Labour - Unions

Kat Eschner
John Peters is the author of “Jobs With Inequality: Financialization, Post-Democracy, and Labour Market Deregulation in Canada.” (intuilapse/iStock)

Website Editor: a 'mainstream' point of view!

Jan. 25, 2023

George Monbiot
‘If Rishi Sunak’s new proposal is passed, protests can be stopped before they begin on the grounds that they might be ‘disruptive’.’ Photograph: Janine Wiedel Photolibrary/Alamy

Jan. 18, 2023

In relationships, controlling and coercive behaviour is now a criminal offence. In British politics, it is glorified

Don’t let them talk to you about freedom. This government is stripping out fundamental liberties with the speed and determination you would expect in the aftermath of a military coup. Knowing that their days in office are numbered, the Conservatives seem to be snuffing out democracy as quickly as they can.

Gary Wilson, Struggle La Lucha.
Photo: Workers gather on Place de la République in Paris, Jan. 19.

Jan. 21, 2023

French President Emmanuel Macron’s retirement and pension cuts sparked more than 200 mass demonstrations and strikes across France on Jan. 19. Labor unions said more than 2 million people took part nationwide, including 400,000 in Paris.

Damien Gayle
Tendayi Achiume said the same structures that created ecological inequality were being relied on to solve the problem. Photo by UN Geneva/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Jan. 20, 2023

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

The world’s reliance on high-tech capitalist solutions to the climate and ecological crises is perpetuating racism, the outgoing UN racism rapporteur has warned.

Ben Parfitt
Logs piled up awaiting conversion to wood pellets at a factory now owned by multinational Drax Group. Photo from

Jan. 18, 2023

The closure of a Prince George pulp mill is yet another warning we’re running out of trees.

Philip Oltermann
Garments from the Realitywear collection shown at the spoof launch event. ‘This announcement is not by Adidas and not correct,’ a spokesperson for the sportswear company said. Photograph: Realitywear

Jan. 16, 2023

Adidas has had to deny it appointed a former Cambodian union leader as its new co-CEO and launched a Derelicte-style collection of garments pre-worn by factory workers, as a spoof launch event at Berlin fashion week sent confusion around the fashion world.

Virginia Fontes
Brazil SOS

January 9, 2023 

Lula’s victory raises many hopes, despite the alliances made too early with a motley array of forces, including those who helped to topple Dilma Roussef in 2016, and those who welcomed Lula’s April 2018 jail sentence.

Scott Neigh
Image: The Breach

"While material gains are crucial, they are far from the only way that movements build towards a better world. Also important are the increased confidence and capacity that can result even from collective struggles that have not yet won definitive victories. "

Dec. 22, 2022

Pat Armstrong and Marjorie Griffin Cohen
For-profit care businesses have made major inroads in the long-term care sector, but research shows they deliver a lower level of care. Photo via Shutterstock.

Jan. 5, 2023

We know for-profit care costs more and delivers less. But governments keep allowing its expansion.

Canadian health economist Robert Evans called them zombies: ideas killed long ago by evidence, but re-emerging from the grave — often in disguise.


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