Wrongful dismissal payouts compensate strictly for economic loss for period of time

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Description: Cheeky employers may offer less-desirable working notice as negotiating tool to reduce severance package: Howard Levitt Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Nov 20, 2018 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/executive/wrongful-dismissal-payouts-compensate-strictly-for-economic-loss-for-period-of-time Questions for discussion: What does the article say about how managers should handle dismissal of employees? What does the article say about managerial relations with employees during conflict periods related… Read more »

Union defends video identifying ‘scabs’ at D-J Composites after workers report threats

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Description: Video posted on Facebook, Twitter by Unifor Canada draws critical reaction Source: CBC.ca – video report Date: Sep 09, 2018 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/unifor-defends-video-identifying-scabs-at-dj-composites-1.4816496 Questions for discussion: Do you think posting this video is acceptable union activity to counterbalance the work being done by scabs? What are the ethical issues involved? Do you think this publicity… Read more »

Chinese-Owned Factory in Ohio Fights Off Unionization Plan

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Description: A Chinese glassmaker beat back a unionization bid at a plant in Ohio on Thursday, winning a key victory in an important test of the way Chinese companies handle employee relations as they increase their holdings in the United States. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 09, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/09/business/union-ohio-plant-china.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=10&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: What does the… Read more »

How Sears could stir ‘a lot of instability’ in holiday season

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Description: Sears Canada is poised to be an agent of chaos for the retail industry this holiday shopping season, as the the prospect of deep discounts looms large over competing big box stores. While the company’s planned liquidation is sure to reverberate through the industry heading into year’s end, a pair of retail experts say… Read more »

University of Manitoba, faculty reach deal

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Description: After a 20-day strike, the University of Manitoba Faculty Association and the university have agreed on a new contract. Source: The Toronto Star Date: 11/22/2016 Link: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/11/22/university-of-manitoba-strike-is-over-after-union-votes-for-deal-monday-night.html Related links: • Earlier story • Analysis by student Zach Fleisher • The University of Manitoba • The faculty association • The previous collective agreement Questions for… 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 »

Federal professional employees prepare for strike

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Description: Members of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada are training for a possible strike, which would be the group’s first in almost 25 years. Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: 02/13/2015 Link: http://www.canada.com/News/canada/Professionals+picket+line+Federal+union+training+just+case/10812773/story.html Related links: PIPSC looking for arbitration PIPSC talks on hold PIPSC PIPSC media release Treasury Board Federal collective agreements… Read more »

Air Canada, Unifor talks begin

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Description: Unifor is looking to make up for past concessions as collective bargaining begins with Air Canada. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: 01/04/2015 Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/after-banner-fiscal-results-air-canada-set-to-begin-talks-with-unifor/article22284006/ Related links: Unifor media release Story about Air Canada pensions Air Canada settles with pilots Unifor Local 2002 Air Canada Questions for discussion: What is Unifor looking for in… Read more »

Ontario Liberals, NDP attack ‘right-to-work’ promise

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Description: Ontario Liberals and New Democrats are hitting back at a Conservative pledge to make the province a “right-to-work” jurisdiction. Source: Canadian Labour Reporter Date: 11/29/2013 Link: http://www.labour-reporter.com/articleview/19565-ontario-right-to-work-legislation-would-kill-jobs-lower-wages-liberals Related links: Tim Hudak promises “right-to-work” Tories say “right-to-work” creates manufacturing jobs A U.S. organization that favours “right-to-work” The AFL-CIO’s view on “right-to-work” Questions for discussion: What… 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 »