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January 14, 2022
 

Hey Shift Workers,

I know what you've been thinking. "Wow, Shift Work is an amazing and informative newsletter, everyone should read it!"

I couldn't agree more. That's why we've launched a brand new Labour News page on PressProgress which includes an easy way to sign up for Shift Work as well as a newsletter archive. Spread the word!

Thank you to everyone who has subscribed and supported this newsletter so far. Have any feedback or comments? Simply reply to this email and let me know!

- Emily

 
 
 
 
Spotlight
 
 
Ready or not, here they come.
 
 
Ontario Schools Are Looking For ‘Unqualified People’ to Fill-In for Teachers Who Get Sick with COVID
Teachers unions say last minute search for replacement teachers shows Doug Ford’s government has ‘no plan’ to respond to omicron wave.
 
 
Top Headlines
 
Migrant nannies in BC demand faster processing for permanent residency. Photo via MWAC.
 









  • Environmental regulations that would ban semi-trucks older than 10 years from the Port of Vancouver should be delayed to avoid supply chain issues as many workers cannot afford new trucks, union argues.

  • TTC fires 300 workers for failing to meet vax requirements, union calls it 'wrong and unjust.'

 
New Organizing
 
Graphic via UFCW.
 

  • Social service workers at The Salvation Army York Housing and Support Services join UFCW.

  • Thinking of organizing your workplace? Here's what you need to know!

 
Picket Shifts
 
Striking CAA workers in Ontario weather the storm. Photos via Jim Killey.
 


  • Alberta's Concordia University Faculty Assocation walked off the job on January 4 for higher wages.


  • 160 workers and PSAC members at the Office of the Auditor General of Canada have been on strike since Nov 26 for pay equity.


  • Napanee shelter workers and Unifor members remain on strike to address staffing levels and low wages.



  • Quebec Unifor members at industrial manufacturer Prelco are on strike demanding wage increases.

  • BC IG Machines and Fibres Workers and IAM Local 692 members have been locked out since July 12, 2021.

  • Alberta CESSCO workers and members of Boilermakers Local 146 have been locked out for over a year.

  • BC construction workers with IBEW 213 have been on strike for two years fighting union-buster Ledcor.

 
Before You Go...
 
Photo via ATU Canada.
 



  • Blame austerity for Ontario's latest COVID crisis, argues Adam D.K. King for Passage's Class Struggle newsletter.

 
Events
 
Graphic via the Global Labour Research Centre.
 
  • January 20, 5 PM: Inside the movement to Organize Media and Culture: Labour journalist and author Sarah Jaffe hosts a virtual CWA forum on organizing in the media and cultural sectors, featuring worker-organizers from Canadaland Union, The New Yorker Union, The HuffPost Union, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
 
Shift Work Culture
 
Photo via Rakuten Kobo.
 
I just read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair for the first time and, folks, it's good! Here's a look at the history behind the novel.
 
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