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 »

Pensions key issue in Saskatoon transit lockout

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Description: The Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board has halted the City of Saskatoon’s plans to change its transit workers’ pension plan. Source: Global News Date: 09/26/2014 Link: http://globalnews.ca/news/1585324/labour-board-to-rule-on-legality-of-saskatoon-transit-lockout/ Related links: Earlier story Story about pension plan Saskatoon Transit City news release Amalgamated Transit Union, local 615 Video from union president Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board Questions for… Read more »

Tribunal considers bad faith bargaining claim

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Description: The Public Service Labour Relations Board is considering a complaint from the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers that the federal government’s Treasury Board bargained in bad faith in a dispute involving foreign affairs officers. Source: The Toronto Star Date: 08/21/2013 Link: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/08/21/foreign_service_strike_likely_to_drag_on_as_labour_tribunal_reserves_decision.html Related links: CBC story Earlier story Public Service Labour Relations Board… Read more »

Decentralized I.R. jurisdictions create ‘complex landscape’

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Description: Daphne Taras, dean of the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan, says Canada has “the most decentralized labour relations in the world.” Source: The Globe and Mail Report on Business Date: 04/11/2013 Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/canada-competes/daphne-taras-labour-codes-are-behind-the-times/article11046376/?cmpid=rss1 Related links: “Why Canada can’t compete” Canadian Chamber of Commerce competitiveness report (pdf) “Labour laws and regulations… Read more »

Ottawa-area school board becoming impatient

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Description: The Upper Canada District School Board says it’s worried about the length of time the Ontario Labour Relations Board is taking to decide on an application for a cease-and-desist order. Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: 02/22/2013 Link: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/School+board+still+waiting+labour+board+decision/8005020/story.html Related links: Earlier Toronto Star story Upper Canada District School Board District media release Elementary Teachers’… Read more »

LRB declares teachers’ protest unlawful

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Description: The Ontario Labour Relations Board has declared a planned one-day walkout by elementary school teachers illegal. Source: CTV Date: 01/11/2013 Link: http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/etfo-osstf-cancel-planned-walkouts-1.1109787 Related links: Labour board decision (pdf) Blog post by Prof. David Doorey Statement by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario Ontario Labour Relations Board Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario Ontario Ministry of… Read more »

Alberta LRB allows NHL lockout to continue

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Description: The Alberta Labour Relations Board has rejected an NHL Players’ Association application to have the NHL lockout ruled unlawful. Source: Toronto Star Date: 10/10/2012 Link: http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/nhl/article/1269179–nhl-lockout-alberta-labour-board-steers-clear-of-hockey-faceoff Related links: Calgary Herald story Alberta LRB ruling Earlier update NHLPA NHL Questions for discussion: Summarize the NHLPA’s argument. What did the Alberta LRB decide? What was their reasoning?… 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 »

Toronto paramedics ask to be declared essential service

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Description: About 250 — some reports said 350 — Toronto paramedics held a rally asking that they be declared an essential service. Source: CBC Date: 01/24/2012 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/01/24/toronto-paramedics-protest-essential-service.html Related links: CTV story Global Toronto story Canadian Labour Reporter story Press release from the Toronto Paramedic Association The Toronto Paramedic Association City of Toronto Ontario Labour… Read more »

Zellers workers want to keep contract

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Description: Unionized workers at a B.C. Zellers want American retail giant Target to honour their collective agreement when it takes over their store next year. Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: 12/02/2011 Link: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Zellers+staff+want+union+agreement+honoured/5800974/story.html Related links: Globe and Mail story Canadian Labour Reporter story Toronto Star story Zellers Target UFCW Questions for discussion: Why does the… Read more »