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INDEX 2020

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January 15, 2020 - No. 1

January 22, 2020 - No. 2

January 29, 2020 - No. 3

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February 4, 2020
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February 12, 20120 - No. 5

Growing Opposition to Anti-Social Offensive in Ontario
Oppose Attempt to Blame Teachers for Problems of Education System
February 21 Province-wide Strike Unite in Action with Elementary and Secondary Educators
Toronto Parents Speak for Themselves in Defence of Public Education
"They Can't Run the Schools Without Us" Child and Youth Workers
- Education Is a Right Podcast
"Relentless Rally" Organized by Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum
Mobilize for the February 22 PC Policy Convention in Niagara!

Quebec Public Sector Workers Fight for Their Rights and the Rights of All
Government Disinformation to Justify Refusal to Negotiate with Workers
Interview, Sylvain Mallette, President, Autonomous Teachers' Federation (FAE)

Lockout at Co-op Refinery in Regina
Denounce the Criminalization of Co-op Refinery Workers

February 19, 2020 - No. 6

February 25, 2020 - No. 7

February 27, 2020 - No. 8

Ontario Working People Reject Ford Government's Agenda
Educators Stand as One to Say No! to Anti-Social Attacks on Education in
- Laura Chesnik
Mass Demonstration at Niagara Policy Convention of Progressive Conservatives
What the Situation of Personal Support Workers Is Telling Us - Rolf Gerstenberger, Cochair, Hamilton Health Coalition and former President of United Steelworkers Local 1005

Six Months Closure of Department of Obstetrics in Shawville, Quebec
No! to the Closing of Fundamental Health Services - Louis Lang

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MARCH 2020

March 3, 2020 - No. 9

Quebec Industrial Workers Speak Up
Crane Operators and Their Allies Persist in the Fight Against the Wrecking of Training Programs
The Concerns of ABI Workers as the Aluminum smelter Restarts - Interview,
Éric Drolet, President, United Steelworkers, Local 9700

March 5, 2020 - No. 10

March 12, 2020 - No. 11

March 18, 2020 - No. 12

Workers Nationwide Organize to Uphold the Rights of All
All Out to Activate All Working People to Make Sure the COVID 19 Crisis Is Resolved in Their Favour
Time for Workers to Act

For Your Information
Strict Comprehensive Measures Urgently Recommended to Contain COVID-19 and Protect the Population

Mobilizing the Human Factor/Social Consciousness in the Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic -- Workers Speak Up
New Brunswick Public Sector Workers
Vancouver and District Labour Council Outlines Emergency Action Needed for Working People and Families
Ontario Health Care Workers Demand Protective Gear
Public Transit Workers in Toronto and Mississauga Demand Protective Gear
Todd Parsons, President, Union of Northern Workers, Northwest Territories
Simon Lévesque, Head of Health and Safety, FTQ- Construction, Quebec

Opinion on a Matter of Serious Concern
National Emergency Announced in Quebec Brings to Light What Is
- Pierre Soublière

March 25, 2020 - No. 13

Serious Concerns of Frontline Workers in Ontario
The Danger of Suspending Health Workers' Contracts

Nurses Demand Collaboration on Redeployment During COVID-19
Seventy Per Cent of Hospital Staff Dissatisfied with Government's Protective Measures - Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE

March 26, 2020 - No. 14

Workers Inform About Their Fight to Contain COVID-19 by Defending Their Rights
Postal Workers on the Front Lines Serving Canadians

Insist that Canada Post Ensure Its Workers Are Protected - Louis Lang
"We do this so that we can continue to provide the service" - Alain Robitaille

Quebec Construction Workers Achieve Initial Successes
Stepping Up the Fight for Safe and Healthy Working Conditions

March 27, 2020 - No. 15

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APRIL 2020

April 1, 2020 - No. 16

Transportation Workers Defend Their Rights and the Rights of All
Trucking Industry
Trucker Safety and Well-Being Must Be Ensured - Normand Chouinard

