
Proposed 2012 Budget - David Greig
Ford/McGuinty Public Transit Privatization Agenda Becomes Clearer - Jim Nugent
Public Transit Cuts Coming in January
Toronto Needs More Child Care Centres - Pritilata Waddedar

December 14, 2011 - No. 17

Ontario Workers Called on to Oppose McGuinty and
Harper Anti-Social, Anti-Worker Agenda

Agenda of the New Ontario Legislature
Whose Economy? Our Economy! Who Decides? We Decide! - Steve Rutchinski

Health Care
Ministry of Health's Hypocritical Push for Community Care - Rob Woodhouse

Privatization Agenda
McGuinty's Green Energy Swindle - Jim Nugent
Privatized Education Opens Door to Corruption - College Workers Discussion Group
Harper Dictatorship's Intervention in Barrie Municipal Arrangements - Christine Nugent

Toronto Budget Process
Abuse of Power Continues - David Greig

December 21, 2011 - No. 18

Demands for "Austerity Measures"
Stop Paying the Rich; Increase Investments in Social Programs! Public Right, Yes! Monopoly Right, No! - Steve Rutchinski
For Your Information: Misrepresentation of the Facts -- Lies About Ontario Government Spending
A Word About Moody's

Toronto Municipal Workers on the Front Line
Ford Regime Continues Push for "Showdown" with Toronto Workers and Residents
Toronto Needs a Pro Social Aim - David Greig

Public Child Care Is a Right
Government Supports Privatization of Child Care by International Monopoly - Pritilata Waddedar

Harper Omnibus Crime Bill
Impact of Crime Bill on Ontario - Philip Fernandez


JANUARY 2012


January 16, 2012 - No. 19

Step up the Struggle in Defence of the Rights of All in 2012!
Toronto Rally Against 2012 City Budget and in Defence of City Workers
All Out for London Day of Action in Support of Electro-Motive Diesel Workers!

Toronto
No Lockout of City Workers! City Must Respond to Workers' Offer!
Preparation for Anti-Worker, Anti-Social Assault
False Analogies to Defend an Anti-Social Agenda - David Greig

London
Canadian and U.S. Workers Stand as One - Rolf Gerstenberger, President, Local 1005 USW

York Region
Transit Workers' Resistance to Monopoly Dictate - Jim Nugent

Opposition to McGuinty Government
Cuts to Social Programs Are Not Solutions for Ontario's Economy - Rob Woodhouse
Tuition Grants for Some Does Not Recognize Education Is a Right for All - Dan Cerri

January 23, 2012 - No. 20

London Day of Action to Support Locked-Out Caterpillar Workers
End the Lockout Now! Withdraw These Concessions Now! All for One and One for All!

Anti-Social Privatization Offensive in Toronto
"No Board" Report Issued - David Greig
Torontonians Stand with Civic Workers in Opposing City Budget Cuts


FEBRUARY 2012


February 1, 2012 - No. 21

The Workers Need to Exercise Control Over the Economy
Blaming Public Sector Workers for Destruction of Social Programs Must Not Pass! - Steve Rutchinski
Over One Thousand Jobs Threatened or Lost at Ontario Hydro - David Greig
York Region Transit Strike Over -- The Battle Has Just Begun!


Health Care Workers at Centre of Resistance

Nurses' Union Opposes Deterioration of Public Health Care System - Rob Woodhouse

February 6, 2012 - No. 22

The Battle for Toronto - David Greig

Hold Governments to Account to Defend Canadians
Stop the Theft of Caterpillar EMD Means of Production and Livelihoods!
Labour Leaders Condemn EMD Closure and Government Refusal to Protect Canadians and the Economy
EMD Petition Tabled in Parliament Prior to Closure Announcement

University of Toronto
Teaching Assistants Set Strike Date for February 24 - Christine Nugent

February 13, 2012 - No. 23

Agenda to Dismantle Public Institutions
Put the Well-Being of All Members of Society, Not Private Interests, at Centre of Social Services Reform - Steve Rutchinski

Ontario Action Plan for Healthcare
Hands Off Seniors! - Rob Woodhouse

Municipal Services Are Not for Sale
Motion to Exempt Toronto from Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement - Janice Murray

Rights of Agricultural Workers Must Be Enforced
The Duty of Government to Protect Workers' Lives - Jim Nugent
Full Workers' Rights for All Workers - Philip Fernandez

