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…


Newfoundland strikers vote on Dominion’s ‘final offer’

Vol. 84/No. 46 - November 23, 2020

The 1,400 workers who belong to Unifor Local 597 on strike at the Dominion supermarket chain in Newfoundland started voting on a “final” contract proposal from the company Nov. 9. The balloting continues at the picket lines until Nov. 13.…


Canada’s rulers responsible for Native, commercial fisher conflict

Vol. 84/No. 45 - November 16, 2020
Working fishermen in Canada have been hard hit by world crisis and Ottawa’s lobster permit system, which increase competition, class stratification and discrimination against Native fishermen. Fight is needed to defend common interests of all fishermen against the capitalist rulers.

MONTREAL — Overcoming divisions among exploited fishermen in the Maritime Provinces and defending Indigenous lobster fishermen from assault was the subject of a Militant Labor Forum here Oct. 23. Native Mi’kmaq fishermen have condemned non-Indigenous fishermen for ransacking and incinerating…


Quebec cement truck drivers fight for equal wages

Vol. 84/No. 45 - November 16, 2020

ST.-HUBERT, Quebec — Twenty-five cement truck drivers locked out by Demix Beton in this Montreal suburb are fighting for equal wages and benefits with drivers working for the same company in nearby Longueuil and Lasalle. The drivers belong to the…


Dominion strike continues, as workers win solidarity

Vol. 84/No. 45 - November 16, 2020

Negotiations resumed Oct. 29 between Loblaw Companies Limited, which owns the Dominion grocery store chain, and Unifor Local 597, representing 1,400 workers on strike at Dominion stores in Newfoundland. These talks, the first since the strike began Aug. 22, ended…


Build support for Dominion workers strike in Canada

Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020
Dominion workers picket Oct. 26 at Weston’s bakery in St. John’s, Newfoundland. “See us, hear us, because we’re not going anywhere,” said Unifor Local 597 President Carolyn Wrice.

“Those of us standing on a picket line for nine weeks, we’re here to say that we are fed up with this company taking our full-time jobs away,” Dawn Hanames told an Oct. 22 rally of striking Dominion grocery workers,…


Dominion grocery strikers expand picketing, seek support

Vol. 84/No. 43 - November 2, 2020

After more than eight weeks on strike, 100 Dominion grocery chain workers took their picket line to the Loblaw distribution center at the Donovans Industrial Park in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Oct. 15. This warehouse supplies Loblaw-owned outfits across the Canadian…


Quebec meeting celebrates fight against 1970 War Measures Act

Vol. 84/No. 43 - November 2, 2020
Militant  coverage of Nov. 21, 1981, Ottawa rally of 100,000 workers. Working people in Quebec and across Canada defeated rulers’ 1970 repression, spurring struggles for Quebec national rights, advancing united labor battles and helped build the communist movement in Canada.

MONTREAL — A special Militant Labor Forum organized here Oct. 17 celebrated the 50th anniversary of the accomplishments of the communist movement in helping lead the fight against the capitalist rulers’ imposition of the War Measures Act. The speakers were…