Airline Workers
Air Canada Flight Attendants Demand Safety Be Prioritized - Garnet Colly

Public Transit Workers
Toronto Workers Fight to Improve Health and Safety Protections for All
Transit Windsor Workers Reject Mayor's Decision to Suspend Bus Service
- Amalgamated Transit Union Local 616

April 2, 2020 - No. 17

April 4, 2020 - No. 18

April 7, 2020 - No. 19

April 14, 2020 - No. 20

How the Right to Health Care Poses Itself During the Pandemic
Temporary Closure of Olymel's Agri-Food Yamachiche Plant in Quebec
Workers Must Have the Final Say in Decisions That Affect Their
- Normand Chouinard

What Healthcare Professionals Have to Say
Nurses Working Both Sides of the Border Speak for Themselves - Enver Villamizar
Nova Scotia Health Care Workers Demand Assurances on Safety Equipment
BC Health Care Workers Demand Broader Support

 Education Workers Support Health Care Workers

April 16, 2020 - No. 21

April 17, 2020 - No. 22

April 21, 2020 - No. 23

April 23, 2020 - No. 24

Workers Take Responsibility for Working Conditions During Pandemic
Upcoming Day of Mourning and COVID -19 - Peter Page, Hamilton District
Injured Workers Group

Monopolies and Governments Are Responsible for Devastating COVID-19 Outbreak at Cargill and Other Meat-Packing Plants - Peggy Morton
Interview on the Keystone XL Pipeline - Pipeline Worker André Vachon
Quebec Miners Demand Public Health Guidelines Are Respected as Mining Resumes - Interview, André Racicot, President, USW Local 9291, Abitibi

April 24, 2020 - No. 25

Health Care Workers Step Up Their Fight to Protect Themselves and the Public
A Most Pressing Concern

Nova Scotia
Immediate Action Required to Protect Seniors and Workers at Northwood
- Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union
Workers Call on Public to Demand Government Provide Personal Protective Equipment

Nursing Graduates Address Letter to Premier

Long-Term Care Nurses Protest Untenable Working Conditions

Workers Report Initial Gains in Protecting Long-Term Care Residents

British Columbia
Conditions of Health Care Workers and Seniors - Interview, Rhonda Bruce,
Hospital Employees' Union

April 27, 2020 - No. 26

Mourning for the Dead and Fighting for the Living on the Day of Mourning
Workers’ Health and Safety Depends on the Workers Defending Their Rights and the Rights of All
"Leaving the Private Sector to Regulate Itself Is Like Asking the Fox to Protect the Hen House" - Letter from United Food and Commercial Workers Local 401 to Premier Kenney (Excerpts)
Front-Line Workers Falling Through the Cracks in Re-Open Saskatchewan
- CUPE Saskatchewan
Concern over Workplace Safety Inspections and Workers' Right to Refuse Unsafe Work - United Steelworkers' Letter to Ontario Ministry of Labour
Update on Conditions at Northwood Manor - Nova Scotia Government and
General Employees Union

April 28, 2020 - No. 27

April 28, Day of Mourning
Mourn for the Dead — Fight for the Living!

April 29, 2020 - No. 28

April 30, 2020 - No. 29

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MAY 2020

May 1, 2020 - No. 30

Our Security Lies in the Fight for the Rights of All!
May Day Virtual Workers' Forums
Another Defining Moment
Two Worlds in Combat - Hardial Bains

May 5, 2020 - No. 31

Hold Governments to Account for COVID-19 Outbreaks Amongst Asylum Seekers and Migrant Workers
The Need to Defend Asylum Seekers in Quebec - Interview, Frantz André, Quebec-Haiti Solidarity Committee

Justice for Migrant Workers
Defence Organization Justicia for Migrant Workers Demands Protection for All Ontario Farm Workers
Greenhill Produce Migrant Workers' Plea for Help
Fighting for Migrant Workers and Their Rights During COVID-19 - Interview,
Maria Sol Pajadura, Chairperson, Migrante Canada

