The Industrial Workers of the World Canadian Regional Organizing Committee extends its congratulations and support for the workers who are taking direct action and engaging in spontaneous work stoppages at Air Canada. Continue reading
They Died for You, by Vancouver Island branch members Larry Gambone and DJ Alperovitz, compiles in a 37-page pamphlet the stories of 24 workers who lived and died in Canada during the struggle for their rights. Continue reading
Fellow Workers and Supporters,
Who wants to know more about the IWW?
You can now visit the CANROC’s new online store.
We are selling working class books, pamphlets and t-shirts to Canadians. Browse and send in your order forms. Continue reading
Canadian Regional Organizing Committee (CanROC) Public Statement on Kingston IWW Misinformation
Fellow Workers and Members of the Public,
This is a public statement to correct misinformation about the IWW in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
There is no chartered Industrial Union, General Membership Branch or workplaces with an IWW shop card in Kingston. The Kingston Compassion Club Society (KCCS) is not an IWW shop, workers cooperative or Industrial Union. Similarly, the IWW does not endorse anarcho-syndicalism or the New Democratic Party as is claimed on various Kingston-based web and social media sites as per our longstanding policy of no alliances with political parties or anti-political groups. Continue reading
GDC Let the Cats Out
The General Defense Committee Local 6 was founded in October 2002 by members of the IWW Ottawa-Outaouais branch. It is now a regional local with its membership open to IWW members and sympathizers across Canada. Continue reading
The Preamble of the IWW Constitution continues to embody our union and inspire our organizers today.
Preamble to the IWW Constitution
The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of the working people and the few, who make up the employing class, have all the good things of life. Continue reading
If you want to join the IWW, please contact the branch nearest you.
If you do not live near an existing IWW branch, you can join the IWW as an individual member of the Canadian Regional Organizing Committee.
Membership Form Bilingual CANROC interim
Fill out the membership application form and send it and a cheque with your initiation fee and at least one month’s dues to CANROC, PO Box 36042, 1106 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1Y 4V3. Write the cheque to “IWW”.
Thank you for joining. We’ve got a world to organize!
Canadian Regional Organizing Committee (CanROC) of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
STATEMENT ON BACK-TO-WORK LEGISLATION
June 27, 2011
The use of back-to-work legislation by the Canadian federal government is an abuse of power, a violation of labour rights and unconstitutional. Continue reading
The IWW Canadian Regional Organizing Committee (Canroc) is a regional organization composed of the Vancouver Island, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa-Outaouais and Montréal GMBs in Canada. Each branch has voted to affiliate and elected a representative to cast the branch’s vote at the Canroc meetings.
The objective of the Canroc is to build the skills of IWW members in Canada, improve coordination and communication and to organize workers into the One Big Union.
Individual members can join the CANROC and help us organize. Find out how to join the IWW.
The Industrial Workers of the World in Canada is a union that believes solidarity and democracy in the workplace and across all industries can change our jobs and the world. Please contact your nearest branch to join and organize for a better life.
If you are not near a branch, email rst.canroc [at] gmail.com for how to join the Canadian Regional Organizing Committee (CANROC) and build a branch locally. For more information about the IWW’s ideas, history and culture or our union newspaper, the Industrial Worker, visit www.iww.org.