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 »

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 »

Arbitrator upholds flu shot requirement

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Description: An arbitrator has ruled that members of the B.C. Health Sciences Association must get a flu shot or wear masks during flu season. Source: CBC Date: 10/24/2013 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-health-care-workers-must-wear-mask-or-have-flu-shot-1.2223888 Related links: CTV story Globe and Mail story Column from the Tyee online magazine Earlier story HSA news release Questions for discussion: Briefly summarize the… Read more »

Hospital can’t ban tattoos, arbitrator rules

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Description: An arbitrator has struck down an Ottawa hospital policy that forced employees to cover up tattoos and piercings. Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: 01/18/2013 Link: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/fashion-beauty/Tattoos+piercings+Ottawa+Hospital+staff+arbitrator+rules/7839060/story.html Related links: Earlier story Arbitrator Lorne Slotnick’s decision (pdf) Prof. David Doorey’s blog The Ottawa Hospital Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4000 Questions for discussion: Summarize the… Read more »

Canada Post, CUPW reach tentative agreement

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Description: Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers have reached a tentative agreement without arbitration in a bitter year-long dispute. Source: CBC Date: 10/07/2012 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/10/07/canada-post-deal.html Related links: Toronto Star story Earlier story:¬†Federal Court orders new arbitrator for Canada Post dispute Earlier update: Federal government orders CUPW back to work Canada Post CUPW… Read more »

Ottawa blocks Air Canada shutdown

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Description: The federal government has introduced legislation that would block strikes or lockouts at Air Canada. Source: Montreal Gazette Date: 03/12/2012 Link: http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Canada+keep+flying+Tories+move+block+work+stoppage/6290406/story.html Related links: Reuters story Earlier update on pilots’ bargaining Earlier update on Ottawa and the right to strike International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 140 Air Canada Pilots Association Air… Read more »

Alberta hospital workers walk off job

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Description: The Alberta health authority and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees have agreed to binding arbitration after a one-day illegal walkout by hospital support staff. Source: The Edmonton Journal Date: 02/17/2012 Link: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/Hospital+support+workers+return+work+Thursday+evening+Calgary+after/6167433/story.html Related links: CBC story Alberta Health Services Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Questions for discussion: Why was this strike illegal? What… Read more »

Air Canada union angry at arbitrator’s decision

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Description: Air Canada flight attendants are unhappy after an arbitrator imposed a contract they had previously rejected. Source: The Toronto Star Date: 11/07/2011 Link: http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1082475–arbitrator-imposes-deal-that-air-canada-s-flight-attendants-rejected?bn=1 Related links: National Post story CBC story Earlier update Statement from Air Canada Statement from CUPE Questions for discussion: Summarize the steps that took place after the flight attendants rejected… Read more »

N.S. opposition says first contract arbitration unfair

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Description: A proposal to use arbitration in first contract negotiations has the Nova Scotia opposition warning of job losses. Source: Canadian Business Date: 11/02/2011 Link: http://www.canadianbusiness.com/article/55287–nova-scotia-premier-plays-down-labour-law-threat-to-jobs-and-investment Related links: CBC story Halifax Metro opinion piece Halifax Metro news story Restaurant employers group site Questions for discussion: What is first contract arbitration? Why do unions seem to… Read more »