May 7, 2020 - No. 32

Workers at Cargill Defend Their Rights
Opening of Cargill's High River Plant
Alberta Labour Relations Board Refuses to Act to Uphold the Rights of Workers - Peggy Morton

British Columbia
Workers Taking a Stand Against Transit Cuts - Brian Sproule and Barbara Biley

May 12, 2020 - No. 33

Defend Food Workers' Rights to Safe Working Conditions
Cargill to Shut Down Meat-Processing Plant in Chambly, Quebec
Help Protect Food Processing Workers! ACT NOW! - United Food and
Commercial Workers

United States
The Coronavirus Pandemic in U.S. Meatpacking Plants
Conditions in the U.S. Meatpacking Industry
Keeping America's Food Supply Strong Starts with Worker Safety - Marc Perrone, President, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

Workers Strike Against COVID Deaths in Border Factories

May 14, 2020 - No. 34

May 19, 2020 - No. 35

May 26, 2020 - No. 36

All Out to Uphold the Rights of Temporary Foreign Workers and Asylum Seekers!
Oppose Unconscionable Government Attempts to Criminalize Asylum Seekers and Justify Immoral Crimes Against Them - Diane Johnston
 Quebec Government Quashes Motion Recognizing Invaluable Contribution of Asylum Seekers and Calling on Canadian Government to Regularize Their Status
Call to Regularize Status of Essential Workers - Guillaume ClicheRivard, President, Quebec Immigration Lawyers Association
Ontario Migrant Farm Workers Hit by COVID-19 - Steve Rutchinski
Nova Scotia Federation of Labour Demands Health Coverage Be Extended to Uninsured Residents

The Need to Make Transit Workers Safe
Workers Call for Mandatory Face Masks on Public Transit

United States
Sanitation Workers in New Orleans on Strike to Demand Better Conditions and Pay - Peoples Dispatch

May 28, 2020 - No. 37

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JUNE 2020

June 2, 2020 - No. 38

June 9, 2020 - No. 39

Spirited Programs Mark Ontario Injured Workers' Day 2020
Fighting for Justice for All Injured Workers - Janice Murray
Women of Inspiration Hold 15th Annual Vigil

"Reopening" of the Economy and Workers' Right to Safety at Work
Serious Concerns in Ontario - Steve Rutchinski

Unacceptable Attacks on Workers' Rights
Alberta Government Passes Bill 1, the Critical Infrastructure Defence
- Peggy Morton
Unacceptable Attacks on Workers' Rights - Letter to the Editor from
Abitibi Metalworker

Militant Protests in Quebec Against Abusive Ministerial Orders - Pierre Chénier

 Concrete Measures Required to Defend the Rights of the Most Vulnerable
The Need for Adequate Funding for Services for Vulnerable Women - Interview, Jennie-Laure Sully
Social Assistance Recipients' Right to a Decent Income - Serge Lachapelle

June 11, 2020 - No. 40

June 16, 2020 - No. 41

June 18, 2020 - No. 42

June 23, 2020 - No. 43

Postal Workers Step Up the Fight for Their Rights
Federal Arbitrator Refuses to Address Necessary Demands - Louis Lang

Dominion Diamond Mines in Northwest Territories Goes Under Bankruptcy Protection
Workers Determined to Defend Their Rights - Interview, Todd Parsons, President, Union of Northern Workers, Northwest Territories

Workers Continue to Speak Out About Safety Concerns
The Need to Break the Silence on Lack of Safety on Construction Sites - Interview, Evans Dupuis, Director, Union of Quebec Crane Operators (FTQConstuction)
Steelworkers Cannot Accept any Loosening of Health and Safety Standards for Mine Workers - Interview, André Racicot, President, United Steelworkers Local 9291 in Abitibi, Quebec
Postal Workers' Safety Concerns During Pandemic - Toni MacAfee, Atlantic Region Education and Organization Officer, Canadian Union of Postal Workers

