Ottawa moves to end Canada Post lockout

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Description: Federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt has announced she will introduce legislation to end the Canada Post lockout. Source: Canadian Business Date: 06/20/2011 Link: http://www.canadianbusiness.com/article/30532–ottawa-tables-bill-ordering-locked-out-postal-workers-back-to-work Related links: Globe and Mail profile of Lisa Raitt Postmedia story CBC story The Canadian Union of Postal Workers Canada Post Earlier update Questions for discussion: What arguments can you… Read more »

Air Canada workers vote on new contract

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Description: Striking Air Canada workers will be voting on a new contract after the federal government introduced back-to-work legislation in the Commons. Source: The Windsor Star Date: 06/20/2011 Link: http://www.windsorstar.com/business/leaders+Canada+deal/4973375/story.html Related links: Postmedia story Globe and Mail story about bargaining and pensions CBC story CAW Airline Local 2002 Earlier update Air Canada Questions for discussion:… Read more »

Air Canada workers poised to strike

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Description: Air Canada sales and customer-serviceĀ  employees, represented by the Canadian Auto Workers Union, are threatening to strike over wages and pensions. Source: CBC Date: 06/13/2011 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/06/13/aircanada-striketalks-monday.html Related links: Globe and Mail story CTV story Air Canada CAW Airline Local 2002 Earlier update Questions for discussion: Browse the links above. As you will see,… Read more »

Canada Post reduces deliveries

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Description: Canada Post is cutting mail deliveries, saying rotating strikes are costing it millions; the Canadian Union of Postal Workers counters that the company is trying to spark a full strike. Source: CBC Date: 06/13/2011 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/06/13/postal-strike-13.html Related links: Background story by CBC Canadian Press story Canada Post The Canadian Union of Postal Workers Earlier… Read more »

Postal workers launch rotating strikes

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Description: Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers began rotating strikes following the expiration of 72-hour strike notice. Source: CTV.ca Date: 06/03/2011 Link: http://winnipeg.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110602/wpg_postal_strike_110602/20110603/?hub=WinnipegHome Related links: Toronto Sun opinion piece Letter to the editor, Ottawa Citizen The Canadian Union of Postal Workers Canada Post June 1 update May 24 update Question for discussion: What… Read more »

Ontario nurses get lump-sum award

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Description: An arbitrator has granted members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association lump-sum bonuses, despite a provincial government wage freeze policy. Source: The Toronto Star Date: 06/03/2011 Link: http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/1002549–nurses-get-bonuses-despite-wage-freeze Related links: Ontario Nurses’ Association Ontario Hospital Association Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care Globe and Mail story Toronto Sun story Canadian Press story Questions for… Read more »

Canada Post, CUPW meet as strike deadline looms

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Description: With the Canadian Union of Postal Workers in a legal position to strike late Thursday night, the two sides in the dispute met Wednesday, June 1 to seek a solution. Source: The Canadian Press Date: 06/01/2011 Link: http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iCzX1De5LFINYipKiZerKTQSoiWg?docId=7021107 Related links: Globe and Mail article Canada Post The Canadian Union of Postal Workers Earlier update… Read more »

Nova Scotia appoints chair of reorganized labour board

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Description: The Nova Scotia government has named a former provincial ombudsman to head up its reorganized labour board. Source: The Canadian Press Date: 05/31/2011 Link: http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jnEoaXtmWm6OKoZuDVbHw8OkFqPg?docId=7011036 Related links: Government press release Nova Scotia Labour Board Summary of board activity (pdf) Nova Scotia “Plain Language Guide” to industrial relations (pdf) Questions for discussion: What is the… Read more »