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… Read More

Labour News Update – 30 December 2013

In’s final weekly labour news post for 2013: Union organizing at Carleton University Layoffs and resistance at Canada Post Legal challenge waged against Albert’s Progressive Conservative government Service sector organizing in Canada Korean workers fight against the threat of rail privatization IAMAW focuses on… Read More

From the UFCW 401 picket lines

On October 7, spoke with Justin T., a Calgary Superstore employee and proud member of UFCW Local 401. [audio:|titles=Justin UFCW 401 interview] Earlier that day, the UFCW announced that its bargaining team had reached a tentative agreement with Loblaws, a subsidiary of George Weston… Read More

Labour News Update, May 8 2013

Caterpillar closing its tunnelling plant by mid-April 2014, throwing 330 people out of work Toronto Star, May 3 2013 Alberta government insists union pay millions for ‘cost they put on taxpayers’ during wildcat strike Calgary Herald, May 2 2013 St. John’s NL airport strike drags… Read More

Weekly news update, August 8, 2012

Ontario teachers dispute | Verizon workers set for strike | Queen’s University staff vote on agreement | Nissan organizing, UAW | VIA Rail protest, Halifax | NB lobster protest | Labour law reform “consultation”, SK | Edmonton nurses strike