June 25, 2020 - No. 44

Lockout Ends at Regina Co-Op Refinery
Vigorous Defence of Co-op Workers' Dignity and Unity

The Right to Housing During the Pandemic
End the Criminalization of Vancouver's Homeless! - Brian Sproule and Barbara Biley
Union of BC Indian Chiefs' Statement on Police Raid of Namegan/CRAB Park
Tent City

Just Demands of Hospitality Workers for Job Protection
Hospitality Workers Must Be at the Centre of Any Sectoral Relief Package
Vancouver Hotel Workers Demand Protection of Their Jobs - Joseph Theriault

Defending the Rights of Unemployed Workers
Demand for Improved Access to Employment Insurance

June 30, 2020 - No. 45

Situation in Higher Education in Ontario - Interview, Colleen Burke

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JULY 2020

July 2, 2020 - No. 46

July 7, 2020 - No. 47

Quebec Government's Bill 61
Workers' Opposition to Use of Pandemic and Restart of Economy to Strengthen Arbitrary Powers of the State - Pierre Chénier
Regressive Features of Bill 61

Increase in Construction Accidents Involving Cranes
Reinstate Compulsory Vocational Training for Crane Operators Now!

Historic Truckers' Occupation in Washington
What Next for Truckers and the Trucking Industry? - Normand Chouinard

July 9, 2020 - No. 48

Air Canada Discontinues Service on 30 Domestic Regional Routes
Unacceptable Closures Which Sacrifice Regional Needs in Favour of Private Interests - Garnet Colly

Alberta Retail Workers Defend Their Rights
Safeway Workers Vote in Favour of Strike Action
Sobeys' Anti-Worker "Project Sunrise" 
Conditions of Retail Workers in Canada

In Defence of the Rights and Dignity of Hospitality Workers
BC Hospitality Workers Step Up Their Fight for Job Security - Brian Sproule

The Need to Fix Long-Term Care
Workers Demand Public Inquiry into Northwood Deaths

July 16, 2020 - No. 49

July 23, 2020 - No. 50

Use of Pandemic as Excuse to Trample Workers' Rights
All Out to Stand Up for the Rights of All!
Say NO!to Ontario Bill 195 - Steve Rutchinski

Workers Speak Out
Union Press Conference Demands Withdrawal of Ontario Bill 195
Quebec's Ministerial Orders Are Unacceptable - Interview, Benoît Taillefer

July 30, 2020 - No. 51

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August 4, 2020 - No. 52

August 6, 2020 - No. 53

August 13, 2020
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August 20, 2020 - No. 55

August 27, 2020 - No. 56

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September 1, 2020 - No. 57

Discussion in Alberta on What Constitutes Safe Schools and the Right to Education
Widescale Opposition to Alberta Government's Plan for Business as
Usual - Kevan Hunter
New Curriculum Must Serve the People of Alberta - Dougal MacDonald

Concerns in Quebec About a Safe Back-to-School Environment 
A Proactive Approach Is Required  - Pierre Soublière

British Students Take a Stand for Their Right to Education
Government Forced to Back Down from Anti-Human Algorithm to Assign
Final Grades
Callous and Dangerous Stand of the British Government on School Reopenings Is Unacceptable and Indefensible - Workers' Weekly

September 3, 2020 - No. 58

On the Eve of Labour Day 2020
Use of Ministerial Powers to Silence Workers' Voices and Pro-Social
Solutions - Pierre Chénier

Multiple Resignations of Nurses in Quebec
Nurses' Rights Must Be Upheld!

