Labour News Update: January 20, 2014

In this week’s Labour News Update:

  • Minimum wages in Canada
  • Collective agreements
  • Temporary foreign workers
  • Canada Post
  • Outsourcing at Sears
  • Pension funds
  • Silencing public sector workers


Buffett keeps word, Heinz strikes “fair” deal with Ontario ketchup workers

Jamie Sturgeon, Global News, January 16, 2014


New contract for UFCW Local 500 members at Laminage Farnham

UFCW, January 13, 2014


Staff strike at University of New Brunswick after talks fail to produce deal

The Canadian Press, Globe and Mail, January 13, 2014


UFCW Local 175 members hold strong at Horizon Plastics lockout

UFCW, January 10, 2014


GM fights tax ruling that left employees owing thousands

Jeff Gray, The Globe and Mail, January 16, 2014


Breach of trust harder than monetary loss for longshoremen

Ian Mulgrew, Vancouver Sun, January 18, 2014


Province facing shortage of more than 5,000 nurses by 2023: labour market report

Mariam Ibrahim, Edmonton Journal, January 15, 2014


Stephen Harper takes aim at temporary foreign worker program

Peter O’Neill, Vancouver Sun, January 16, 2014


Toronto Hydro workers vote 99 per cent in favour of strike, talks continue

The Canadian Press, January 17, 2014


PSW’s earnings sickening — MILLS

Tom Mills, Sault Star, January 17, 2014


Advocates for Workers Raise the Ire of Business

Steven Greenhouse, New York Times, January 16, 2014


Rally rails against mail cuts

Charelle Evelyn, Prince George Citizen, January 16


Canada Post forces some GTA carriers into overtime

Jacques Gallant, Toronto Star, January 9, 2014


Mail theft on the rise and expected to increase: union

CTV News, January 15, 2014


Canada Post CEO Deepak Chopra said corporation “forgot” to alert customers of delays

Jacques Gallant, Toronto Star, January 13, 2014


Is Harper really talking tough on temporary foreign workers?

Press Progress, January 15, 2014


Outsourcing of call centres at Sears Canada feeds into 1,628 job cuts

The Canadian Press, January 15, 2014


Ontario College of Teachers: Cancel the 7% Membership Fee Hike

Petition by Michael Jursic


Pension Funds, Unions, and Working Class Strategies – session 6:

Trade Unions, Pensions, Corporations, and the State

Leftstream, December 13, 2014

Featuring Doug Henwood, Sam Gindin, Kevin Skerrett


Study shows Alberta pension plans are healthy says union leaders

Matt Dystra, Edmonton Sun, January 14, 2014


Forget labour shortages – could Canada be headed for a worker glut?

Sheryl King, Globe and Mail, January 13, 2014


Checking-In: Minimum Wage Wars

The Current, January 16, 2014


When the Minimum Wage Bites

Worthwhile Canadian initiative, January, 2014


Why We Need A Minimum Wage

Frances Coppola, Forbes, January 13, 2014


Too many or too few doctors? What’s really behind Canada’s unemployed specialists

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada


Silence of the Labs

The Fifth Estate, January 10, 2014


Ottawa’s omnibus bill to face legal fight from public-sector unions

Bill Curry, The Globe and Mail, December 10, 2014


TSB recommendation to equip trains with voice recorders stalled

Dave Seglins, CBC News, January 14, 2014


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