December 19, 2013 - Vol. 3
What to Expect in the New Year
The year 2013 opens with
tens of thousands of
Ontario workers rallying in defence of their rights against attacks by
McGuinty government, outside the Liberal Leadership Convention at Maple
Leaf Gardens, January 26, 2013.
• What to Expect in the New Year -
Enver Villamizar and Dan Cerri
Opposition to Shutdown
of Heinz in Leamington
• Municipal Workers Affirm: Keep Leamington
Are Not Solutions!
Privatization and Militarization of Education
• College Faculty and Staff Prepare for
Negotiations in New Year
• Oppose Militarization of Education
- Christine Nugent
• Teachers and Education Workers Oppose
Arbitrary Implementation of Memorandums of Understanding -
• Jobs Cut, Millions Stolen from Retirees
in Takeover of Windsor-Essex Catholic School Board - Laura
• Bill 122, Provincial Bargaining Legislation
Passes Second Reading
Fourth Issue of
Justice for Injured Workers Released
• Get Your Copy Today!
What to Expect in the New Year
The fall sitting of the Ontario Legislature adjourned on
It is scheduled to reconvene on February 18. In the last week of
sitting, the Liberal government has given indications of what its focus
will be heading into the new year.
The legislation which has been tabled in the Legislature
and the pronouncements of the premier and other ministers all show that
the Liberal government is intent on staying the course of dismantling
all the previous state arrangements, in favour of providing private
monopoly interests with more and more public assets. At the same time,
they want to pass off the fraud that theirs is a "balanced" and
"fair" version of the anti-social neo-liberal agenda compared to the
"extreme" version espoused by the PCs. In this way they are trying to
lull the working people into believing that the Liberals will defend
their interests and they should become a Liberal vote bank against the
For their part, the PCs continue to try to establish a
themselves as a viable alternative to the Liberals. They have
toned down their fervent push for right-to-be-slave-labour laws in
favour of calling for lower hydro rates and tax cuts to entice
monopolies to come to Ontario. For their part, the New Democrats are
still unable to defend public right with conviction because they see
their role in terms of negotiating with the Liberals for better deals
and they also do not involve the people in the decision-making
New Round of Paying the Rich Inaugurated by Liberals
The day after the
Legislature adjourned, the government held a press conference to
announce that it will be giving the global high-tech computer
networking company Cisco up to $220 million dollars in public funds
directly. How much will
be given in other ways such as through free research or tax credits was
not announced. The announcement comes at the same time companies that
have received all manner of payments and assistance from the government
have been announcing closures of their facilities. The working people
are demanding government
work with them to stop U.S. Steel's planned shutdown of steel
production in Hamilton, the closure of Heinz's food processing plant in
Leamington, Kellogg's food processing plant in London and Novartis'
pharmaceutics plant in Mississauga, and to hold these foreign-owned
monopolies to account for their obligations
to their workers and the communities in which they are based.
Preparations for New Attacks on Workers' Rights in the
Name of "Fairness"
The Liberals' plan to pass legislation in the new year
to directly control the compensation of senior executives across the
broader public sector is aimed at diverting attention from their plans
to bring down wages and destroy pensions of public sector workers. It
is to divert attention from the nation-wrecking of the monopolies that
the Liberals are facilitating.
The government plans to make changes to pensions at
Hydro One, Ontario Power Generation, the Independent Electricity System
Operator and the Electrical Safety Authority. The changes include equal
cost-sharing between employers and employees for ongoing contributions,
joint governance by employers and
plan members, with "joint responsibility" for the "sustainability" of
plans and "more affordable" pension benefits, such as "conditional'
prospective benefits." The government also said that it will consider
pooling assets of pension plans as part of its broader initiative to
develop a pooled asset management framework
for broader public sector pension plans. In addition, it has announced
that it will establish an Ontario Pension Plan but no details are yet
In light of previous indications that the Wynne
government wants to utilize pension funds and other new "revenue
streams" to pay for infrastructure projects demanded by the monopolies,
such as upgrading of the electricity grid or public transit, the
working people should be wary of these schemes which will
use their pensions and new user fees to bear the risk of certain
projects whose aim is not based on serving the public interest.