Actions in Defence of Hotel Jobs and for the Rights of All
BC Hotel Workers Persist in Upholding Rights of Laid-Off Workers - Brian Sproule

Education Is a Right
Students Speak for Themselves About the Reopening of Schools - Education Is a Right Podcast

Labour Day 2020
Hamilton Cavalcade of Cars
Calendar of Events

September 8, 2020 - No. 59

September 10, 2020 - No. 60

Reflections on the Statistics Canada Report
• Labour Market Dynamics Since the 2008/2009 Recession - Workers' Centre
of CPC(M-L)

September 15, 2020 - No. 61

September 17, 2020 - No. 62

September 20 National Day of Action
Demand Permanent Status for All - Steve Rutchinski
Open Letter to Federal Government from Migrant Rights Network

Justice for Injured Workers!
Celebrating Three Years of the Workers' Comp Is a Right! Campaign

Opposition to Privatization of Public Services
Stop and Reverse the Privatization of Calgary Transit Service Lane
- Peggy Askin
Calgary Transit Union Call to Action to Defend the Rights of Workers and the
Public Interest

Actions Against Deregulation of Trucking Industry
BC Truckers Rally to Protect Their Livelihoods - Normand Chouinard

September 22, 2020 - No. 63

September 24, 2020 - No. 64

September 29, 2020 - No. 65

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October 1, 2020 - No. 66

October 8 Day of Action on Long-Term Care in Ontario
Support the Demands for Immediate Improvement of Conditions
The Issue Before Us - Steve Rutchinski
Ontario Nurses' Association Communiqué
Registered Nurses Demand Minimum Nursing Home Basic Care Standards

Health Care Workers Uphold Their Rights
Alberta Nurses Demand Restoration of Special Leave Provisions - Peggy Morton

Postal Workers Continue to Fight for the Rights of All
Serious Concerns About Health and Safety - Interview, Alain Robitaille

October 6, 2020 - No. 67

Ontario October 8 Day of Action on Long-Term Care
All Out to Uphold the Rights of Seniors and Their Caregivers - Steve Rutchinski
Ontario Hospitals Lay Off Staff

Quebec Government's New Rules and Laws Said to Control COVID-19
A Stand Bound to Aggravate the Crisis - Pierre Chénier
Citizen-Participation in the Fight Against the Pandemic - Normand Chouinard
Important Demands of Frontline Workers to Face Second Wave - Interview, Marjolaine Aubé

For Your Information
New Order-in-Council and Use of Police Forces in Quebec

October 8, 2020 - No. 68

Auto Workers Approve New Collective Agreement with Ford
Another Pay-the-Rich Scheme to Restructure the Auto Industry - Louis Lang
New Collective Agreement

Concerns of Rail Workers for Their Safety and Their Right to Privacy
Interview with Lyndon Isaak

October 13, 2020 - No. 69

Ontario Government Dereliction of Duty Continues in Long-Term Care Homes
• Communities Across Ontario Participate in Long-Term Care Day of Action 

Ontario Health Coalition Briefing on Long-Term Care Outbreaks,
Funding and Staffing

• Photos of October 8 Day of Action 

Ontario Labour Relations Board Dismisses Union's Case
• Teachers' Unions Fight for Right to Participate in Deciding Appropriate COVID-19 Measures 

October 15, 2020 - No. 70

October 20, 2020 - No. 71

November 1 Day of Action in Defence of Migrant Rights
Raise the Call: Status for All!

Anti-Worker Schemes Using Pandemic as Pretext
The Defence of Workers' Rights is Key to Stop the Propagation of COVID-19 - Pierre Chénier
Letter to the Editor

Workers' Actions in Defence of Rights
Solidarity Action for Striking Ledcor Workers - Roland Verrier
Striking Dominion Workers Face Intransigence of Loblaw Monopoly - Louis Lang

October 22, 2020 - No. 72

Government Dereliction of Duty
Reopening Schools and Restarting the Economy Need Not Be a Disaster for Society - Steve Rutchinski
Expert Opinion on How to Protect Against COVID-19 Transmission in Schools

Health Care Workers Step Up Their Fight for Their Rights
Quebec Workers Block Bridges to Pressure Government to Negotiate

Report on Tragedy in Herron Long-Term Care Home in Dorval, Quebec
An Untenable Status Quo - Pierre Soublière

