Air Canada pilots ratify 10-year agreement

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Description: Air Canada pilots have ratified a 10-year collective agreement that the airline describes as a “landmark” deal. Source: Canadian Press – Canadian Labour Reporter Date: 10/31/2014 Link: http://www.labour-reporter.com/articleview/22657-air-canada-pilots-vote-84-per-cent-in-favour-of-a-10-year-contract Related links: Earlier Financial Post story Air Canada media release Union statement Earlier update Air Canada Pilots Association Air Canada Questions for discussion: Ten-year collective agreements… 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 »

BC teachers back at work

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Description: After a long and bitter dispute, the B.C. government and the B.C. Teachers’ Federation have reached a six-year contract with the help of mediator Vince Ready. Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: 09/20/2014 Link: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Vaughn+Palmer+Remarkably+clean+ending+bitter+dispute/10219679/story.html Related links: Column about mediator Vince Ready Profile of BCTF president Jim Iker B.C. Public School Employers’ Association BCTF Blog… Read more »

Mediator walks out of B.C. school talks

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Description: Veteran mediator Vince Ready says it’s unrealistic to expect the two sides in the B.C. schools dispute to come to an agreement by the scheduled start of classes. He had been engaged in exploratory talks with the parties in the hopes of entering mediation. Source: CBC Date: 08/30/2014 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-teachers-strike-vince-ready-walks-out-of-talks-1.2751718 Related links: B.C. Teachers’… Read more »

BC government fined $2 million in teachers dispute

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Description: A B.C. Supreme Court justice has ruled that the B.C. government did not act in good faith in its dealings with the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and has fined the government $2 million. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: 01/27/2014 Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/bc-teachers-win-legal-fight-to-bargain-class-sizes/article16525448/ Related links: BCTF B.C. ministry of education Court decision Vancouver Sun column Globe… Read more »

Superstore workers hold ‘fairness day’

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Description: The United Food and Commercial Workers union has taken out full-page newspaper ads addressed to Loblaw Executive Chairman Galen Weston Jr. on the eve of possible strikes in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Source: CBC Date: 09/28/2013 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-superstore-workers-poised-to-strike-1.1872134 Related links: Text of open letter to Galen Weston Jr. Winnipeg Free Press story Global News story… Read more »

Foreign service workers, federal government reach tentative agreement

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Description: The federal Treasury Board and the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers have reached a tentative agreement following a long-running strike. Source: CBC Date: 09/27/2013 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/striking-diplomats-make-pay-gains-in-tentative-deal-1.1869907 Related links: Statement by the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers Statement by Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board Globe and Mail story Earlier update Public… Read more »

PSAC rejects Canada Post’s final offer

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Description: The Public Service Alliance of Canada has refused a final offer from Canada Post, saying it would create a two-tiered workplace that would “pit worker against worker.” Source: Canadian Labour Reporter Date: 09/19/2013 Link: http://www.labour-reporter.com/articleview/18869-psac-will-not-accept-canada-posts-final-offer Related links: PSAC press release Canada Post statement Collective agreement Globe and Mail story from May Questions for discussion:… 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 »

Ottawa wants to talk sick leave, pensions with unions

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Description: The federal government wants to look at “changes to the labour relations regime,” including sick leave, pensions and compensation, to help balance the budget. Source: CBC Date: 03/21/2013 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2013/03/21/ottawa-public-servant-sick-benefits.html Related links: Winnipeg Free Press editorial Federal budget Public Service Alliance of Canada media release Earlier story Questions for discussion: Describe briefly the current… Read more »