Changes to Labour Laws
Prior to adjournment the
Liberals tabled Bill 146, the Stronger
2013. The bill deals with
the relationship between temporary employment agencies and those that
use them. In appears to take positive measures which defend the most
vulnerable workers who are employed on a contract or part-time and
occasional basis but key questions involve which are the temp agencies
and which are the clients. Is the aim to defend the rights of
vulnerable workers, or is there another aim?
The law says it will make
those companies or clients
that use temp agencies to provide workers for them liable for any wages
not paid by the agency, and it will also make an employer (as the
agency's client) liable for workplace injuries rather than the temp
agency. (Imagine if the "client" is a public hospital where all the
sevices have been privatized and the "temp agency" is one of these
global monopolies providing cheap labour in lieu of previously
unionized jobs! It is not hard to see how the pay-the-rich scheme will
Other aspects of the bill which bear looking into to see what precisely
they will mean for the workers concerned is its definition of the role
of "recruiters" who provide cheap labour for certain monopolies using
temporary foreign workers. It also broadens the definition of worker to
include unpaid interns and co-op students as well as extends the time
for which a worker may claim unpaid wages and removes the cap on how
much can be claimed under the Employment
Act. The bill also
purports to establish that employers, temp agencies and recruiters must
inform workers of their rights.
Bill 146 would also make changes to the labour relations
regime in the construction industry, extending the "open period" within
which workers may decertify or certify bargaining agents prior to their
collective agreement expiring and entering into negotiations for a new
contract. This change is being made in the name
of reducing any disruption to construction projects.
The bill signals the direction the government is going
in the new year to further the takeover of the public authority by
private interests by using temp agencies and contracting out of what
would typically have been union work. In addition, it is paving the way
for the widespread use of temporary foreign workers
in many areas, especially in the construction of public infrastructure,
so as to fulfill the demands of the monopolies for cheap labour in
order to maximize their take of public funds.
The modus operandi
of the Liberals at this time is to present their new arrangements to
service the monopolies and privatize the public authority as measures
of "fairness" for workers and for companies.
In the New Year
On January 24-26 the
Liberals will hold their Annual
General Meeting in London. London is where Caterpillar pulled up stakes
at the Electro-Motive Diesel plant in January 2012. It is also a riding
the Liberals lost in the
provincial by-election when their own base amongst teachers and
hospital workers refused to endorse their neo-liberal wrecking agenda.
Should they plan to use the Convention to tout their pay-the-rich deal
with Cisco as the alternative for Ontario and hold this investment out
as the carrot to those ridings that stick with the Liberals in
elections, they will be heartily denounced. They will be held to
account for their refusal to take a stand against Kellogg's wrecking in
particular, which is a prime example of how the Liberals
operate. They gave public funds to Kellogg to open a non-union plant
in Belleville and then claim they can do nothing when Kellogg closes a
perfectly good union plant in London. It is unconscionable. Already
injured workers are mobilizing a protest at the Convention for January
24, the opening day. Everyone is encouraged to join in!
In the new year, two provincial by-elections must also
held -- one in Niagara Falls and now also in Thornhill. The government
will try to use the by-elections to keep the working people out of the
equation and on the sidelines by drumming up more fear about the PCs,
while presenting themselves as the "balanced"
alternative. The by-elections once again present opportunities for the
working people to go into action to block the austerity agenda and its
champions, the Liberals and PCs. This will be a chance to organize more
of the electorate to stand with the working people and in defence of
their own interests in preparation
for a provincial general election and to
defeat the Harper government in the 2015 federal election.
Smoke and Mirrors
The government's modus
operandi shows that nothing is as it seems
and that fraud and counterfeit is the name of the game. Stepping up the
opposition to attacks on workers' rights, no matter what the pretext or
the source, will be important as the Liberals try to present their
attacks on rights as pro-worker measures
needed to defend the economy. In this context, the work to strengthen
the trade unions
as defence organizations of the workers and organize all workers in a
manner that they can deliberate about the matters which affect their
lives, think things through and take stands which defend their
interests and those of their communities and the country as a whole,
will continue to be the most important contribution anyone can make.
People must be able to get informed and discuss what is taking place
and whose interests it serves so as to set an agenda that favours
them. The views presented to them that there is no alternative but to
accept the neo-liberal nation-wrecking must be rejected with all the
contempt they deserve.
In the New Year, let's step up the work to uphold public right and
deprive the monopolies of the power to deprive us of what belongs to us
by right! Manufacturing yes, nation-wrecking no!
