Labour news update: August 28, 2016

Tolko mill closing | Teamster election | CUPW mediation and strike notice | TFWP inspections ineffective | Reflecting on the Crown strike | Federal Liberals’ unpaid internships  | Why Trudeau is no friend of labour | Ottawa strikes deal with city employees | Big banks rake in huge profits  | Best Western Seven… Read More

Why we need Postal Banking

By Christo Aivalis Over the past months, the dispute between Canada Post (CP) and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has garnered attention, both for how a labour stoppage will effect Canadians, as well as how the current negotiations form a bellwether for the… Read More

Why Trudeau is no friend of labour

By Doug Nesbitt Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was given a standing ovation at the 2nd Unifor convention in Ottawa yesterday. But not all Unifor members were cheering on the love-in between the Prime Minister and their national union president, Jerry Dias. There are plenty of… Read More

#YWFightStigma in Saskatoon

By Denise Leduc, Writer In honour of International Youth Day on Friday, August 12, SEIU-West’s Young Workers Committee (YWC) held a rally in Saskatoon to draw attention to issues surrounding mental health. The rally held next to University Bridge was aimed at fighting the stigma… Read More

Labour News Update: August 15, 2016

Ontario report shows unions are necessary | Sky darkens for Brad Wall | Can a lockout be better than a strike for unions? | The Phoenix pay system mess | No end in sight for Essex county library strike | Liberals loosen TFWP regulations | Foreign workers exploited in medical marijuana… Read More