The Art of Resistance


e.316 - #Justice4Couriers: Foodora Couriers Are Taking On Toronto's Gig Economy with Foodsters United

Season 3, Ep. 16

On May 1st Foodsters United went public with the #Justice4Couriers campaign, an effort driven by Foodora couriers in Toronto to formally unioinize with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. One of the first campaigns of its kind in the city, the goal is to become one of the first groups of unionized workers in Toronto's developing gig economy.

Foodsters United organizer, Foodora courier and local Playwright Thomas McKechnie joins to discuss the nature of gig economy work in Toronto, shedding light on how Foodora compensates couriers and some of the dangers on the job.

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e. 420 - People Before Profit: MISN Takes On Canadian Mining Giants

Season 4, Ep. 20
Mining Injustice Solidarity Network Website | Facebook | TwitterFrom March 1st to 4th, Toronto will play host to the annual conference of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada- PDAC is a group representing Canada’s mining exploration and extraction industry. The convention is the largest of its kind in the world, attracting thousands of investors and 26,000 attendees from over 130 countries. It is considered the “superbowl” event of extractive industries, featuring award ceremonies, workshops, and keynote addresses by prominent mining moguls and political figures, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Toronto is considered the hub of the global mining industry.Though it promotes itself as an ethical industry upholding high environmental standards and labour practices, the Canadian mining industry is actually notorious for its ecological and human rights abuses around the world. In 2016, a report from Osgoode Hall’s Justice and Corporate Accountability Project found that between 2000-2015, 709 cases of criminal activity and 44 targeted deaths were related to Canadian mining projects in Latin America. Mining companies and the Canadian government, including under Prime Minister Trudeau, have so far failed to make any meaningful change to the violence of the extractive industry, and few Canadians are aware of these abuses.Today, we speak to Kate Klein, an organizer with the group Mining Injustice and Solidarity Network to learn more about the upcoming conference and the imperial violence of the Canadian mining industry.The Art of Resistance airs Tuesdays on CIUT89.5FM.Facebook | Twitter | Instagram