With this final thought for the year, Ontario
Forum wishes all its readers a happy and safe end of
year and New Year. Publication of Ontario
Forum will resume the week of January 6, 2014.
To see The Marxist-Leninist Daily's
12-month 2013 Year End Photo Review of the actions of the working class
and people of Canada and Quebec, shoulder to shoulder with First
Nations, click here.
Opposition to Shutdown of Heinz in
Municipal Workers Affirm: Keep Leamington Producing!
Concessions Are Not Solutions!
Fourteen municipal water and waste water workers in
Leamington represented by CUPE Local 528.4 were asked by officials of
the Town of Leamington to reopen their collective agreement which has
one year left before it expires. The request came as Heinz announced
the closure of its food processing plant
in Leamington. According to reports, some unions representing municipal
workers, who were in the midst of negotiations when the Heinz
announcement came, agreed to a wage freeze, no doubt under duress. In
addition, non-union staff, including management and council,
"voluntarily" agreed to freeze their wages
At a recent membership meeting of the union the workers
affirmed the stand of their executive that opening their contract and
accepting a wage freeze would not solve any problem facing the town and
that instead of going after the workers, the Town and everyone else
should keep their focus on keeping the
plant open. In a statement, Sean Hannigan, President of Local 528.4,
stated: "Everyone -- our Town Council, municipal workers, farmers
across Essex and Kent Counties, and the entire community -- need to
roll up our sleeves and do everything in our power to save the plant
and make it a going concern. Reopening
a signed collective agreement and bargaining a new one will only divert
our energy and attention from finding real solutions to the very
serious challenges our community faces."
"We're talking about 14 workers, and any cost savings
would be far out of proportion to the impact of the plant's closure on
the community's tax base," said Hannigan. "All of us need to come
together to find a solution. All of us need to keep our eyes on the
prize, which is ensuring the plant continues to operate.
That's something all of us -- workers, farmers, politicians and members
of the community throughout Essex and Kent Counties and the City of
Windsor -- need to be involved in. Together, we have six months to
collectively find a solution," he added.
Ontario Political Forum
wholeheartedly supports the stand of these workers and their union, as
concessions from workers in Leamington will only make matters worse for
them and their community and do nothing to ensure that Leamington keeps
producing. Instead, it will take the heat off Heinz and governments
that should be intervening.
Governments must hold Heinz to account for its wrecking
activity and join with the workers, farmers and the community in
working out pro-social solutions. Ontarians have had enough of
governments claiming that nothing can be done to stop this
nation-wrecking while at the same time doing whatever needs
to be done to undermine workers' rights and drive down their wages and
working conditions. Enough is enough!
Unacceptable Dictate, Privatization and
Militarization of Education
College Faculty and Staff Prepare for
Negotiations in New Year
Education workers from
elementary, secondary and post-secondary sectors participate in
spirited picket outside
of Liberal Provincial Council meeting in Hamilton which opposes both
and PC versions of austerity, September 28, 2013.
Ontario Political Forum
sends congratulations to faculty and support staff at Ontario's 24
community colleges who are organizing to sort out how to defend their
rights in upcoming negotiations, especially given the demise of
collective bargaining as evidenced in previous rounds of negotiations
Forum, October 24, 2013 - Vol. 3 No. 3). Faculty members have
demand-setting meetings while support staff completed their
pre-bargaining conference in Toronto from November 30 to December
1. The meetings and conferences are attempts by the union to involve
the broadest number of their
members possible in discussing what is at stake in the coming
negotiations so that they are prepared to defend their demands. By
participating, faculty and support staff who belong to locals of the
Ontario Public Service Employees' Union, as well as those who
are not part of bargaining groups, are seeking
new ways to move forward given their situations.
Reports from one of the colleges indicate that
attendance for the demand setting meeting for faculty was the highest
it has been in years, which undoubtedly reflects the demand that
faculty want their voices heard. The high attendance rate was directly
related to the work undertaken by faculty members who promoted
the meeting among their colleagues. This underlines the importance of
the activation of the human factor revealed through face-to-face
interaction which breaks the silence among all those who have rights
based on the work they do to deliver quality public education.
Members of faculty and support staff are entering the
negotiations, set for June to August 2014, with many questions about
how to defend their rights. Previous rounds of negotiations have
demonstrated how easy it can be to lose track of developments. This has
been made more of an issue given that the employer
made changes to the Colleges
Collective Bargaining Act to
restrict the negotiating period, that used to begin in January, in line
with the overall undermining of the collective bargaining process.
