Tory senators may block labour legislation repeal

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Description: The Conservatives are suggesting they may use their majority in the Senate to block the repeal of controversial labour legislation passed by the former Harper government. Source: CBC Date: 01/28/2016 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/mihychuk-union-financing-bill-1.3423506   Related links: • Employment Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk • Conservative labour critic Gérard Deltell • Bill C-377 • Bill C-525 • Earlier… 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 »

Supreme Court to hear BC teachers case

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Description: The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear a case involving the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the provincial government. Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: 01/14/2016 Link: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Supreme+Court+Canada+hear+Teachers+Federation+appeal/11651654/story.html Related links: • CBC story • The BCTF • B.C. education ministry • The B.C. Supreme Court decision • The B.C. Appeal Court decision • Earlier… 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 »

Toronto transit workers seek right to strike

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Description: The union representing Toronto transit workers has gone to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, arguing its members should be allowed the right to strike Source: The Toronto Star Date: 10/26/2015 Link: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/transportation/2015/10/26/ttc-workers-union-fights-for-a-return-of-the-right-to-strike.html Related links: CityNews story Union news release Blog post by Prof. David Doorey Toronto Transit Commission Labour Disputes Resolution Act Amalgamated… Read more »

Saskatchewan moves to amend essential services law

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Description: The Saskatchewan government has introduced legislation that will amend a law banning some public service strikes. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled the original legislation was unconstitutional. Source: Canadian Press Date: 10/15/2015 Link: http://www.thecanadianpress.com/english/online/OnlineFullStory.aspx?filename=DOR-MNN-CP.4501087991bc4cfc8d903066bb20d953.CPKEY2008111303&newsitemid=34953709&languageid=1 Related links: CBC story Government employees’ union news release The SCC decision The offending legislation Bill 183, The Saskatchewan Employment (Essential Services) Amendment… 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 »

Mounties can bargain, Supreme Court says

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Description: The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 6-1 that RCMP members have the right to collective bargaining. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: 01/16/2015 Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/supreme-court-backs-mounties-right-to-collective-bargaining/article22486356/ Related links: CBC story Earlier story SCC decision Mounted Police Association of Ontario The RCMP Federal department of justice Questions for discussion: Briefly stated, what did the court… Read more »