Stepping up the Resistance to Education Cutbacks
Oppose the Union-Wrecking and Bad Faith Bargaining of the University of Toronto Administration! - Christine Nugent
College Workers Recognize Five Years of Discussion Dedicated to Their Interests - Dan Cerri

February 21, 2012 - No. 24

Reactionary Drummond Report
Boundless Enthusiasm for Failed Economics

Ontario Legislature
First Session of 40th Parliament Set to Resume

Reactionary Drummond Report
Boundless Enthusiasm for Failed Economics - Steve Rutchinski
McGuinty's Threats and Provocations Against Ontario Public Sector Workers - Dan Cerri
Health Care Cuts Disguised as Reforms: Ontario Health Coalition - Rob Woodhouse

Battle for Toronto
Unite with City Workers to Defeat Ford Regime
Motion to Exempt Public Services from Free Trade Deal Goes Before Toronto City Council Janice Murray


Rights of Workers in Education

Workers Must Develop New Forms of Struggle for the New Conditions - Christine Nugent
Letter to the Editor

February 28, 2012 No. 25

Discussion of the Drummond Report
What to Make of McGuinty's Response

This Week in the Legislature

Discussion of the Drummond Report
Suspect Paragons of Virtue - Jane Steeple
What to Make of McGuinty's Response - Steve Rutchinski
An Assault on Public Service Labour Relations and Compensation - Christine Nugent
Drummond Out of Step with Ontario
Drummond's Dehumanizing Public Sector Incentive and Surveillance System - Rob Woodhouse

Stepping Up Resistance to Education Cutbacks
University of Toronto Teaching Assistants to Vote on Tentative Agreement

Anti-Social Privatization Offensive in Toronto
Ford's TTC Agenda Results in Service Cuts and Chaos - Jim Nugent


MARCH 2012


March 6, 2012 - No. 26

Oppose Government's Ultimatum to Teachers

This Week in the Legislature

Discussion of the Drummond Report
What It Means to Be in "Everyone's Interests" - Dan Cerri
Hospitals Under Attack in Every Which Way - Doug Allan, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE


Unprecedented Government Attack on Teachers

"Bankruptcy Expert" James Farley to Head Government Negotiating Team
Oppose False Choices to Justify Wrecking Public Education - Laura Chesnik
Teachers and School Support Staff Oppose Attempts to Tear Up Collective Agreements - Christine Nugent


Privatization of Hydro Infrastructure

Toronto Hydro Workers Say No to Job Cuts
McGuinty Opens Space for Brookfield Vultures - Jim Nugent
Example of Northern Ontario Confirms Anti-Social Impact of Privatization

March 13, 2012 - No. 27

A New Direction Is Needed for Society
Good Jobs at Canadian Standard Incomes Are
Not the Impediment to a Prosperous Society

A New Direction Is Needed for Society
This Week in the Legislature
Good Jobs at Canadian Standard Incomes Are Not the Impediment to a Prosperous Society - Steve Rutchinski

Resisting the Attack on Teachers
Teachers Resist Anti-Social Offensive and Nation-Wrecking - Dan Cerri
The Only Discussion Government Wants to Hear at Provincial Table Is "Yes" to Cuts - Christine Nugent
Teachers Speak Out in Defence of their Rights

The Battle for Toronto
Ford Regime's Attack on City Workers Continues - David Greig
All Out to Support Library Workers! - Philip Fernandez
City Council Calls for Exemption to Neoliberal Free Trade Agreement with Europe - Janice Murray

March 19, 2012 - No. 28

March 27 Provincial Budget
What McGuinty Means by
Making Ontario Attractive for "Business Interests"

March 27 Provincial Budget
In the Legislature
What McGuinty Means by Making Ontario Attractive for "Business Interests" - Dan Cerri and Steve Rutchinski

Teachers Refuse to Take the Blame
Education Workers Hold Provincial Assembly Amidst Unprecedented Government Attacks
Education Workers Refuse to be Scapegoats for Government Schemes to Pay the Rich - Laura Chesnik
McGuinty's YouTube Adventure: Using Social Media for Anti-Social Ends - Philip Fernandez
The Real Cause of the Crisis and McGuinty's Attack on Teachers - Frank Chilelli

Restructuring Ontario's Agri-Business
"Job Mobility" in Food Processing Industry - Ron Walker

March 26, 2012 - No. 29

No Austerity Budgets -- Increase Social Expenditures
Say No to Austerity Budgets!
Stop Paying the Rich and Increase Investments in Social Programs!

