NOT PRIME TIME

UNIONS PUT THEIR SOLIDARITY ON DISPLAY on November 26. You could see in Toronto, in the many different union flags carried by the folks gathered at the corner of Steeles and Heritage Road to support the #makeamazonpay warehouse workers campaign. It was the same thing in Brampton and Ajax and in hundreds of other rallies, large and small, at Amazon shipping centres in 50 countries around the world.

NO QUIT IN ‘EM

IT WAS MOSTLY NURSES THIS TIME. And not for the first time. Nor likely the last. Their November 14 rally in Toronto was part of a broad, long-running battle to force the Ford government to repeal Bill 124, a 2019 law that puts a 1% wage cap on one million public service workers in Ontario, including nurses and teachers.

STRIKETOBER

STRIKES ARE BACK. BIG TIME. More and more workers on every continent are walking off the job: 155,000 metalworkers in South Africa, thousands of GM workers in Brazil, 6000 nurses in Denmark, 700 emergency phone line operators in Spain, 2000 Uber drivers in Croatia and 100,000 workers in the USA—so many that they are calling it “Striketober.”