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Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada, 2nd ed.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to re-establish the labour movement’s political capacity to exert collective power in ways that foster greater opportunity and equality for working-class ...

Code White

When health care workers call a Code White, it’s an emergency response for a violent incident: a call for help. But it’s one that goes unanswered in hospitals, clinics, and long-term care homes across ...

Bent out of Shape

By (author) Karen Messing
Categories: Popular medicine and health

Award-winning ergonomist Karen Messing is talking with women—women who wire circuit boards, sew clothes, clean toilets, drive forklifts, serve food, run labs. What she finds is a workforce in harm’s ...

18 Souls

On March 12, 2009 a helicopter carrying workers to offshore oil production platforms in the North Atlantic crashed into the ocean. Seventeen people on board perished that day. One survived.  In 18 Souls, ...

Unions Matter

Income inequality has risen rapidly over the past three decades. In Canada it is now at its highest level since 1928. One of the root causes: the consistent chipping away of labour rights. The labour ...

Heavy Burdens on Small Shoulders

The phrase "child labour" carries negative undertones in today’s society. However, only a century ago on the Canadian Prairies, youngsters laboured alongside their parents’ working the land, cleaning ...

Guarding the Gates

By (author) David Goutor
Categories: Labour / income economics

From the 1870s until the Great Depression, immigration was often the question of the hour in Canada. Politicians, the media, and an array of interest groups viewed it as essential to nation building, ...

Working in a Global Era

This progressive new reader features work from some of Canada’s most prolific and talented writers on the subject of global markets including David Broad, Naomi Klein, Alan Sears, and David Livingstone. ...

The Workers' Festival

For most Canadians today, Labour Day is the last gasp of summer fun: the final long weekend before returning to the everyday routine of work or school. But over its century-long history, there was much ...