In the Legislature
Say No to Austerity Budgets! Stop Paying the Rich and Increase Investments in Social Programs!
Austerity Measures Will Make Things Worse - Steve Rutchinski
The Economy Needs a New Direction! - Dan Cerri

April 21 Ontario Day of Action
Demand Prosperity, Not Austerity - Ontario Federation of Labour

The Need to Invest in Education
Education Workers Join Teachers' Unions in Resisting McGuinty Government's Economic Bullying - Christine Nugent
Toronto District School Board Trustees: Vote No to Cuts! - Sylvia Etts

Resistance to Cuts to Public Services
Support Toronto Public Library Workers - David Greig
Address of Library Workers' Union President to Strike Support Rally
Hospital Workers Denounce Incentive-Based Hospital Funding - Rob Woodhouse


APRIL 2012


April 3, 2012 - No. 30

Discussion of Ontario Budget 2012
Reject the Budget! No to Irrationality!
All Out for the Ontario Day of Action!

Discussion of Ontario Budget 2012
Reject the Budget! No to Irrationality!
The Interests the McGuinty Liberals Represent
Vesting Ourselves with Decision-Making Power by Setting Our Own Agendas and Working to Realize Them Is Crucial - Dan Cerri
Shameful Attack on the Poor - Pritilata Waddedar
Ontario Charts a Course in the Wrong Direction for Education - Christine Nugent
Budget Opposes Investment in Education
Education Organizations Speak Out Against Liberal Budget

Toronto Municipal Services
Full Weight of Society Must Be Put Behind the Just Demands and Cause of City Workers - David Greig

Big Score for Privatized Nuclear Energy Infrastructure
Ontario Launches $33 Billion Nuclear Power Program - Jim Nugent

April 10, 2012 - No. 31

All Out For April 21 Day of Action!
No to Cuts! Increase Funding for Social Programs! - Janice Murray

Discussion of Ontario Budget 2012
Hamilton Steelworkers Say No! to the Austerity Budget! - Local 1005 USW
A Renegade Budget - Dan Cerri

For an Economy Based on Production Not Parasitism
This Week in the Legislature
Financial Services Industry Is Part of the Problem, Not a Solution - Jim Nugent
Moody's and the Other Credit Rating Scammers - Steve Rutchinski
A New Direction for the Economy, Not a Casino Economy! - David Greig

Invest in Education
Teachers Oppose Government Disinformation About Their Sick Days - Laura Chesnik
Brock Education Workers Win Job Security Protection and a First Contract - Christine Nugent

First Nations and Colonial Injustice
Attawapiskat First Nation Welcomes Departure of Indian Agent - Philip Fernandez

April 18, 2012 - No. 32

Organize and Resist
All Out for the April 21 Day of Action Against Cuts!

Discussion on the Ontario Budget
Jobs Must Be Recognized as a Right, Not a "Policy Issue"
Oppose "Job Creation" as a Scheme to Pay the Rich - Dan Cerri
Defend the Public Interest in the Electric Power Sector - Jim Nugent

Letter to the Editor from Northern Ontario
Private Interests Make Off with Tens of Millions at St. Marys Paper

Privatization and Wrecking of Public Infrastructure
No to Privatization, Poverty Wages and Municipal Despots! - David Greig
Northerners Speak Out to Save Ontario Northland

Attacks on Public Education
Toronto School Board $100 Million Short - Silvia Etts
Figleaf Promise to Retrain Education Assistants - Christine Nugent
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario Responds to Government Misinformation

Announcement
Special Issue of Workers' Forum

April 25, 2012 - No. 33

Militant Day of Action Against "Austerity Budget"
No to the Cuts! Demonstrators Tell McGuinty

Deal Struck Between Liberals and NDP to Save the Government
Fight For Political Renewal!

