Labour News Update: October 21, 2013

A selection of labour articles, studies and videos from the past week

Conservatives vow to amend public service labour act: Public service unions worried about ‘vague’ promise to change act
CBC News
October 17, 2013

Ottawa closely monitoring labour dispute at CN Rail
The Globe and Mail
October 15, 2013

CUPE celebrates 50th Anniversary
October 21, 2013
CNW

Ontario

Postdoc collective agreement ratified
PSAC 901
October 21, 2013

400-plus warehouse workers at Aspect Logistics in Ontario join the union, UFCW 1000A
UFCW Canada
October 21, 2013

Lawyers hold rally as frustration with Legal Aid Ontario grows
CNW
October 18, 2013

Auto industry hit and run
Rankandfile.ca
October 17, 2013

PEI

Public sector pension reform prompts protest call
October 18, 2013
CBC News

British Columbia

Logging truck rules need review, says union chief
CBC News
October 21, 2013

Manitoba

Unionized Loblaws employees vote on union deal that includes reopening downtown grocery store
Global News
October 20, 2013

Academic freedom at issue in U of M faculty talks: union
CBC News
October 18, 2013

University of Manitoba faculty set to strike Oct. 22
CBC News
October 15, 2013

Nova Scotia

NSP union pickets outside corporate headquarters
The Chronicle Herald
October 21, 2013

Alberta

Union members vote yes to government-mediated settlement with Extendicare
Courier Islander
October 21, 2013

STUDIES AND RESEARCH

90% of government scientists feel they can’t speak freely: union survey
CTV News
October 21, 2013

How corporate Ontario gets its way at Queen’s Park: Cohn
The Toronto Star
October 19, 2013

Fast-food giants make billions while their workers use billions in welfare benefits: two new studies profile the worst employers in America
Alternet
October 15, 2013

MIGRANT WORKERS

UFCW Local 5 signs historic agreement to protect Mexican migrant workers’ rights in USA
UFCW Canada
October 19, 2013

VIDEOS

Longshoreman Strike Shuts Down Port of Baltimore
The Real News
October 17, 2013

INTERNATIONAL

BART strike enters fourth day as probe begins into fatal accident: No talks scheduled to resolve strike; workers mourn two colleagues killed in a track accident on Saturday
Aljazeera America
October 21, 2013

Shoprite fires almost 3,000 striking Zambian workers, union says
Business Week
October 16, 2013

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