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Category: Labour in the News


Labour complaint against Amazon Canada alleges workers who tried to unionize were fired

The Canadian Press · Posted: Jan 30, 2019 12:32 PM ET | Last Updated: January 30 A union representing Ontario couriers delivering packages for Amazon.com Inc., are alleging the e-commerce giant engaged in unfair labour practices that resulted in the…

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“Bargaining is at a standstill”: Strike looms as talks between CUPE, Uof S break down

Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix Updated: January 28, 2019 Contract talks between the University of Saskatchewan and the union representing its support workers have broken down, paving the way for a possible job action. Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local…

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100th anniversary of Winnipeg’s 1919 General Strike will be marked with monument, movie, books

Darren Bernhardt · CBC News · Posted: May 19, 2018 12:00 The site of the bloodiest clash of Winnipeg’s 1919 General Strike is set to be cast in bronze and glass — and illuminated. A tilted and half-sunken streetcar is being designed…

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Unprecedented move by U of S will see workers lose the right to determine the terms of their own pension

Posted on December 11, 2018 – CUPE Saskatchewan Yesterday, hundreds of members of CUPE 1975 joined together with friends and supporters at the University of Saskatchewan’s University Bowl to tell members of the Executive Board to keep their “Paws off…

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Back-to-work legislation may come back to haunt Justin Trudeau

Written by Charles Smith and Larry Savage The Justin Trudeau government’s use of back-to-work legislation effectively put an end to the rotating strikes waged by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). But the legislation could haunt the governing Liberals…

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CUPW Challenges Back to Work Legislation in Court

Right to Strike Ruled a Charter Right in 2016 Ontario Superior Court Decision OTTAWA, Dec. 11, 2018 /CNW/ – The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) will file a constitutional challenge today with the Ontario Superior Court after being legislated back…

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University of Regina academic staff vote overwhelmingly in favour of a strike mandate

Ashley Martin, Regina Leader-Post, November 7, 2018 The University of Regina’s academic staff members have voted overwhelmingly in support of a strike, but the union and university administration remain “optimistic” that one won’t be necessary. About 87.4 per cent of…

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U of R academic staff taking strike vote during “unworkable” bargaining

Ashley Martin, Regina Leader – Post November 1, 2018 The Union representing the University of Regina’s academic staff should know Monday whether its 1.050 members are in favour of a strike, after 16 months without a contract.  READ MORE

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UFCW Workers at Saskatoon Coop – on Strike

by David GilesSenior Web Producer  Global News – November 1, 2018 Picketers outside the Co-op gas bar at Avenue C North and Circle Drive chanted “don’t shop Co-op” as vehicles drove by. Shoppers at the Co-op grocery stores on 33rd Street West…

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1,900 U of S employees to hold strike vote Sept. 27

by Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, September 18, 2018 One day after serving notice that contract negotiations had reached an impasse, a union representing around 1,900 University of Saskatchewan employees has directed its bargaining committee to hold a strike vote…

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