Labour news update – January 29 2013

  • Ontario education workers and Bill 115
  • Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on labour and right-to-work
  • Porter Airlines strike
  • BC’s 10-year-plan for teachers ignores court rulings, again
  • Halifax schools face labour trouble
  • Xstrata and Mine Mill brace for job action
  • Blockade at Vertis in Fort Erie
  • St.FX faculty on strike
  • Massive EI protest on Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Walmart warehouse organizing and first-strike strategy
  • New forms of American worker activism
  • Sit-ins for severance at Irish HMV stores
  • Government breaks Athens transit strike
  • Income inequality spikes in Canada’s big cities
  • Privatizing Crown Corporations in Saskatchewan: A Tale of Two Telecoms
  • The Rise of the Permanent Temp Economy
  • High-income trends among taxfilers in Canada, 1982-2010


ONTARIO & BILL 115

Liberals repealing despised Bill 115 but critics say problems remain
Hamilton Spectator, January 22 2013
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Kathleen Wynne comments on labour and right-to-work
Toronto Star, January 25 2013
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Ontario elementary teachers can strike with repeal of Bill 115, their lawyer argues
Globe and Mail, January 25 2013
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Hudak: ban work-to-rule, make extra-curriculars mandatory
Toronto Star, January 22 2013
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AROUND CANADA

Interview with a striking Porter Airlines worker
Socialist.ca, January 26 2013
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BC plan for 10-year teacher deal ignores court rulings, again
BCTF, January 24 2013
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Halifax school board facing possible labour trouble
Halifax Chronicle-Herald, January 26 2013
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Xstrata, Mine Mill brace for possible job action
Sudbury Star, January 26 2013
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Former Vertis employees block main gate
Fort Erie Times, January 25 2013
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Nortel mediation ends in failure
CAW, January 25 2013
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On Strike: St. Francis Xavier Association of University Teachers
The Casket, Monday January 28 2013
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Îles-de-la-Madeleine organizes massive EI protest
CBC News, January 21 2013
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UNITED STATES & INTERNATIONAL

In Walmart and Fast Food, Unions Scaling Up a Strike-First Strategy
Jenny Brown, Labor Notes, January 23 2013
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Warehouse Strategies Squeeze Walmart’s Pressure Points
Jane Slaughter, Labor Notes, January 23 2013
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US union’s decline masks new forms of worker activism
The Guardian, January 25 2013
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Worker sit-ins at Irish HMV wins severance packages
Irish Times, January 19 2013
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Greece breaks up Athens metro strike
The Guardian, January 25 2013
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SOCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Income inequality spikes in Canada’s big cities
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, January 28 2013
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Privatizating Crown corporations in Saskatchewan: A tale of two telecoms
Simon Enoch, Rabble.ca, January 28 2013
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The Rise of the Permanent Temp Economy
New York Times, January 26 2013
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High-income trends among Canadian taxfilers, 1982 to 2010
Statistics Canada, January 28 2013
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