On Sept. 23 workers at Indigo books in Mississauga, Ontario voted in favour of unionization. They got a majority vote online according to the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada, Local 1006A, one of Ontario's largest private sector unions. Indigo did not respond with a comment, but the union said it can now start to negotiate a contract with the Toronto based retailer.
It hopes the contract will address the concerns of Indigo workers for higher wages, job security and sick leave.
This is all very upbeat because it shows not all workers have become demoralized by the capitalist’s efforts to break the power of unions and abolish workers rights in general, which we have seen in the last 30 years.
It would be more upbeat if these same workers put the same effort in working for a society where unions wouldn't be needed.
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