Quebec state workers fight gov’t attacks on unions, public services

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021
Public sector workers protest in Montreal March 31, part of fight for a contract, to stop government attacks on wages and working conditions, for more funds to schools and other services.

MONTREAL — Under the slogan, “Sound the alarm for public services,” over 1,000 teachers, nurses and other government workers simultaneously rallied at the Quebec National Assembly in Quebec City and at Premier Francois Legault’s office here in downtown  March 31.…

Montreal longshore workers fight for safety on the job

Vol. 85/No. 14 - April 12, 2021

MONTREAL — By an almost unanimous vote March 21 longshore workers at the Port of Montreal rejected the latest “final” concession contract demands by the Maritime Employers Association. The online strike authorization vote by members of Canadian Union of Public…

Molson brewery workers fight lockout in Toronto

Vol. 85/No. 13 - April 5, 2021
Members of Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers Local 325 picket Molson Coors plant in Toronto. Bosses locked them out Feb. 20 to try and force concession demands.

TORONTO — The 300 Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers Local 325 members continue to picket 24/7 in front of the Molson Coors brewery here. They were locked out on Feb. 20 after rejecting the company’s contract offer. The…

Brewery workers fight lockout over Molson concession demands

Vol. 85/No. 11 - March 22, 2021

TORONTO — Molson Coors Beverage Co. Feb. 20 locked out the 300 workers at its brewery here after they rejected the company’s “best and final” offer by a vote of 208 to 69. The unionists, members of Canadian Union of…

Communist League in Canada launches 2021 campaign in Quebec

Vol. 85/No. 9 - March 8, 2021

MONTREAL — “Working people in Canada and around the world should act to support the struggle of the people of Myanmar against the recent military coup,” Beverly Bernardo, Communist League candidate for mayor of Montreal, told over two dozen people…

Montreal cops brutalize Mamadi Camara

Vol. 85/No. 7 - February 22, 2021

MONTREAL — Following a public outcry, Montreal Police Chief Sylvain Caron was forced to issue a public apology Feb. 5 to Mamadi III Fara Camara, a 31-year-old Black graduate student and Uber driver. He was brutalized in his apartment here…

Montreal meeting celebrates 62nd anniversary of the Cuban Revolution

Vol. 85/No. 7 - February 22, 2021
“Solidarity with Cuba is more necessary than ever,” Mara Bilbao, Cuban consul general in Montreal, at mic, told Jan. 30 celebration of 62nd anniversary of Cuban Revolution organized by Communist League. From left, Michel Prairie, CL, and Yvan Abossolego, Walmart worker.

MONTREAL — “Solidarity with Cuba is more necessary than ever,” Mara Bilbao, Cuban consul general in Montreal, told two dozen participants in a celebration of the 62nd anniversary of the Cuban Revolution here Jan. 30, organized by the Communist League.…

Quebec oil terminal, airline catering workers fight lockouts

Vol. 85/No. 3 - January 25, 2021
Members of Unifor union picket at Shell oil terminal in Montreal Dec. 10. The workers, fighting Shell bosses’ union-busting lockout, held joint action with locked out Gate Gourmet workers.

MONTREAL — Locked-out Shell Canada oil terminal workers in Montreal-East and Gate Gourmet airline caterers in the Dorval suburb here, all members of the Unifor union, are joining together to fight moves by their bosses to roll back decades of…

Quebec workers fight Gate Gourmet’s union-busting lockout

Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021
Airline catering workers organized by Unifor Local 698 protest eight-week lockout by Gate Gourmet at airport in Montreal Dec. 31. Placard on right says, “If we are on the outside, something is wrong on the inside.” One on left says, “You don’t get rich on our earnings.”

MONTREAL — After almost eight weeks on the picket line, locked-out Gate Gourmet workers here organized a march from their picket line in front of the airline-catering plant where they work to the Montreal-Trudeau international airport Dec. 31. Chanting “So,…

Dominion strikers in Canada ratify pact, end 12-week strike

Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020

The over 1,400 workers at Dominion grocery stores in Newfoundland, who belong to Unifor Local 597, voted to end their spirited 12-week-long strike. Voting on what Loblaw, Dominion’s parent company, called its “final” contract proposal was conducted on the picket…