Their work so far to organize themselves to have their voices heard has
and will continue to be the formula for
Faculty and support staff are in a busy period with the
end of the fall semester. Upon return from the holiday season, it will
be necessary for them to continue their organizing in order to not lose
track of developments, especially given their experience with the
employer pushing disinformation as negotiations
Ontario Political Forum
will continue to follow and report on developments. Members of faculty
and support staff are encouraged to send in their views so that
information and discussion continues to take place.
Oppose Militarization of Education
On October 29, the Ontario government announced a $26
million investment in the partnership between Centennial College and
Bombardier Aerospace to establish a "world-class aerospace cluster site
at Downsview Park over a three-phased multi-year operational plan." The
arrangement means that public funds
will finance research and training for aerospace monopolies at the
former de Havilland aircraft plant in north Toronto. The creation of
such an aerospace hub for training, research and development was also a
suggestion of the federal Review of
Aerospace and Space Programs and
Policies, released in November 2012.
In response to the announcement, Brad Duguid, Minister
of Training, Colleges and Universities, said: "Investing in Centennial
College's aviation programs will contribute to the development of an
aerospace cluster that fosters collaboration between universities,
colleges and industry, and supports expansion of
applied aerospace research. We need to create this skilled workforce
here in Ontario so we can continue to thrive and compete."
Presently at the Downsview Park facility, the Department
of National Defence has 72 acres of the land to accommodate ongoing
military needs. Approximately 370 acres of the land adjacent to the
Downsview Lands is under the jurisdiction of Bombardier Aerospace.
Bombardier presents itself as the producer
of passenger and commercial aerospace but is in fact part of the
growing trend to adapt business aircraft for military use.
The funds will be used to provide skilled workers for
industry employers and develop "a new, innovative, multi-partner model
(colleges, universities, industry and government) for skills
development, knowledge transfer and research and commercialization in
the area of aerospace." Similar centres for the auto
monopolies work as publicly financed research centres. The funds will
pay for academic staff and the infrastructure required in creating an
aerospace training and research hub for the development of new
According to the College's recent Strategic Mandate
Agreement submission to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and
Universities, Centennial College outlines its specific reasons as to
why it qualifies to be a partner in the development of the Centennial
Aerospace Campus at Downsview. It already has
a partnership agreement with Bombardier to be its new Strategic Skills
Trade Trainer of Choice in Ontario. The College also has a contract
with Lockheed Martin under the federal government's Industrial Regional
Benefit Program for access to its curriculum. Lockheed Martin is the
world's largest military contractor.
Lockheed-Martin is also aggressively expanding in information
Partnerships between industry and our educational
institutions funded by public dollars for research and development to
provide training for these monopolies to be used for war efforts that
destroy other countries' peoples, lands, resources and industries
cannot be considered the solution to providing "good jobs"
in our communities. There is no discussion as to what is socially
responsible use of our educational resources. There is a need for a new
direction for the economy and for people to have a say.
Teachers and Education Workers Oppose Arbitrary
Implementation of Memorandums of Understanding
Respect at Thames Valley District School Board, London, December 10,
On December 10, more than a hundred members of Canadian
Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
Locals 4222 and 7575, representing support staff employed by the Thames
Valley District School Board (TVDSB), rallied for over three hours
outside the board's headquarters in London to demand it respect the
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) the union signed with the government
almost a year ago. The workers
were joined by supporters from as far away as Sarnia, Niagara and
The MOU with the government was signed by CUPE last year
under threat from the government's anti-worker Bill 115, the Putting Students First Act. Bill
115 imposed an arbitrary deadline of December
31, 2012 for unions to accept the government's terms as part of its
phony austerity agenda attacking the wages and working conditions of
teachers and education workers. CUPE's provincial
negotiators signed the MOU based on the reasoning that they would be
worse off with the government's imposed
non-agreements. The MOU was subsequently
ratified by the union's membership across the province with this
understanding in mind. As part of the arrangement, despite not agreeing
to the measures contained in the MOU, local school boards were bound to
implement them as they were imposed on the boards by government decree.
