Canada Unionization

Bill C-4: Restoring Balance Between Employers And Unions

Diane Bellemare | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada Politics
Diane Bellemare

The Senate will soon consider a government bill (C-4) that seeks to restore balance between federally regulated employers and unions. It repeals two acts (formerly bills C-377 and C-525) introduced by two Conservative MPs who received support in their crusade from organizations that were clearly against unions.

Universities Can Afford To Provide All Workers With Fair Pay

Larry Rousseau | Posted 11.20.2016 | Canada Business
Larry Rousseau

More and more, administrators are squeezing their workers as much as possible to cover teaching and research. Sessional lecturers are being used as low-cost labour for the former while the latter is now increasingly being undertaken by postdoctoral scholars.

Right-to-Work Law Would Help Put Ontario Back on Track

Charles Lammam | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada Business
Charles Lammam

Ontario, once Canada's flourishing economic and manufacturing hub, is in steady decline with slow economic growth and rapidly expanding government debt being a sad yet reoccurring story. An important example of Ontario's biased labour relations laws is in the area of worker choice. Mandatory union membership and dues is problematic for many reasons. First, it means that unions can be less responsive to their membership since members don't have the option to leave the union. Restricting worker choice also artificially strengthens unions which can manifest in higher rates of unionization. But when workers are given more choice, they more often choose not to join unions.

Unions Win, Walmart Canada Loses In Supreme Court Battle

CP | Stephanie Marin, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favour of Quebec workers who lost their jobs at a Wal-Mart store in Jonquiere, Que., after it shut i...

'Frankly, There'll Be No Industry Here In 10 Years'

CBC | Posted 04.07.2013 | Canada Business

Two men who normally only meet behind closed doors were front and centre at the University of Windsor Monday. A prominent management labou...

Rachel Mendleson

Future Of Canada's Unions At Stake In Auto Talks | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 09.14.2012 | Canada Business

One of the most intense rounds of auto-sector contracts talks in recent memory could become a defining moment in the struggle of Canada’s labour mov...

In Great Union Debate, Who Speaks For Consumers?

Mark Milke | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Business
Mark Milke

Around Labour Day, a plethora of news stories focus on the state of unions, and often, their interaction with business. Given the name of the holiday, the attention is understandable. However, the focus on unions and corporations, especially where governments are involved to set policy and create legislation, often misses two other critical groups: consumers and taxpayers.

Rachel Mendleson

Why Unions Are Starting To Fight For Non-Unionized Workers | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 05.26.2012 | Canada Business

In a bid to reinvent themselves amid flagging influence and a less-than-friendly political atmosphere, unions are increasingly focusing their attentio...

Rachel Mendleson

The Decline Of Unions: Has Canada Passed A Point Of No Return? | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 02.03.2012 | Canada Business

ST. THOMAS, Ont. — If there is any doubt that the erosion of unions could be contributing to the decline of the middle class — and, by extension, ...

Quebec Retailer Closes Store Over Unionization

CBC | Posted 01.12.2012 | Canada

Another Couche-Tard convenience store has closed its doors as workers were negotiating their first collective agreement. The dépanneur at...

Alberta Has Strongest Labour Market In North America: Study

CBC | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Alberta

Alberta is number one when it comes to labour market performance across North America, says a report released by the Fraser Institute on Thursday. ...