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The Canadian labour movement : a short history

Author: Craig Heron
Publisher: Toronto : James Lorimer & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of Canada's workers from the mid-nineteenth century through to today. Describes the rise of globalization and the restructuring of the private sector that began in the nineties and continues today. The results have been catastrophic for Canadian working people as plants closed and union activities were curtailed. As the political right succeeded in dominating public debate during this period, workers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Heron
ISBN: 9781459400566 1459400569
OCLC Number: 767940636
Description: xix, 232 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The craftworkers' challenge --
The workers' revolt --
The giant tamed --
The new resistance --
Counterattack --
Rebuilding the house of labour --
A new agenda for labour --
Labour at the dawn of the twenty-first century --
Glossary of labour centrals --
Further reading --
Index.
Responsibility: Craig Heron.

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Tells the story of Canada's workers from the mid-nineteenth century through to today. Describes the rise of globalization and the restructuring of the private sector that began in the nineties and continues today. The results have been catastrophic for Canadian working people as plants closed and union activities were curtailed. As the political right succeeded in dominating public debate during this period, workers suffered ever greater losses: fewer and more precarious jobs, rising unemployment, stagnating wages, and increases in poverty. Only with the crash of 2008 and the Occupy Wall Street movement has space for the political left and labour begun to open up once again.

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