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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...