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.
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.
When Toys “R” Us arrived in Sweden in 1995 armed with a translation of its U.S. employee handbook, it underestimated the
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is open to using a notwithstanding clause to address his government's essential services legislation
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.
Hassan Yussuff has come a long way from the auto plant factory floor. The Guyanese immigrant made history earlier this month
Rick Smith, executive director of the Broadbent Institute, which commissioned the poll carried out by Abacus Data, said the
Now here’s something you don’t see every day: A senior exec at a major Canadian company defending unions. That’s what happened
A majority of Canadians — 56 per cent — hold favourable views of unions, and an even larger majority opposes “right to work
As 18 unions and labour organizations representing federal government workers line up to sue the Harper government over changes