CAMI Strike 2017: After Another Setback Can Unifor Move On?
A four-week strike at the CAMI assembly plant, that began on September 17th, ended on October 16th. Members of Unifor Local 88 voted 86% in favour of the tentative agreement bargained with the stand-alone GM plant. Located in Ingersoll, Ontario, close to London, it is a former joint venture between Suzuki and GM. CAMI assembles hot-selling Chevrolet Equinox crossover vehicles. CAMI has an interesting history, and it is reflected in the membership of Local 88. It was originally opened in 1988 as a ‘model’ team concept plant.
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Israel Moves Another Step Nearer Being a Police State – Even for Jews
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azvsas.blogspot.ca | 24 Oct 2017, 6:00pm
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canadiandimension.com | 24 Oct 2017, 5:00pm
Half a Million March in Massive Uprising Against Spanish Plan to Overtake Catalonia
Catalans poured into the streets of Barcelona Saturday following the Spanish prime minister announcement that he would move to take control of their region.
www.commondreams.org | 24 Oct 2017, 4:00pm
U.S. Military Is Building a $100 Million Drone Base in Africa
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theintercept.com | 24 Oct 2017, 3:00pm
What Harvey Weinstein tells us about the liberal world
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www.theguardian.com | 24 Oct 2017, 2:00pm
Google's plan to revolutionise cities is a takeover in all but name
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www.theguardian.com | 24 Oct 2017, 1:00pm
Ontario college strike spotlights 'new norm' of precarious labour in academia
A strike by Ontario's college teachers is shedding light on a trend in higher education that some say is 'shrouded in secrecy' and needs public attention.
www.cbc.ca | 24 Oct 2017, 12:00pm
Socialism, Land and Banking: 2017 compared to 1917
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www.counterpunch.org | 24 Oct 2017, 11:00am
Ditch neoliberalism to win again
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www.independent.co.uk | 24 Oct 2017, 4:00am