Tag: YYZ

  • Solidarity with Korean Airline workers

    Toronto Airport Workers Council solidarity action in support of workers with the Korean Airline. Watch video »

  • Job Action at Toronto Pearson Airport Shows Why Little Strikes Matter

    As Labour Day approaches, we are often reminded of the large strikes that defined Canada’s labour movement. The 30,000 workers in the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike or 11,000 autoworkers in the Windsor Ford strike of 1945 that established formal industrial relations in Canada. But little strikes also matter. Teamsters Local 419 represents 700 workers employed … Keep reading »

  • Mobilizing Workers at Toronto Airport

    Sean Smith interviewed by Tim Heffernan Toronto’s Pearson International Airport is Canada’s busiest hub and is crucial to the economy. There are more than 40,000 employees working for over 400 employers at the airport, making it the largest workplace in Canada. The following is an interview with Sean Smith, Mobilization Co-ordinator, UNIFOR 2002 and Representative, Toronto … Keep reading »

  • Fare Increases to Pay for New Transit in Toronto

    Punishing those who can least afford to pay Metrolinx, the Greater Toronto Area’s regional transit authority, has released a short list of revenue tools that they will consider using to help pay for new public transit in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area. Projects like the Eglinton, Scarborough, Sheppard and Finch light rapid transit lines (LRTs) will … Keep reading »

  • Can Labour Precipitate a ‘Useful Crisis’ at Air Canada?

    Shortly after being appointed Ontario’s Minister of Training and Education by Mike Harris in the mid 1990s, John Snobelen stated that it was necessary to create a ‘useful crisis’ in education to allow for neoliberal reforms. A number of ‘useful’ crises have been created in Canada over the last three decades by governments insistent upon … Keep reading »