Description: The ruling is a ‘major victory for equal pay,’ one lawyer says Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Apr 29, 2019 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/companies-must-hand-over-data-on-how-they-pay-men-vs-women-by-september-judge-says-2019-04-26?mod=mw_theo_homepage Questions for discussion: Why is this decision important? What are the implications for management, unions, and individual employees?
Posts Categorized: Chapter 2 – Theories of Industrial Relations
Description: Depending how hard the U.S. Democrats dig in, the demands could throw an already troubled ratification process completely off course this year Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Apr 11, 2019 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/why-the-fight-over-mexicos-labour-reforms-is-the-latest-threat-to-new-nafta-deal Questions for discussion: Why is changing Mexican labour laws so critical to moving forward with North American trade? How different are Mexico’s laws in… Read more »
Description: Auto industry analyst believes labour dispute is ‘not going to go beyond 10 to 15 days’ Source: CBC.ca Date: Sep 22, 2017 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/cami-ingersoll-strike-talks-1.4299974 Questions for discussion: Why does the analyst believe the strike will be short-lived? What are the negotiating strengths of each side? Who else is affected by the strike?
Description: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was “heckled, harangued and hectored for 30 minutes” at a meeting with young union activists, according to a media account. Source: National Post Date: 10/25/2016 Link: http://www.canada.com/news/national/trudeau+faces+with+hecklers+minutes+canadian+labour+congress/12316144/story.html Related links: • CBC story • The CLC’s account of the meeting • Earlier update • The prime minister • The CLC Questions… Read more »
Description: The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association says it has lost all confidence in Education Minister Dale Kirby. Source: CBC Date: 10/31/2016 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/kirby-nlta-resignation-calls-1.3829406 Related links: • Earlier news story • Teachers asked to “scrounge” for supplies • NTLA • Union media release • Dale Kirby Questions for discussion: • Why does the union want… Read more »
Description: After gaining a four-year contract with General Motors, Unifor is moving on to talks with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Source: The Toronto Star Date: 09/26/2016 Link: https://www.thestar.com/business/2016/09/26/auto-talks-shift-focus-to-fiat-chrysler.html Related links: • Windsor Star story • Financial Post story • Unifor • General Motors • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Questions for discussion: • What are the chief features… Read more »
TappCar announces unionized workforce Description: An Edmonton ride-sharing app has reached a historic agreement with Teamsters Local 987. Source: The Edmonton Journal Date: 09/28/2016 Link: http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/tappcar-announces-unionized-workforce Related links: • Metro News story • Global News story • TappCar • Teamsters Local 987 Questions for discussion: • Why is this a historic agreement? • What does… Read more »
Description: Canada’s largest private-sector union is giving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau the kind of reception labour used to reserve for the New Democratic Party. Source: iPolitics Date: 08/24/2016 Link: https://ipolitics.ca/2016/08/24/standing-ovations-for-trudeau-at-unifor-convention/ Related links: • News 1130 story • Unifor news release • Unifor • The prime minister • Bill C-4 Questions for discussion: • Consult your… Read more »
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 »
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 »