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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

www.cbc.ca | 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

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