CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Some Solidarity for Argentinians

The workers in the Zanon ceramic factory in Argentina were faced with a
challenge which is familiar to so many workers these days. Their
factory was closing down. They were about to lose their jobs. They
took matters into their own hands, occupied the factory and began
running it as a co-operative. Their heroic struggle was the subject of
a recent film, "The Take".

But recently, the workers have come under increasing attack, with death
threats now a part of their daily experience. The wife of one worker
was kidnapped and had her face and chest slashed. And now the courts
are considering ways to take the factory (and the jobs) away from the

Please send your message of protest and solidarity today. Go here:


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