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.…


Seven-month ‘truce’ ends Montreal port strike

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020

MONTREAL — A hard-fought 12-day strike for a new contract by 1,125 Montreal port workers against the Maritime Employers Association ended Aug. 21 following the signing of a seven-month “truce” between officials of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local…


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…


Quebec longshore strikers carry out ‘fight for safety’

Vol. 84/No. 34 - August 31, 2020

MONTREAL — Some 1,125 longshore workers — heavy machine operators, signalers, ship handlers, electricians and mechanics at the Port of Montreal — have been on strike here since Aug. 10. They’re fighting against Maritime Employers Association demands to impose unsafe…


Montreal port workers strike over unsafe schedules

Vol. 84/No. 33 - August 24, 2020

MONTREAL — Some 1,125 port workers, members of Local 375 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, went on strike here Aug. 10 in an important labor battle for all working people. The key issue is exhausting schedules that force…



Montreal longshoremen strike over unsafe schedules

Vol. 84/No. 29 - July 27, 2020

MONTREAL — Over 1,000 longshoremen at the port here, members of Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 375, carried out a 40-hour strike beginning July 2 against Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership bosses. They targeted the Cast and Racine terminals, shutting…