Health Care Is a Right!
Increase Funding for Health Care for All! - Rob Woodhouse
Health Care Workers' Demands

Funding for Child Care
No Deals! Full Funding Now! - Pritilata Waddedar

Open Letter to Toronto Parents
Stop Gutting the School System! - Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 4400


MAY 2012


May 5, 2012 - No. 34

Liberal Scheme for Majority Government
Oppose McGuinty's Political Opportunism! Oppose Attacks on Injured Workers!
McGuinty's Choice of WSIB Chair a Betrayal of Injured Workers - Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups
Show McGuinty and Co. What Working People of Ontario Think
of These Shenanigans
- Rolf Gerstenberger, President, Local 1005 USW
A Slap in the Face to Ontario's Injured Workers - Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Notes on By-Election for Kitchener-Waterloo

Austerity No! Stop the Cuts!
Families of Autistic Children and Youth Rally to Save Thistletown Centre - Rob Woodhouse
Now, It's a $292 Million Surplus? - David Greig
Doctor Fee Negotiations and Degradation and Privatization of Health Care

May 10, 2012 - No. 35

McGuinty Government's Stepped Up Anti-Social Offensive!
Reform of Public Services Must Serve the Public Interest!
Government Refuses to Negotiate with Teachers
Procedures Covered by Health Care Seriously Eroded
Province-Wide Town Hall Forums Oppose Degradation of Health Care - Rob Woodhouse
Government Must Meet Public Sector Pension Obligations - Pritilata Waddedar

Opposition to Deregulation and Privatization
Workers Resist Monopoly Dictate in Energy Sector - Jim Nugent

Continued Interference with College Workers Right to Unionize
Count the Votes Now! - Christine Nugent

Coming Events
Province-Wide Tour of 15 Communities Warning of Budget Cutbacks to Health Care
Parliamentary Committee Reviews Elizabeth Witmer's Appointment as Chair of Workplace Safety Insurance Board
May 17, International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
June 1, Demonstration for Injured Workers


JUNE 2012


June 7, 2012 - No. 36

Ontario's Pay-the-Rich Schemes
Opposition to McGuinty Government's Anti-Social Offensive Continues
Significance of the Appointment of New Head of Jobs and Prosperity Council - Steve Rutschinski

Growing Opposition of Education Workers
Negotiate Don't Dictate! - Laura Chesnik
Windsor Rally Expresses Education Workers' Stand to Defend Public Education

The Battle for Toronto
City Budget Surplus, Deficit for the People - David Greig

Support for Public Sector Workers
Peel Region Public Services Workers Join Ontario Works Staff to Demand Justice

June 11, 2012 - No. 37

Ontario Budget Bill-Schedule 28
Expansion of Executive Power to Serve Private Interests

P3 Extension of Highway 407
Another Outrageous Pay-the-Rich Scheme - Dan Cerri

Morneau Public Sector Pension Consultation
A Consultation Farce with a Predetermined Outcome - Jim Nugent

Ontario College Faculty Negotiations
Ontario College Faculty Enter Significant Negotiating Period -Christine Nugent

More Than Half a Million Unemployed
Ensuring the Livelihoods of All Is the Fundamental Duty of Government - Rob Woodhouse

June 19, 2012 - No. 38

Stand Up for Public Education
June 19 Windsor Rally: Negotiate Don't Legislate
Teachers Rise in Defence of Public Education - Christine Nugent

Health Care Is a Right
A New Direction Needed in Health Care - Jim Nugent
Canadian Institute for Health Information Admits Hospital Cuts Endanger Patients - Rob Woodhouse

Resistance of Public Sector Workers
Peel Region Special Needs Transit Workers Join Public Works and Social Service Staff on Picket Lines
Striking Renfrew County Social Service Workers Oppose Austerity Measures
Public Sector Workers, Anti-Poverty Group Denied Access to Council Meetings

June 28, 2012 - No. 39

Austerity Budget Adopted
Government Dismantles Public Accountability at Rapid Rate
Anti-Worker, Anti-Social Austerity Budget - Christine Nugent

Takeover of Public Authority by Private Interests
Composition of Jobs and Prosperity Council
Consolidation of Power in Premier's Office to Serve Privatization - Rob Woodhouse
Alternative Financing and Procurement Arrangements
Chamber of Commerce's Transformative Agenda for Ontario - Dan Cerri

Sell-Off of Toronto Housing
Province Gives the OK - David Greig

Toronto District School Board Cuts
Selling the School Yard to Fix the Roof -- An Unsustainable Path for Education Funding - Pritilata Waddedar

Further Attacks on Injured Workers
Crown Grants Owner Immunity in Swing Stage Workers' Deaths - Jim Nugent
No Jail Time, No Justice - Press Release, Ontario Federation of Labour


