Author: Labour Committee (SP)

  • Socialist Project Labour Movement Platform

    As workers, we are today confronted with the challenge of defending what we have and making gains in the face of an ever-expanding and relentless employer offensive. The employers’ drive to increase productivity and profits – central to capitalism everywhere – demands that we accept job loss and insecurity, concessions, new forms of speedup, and … Keep reading »

  • Windsor Modules: The CAW-Magna Deal Delivers – Or Does it?

    On November 7, 2007, the CAW made an historic announcement. The first collective agreement under the new CAW-Magna Framework of Fairness Agreement (FFA) was ratified at Windsor Modules, a plant of some 250 workers. The union published details of the agreement itself, but provided little information about the process. As we learn more about that … Keep reading »

  • General Motors, the UAW Strike and Concessions

    As this introduction is being written the UAW is currently on strike against General Motors. The strike began on Monday, September 24th and was a surprise. The union and employer were reportedly close to an agreement on reducing GM’s retiree medical costs and the UAW’s leadership had refused to mobilize the membership to challenge the … Keep reading »

  • Reviving the Labour Movement Through Reviving Class Solidarity

    LABOUR DAY SEPTEMBER 2007 As Canada and Ontario’s labour movement marches in this year’s Labour Day Parade it does so with something to celebrate: an increase in the provincial minimum wage. That victory, all the more significant for victories being so rare in recent times, was partial – amongst other things it is only being phased … Keep reading »

  • The Crisis in Manufacturing Jobs: Struggling for Answers

    Manufacturing in the Canadian Economy Should We Give Up On Manufacturing Jobs? An Alternative Program Rethinking Unions Community Responses: The Example of Windsor The last weeks of May have seen major demonstrations of workers’ discontent with the crisis that has been unfolding in Canada’s manufacturing sector. Some 52,000 jobs have been lost in the manufacturing … Keep reading »

  • The Crisis in Manufacturing Jobs: Struggling for Answers

    The last weeks of May have seen major demonstrations of workers’ discontent with the crisis that has been unfolding in Canada’s manufacturing sector. Some 52,000 jobs have been lost in the manufacturing sector since January alone. The demonstrations were kicked off on May 23 by protests by the USW at nine plants, as part of … Keep reading »