Labour Day Review From LabourStart Canada

Most years Labour Day marks the end of the vacation season and a return to the slog.  This year is different.  From Canada Post to funeral homes, global furniture retailers to small town governments, employers have been aggressively pressing …

Nasty Canadian Employers Are Busy This Summer

A pattern is emerging: employers are agressively looking to not just resist our bargaining demands, they’re pushing and pushing hard for major concessions at the table and are prepared to put their employees out on the street for months in order to get…

Porter Airlines Strike: It Just Gets Worse

Remember those Porter Airlines workers who have been on strike since 10 January?  How the employer was offering tiny or no wage increases and no improvements to the workers’ (and by extension all our) safety?
To that anti-union behaviour you can add the fact that Porter is listed as a user of…

Campaigning Online – and Winning

LabourStart’s first book draws on our years of running online campaigns for trade unions around the world.  Copies just US$4.99.

Over the last decade and more, LabourStart has run dozens of online campaigns in partnership with unions around th…

Death Factories in Pakistan

Last week 314 (and counting) garment workers died horribly in two factory fires in Pakistan.  They were making the clothes and the shoes that any one of us can buy, that many of us wear – branded with the names of familiar designers.  The maj…

Celebrate Labour Day With a Little Solidarity and a Free Book!

Enjoy the long weekend for sure, but if you can, take a few minutes to send protest and solidarity messages to the workers around the world whose unions have asked for our help.  Links to all of LabourStart’s active campaigns can be found HERE.
As a kind of digital thank-you, LabourStart…

A Message From LabourStart

In the last couple of hours, tens of thousands of you received our appeal for help for Colombian public sector workers. Thousands of you responded to that appeal – and were greeted by error messages and blank screens.

What happened, as far as we can …

Canada: End the lockout at Acadian Coach Lines

The 3-month long lockout, affecting the areas of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, began in December 2011 when Acadian Coach Lines, a subsidiary of French multinational Keolis, locked out their employees because of a labour dispute. This has …