In a press release regarding the workers' Rally for
Respect, CUPE stated:
"The workers -- who include
school secretaries, educational assistants, custodians and early
childhood educators -- are frustrated by the board's refusal to fully
implement the terms of the collective agreement reached earlier this
year for support staff.
"Fair's fair and a deal is a deal," said Fred Hahn,
President of CUPE Ontario."This agreement was signed with the
provincial government, ratified by our members and is being implemented
properly by the majority of school boards across Ontario, but TVDSB has
decided to penalize support workers. It is outrageous
that this board will implement what was negotiated for teachers but not
for support staff, who are the lowest paid workers in the education
Addressing the chaos unleashed by Bill 115, the press
release went on to state: "The TVDSB has arbitrarily implemented sick
leave penalties for support staff that are harsher than those enjoyed
by the board's other employees, including principals and teachers. This
has caused financial hardship for TVDSB's school support workers
fighting serious illnesses, including losing up to one third of their
salaries. 'Support staff, most of whom are employed only ten months of
the year, already suffer a reduction in wages three times a year
through layoff,' said Heather Skolly, an educational assistant with
TVDSB and President of CUPE 7575.
"'We are proud of the work we do that is essential for
the success of students,' said David Denouden, President of CUPE 4222.
'We deserve to be treated fairly and with respect,' he said. 'It's not
like the TVDSB doesn't understand this agreement: they clarified the
provincial language to us in bargaining last
year and were implementing it as it was intended last school year.'"
CUPE said the current agreement that includes all
provisions of the MOU ratified by members early in 2013 and updated to
reflect measures negotiated by OSSTF and ETFO later in the year, was
being fairly implemented by the Thames Valley Board until the new
school year began in September, adding that
"[t]he TVDSB is one of a handful of Ontario school boards refusing to
properly implement the agreement between CUPE and the provincial
government." Speaking at the rally, the president of Local 7575
indicated that her local had filed grievances, talked to the Ministry
and lobbied the Premier and would not give
up until support staff were treated fairly.
The rally in London was the first of several planned
protests across Ontario by school board support workers to demand their
employers respect the MOU between CUPE and the government.
Catholic Teachers' Union Also Opposes Arbitrary
Implementation of its MOU
In a letter to his members,
Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) President James
Ryan indicated that OECTA plans to take measures to try and pressure
holdout boards into implementing provisions
of its MOU with the government. The OECTA
MOU was signed in July 2012 and set the parameters of what was to be
later imposed by the government on all unions in the sector using Bill
OSSTF and ETFO forced the
government to back-off on certain provisions and modify others or risk
a more open revolt by their members. In keeping
with a "me too" understanding, these terms were then made available as
enhancements to OECTA's MOU.
The letter reports that
some English Catholic boards are
not fulfilling the agreements the government imposed on them. "It may
be hard for you to believe, but the struggle to implement agreements
reached by OECTA with the provincial government in 2012 and early 2013
is still going on in some parts of the
province," it said.
Ryan went on to explain the main trends taking place
across the province: "Some boards have adopted a positive, respectful
attitude towards OECTA's settlement with the provincial government.
These boards have implemented all aspects of the 2012 agreement and the
2013 Update to that agreement and OECTA
members are benefiting.
"On the other hand, a large number of Catholic district
school boards have refused to put the entire agreement into effect. And
because of this, many OECTA members are losing out when it comes to
more generous maternity leave provisions, transparent hiring of
occasional teachers, sick leave, and more."
The letter indicates that the Ontario Catholic School
Trustees' Association (OCSTA) "has been orchestrating much of the
resistance to implementing our provincial agreement." According to
Ryan. OECTA believes this is because OCSTA is "positioning itself for
the new provincial bargaining system that will
come into effect if Bill 122, now working its way through the Ontario
Legislature, becomes law. If that occurs, OCSTA will benefit from
unprecedented influence at a new provincial bargaining table. The
trustees' association doesn't like the 2012 agreement and would like to
pretend it does not exist for the next
round of bargaining, expected to start early in 2014."
OECTA had "attempted to correct boards' damaging actions
locally," and had "repeatedly urged the Ministry of Education to
pressure reluctant boards to show their good faith by acting on these
agreements." But, Ryan wrote, responsibility for many of the problems
being faced by OECTA members across the
province lay with the Ministry.
The letter concluded by informing OECTA members that
"[b]ecause our efforts have not produced the desired results, OECTA is
committed to taking whatever action is needed to compel local school
boards to abide by the collective agreement, which is, after all, law.
