Dominion grocery workers strike to overturn wage cuts, shorter hours

Vol. 84/No. 39 - October 5, 2020

MONTREAL — Standing strong on picket lines across Newfoundland, 1,400 Dominion grocery store workers are now into the second month of their strike for higher wages and the reinstatement of 60 full-time jobs bosses eliminated last year. Part-time workers at…

Solidarity with Dominion grocery strike in Canada!

Vol. 84/No. 37 - September 21, 2020

OTTAWA, Ontario — As they enter their third week on strike, 1,400 Dominion grocery store workers in Newfoundland received solidarity on Labor Day from fellow Unifor union members and other supporters of their fight for full-time jobs and higher wages.…

Back Canadian grocery workers on strike against disparaging wage cut

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020
Aug. 23 picket at Dominion store in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. Some 1,400 workers rejected contract and went on strike after bosses took back $2 pay raise begun during pandemic.

“I don’t know, but it’s been said, Galen’s pockets are lined with gold. I don’t know, but it’s been said, it’s time for workers to get ahead,” strikers at a St. John’s, Newfoundland, Dominion grocery store chanted, kicking off a…

Newfoundland grocery workers strike for full-time jobs, wages

Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020

MONTREAL — Some 1,400 unionized grocery workers at 11 Dominion stores across the Canadian province of Newfoundland went on strike Aug. 22. The members of Unifor Local 597 set up pickets at stores from St. John’s to Stephenville. They’ve been…

Senior residence workers in Quebec strike for higher pay

Vol. 83/No. 46 - December 16, 2019
Workers at seniors’ residences picket during five-day strike for $15 Canadian an hour, Nov 26. Bosses insultingly claim current rate of $12.50 an hour “reflects the competencies” of workers.

MONTREAL — Some 375 workers at four private seniors’ residences in Quebec began a five-day strike for higher wages here Nov. 26. The orderlies, kitchen, janitorial, laundry and maintenance workers — members of the Quebec Union of Service Employees (SQEES)…

‘Standing up, fighting back helps unite working people’

Vol. 83/No. 39 - October 28, 2019
From left, Pierre-Luc Filion, Communist League candidate in Montreal; Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party 2016 candidate for president; and Malcolm Jarrett, SWP candidate for Pittsburgh City Council, visit United Steelworkers on strike at Galvano plant in Quebec Oct. 10.

MONTREAL, Quebec — “The heart of a union is workers’ activity in defense of our rights,” Alyson Kennedy, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for president in 2016, told striking members of United Steelworkers Local 9414 Oct. 10, when she visited…

Montreal rally: End ban on wearing religious symbols

Vol. 83/No. 38 - October 21, 2019

MONTREAL — Some 300 protesters rallied here Sept. 28 despite a steady rain to demand that reactionary Law 21 be repealed. The Quebec law prohibits school teachers and many other public servants who toil in so-called positions of “authority” from…

Unionized university workers in Quebec strike for higher wages

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019

MONTREAL — Unionized support workers at the University of Quebec at Montreal went on strike Sept. 3, the opening day of classes, to press their demand for higher wages. The 1,800 members of Union of UQAM Employees have been without…

Joyce Meissenheimer: Communist fighter

Vol. 83/No. 24 - July 8, 2019
Joyce Meissenheimer in Toronto in December 2007.

MONTREAL — Joyce Meissenheimer, 96, a member and cadre of the Communist League in Canada for almost 50 years, died in Calgary June 7 of heart failure. Before coming to Canada, Meissenheimer was a fighter against the apartheid regime in…