Ontario’s conservative government refused to bargain with its public education workers. But the decision to impose a contract on the workers appears to have backfired — it has increased worker solidarity and organizing and provoked an “illegal” strike.
David Bush is a contributer to Spring magazine.
Ontario premier Doug Ford scored a victory in an election in which less than half the electorate voted. The province’s left must step up to build movements that will spark political and social engagement and reenergize working-class politics.
Over 1,400 workers at the 11 Loblaws-owned Dominion grocery stores in Newfoundland have been on strike since August 22. It’s a fight between workers on the front lines of the pandemic and some the worst oligarchs in Canada.
In Ontario, the Fight for $15 just won a huge victory.