To this end local bargaining units will be
engaging in action that we hope will convince the offending school
boards to change their ways." Ryan added that the union's Provincial
Executive had authorized "significant financial and practical support
of local actions" for this purpose.
Jobs Cut, Millions Stolen from Retirees
in Takeover of Windsor-Essex Catholic School Board
On August 28, 2012, the Ontario government took over the
Windsor-Essex Catholic School Board. It should be remembered that the
main pretext for this takeover was that the board had allegedly run an
"accumulated deficit" beyond that permitted by the Ministry of
Education. However, this "accumulated deficit" was in part due to
on the board that forced them to account for banked sick days of their
staff as if they were all to retire that year, as well as underfunding
by the province for the implementation of all-day kindergarten.
In using its powers to take over the Windsor-Essex
Catholic District School Board and impose a supervisor, the Ontario
government, in keeping with its steadfast determination to ensure that
the moneylenders get paid, was able to impose job cuts as well as cuts
to retirees' benefits in order to eliminate the Board's
deficit. According to reports, the school board "has turned what was
projected to be a $2.3 million deficit this fiscal year into a $5.4
million surplus thanks to extensive cost-cutting measures spurred by a
provincially appointed supervisor."
The Board's Chairperson stated that the surplus "was
achieved by a number of things, increased revenues due to increased
enrolment over budget, some increased grants during the year and also
expenditure reductions, the largest of which were the reduction in
post-retirement benefits of $4.7 million and there
was a benefit surplus of $1.1 million and the rest of the difference
was achieved by line-by-line reductions."
In this way, in addition to the contracts imposed on
teachers and education workers with the threat of legislated dictate,
the theft by the province of the health benefits of
workers already retired from the board -- referred to euphemistically
as "reduction in post-retirement benefits"-- as well as cuts
to educational support staff, teachers and facilities necessary for
providing education to the youth are presented as positive and even
Bill 122, Provincial Bargaining Legislation
Passes Second Reading
On December 3, Bill 122 the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act
which would legislate a new regime of provincial bargaining so as to
impose "restraint" on teachers and education workers, passed second
reading by a vote of 65 to 31. The Liberals and NDP voted in favour of
the bill, while the PCs voted
The bill will now be studied by the Standing Committee
on the Legislative Assembly. Prior to adjournment the Legislature gave
permission to the Committee to hold three days of meetings on the bill
before the House resumes sitting on February 18, 2014. The Committee
has yet to meet to decide if and when
those meetings will take place.
Fourth Issue of Justice for Injured
Get Your Copy Today!
The fourth edition of Justice
Workers was released on December 9 at the Ontario
Network of Injured Workers' Groups (ONIWG) Christmas action at the
Labour. People are encouraged to order their papers today and
distribute them in their workplaces, to friends and relatives and in
so that everyone is informed about the just demands of injured workers
for their rights.
Disseminating the paper contributes to ending the
marginalization of injured workers and the attacks on their rights.
Injured workers continue to face an attack on their rights, from the
denial and suppression of claims to cuts to benefits through the
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).
It is a shameful situation that leaves many injured workers
living in poverty.
Any worker could be injured on the job. The fight of
injured workers is everyone's fight and also contributes to affirming
the rights of the next generation of workers. It is epitomized in the
slogan "Our Security Lies in the Fight for the Rights of All."
This issue of Justice
for Injured Workers includes interviews with the new President
of the Ontario
Network of Injured Workers' Groups (ONIWG) Michele McSweeney, veteran
activist for the rights of injured workers Karl Crevar, who explains
the bogus nature of the WSIB's "unfunded liability" and its use to deny
injured workers compensation. Across the province, injured workers
groups are very active in defending rights, and this is reflected on
every page of Justice for Injured
Workers, with coverage of rallies, pickets and other actions,
including the annual June 1 rally at Queen's Park, carried out this
year for the 30th consecutive year. In all the important political
struggles in Ontario, despite the difficulties they face, injured
workers always stand tall and make their presence known.
Copies of the paper can be ordered by contacting ONIWG
President, Michele McSweeny
at 905-577-3362 or by e-mail at email@example.com
For full coverage and photos from the Christmas actions
on December 9 in Toronto and London see: The Marxist-Leninist Weekly,
December 14, 2013 - No. 49
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