Canada Strike

Why We Are Prepared To Stage Strike At GM If Detroit 3 Deal Fails

Jerry Dias | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

I can tell you I have weighed the decision to focus the 2016 negotiations on General Motors (GM) very carefully, and only after a great deal of input from the excellent negotiators and bargaining committees that we have working with us on behalf of Unifor members employed at Fiat Chrysler, Ford and GM in Canada.

A Letter To Canada From Your Mail Carrier

Chris Evans | Posted 07.09.2016 | Canada Living
Chris Evans

I read articles and the comments sections are filled with angry people who think that we are worthless, thankless, and overpaid for an essentially easy job. Truthfully, they are entitled to their opinions, but the actual amount of sheer misinformation surprises me. So allow me, your humble mail carrier, to clarify some things.

OLG Lockout Is The Result Of A Decade Of Dysfunction

Larry Rousseau | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Politics
Larry Rousseau

OLG has locked workers out of four sites in the last four months of 2015 -- in Brantford, Sudbury, Woodbine/Toronto (all since ended) and most recently Rideau-Carleton/Ottawa. Management locked out 124 of its workers after they rejected what any reasonable observer would conclude was a very lousy offer.

Responding To Quebec's Provocation Of The Public Servants Unions

Jeff Begley | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Business
Jeff Begley

Martin Coiteux doesn't give the impression he's very interested in negotiating with workers in the public sector. Despite the fact that the Common Front has significantly lowered its demand on pay it seems clear to me that the chair of the Conseil du trésor had already written his speech before he even met with the Common Front.

Why Is Bombardier A Better Bet Than Quebec Public Servants?

Jeff Begley | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Politics
Jeff Begley

What's the most upsetting in all this is the speed with which the government invests large amounts in a private company for a high-risk project at the same time as it is loath to invest in public services. Our government of bankers and businessmen should remember that it is responsible for managing for the common good -- period!

Sour Note In U of T Music Program

Andrew Robinson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada
Andrew Robinson

A few days ago, this email popped into my mailbox. I have reproduced it in its entirety here, but I have withheld the name of the student. Hi Andrew...

There Are Way More B.C. Students With Special Needs Than You Think

Cecelia Griffiths | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Cecelia Griffiths

B.C. Education Minister Peter Fassbender has decided that because about 10 per cent of all B.C. students were identified as having special needs last year, only 10 per cent of students in B.C. schools have special needs. But in fact, the number is a great deal higher that.

10 Tips To Move Families Out of B.C. Teachers' Strike Limbo

Alyson Jones | Posted 11.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Alyson Jones

Blame generally does not help resolve issues, and it is a poor platform to negotiate from regardless of the issue. Blame is not going to help us get our children back in school, nor is it going to assist us in dealing with the reality that is about to hit.

Turning Back the Clock 50 Years: Bill C-4 and federal workers

Larry Rousseau | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Larry Rousseau

Stuffed into the 309-page Conservative budget implementation act, Bill C-4, that was tabled last month, are a slew of drastic changes to the federal labour relations system, which will affect the health and safety provisions, human rights protections, and collective bargaining rights of federal workers. As its number suggests, Bill C-4 is truly explosive.

How Elevator Companies Are Making Safety Go Down in Ontario

Sid Ryan | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Business
Sid Ryan

Elevator workers are a silent army that keeps our province moving by ensuring that the 50,000 elevators in workplaces, apartments, hotels, hospitals and schools are running smoothly and safely. On May 1, 1,400 elevator maintenance workers were forced on strike by their employer, the National Elevator Escalator Association (NEEA). While these workers are off the job there is a significant safety concern for the public.

Will an LCBO Strike Spark a Private Party?

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

The looming LCBO strike threat has suddenly gotten all sorts of Ontarians anxious about a potentially dry next few days (or weeks). LCBO workers, who are represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), voted 95 per cent in favour of striking, and the deadline is approaching. Yet a strike is in no one's best interests. Now, this entire scenario would change if the availability of alcohol were to be completely diminished. This inconvenience may cause citizens to want an alternative to the LCBO in the event it is rendered incapable by a strike.

Defiant South Africans Descend On Mine

CP | Michelle Faul, The Associated Press | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada

MARIKANA, South Africa - Striking miners in South Africa threatened to kill workers in a nearby mine Wednesday unless they joined the crippling work s...

Keep Your Protests in Quebec

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

Whatever happens in Quebec happens in Quebec; it is beyond our control here in Ontario. What is alarming however, is that, as of this past weekend, Ontario students have begun to petition to bring the movement to their province. And all in the name of that often-used, deflated word "solidarity." This would be disastrous.

The Attack on Workers: Back(sliding) (in)to the Future

Erika Shaker | Posted 08.24.2011 | Canada
Erika Shaker

Workers are universally loved (or at least they get some rhetorical "props") when they're downtrodden, but the moment they have the gall to look beyond their "place," they're met with a wave of righteous indignation: Who do they think they are, anyway?

Ottawa Tables Back-To-Work Bill In Postal Strike

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.20.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - Back-to-work legislation to end the Canada Post lockout was tabled in parliament Monday afternoon. Federal Labour Mi...

Please Mr. Postman: U.S. Halts Mail To Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 08.18.2011 | Canada

Canadians waiting for that letter from the United States will have to wait a little longer. Starting this weekend the United States Postal Service wil...

Air Canada Reaches Tentative Deal With Union

Posted 08.16.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS — TORONTO - The Canadian Auto Workers union says a tentative collective agreement for striking Air Canada employees includes conc...

Looming Legislation To End Canada Post Dispute

Posted 08.15.2011 | Canada

CBC — The federal government has served notice that it intends to introduce back-to-work legislation to end the contract dispute between Canada Post...

Canada Post Rejects Latest Union Offer, Talks Hit A Standstill

Posted 08.07.2011 | Canada

CBC Canada Post and its union have stepped away from the bargaining table and there's no immediate word on when they'll start talking again, as rotati...

Hamilton Postal Workers Strike

CP | Posted 08.04.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- HAMILTON - Canada Post workers in Hamilton, Ont., have begun a 48 hour strike that will continue until late Sunday night. It'...

No Progress Made Between Canada Post And Union | Posted 08.02.2011 | Canada

CBC A meeting of the president of Canada Post, his union counterpart and the federal labour minister appears to have made little progress in averting ...

Canada Post, Union Don't Make A Deal

CBC | Posted 08.01.2011 | Canada

CBC -- A meeting of the president of Canada Post, his union counterpart and the federal labour minister appears to have made little progress in averti...