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CBC News: Many workers hit the picket line in 2023. These 5 charts help contextualize a year of strikes

January 3, 2024 — 

As for this year, many unionized workers have seen their purchasing power decline and they’re looking to make up for lost time, said Jesse Hajer, acting coordinator of the labour studies program at the University of Manitoba.

“Labour markets have also been tight, giving workers greater bargaining power, making them more willing to go on strike and to stay on strike longer,” Hajer said. “Generally, they have been getting results.”

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