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(en) Canada, Victoria, Towards a General Strike in BC: Wildcat picket at Ferries.

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Sat, 1 May 2004 12:20:34 +0200 (CEST)

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This morning a group of radicals staged a wildcat picket of
the Ferry Terminal at Swartz Bay in support of HEU workers
as wildcat pickets went up across the province, many sites
cocentrated in Victoria. Union leadership is trying to
downplay the pickets, lambasting flying squads for their
actions, but workers continue to remain out and there are
open calls for a General Strike even as the BC Federation
of Labour and its President, Jim Sinclair, refuse to talk
about the possibility of one.

Right now public sector unions, headed by CUPE, are moving
to support the HEU in their dispute. Some private sectors
union locals have also joined with walkouts, notably IWA
Local 180 on Vancouver Island. Anarchists have been providing
solid, consistent strike support in conjunction with other
labour militants and are building on several flying squads.

The fight is not only between the HEU and the government,
but between the entire BC Labour movement and the government,
and the rank and file to mid-level leadership of the unions
are, by and large, fighting a two front conflict as the upper
level leadership of the unions refuse to support calls for a
general strike and offer passive support at best to quickly
spreading strike actions.
posted by FNAC-Victoria on infoshop.org
See also:
(en) Canada, Victoria, BC: HEU wildcat strike

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