December 29, 2019
2019 Photo Review
Speaking and Acting in Our Own
to Uphold the Rights of All and Make Canada a Zone
With this issue of
TML Daily, CPC(M-L)
continues its month-by-month 2019 photo review
with the month of November.
As November began,
forestry workers on the BC coast and Vancouver
Island had entered the fifth month of their
strike against Western Forest Products and its
efforts to impose concessions on wages, benefits
and working conditions and to increase
subcontracting to weaken the workers' defence
organizations. This has been broadly condemned
by workers and communities throughout the
working people swiftly responded to the Kenney
government's October 24 budget, omnibus
legislation and daily announcements of new
attacks on public services and the workers who
deliver them, with a strong spirit to "Build the
Resistance." Rallies, pickets and meetings took
place throughout the month of November. Unions
are organizing together to strengthen their
united resistance. Seniors' organizations, women
and youth and students continue to organize
actions and are working out how to be
In pickets and discussions, the Canadian people
expressed their anti-imperialist solidarity with
the peoples of Our America. They responded with
emergency actions to stand with the Bolivian
people following the U.S.-instigated coup and
demanded that the Canadian government withdraw
its support for the coup forces. The people's
support for the courageous actions of the
Chilean people against neo-liberalism in the
face of brutal state repression continued.
Meanwhile, at the United Nations, Cuba once
again received overwhelming support for its just
call that the U.S. end its illegal blockade.
November also saw
the people of Halifax once again declare that
their city is "No Harbour for War" and reject
the presence of the 11th annual Halifax
International Security Forum held there from
November 22 to 24. A rally, panel discussion and
meeting were organized to express the people's
opposition to this annual war conference that is
imposed on them from Washington, DC, with the
sponsorship of NATO and the Canadian government.
Actions were also held in Toronto and Windsor in
conjunction with the Halifax event, emphasizing
that mobilizing against this war conference and
to make Canada a zone for peace is the concern
of all Canadians.
Montreal outside the Consulate General of Chile,
to stand as one with the Chilean people and the
peoples of the Americas, who are demanding
peace, freedom and democracy.https://cpcml.ca/Tmlw2019/W49026.HTM#11
out in force at the Alberta Federation of
Labour's "Join the Resistance" townhall in
Calgary, determined to block the anti-worker,
anti-social offensive of the Kenney government.
Earlier in the day, public sector workers
continued their pickets at hospitals and other
Calgary city hall against cuts contained in the
Hundreds of BC workers from all sectors march in
Nanaimo, in support of striking coastal and
Vancouver Island forestry workers.
(Photos: USW 1-1937)
Montreal condemns the Chilean government's
violence against its people.
Northern BC faculty rally in Prince George the
day before going on strike to back demands for
appropriate compensation and working conditions
for professors, librarians, lab and contract
(Photo: UNBC Faculty Association)
meeting is organized by ALBA Social Movements
Canada in Ottawa to inform people of breaking
political developments in Latin America and the
Caribbean, and the role people in Canada can
play to stand with those resisting foreign
interference and defending their nation-building
rally for public health care in Toronto is part
of building resistance to the Ford government's
cuts to public health care. It is one of a
number of rallies and other actions organized in
different areas of the province by the Ontario
exchange takes place at a meeting with Mara
Bilbao Díaz, Consul General of Cuba in Montreal
on the overwhelming vote at the UN in favour of
the resolution opposing the U.S. blockade
against Cuba. Organized by the Quebec-Cuba
Solidarity Roundtable, there is broad
participation, including from the Salvadoran,
Chilean and Haitian communities.
Association members at the University of
Northern BC (UNBC) initiate strike action on
November 7 to end substantially lower
compensation received by UNBC faculty members
compared to all other Canadian universities.
They receive broad support from other workers at
UNBC, their students and from faculty across the
UNBC Faculty Association)
activists take part in Remembrance Day and
honour the memory of the tens of millions of
civilian lives lost and the sacrifice of all
those who fought and died due to imperialist
war, aggression and occupation, with the demand
(Photos: TML, Voice of Women
call of ALBA Social Movements Canada, activists
picket a meeting at the University of Ottawa
with the false Venezuelan ambassador, whose
bogus credentials were shamelessly recognized by
the Canadian government the week before.
pickets take place in a number of cities in
support of the Bolivian people following a
U.S.-instigated coup which forces Bolivian
President Evo Morales to resign.
workers from the Belledune lead smelter in New
Brunswick picket Glencore facilities in
Montreal, the company announces it will
permanently close the plant. The locked-out
workers have been informing Glencore workers in
Quebec of their situation.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford's Etobicoke
constituency office opposes anti-labour
legislation and demands measures to guarantee
the safety of temp workers.
Teachers' Federation of Ontario announces a
series of meetings
in preparation for the work-to-rule that is to
begin November 26.https://cpcml.ca/WF2019/WO0629.HTM#3
smelter workers in Belledune, New Brunswick
maintain their picket lines after Glencore
announces its plans to permanently close the
People from the
Haitian community and their many allies walk
through the streets of Montreal to denounce the
foreign interference in Haiti from Canada and
others and their support for the corrupt
government of Jovenel Moïse.
students' rally at the Alberta Legislature
demands an end to cuts to
3,200 Canadian National Railway conductors,
train persons and yard workers go on strike,
mainly over issues of workers' health and
safety, which are also issues of public
health and safety.
-- Public sector workers join picket line
Port Robinson (left) and Prince
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference)
rally at the provincial Legislature during the
passage of Omnibus Bill 22
to say No! to wage rollbacks and "Hands
Off Our Pensions!" The bill permits the
government to seize control of public sector
workers' pension funds.
AUPE, UNA, WF)
Connections reviews its work in the past year at
its annual general meeting. The group is also
addressed by Cuba's Ambassador to Canada, H.E.
Josefina Vidal, who details the Cuban people's
current efforts to overcome the intensified U.S.
TML, Cuban Embassy)
Rally at the University of Calgary opposes cuts
to provincial education spending.
No Harbour for
War rallies at Peace and Freedom Park in
opposition to the Halifax International Security
Forum. Actions are held in Toronto and Windsor
in conjunction with the Halifax protest.
TML, R. Devet, Windsor Peace
Windsor stands with the people of Gaza against
(Photos: TML, Al Forqan)
three-day transit strike is averted as Vancouver
bus drivers and maintenance workers are finally
able to get an acceptable tentative agreement
from their employer.
Fidel Castro are held in Ottawa and Toronto
on the third anniversary of his death.
Federation of Labour (FTQ) holds its 32nd
Congress in Quebec City.
Workers speak eloquently about the problems and
challenges they are facing and how they are
organizing to overcome them.
in Quebec City during the FTQ Congress supports
striking workers in private seniors' residences.
at the Quebec National Assembly, during the FTQ
convention, calls for pro-worker reform to the Act
respecting occupational health and safety.
FTQ-Construction Local 9)
Federation of Labour holds its 15th Biennial
convention in Toronto. It includes a march to
Queen's Park to denounce the Ford government's
education workers confront the Ontario Education
Minister in Toronto, telling him "No Education
teachers step up their resistance to attacks on
across Canada join hundreds of thousands
world-wide for a climate strike.
The action takes place days before the UN
Climate Change Conference in Madrid, Spain.
North Bay, ON
A protest is held outside United Conservative
Party convention in Calgary as Albertans
mobilize vigorously against the Kenney
government's stepped up anti-social offensive.
A forum is
organized in Scarborough to discuss the working
conditions of temp agency workers, and how
everyone can organize to defend and improve all
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