Canada Post and union reach tentative agreement

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Description: A federally appointed special mediator has helped Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers reach a tentative agreement in a dispute that threatened to stop mail across the country. Source: The Toronto Star Date: 08/30/2016 Link: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/08/30/canada-post-postal-union-reach-tentative-deals.html Related links: • Timeline of negotiations • CBC on the underlying issues • Global News… 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 »

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 »

CP Rail strike ends

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Description: A brief strike at Canadian Pacific Railway has ended after federal Labour Minister Kellie Leitch vowed to bring in back-to-work legislation. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: 02/16/2015 Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-introduces-bill-to-end-cp-rail-strike/article23012104/ Related links: Earlier story Prof. Robert Paul Hebdon Kellie Leitch CP Rail Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Questions for discussion: Consult your text: why does this… 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 »

Saskatchewan could use notwithstanding clause, premier says

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Description: Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says his government could use the Constitution’s notwithstanding clause to pass essential services legislation. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: 02/04/2015 Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/sasktchewan-could-use-opt-out-clause-in-labour-ruling-premier-wall-says/article22797444/ Related links: CBC story Saskatoon Star-Phoenix story The notwithstanding clause The Charter of Rights and Freedoms The Supreme Court decision Earlier update Questions for discussion: Review the… Read more »

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 »

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 »