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"We No Longer Respect the Law": The Tilco Strike, Labour Injunctions, and the State

Document type Article
Author Sangster, Joan
Journal Labour / Le Travail
Volume 53
Date 2004 Spring
ISSN 0700-3862
Pages 47-88


The article discusses labour-capital relations in Ontario with special reference to labour movements in 1967. Marginalized women workers in Ontario led a strike in 1967. Usage of an ex parte injunction by employers to break the strike posed challenges to the trade union movement. Some of the events related to the working class in Ontario are explored. They include the Tilco strike in Peterborough, support of the labour movement for the strike of the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA), and the criminal trials of people arrested for disobeying the injunction of the employers.