Haiti garment workers protest deaths of co-workers denied medical care

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020
Garment workers in Port au Prince July 31 protest death of Sandra René, pregnant coworker, after hospital turned her away. Bosses never paid health insurance deducted from her pay.

MONTREAL — Garment workers at two plants in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince held work stoppages beginning Aug. 4, outraged at the deaths of two workers who were refused medical care by hospital authorities. They were turned away because bosses where they…

Safeway workers in Manitoba push back concessions

Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Some 2,000 members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 832 at Safeway in this province voted overwhelmingly March 25 to ratify a four-year agreement with Sobeys. Sobeys bought the Safeway grocery chain in western Canada five…