Union makes offer to jumpstart CAMI talks with GM

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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?

Trudeau heckled at CLC meeting

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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 »

Union wants education minister fired

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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 »

Unifor members ratify GM deal

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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 »

Teamsters, ride-sharing app reach agreement

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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 »

Unifor warms to Trudeau

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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 »

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 »

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 »