NDP introduces “anti-scab” bill

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Description: The federal New Democratic Party has introduced a bill that would ban replacement workers in workplaces covered by the Canada Labour Code. Source: Canadian Labour Reporter Date: 02/19/2016 Link: http://www.labour-reporter.com/articleview/26900-ndp-introduces-anti-scab-legislation   Related links: • CBC story • NDP media release • Media release from the Steelworkers union • Bill C-234 Questions for discussion: •… Read more »

Saskatchewan nurses unhappy with media blackout

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Description: A mediator has instructed both parties in a dispute involving Saskatchewan nurses to refrain from speaking to the media. Source: The Regina Leader-Post Date: 02/26/2016 Link: http://leaderpost.com/news/saskatchewan/nurses-disagree-with-mediators-ban-question-motive Related links: • Earlier Leader-Post story • Canadian Press story • CBC story • The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses • Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations Questions for… Read more »

Toronto council approves outside workers deal

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Description: Toronto city council has voted unanimously to approve a new collective agreement with the city’s outside workers. Inside workers remain without an agreement. Source: CBC Date: 02/29/2016 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/cupe-416-labour-deal-1.3468894 Related links: • CTV story • Toronto Star story • Prof. David Doorey’s blog • Toronto council labour relations committee • CUPE Local 416 news… Read more »

Union, Ambulance New Brunswick reach ‘compromise’

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Description: Ambulance New Brunswick and the union representing paramedics have reached a compromise on bilingual services, but the union insists there is “no deal.” Source: CBC Date: 01/28/2016 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/paramedics-ambulance-nb-bilingualism-1.3422603 Related links: • Ambulance New Brunswick • CUPE local 4848 • New Brunswick’s official language rights • Earlier story Questions for discussion: • Summarize Ambulance… Read more »

Quebec public sector workers plan another one-day strike

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Description: Thousands of Quebec public sector workers are planning to walk off the job Dec. 9. Source: CBC Date: 11/26/2015 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/public-sector-strike-dec-9-1.3339079 Related links: Earlier Global TV story Earlier CBC story Common Front statement Quebec Treasury Board Questions for discussion: Which workers does the Common Front represent? Consult your text: what does the term “para-public… Read more »

Former N.S. union leaders urge No vote

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Description: Six former presidents of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union are urging members to reject a new tentative agreement. Source: CBC Date: 11/27/2015 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/teachers-union-deal-in-trouble-1.3340239 Related links: Halifax Chronicle-Herald story CBC story Chronicle-Herald column NSTU Nova Scotia education ministry Questions for discussion: Why are the former union presidents opposed to this tentative agreement? What is… Read more »

Air Canada, flight attendants reach tentative agreement

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Description: Air Canada and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents about 7,000 flight attendants at the airline, have reached a tentative agreement for a 10-year contract. Source: Canadian Press Date: 10/20/2015 Link: http://globalnews.ca/news/2288545/air-canada-flight-attendants-reach-new-labour-agreement/ Related links: Canadian Labour Reporter article Earlier update Air Canada The Air Canada Component of CUPE Questions for discussion: What… Read more »

Ontario elementary teachers put rotating strikes on hold

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Description: The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario will be meeting again with the provincial government, pulling back from a threat of job action starting in October. Source: The Toronto Star Date: 09/29/2015 Link: http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/09/29/elementary-teachers-union-government-to-resume-bargaining.html Related links: National Post story Earlier update The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario The Ontario Ministry of Education School Boards Collective… Read more »

Ontario government, high school teachers reach tentative agreement

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Description: Ontario high school teachers have a new tentative agreement with the provincial government, while public elementary school teachers plan to increase job action. Source: The National Post Date: 08/20/2015 Link: http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/ontario-secondary-school-teachers-federation-reaches-tentative-contract-deal-with-province Related links: Toronto Star story The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association The… Read more »

CP Rail strike ends

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Description: A brief strike at Canadian Pacific Railway has ended after federal Labour Minister Kellie Leitch vowed to bring in back-to-work legislation. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: 02/16/2015 Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-introduces-bill-to-end-cp-rail-strike/article23012104/ Related links: Earlier story Prof. Robert Paul Hebdon Kellie Leitch CP Rail Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Questions for discussion: Consult your text: why does this… Read more »