Monday, October 12, 2020

The Unions Function At Best.

There were no Labor Day parades on Sept. 7 due to COVID, though some unions had online events. 

However, the Toronto Star ran an article focusing how well unions had helped their members cope during these tense times. It informed us that before the virus hit the number of workers covered by a union contract in Canada had hit an all-time high of 5 million, and that union membership had rebounded to 30.2 per cent. Union members were half as likely to lose their jobs due to the pandemic as non-union workers. 

Of course this is all very well, but nevertheless it just goes to emphasize what the SPC have said from the word go, that unions function solely to at best improve life within capitalism for their members, and at worst to defend their interests during bad times like the present. Therefore whatever they do capitalism remains, and the economic crisis of this pandemic was caused by it. 

Socialists want to abolish that cause.


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