JULY 2012


July 9, 2012 - No. 40

Defend the Rights of Teachers and Education Workers!
Province Pressures Catholic Teachers' Union with Threat to Legislate Contract - Christine Nugent
Tentative Agreement Denies Local Bargaining Rights
Province Usurping Control Over District School Boards - Laura Chesnik
Teachers' Unions Oppose Government "Roadmap for Education" - Sylvia Etts

Who Said What
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation -- Defend Your Rights!
School Support Staff Join Teachers in Rejecting "Roadmap" to Ruin - Canadian Union of Public Employees-Ontario
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario -- Respect Free Collective Bargaining
French Language Teachers and Education Workers - L'Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens

For Your Information
Agreement Between Catholic Teachers and Provincial Government - Excerpt

July 16, 2012 - No. 41

McGuinty's "Roadmap" for Education
Local School Boards Left in the Dark - Christine Nugent
Agreement Signed Between Catholic Teachers' Union and Government of Ontario - Laura Chesnik
The Michigan Example -- Is This What McGuinty Has in Mind for Ontario? - Enver Villamizar
Discussion Paper on Post-Secondary Education
Student Indebtedness in Ontario

For Your Information
Cuts to School Boards Announced to Date - Sylvia Etts

July 26, 2012 - No. 42

Oppose Attempts to Eliminate the Right to Education!
Government Threatens Take Over of School Boards for Refusal to Impose "Provincial Parameters"
Powers Put in Place for Ministerial Takeover of Elected Local Boards of Education - Enver VillamizarUpdate on College Faculty Negotiations - Christine Nugent

Opposition to Ontario's Austerity Budget
Northerners Demand a Say on Ontario Northland Decision

All Youth Have Inherent Right to a Bright Future
No to the Criminalization of Minority Youth! - Philip Fernandez
Fraudulent 2008 Report on Youth Violence - Frank Chilelli

Justice for Migrant Workers!
Vigil Held to Commemorate Hampstead Tragedy - Jim Nugent


AUGUST 2012


August 2, 2012 - No. 43

Defend Teachers' Right to Determine Their Future
Government Issues More Threats to Blackmail Education Workers
McGuinty's "Roadmap" for Education Takes $2.19 Billion from Education for Pay-the-Rich Schemes
Declaration that Broader Public Sector Workers Are to Be Bound by Government Dictate

College Faculty Negotiations
Request for Conciliator - Dan Cerri
Colleges Attack Livelihood of Healthcare Professors - Christine Nugent

For Your Information
Govermment Team at Provincial Discussion Table for Negotiations with Teachers and Education Workers

August 7, 2012 - No. 44

Call to Defeat Both Liberals and Conservatives in Kitchener-Waterloo By-Election
Develop the Independent Politics of the Working Class!
Liberals to Announce Candidates in Upcoming By-Elections
Why Both the Liberals and Conservatives Should Be Defeated in Kitchener-Waterloo
Harper Government Hands Out Money to Cover Up Youth Unemployment

Discussion on Need to Defend the Interests of Working People
Government Uses Kitchener-Waterloo By-Election as Backdrop to Issue More Threats Against Teachers and Education Workers - Christine Nugent
Workers' Centre of CPC(M-L) Monthly Meeting

Discussion on Progressive Conservatives' Anti-Worker White Paper
Fraudulent Consultation to Promote Anti-Worker, Anti-Social Agenda
Steelworkers Discuss "Paths to Prosperity" Proposed by Ontario PCs
Reject Anti-Worker Blackmail and Plans to Smash Unions - Jim Nugent
Some Retrogression is Never Enough - David Greig

August 21, 2012 - No. 45

Stand with Ontario's Teachers and Education Workers!
Public Education Yes! Privatization and Dictate No!
Government Recalls Legislature - Dan Cerri
Use of Prerogative Powers to Impose "Roadmap" - Enver Villamizar
Education Minister's Hooligan Behaviour - Sylvia Etts
Windsor Action Forces McGuinty Out the Back Door

For Your Information
Summary of "Putting Students First Act"

College Faculty Negotiations
Strike Vote Requires College Faculty to Be Political - Christine Nugent

The Need to Defeat Both the Liberals and PC's in Kitchener-Waterloo By-Election
Why Justice for Injured Workers Is an Issue in the Kitchener-Waterloo By-Election - Rob Woodhouse
Injured Workers in Action to Demand Justice
McGuinty Throws Hundreds of Millions of Election Dollars Towards P3 Highway 7 Expansion