October 27, 2020 - No. 73

Militant Action by Alberta Health Care Workers
Hospital Workers Walk Out Across Alberta to Defend Their Rights and Public Health Care
Statement in Solidarity with Striking Health Care Workers - Friends of Medicare

One Year of Government Refusal to Negotiate with Public Sector Workers
The Quebec Government's Irresponsible and Dangerous Position - Pierre Chénier
No New Collective Agreement and No Progress in Negotiations

Workers Demand Job Security in the Midst of Pandemic
Actions Across Canada by Hospitality Workers - Brian Sproule

October 29, 2020 - No. 74

Striking Alberta Hospital Workers Ordered Back to Work
Abolish the Unlimited Powers of the Alberta Labour Relations
Board - Dougal MacDonald

New Outbreak at Olymel's Meat Processing Plant in Vallée-Jonction, Quebec
Workers' Proposals Must Be at the Centre of Solutions to Curb
COVID-19 - Normand Chouinard

Ontario Government Bill on Long-Term Care
Ford Government Protects Long-Term Care Operators from
Liability - Steve Rutchinski

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November 5, 2020 - No. 75

Workers Defend Their Rights and Public Health Care
Broad Support for Alberta Hospital Workers - Peggy Morton
Unions Speak Out in Defence of Striking Workers

Status for All Day of Action
Fighting for the Living - - Honouring the Dead

Workers in the Heat of the Fight to Curb COVID- 19
Protecting Quebec Workers in the Face of Increasing Workplace
Outbreaks - Interview, Ann Gingras
Alberta Frontline Workers' Petition for Access to N95 Masks

November 10, 2020 - No. 76

November 12, 2020 - N0. 77

November 17, 2020 - No. 78

Alberta Bill 47, Ensuring Safety and Cutting Red Tape Act 2020
Build the Resistance to Attacks on Workers' Health and Safety - Peggy Morton
Highlights of Bill 47's New Occupational Health and Safety Act

Tragic Death of Worker on Trans Mountain Pipeline
Workers' Control Over Matters of Health and Safety Is Essential - André Vachon

November 19, 2020 - No. 79

November 26, 2020 - No. 80

Demonstration of Outaouais Public Sector Workers

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December 1, 2020 - No. 81

Alberta Bill 47, the Ensuring Safety and Red Tape Reduction Act 2020
No to Legalizing the Denial of Workers' Rights!
Changes to the Workers' Compensation Act 
Nova Scotia Federation of Labour Condemns Bill 47

Demand for Urgent Action in Alberta to Curb COVID- 19
Alberta Federation of Labour Resolution

Quebec Health Workers Oppose Ministerial Decrees
The Profound, Objective Need for New Arrangements - Pierre Soublière

December 3, 2020 - No. 82

December 10, 2020 - No. 83

December 15, 2020 - No. 84

New Brunswick Government's Attempt to Impose Wage Freeze on All Public Sector Workers
No to Negation of Workers' Rights!
Public Sector Workers Oppose Government Dictate - Interview, Simon Ouellette

Manitoba Government's Anti-Labour Legislation
Bill 16 Targets Workers and Their Defence Organizations

Stop Paying the Rich! Increase Investments in Social Programs!
Dismantling Quebec's Public Health System Cannot Be Justified - Pierre Soublière

Education is a Right Podcast
Why Are Governments Allergic to Public Solutions to the Pandemic?

December 17, 2020 - No. 85

Migrant Farm Workers from Trinidad and Tobago Stranded in Canada
Charge the Federal Government for Abuse in its Treatment of Migrant Workers!

Quebec and New Brunswick Actions Demand Thorough Reform of Employment Insurance
All Out to Defend the Unemployed!
Spokespersons of Defence Organizations of the Unemployed Speak Out

Federal Government Operation of Pacific Gateway Hotel
Hotel Workers Demand Guaranteed Recall to Their Jobs

December 29, 2020 - No. 86

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