Advocating for change: Unions in Canada

It dawned on me last night that there are so many benefits that we Canadians take for granted.  I had no idea that Canadians have maternity leave today because the postal workers went on strike for over 40 days in 1981 (if my memory serves me right). Some even went to prison for this. Incredible! Makes me wonder, when have governments ever made the initiative to look out for the public good?? Interestingly, all of the benefits that we have today (e.g. Employment Insurance) came out of working class struggles fighting for better conditions.

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