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Concordia Faculty and Administration Reach Agreement Ending ‘Landmark’ Strike

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Written by Adam Lachacz CTVNewsEdmonton.ca Digital Producer Updated Jan. 16, 2022 4:26 p.m. CST Published Jan. 15, 2022 8:02 p.m. CST

Students at Concordia University of Edmonton will return to classes Wednesday after faculty members ratified a new collective agreement ending a nearly 12-day strike.

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Faculty at Concordia University of Edmonton Strike, Halting Start of Winter Term

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CBC News · Posted: Jan 04, 2022 9:15 AM MT | Last Updated: January 4

‘Multiple competitive salary offers’ have been made to faculty, university says Faculty at Concordia University of Edmonton walked off the job Tuesday morning after the union and the school’s bargaining committee failed to strike a deal following months of negotiations.

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UMFA reaches tentative deal with university

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By Amy-Ellen Prentice  Global News, Posted December 6, 2021 7:12am & Updated December 6, 2021 8:05pm.

Could the month-long strike between the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) and the University of Manitoba finally be coming to an end?

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U of M faculty strike talks hits stalemate, mediator calls for binding arbitration

Darren Bernhardt · CBC News · Posted: Nov 22, 2021 1:12 PM CT | Last Updated: November 22

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Administration accepts recommendation but union eyes counter-proposal.

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Amendments introduced for Saskatchewan’s Employment Act

Written by Jeanelle Mandes  Global News Posted November 18, 2021 2:54 pm

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Aiming to improve better and safer workplaces for employers and employees, the Saskatchewan government introduced amendments to The Saskatchewan Employment Act.

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Canada: Ontario Proposes A ‘Right To Disconnect’ After Hours & Other Major Changes To Employment Legislation

06 November 2021by P.A. Neena Gupta and Hina Ghaus Gowling WLG

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Ontario is on track to become the first jurisdiction in Canada to legislate a “right to disconnect” for employees.

The proposed legislation, Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021 (“Bill 27”) passed First Reading on October 25, 2021.1 Bill 27 is omnibus legislation that seeks to amends several acts, including the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”).

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U of M faculty to strike after negotiations reach impasse day before deadline: union

CBC News · Posted: Nov 01, 2021 4:34 PM CT | Last Updated: November 1

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University of Manitoba Faculty Association members voted to authorize strike deadline of Nov. 2

Faculty at Manitoba’s largest university are on the verge of a strike after their union says it has reached an “impasse” in its contract negotiations, one day before a strike deadline. 

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Strike action authorized by University of Manitoba faculty

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Written by Darren Bernhardt – CBC – Posted October 19, 2021 7:41am CT

UMFA says low salaries keep university from retaining talent, which impacts students’ quality of education.

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Strike ‘inevitable’ for Alberta nurses

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Aug 27, 2021 1:51 PM By: Jennifer Henderson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

“Unless the government and the employer starts taking things seriously, I think it’s absolutely inevitable that there’s going to be a strike,” said United Alberta Nurses Union director of labour relations David Harrigan.

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Union workers get higher pay, if they can join

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Written by Hassan Kanu July 12, 20211:52 PM CST Last Updated 3 days ago

Hassen Kanu: https://www.reuters.com/authors/hassan-kanu/

(Reuters) – A Reuters analysis of two decades of wages for retail workers found that the pay advantage union workers have enjoyed over non-union employees in that sector is increasing.

The weekly pay differential between union and nonunion workers widened from $20 in 2013 to more than $50 in 2019, according to the July 9 report.

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