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City Of Calgary Workers Ratify Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A union representing inside workers with the City of Calgary has ratified a new four-year deal.It would see members get a pay raise of 12.5 ...

B.C. School Support Staff Reach Tentative Agreement

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Education support staff in B.C.'s public schools have reached a tentative contract with the province.The roughly 34,000 workers, most of t...

Teachers Voting On Full-Scale Strike

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - As British Columbia's unionized teachers began voting Monday on whether to amplify their job action, the province's education minister poi...

Where Does Olivia Chow Stand on Israel?

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada
Mitch Wolfe

Israel is very relevant to Olivia Chow's candidacy because some of the major proponents of the "Israel as apartheid state" and the BDS movement are key supporters of Olivia Chow and with whom she is identified. It is now time for Ms. Chow to take responsibility for her silence.

Victoria Schools Avert Strike

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The Greater Victoria School District says it has reached a tentative deal with a union and averted a strike that could have seen picket lin...

Deal Reached In Club Lockout

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. - A lockout at a private sports club in North Vancouver has ended more than seven months after it began.Sixteen members of CUPE ...

Could a B.C. Government Worker Actually Grow the Economy?

Jordan Bateman | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

It's an all-too-regular occurrence in this province. Government employees, whipped up by their union leaders, marching against whatever economic development opportunity is being proposed. Pipelines to the coast? Opposed. Gas exploration? Opposed. Companies creating investment revenue for pensions? Opposed. New mine? Opposed. Coal exports? Opposed. But what if government employees had a direct financial stake in the economy doing better than expected? Would they be more willing to consider ways to grow the economy? It's an interesting premise, and one the B.C. government will test in the next round of collective bargaining.

It's Only Fair

Paul Moist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Paul Moist

In many ways the Canadian Union of Public Employees is a much different union than it was 50 years ago, as evident from the photos from our founding c...

The Hidden Genocide of Muslims

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

I've been reading about the war in Burma/Myanmar. It's a conflict between the Buddhist Burmese majority and approximately 800,000 Royhingya Muslims in the Arakan (Rakhine) State. They are among the world's least wanted and most persecuted people.

K-12 Workers Prod B.C. Govt. With Ads

CP | Kim Nursall, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C. teachers will "stand in solidarity" with the union representing school support workers in British Columbia, but the head of the teach...

K-12 Workers Prod B.C. Govt. With Ads

CBC | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s public school teachers say they will launch a radio and television advertising campaign tomorrow in the hopes of getting stalled contract ...

Time for Premiers to Stand Up to Federal Bullies on Health Care

Paul Moist | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Paul Moist

When Canada's premiers meet for the annual Council of the Federation this week, the future of health care is a critical item on the agenda. The role of a premier is to stand up to federal government bullying on behalf of all Canadians. We are asking them to send a strong message to the Harper Conservative Government: Get back to the table and get back on board to support public health care for all in Canada.

CUPE Prefers Screaming and Insults Over Adult Conversation

Jason Clemens | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Politics
Jason Clemens

There are 3.6-million public sector workers in Canada and 74.5 per cent of those are unionized. One of the most powerful and vocal unions in the country is the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Their opposition to a new Fraser Institute study is both misinformed and worse, based largely on fiery rhetoric and name-calling.

Facing Lockout

CBC | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada

Hundreds of Toronto Zoo workers could find themselves locked out as early as midnight, including staff members who look after the giant pandas that re...

Why Canada's Definition of Austerity Is All Wrong

David Gratzer | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Business
David Gratzer

Government program spending is still growing from sea to sea. Virtually every government in Canada is spending more in current dollars from one year to the next. Many are spending more in inflation-adjusted dollars, too. If they aren't, they're generally coming pretty close.

Would Doubling CPP Payments Solve The Retirement Crisis?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada Business

FREDERICTON - The national president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees says Canada Pension Plan benefits should be doubled in an effort to hel...

Why I Imposed Contracts on Ontario Teachers

Laurel Broten | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Laurel Broten

Some unions have engaged in strike action that has closed schools, restricted learning for students and created an unstable learning environment. It has been stressful and chaotic for many students and parents. Then those same union leaders asked the government not to move ahead with collective agreements, yet they had no other solutions to offer -- except more disruption. That's why, on my advice, the Lieutenant Governor in Council has put in place collective agreements for all school boards and unions that were unable to deliver ratified and approved collective agreements by the deadline.

Deadline Looms For Teachers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - The deadline for Ontario's teachers to reach agreements with their local school boards is tonight at one minute before midnight.Ontario Educ...

Ontario Reaches Tentative Agreement With School Support Workers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's education minister says the province has reached a tentative agreement with the union that represents school support workers.Laure...

Toronto Outside Workers Strike Averted

CP | Posted 04.06.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - An 11th-hour tentative deal between the City of Toronto and the union representing its outside workers has set a hard line for any upcoming ...

Toronto Union Talks Continue 'Til Clock Strikes Midnight

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2012 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: Late Saturday night, the Toronto union negotiation deadline was extended to 2 a.m. That deadline passed and both sides continued to negotiate ...

Rachel Mendleson

Companies Have Gone Global. Should Unions Follow Suit?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 01.27.2012 | Canada Business

On any battleground, common wisdom has long held that defeating an adversary often owes a great deal to one’s ability to think like the enemy. So...

B.C.: Net Zero Only Way to Hold the Line

Jordan Bateman | Posted 03.01.2012 | Canada Politics
Jordan Bateman

Net zero would be a powerful model to bring to the municipal bargaining table. Unfortunately, with our current city hall dynamic, it's going to take serious political will and taxpayer support. Failure to do so will mean even more property tax dollars pulled from your pocket in 2012 and beyond.

Toronto Headed For Lockout?

CBC | Posted 01.08.2012 | Canada Business

The head of one of Toronto's unions says a lockout is almost a certainty in January because the city wants to target so-called jobs for l...

Arbitrator Reaches Decision In Air Canada Labour Fight

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.07.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - The union representing Air Canada's flight attendants slammed an arbitrator's decision Monday that imposes a tentative agreement negotiated...