Labour news update – January 15 2003

In this week’s labour news update:

  • Bill 115 & Ontario teachers
  • OLRB ruling: Ontario government vs ETFO
  • Idle No More
  • Porter Airlines strike
  • Walmart challenge in Saskatchewan
  • New Brunswick nurses
  • CAW drive at Toyota
  • “New Normal” in Canadian IR
  • Right-to-Work in Ontario
  • Employment Insurance
  • Temporary Foreign Worker program
  • The Great Walmart Walkout
  • UAW organizing at Mississippi Nissan
  • Seattle teachers
  • Global worker compensation

ONTARIO TEACHERS & BILL 115

Teachers’ Strikes and the Fight Against Austerity in Ontario
Murray Cooke, The Bullet, January 15 2013
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Ontario Labour Relations Board ruling: Government of Ontario vs. ETFO
Ontario Labour Relations Board, January 11 2013
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Ontario teachers’ dispute may be beginning of broader battle across public service
Lori Theresa Waller, Rabble.ca, January 15 2013
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Ontarians still don’t understand teachers’ dispute: poll
Ottawa Citizen, January 12 2013
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Buzz Hargrove calls on teachers to resume extracurriculars
Toronto Star, January 15 2013
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IDLE NO MORE

The economics of insurgency: Thoughts on Idle No More and critical infrastructure
Shiri Pasternak, Rabble.ca, January 14 2003
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Idle No More supporters join Calgary care facility picket line
Calgary Herald, January 8 2013
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ACROSS CANADA

Porter Airlines ground crew on strike
Toronto Star, January 10 2013
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UFCW plans appeal in Weyburn Walmart case
Regina Leader-Post, January 2 2013
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New Brunswick Nurses, province reach tentative agreement
CBC News, January 14 2013
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CAW wages another union drive at Toyota
Windsor Star, January 11 2013
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INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS & WORKERS RIGHTS

Industrial Relations Outlook 2013: Embracing the “New Normal”
Conference Board of Canada, December 14 2012
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Tim Hudak pushes U.S.-style anti-union laws
Toronto Sun, January 7 2013
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How Canada’s EI system undermines inner-city and Aboriginal workers
Lynne Fernandez and Ellen Smiri, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, January 9 2013
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Re-defining Employment Insurance
Angella Macewen, Rabble.ca, January 9 2013
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Will Tories Fix Temp Foreign Worker Program?
Krystle Alarcon, The Tyee, January 10 2013
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US & INTERNATIONAL

Mississippi Yearning: Some Nissan workers want a union vote
New York Times, January 14 2013
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Seattle teachers boycotting standardized test
Brian Jones, Labor Notes, January 11 2013
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The Great Walmart Walkout
Josh Eidelson, The Nation, December 19 2012
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Workers getting a smaller slice of the pie
International Labour Organization, December 7 2012
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