USW and unions around the world are drawing a line in the sand against Rio Tinto after the company locked out 780 USW Local 9490 members 24 hours prior to its legal authority to do so.
Alert! Radio from Canadian Dimension
In this episode of Alert! Radio: Ben West on the Northern Gateway pipeline, Doug Nesbitt on the Electro-Motive Diesel lockout in London, Ont., and Alex Kane on Iran's war prospects.
Companies are increasingly willing to precipitate their own work stoppages -- through management lockouts -- to enforce demands for lower wages and benefits.
Hundreds of shivering factory workers locked out of their plant by manufacturing giant Caterpillar in London, Ont., might draw some warm comfort from -- of all things -- the sayings of Newt Gingrich.
We can help counter Caterpillar's corporate bullying by joining CAW picket lines and demanding that Canadian politicians hold the corporation accountable.
"Caterpillar equipment is used to destroy homes in Palestine. Kind of like what Caterpillar is trying to do to our homes here in London," a locked-out worker commented last week on their picket line.
CAW and USW members are tangibly connected at the forefront of the battle against corporate greed and the betrayal of Canadian working families by right-wing government in our country.
Labour under attack.
UFCW Canada is calling on all activists to help more than 200 New Zealand red-meat workers currently under attack by their employer.
This guide is intended to introduce activists to union solidarity.