Publisher: Dossiers "Vie Ouvriere"(au service des militants cretiens du monde ouvrier), Montreal, Canada
Le Syndicalisme au Quebec (dossier 131) - Periodical profile published 1979
Year Published: 1979
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX976
Published monthly, Vie Ouvriere always focuses on some aspect of the workers' struggle in Quebec.
Abstract: Published monthly, Vie Ouvriere always focuses on some aspect of the workers' struggle in Quebec. Addressed to militant Christian workers, the current issue of this independent review looks at Unions in Québec. In the introduction the editors point out that Québec, in stark contrast to a country like Chile, is still able to count on a certain freedom of action for its labour movement. This freedom has been won by hard struggle on the part of the working class. Unfortunately the roster of union members has fallen in Quebec by 4% since 1974. In addition, there is a rising phenomenon of independent unionism that threatens the working class with division. For this reason the three largest union organizations were asked to make a presentation: the Québec Teachers' Union (CEQ), the Québec Federation of Workers (FTQ), and the Confederation of National Unions (CSN). One of the problems of the movement in Québec is that of recruitment of union membership form among other unions (maraudage). This in-fighting among unions is mentioned several times, and is the focus of a special article.
Highlighting the extent of anti-union effort in Quebec, there is an article about a course given to pro-boss employees to assist them in anti-union efforts. As well, there are articles examining the impact of the union movement on sub-groups such as youth, students, and members of religious communities.