On 12 April, 2009 Jim Mullaly, a CUPE 1004 Health and Safety Rep and union activist, was fired from his job at EasyPark in Vancouver. EasyPark is a public-private partnership owned by the City of Vancouver and the Downtown Vancouver Association. Mr Mullaly recently led a safety campaign demanding proper ventilation and clean air in the underground parkade that he works in.

On 23 March a group of socialists and trade unionists went to the Iranian embassy, in the outskirts of Stockholm, Sweden. They went there to demand a stop to the oppression of the workers and demand the release of the imprisoned trade union activist in Iran as part of the worldwide campaign activities of the Iranian Workers' Solidarity Network.