Labour News Update: October 15 2013

a selection of labour articles, studies and videos from the past week Negotiations between Teamsters and CN derail Teamsters Canada Rail Conference October 14 2013 Labatt workers stay on picket lines through Thanksgiving NTV October 14 2013 Nearly 300 contractors replaced with temporary foreign workers… Read More

Labour News Update: 1 October 2013

“Made in the USA” documentary critiques Hudak’s plans for a low-wage Ontario  September 20, 2013 The Ontario Public Service Employees Union has chosen the sidelines of the Ontario PC Convention as the right venue to premier a new documentary about Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak’s… Read More

Labour News Update: 19 August 2013

Canada After the longest certification campaign in Saskatchewan’s history, workers at the Weyburn Wal-Mart voted to decertify. The decertification vote took place in 2010, but the ballot box was sealed pending a court challenge and appeal. Wal-Mart was found guilty of numerous unfair labour practices… 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

Labour News Update, 30 April 2013

Changes to Canada’s federal temporary foreign workers program: Is there any difference? Foreign Workers Canada: Tories Change Course On Controversial Program Wildcats in Alberta: Is labour militancy on the rise in Wildrose country? Alberta jail guard wildcat strike leaves main courthouses in gridlock Alberta jail… Read More

Labour News Update: 11 March 2013

Some of subjects in these week’s labour news update: Saskatchewan labour legislation Porter Airlines strike Study: Employment precarity and household well-being Labour Force Survey: February 2013 Austerity in Ontario universities Precarious employment in GTA Racial wealth gap triples since Reagan era

Labour News Update – 18 February 2013

Former Toronto police union leader Craig Bromell heads new union in construction industry Bromell, who is married and the father of four children, left the force after 26 years of service. He hosted a radio show for four years and then was executive producer of… Read More

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… Read More

Labour news update – January 15 2003

In this week’s labour news update: Bill 115 & Ontario teachers OLRB ruling: Ontario government vs ETFO Idle No More Porter Airlines strike Walmart challenge in Saskatchewan New Brunswick nurses CAW drive at Toyota “New Normal” in Canadian IR Right-to-Work in Ontario Employment Insurance Temporary… Read More