Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Toronto Wobblies support Kristin Schwartz

The Toronto branch of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World, aka Wobblies) has come on board in support of Kristin Schwartz in her recent firing by CKLN.

Here's the text of the recent letter:

August 31, 2008

Subject: Rehire Kristin Schwartz immediately

CKLN Board Members,

We of the Toronto Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
union demand the immediate reinstatement of CKLN news director Kirstin
Schwartz, and the payment to her of lost wages. It is outrageous that
you would choose to fire Kirstin during contract negotiations, such
behaviour on your part constitutes union-busting -illegally
interfering with the right of workers to freely join a labour
organization and engage in collective bargaining. This is certainly a
hypocritical act from an organization that prides itself as serving as
a progressive voice in Toronto. It is thanks in great measure to
programmers like Kirstin, that CKLN has been known for its innovative
journalism over the past years, willing to cover the stories and
perspectives that the mainstream corporate media often chooses to

The Toronto Branch of the IWW will be giving our full support to
Kirstin Schwartz to regain her job at CKLN. We also intend to widely
circulate news of this conflict, so that more organizations will be
aware of the oppressive, anti-worker and illegal behaviour of the CKLN
Board of Directors.


The Toronto General Membership Branch of
the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Get the right-wing out of our Universities, colleges and radio stations