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R&F PODCAST EPISODE 7 - MARK BROWN OF CBTU

Rankandfile.ca West Coast Correspondent Daniel Tseghay speaks to Mark Brown of the Ontario chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists about the history of the organizations and its ongoing struggles of combating anti-Black racism in the workplace, the trade union movement, and beyond. Read more!

 

AUTOWORKERS: CONCESSIONS AND RESISTANCE

By Ritch Whyman

The narrow 55 percent acceptance of the new contract by Ford Canada employees, brought to end the third round of bargaining by the union representing autoworkers (UNIFOR) and GM, Chrysler and Ford.

Despite the automakers making massive profits the pattern set by the union leadership, while containing small gains and bonuses, included many concessions and setbacks for not just autoworkers by all workers in Canada and Quebec. Read more!


WSIB IGNORING WORKPLACE CHRONIC MENTAL STRESS

By David Newberry

Until 1998, Ontario worker’s compensation system compensated workers with mental health injuries, whether they were chronic, acquired over time, or acute, from a traumatic event. For many years, the basic principles of workers compensation allowed workers who suffered from conditions such as major depressive disorder, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder because of their work were entitled to benefits. Read more!


FIRST EVER STRIKE AT BLUE WATER BRIDGE

By Gerard Di Trolio

Workers at the Blue Water Bridge in Point Edward, Ontario, went on strike this past Monday.

The Blue Water Bridge is the fourth busiest border crossing by total vehicles between Canada and the United States in Ontario. It is also an essential economic route, as it the second busiest border crossing by commercial traffic like transport trucks. Blue Water Bridge Employees have been without a contract since November 2014. Read more!

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