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Kingston: Community Picket at Canada Post Facility

A report on a community picket at a Canada Post facility in Kingston, defying the recent back-to-work legislation brought in to break a postal workers' strike. This report first appeared on North Shore Counter Info.

Holding the line: supporters picket Canada Post after back-to-work legislation

Sunrise at Edmonton picket, November 30, 2018 © Bob Barnetson

Union members and community supporters across Canada have been organizing militant and effective pickets at Canada Post facilities ever since legislation came down on Monday [November 26] making strikes by Canada Post workers themselves illegal. This report first appeared on Organizing Work.

Canada Post strike: reports from the picket lines as government orders workers back to work

A collection of reports and interviews from the Organizing Work blog, with Canadian postal workers speaking out on a struggle that's seen legislation brought in ordering them back to work.

The post-war strike wave in East, West, and Southern Africa

From the end of the Second World War until the mid-'60s there was a wave of strikes in British East and West Africa, French West Africa, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The history of this class struggle has been neglected by both mainstream historians and most revolutionary tendencies based in Europe and the US.

The postal strike of 1922

Striking postal workers march, September 1922

Cathal Brennan tells the story of the postal strike of September 1922, in which the postal unions struck against pay cuts in the infancy of the Irish Free State and at the height of the Irish civil war.

Defence of the Polish post office in Danzig

Memorial to the workers outside the post office

A short account of the employees of the Danzig post office who fought the Nazis for 15 hours during the invasion of Poland before they were captured, written by Nikola Budanovic. This article was first published on warhistoryonline.com.

1942: Luxembuorg General Strike

List of names of the murdered strikers

Free parking - Phinneas Gage

In this piece Phinneas Gage recalls the challenges of organizing under punitive back to work legislation and the effect it had on shop floor organising. As tensions grow over a dispute about the safety of various parking arrangements around renovated facilities the shop again begins to mobilise. Then tragedy strikes and the workers are reminded that sometimes the cost of a partial victory can be as great as any defeat.

On the Line Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 1981)

The Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 1981) issue of On the Line, a newsletter of the New York based Libertarian Workers Group.