Air Canada intervention may be “Band-Aid solution”

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Description: Federally regulated employers say Ottawa’s intervention in several Air Canada disputes may hurt both unions and employers in the long run. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: 04/08/2012 Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/ottawa-makes-no-apologies-for-air-canada-clampdown/article2395437/ Related links: “Lisa Raitt comes out swinging” – Maclean’s Federally Regulated Employers – Transportation and Communications Lisa Raitt Ian Lee, Carleton University International Association… Read more »

B.C. teachers ask labour board to fire mediator

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Description: The B.C. Teachers’ Federation has asked the B.C. Labour Relations Board to overturn the appointment of a mediator in their dispute with the provincial government. Source: The Victoria Times Colonist Date: 04/05/2012 Link: http://www.timescolonist.com/business/BCTF+wants+labour+board+quash+appointment+Charles+Jago+mediator/6417231/story.html Related links: B.C. Labour Relations Board Earlier update B.C. Teachers’ Federation B.C. Ministry of Education B.C. Public School Employers’ Association… Read more »

ILO rules against Ontario farm workers law

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Description: The International Labour Organization has found that an Ontario law does not protect the rights of farm workers. Source: Canadian Labour Reporter Date: 03/30/2012 Link: http://www.labour-reporter.com/articleview/12694-ontario-should-change-farm-worker-laws-international-labour-organization Related links: Prof. David Doorey on the ILO ruling Earlier update Agricultural Employees Protection Act, 2002 The International Labour Organization Questions for discussion: What is the ILO? What… Read more »

Mediator in teachers dispute has no mediation experience

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Description: The government-appointed mediator in the B.C. teachers dispute has no mediation experience. Source: The (Vancouver) Province Date: 03/29/2012 Link: http://www.theprovince.com/news/Academic+asked+mediate+teachers+dispute+mediation+experience/6373806/story.html Related links: B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union takes strike vote Court injunction blocks B.C. anesthetists’ job action Earlier update B.C. Public School Employers’ Association B.C. Ministry of Education B.C. Teachers’ Federation Questions for… Read more »