We’ve already seen how unions are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to organize workers here in the US, so it’s no surprise that the same is true in Canada. SEIU Local 2 launched a campaign to organize essential workers this month. The campaign is called, “Unions are Essential.” Meanwhile, the Canadian government has already budgeted an extra $3 billion to raise wages for the country’s essential workers, which begs the question – Are unions essential?
In Australia, unions are backing pay cuts for fast-food workers. Yes, you read that right.