August 28, 2012 - No. 46

All Out to Defend the Rights of Teachers and Education Workers!
Defeat the Liberal-Conservative Anti-Social Offensive
Putting Students First Act Seeks to Enshrine Executive Rule - Enver Villamizar
Liberals and Conservatives Agree to Amend Legislation

Teachers and Education Workers
Militantly Reject Reactionary Assault on Their Rights

Unions Oppose McGuinty's Putting Students First Act
School Boards Oppose Legislation

For Your Information
Status of Negotiations

Ontario Faculty Negotiations
Provocations Escalate - Christine Nugent
Implementation of Education "Roadmap" Against Broader Public Sector - Sylvia Etts

August 29, 2012 - No. 47

Mass Rally at Queen's Park
Teachers and Education Workers Give Resounding No! to McGuinty's Attacks Against Them and the Rights of All!

SEPTEMBER 2012


September 3, 2012 - No. 46

Labour Day 2012
Mobilize the Power of the Working Class to Turn Back the Anti- Worker Offensive

September 5, 2012 - No. 48

September 6 Kitchener-Waterloo and Vaughan By-Elections
Workers and Teachers Interests Are Served by Depriving the Liberals of a Majority Government
Who McGuinty Is Putting First

Public Education Yes! Privatization and Dictate No!
Takeover of Windsor-Essex Catholic School Board Under Self-Serving Pretexts - Laura Chesnik

For Your Information
About the Takeover
Update on Teachers' Negotiations

College Faculty Negotiations
Tentative Agreement Reached
Agreement Reveals Need for Faculty to Step Up the Fight for Their Rights - Christine Nugent

September 7, 2012 - No. 49

September 6 Ontario By-Elections
Voters Reject the Neo-Liberal Anti-Social Austerity Agenda
By-Election Results


Labour Day 2012

Tens of Thousands of Workers March Against Austerity

September 12, 2012 - No. 50

Legislature Adopts Putting Students First Act
Rally Behind the Call to Defend the Rights of All!

Stand with Teachers and Education Workers
Rally Behind the Call to Defend the Rights of All!
What Lies Behind McGuinty's Imaginary Crisis
Teachers and Education Workers' Unions Respond to Passage of Bill 115

Fall Session of Ontario Legislature

Agenda to Further Undermine the Public Authority in Favour of Private Interests

Attack on Public Sector Workers
Public Servants Oppose Government's Threat to Legislate Contract

Community College Faculty Negotiations
College Faculty Ratify Agreement - Christine Nugent

It Is a Matter of Conscience
Support Our Cultural Workers!
Stratford Festival Actors Asked to Take Pay Cut

Take Back the Night!
Women's Security Lies in the Fight for the Rights of All

September 19, 2012 - No. 51

Continued Opposition to Putting Students First Act
Actions Across the Province Defend the Rights of All
Students Enthusiastically Stand with Teachers in Defence of Rights

Discussion on Putting Students First Act
Letter to the Editor
McGuinty's Arrogance About Violating Charter of Rights - Jim Nugent

In the Legislature
Hands Off Public Sector Workers! - Rob Woodhouse
More McGuinty-Hudak Collusion to Attack Public Sector Workers - Dan Cerri

An Injury to One is an Injury to All! All for One and One for All!
Migrant Farm Worker Killed in Belleville Orchard

Take Back the Night!
Toronto Women Hold Spirited Rally and March

September 26, 2012 - No. 52

Momentum Builds Against McGuinty's Attacks on Education
Overwhelming Strike Mandates Show Rejection of Government Dictate
Students in Forefront of Opposition to Attacks on Teachers and Education Workers
Teachers and Education Workers in Action
Sudbury Teachers Challenge Legitimacy of Government "Roadmap for Education"
Ottawa Rally to Support Teachers and Education Workers

Education Is a Right!
Chicago Teachers' Militant Defence of Right to Education

Austerity No! Stop the Cuts!
Eliminate Poverty by Defending the Rights of All - Pritilata Waddedar
Anti-Poverty Actions Against Cuts to Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefits
Raise the Rates Campaign - Public Service Alliance of Canada-Ontario

An Injury to One Is an Injury to All! All for One and One for All!
City Workers Honour TTC Worker Killed on the Job
Death of Gas Station Attendant Underscores Need to Renew the Economy and Society

Coming Events
Sarnia, September 29: A Walk to Remember Victims of Asbestos


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