“Many of the changes suggested for consideration by the consultation paper are either directly antagonistic towards unions and workers’ rights and freedoms, or reflect a lack of knowledge about the democratic character of unions as organizations." Paul Champ, human rights lawyer and CFLR board member. Download CFLR report here.
Members in General Services have voted 85 per cent in favour of strike action. Members in Community Living Services voted 90 per cent in favour.
Ontario college faculty members seek conciliation as bargaining reaches impasse.
Eleven days after four women NSGEU/NUPGE members took to the picket line in support of workplace fairness, an agreement has been reached.
Thousands of people living with HIV, HIV/AIDS organizations, unions, student groups, faith communities and other activists mobilize to fight AIDS and for economic justice!
"As a labour organization, it's important for the BCGEU/NUPGE to raise public awareness and encourage men of all ages to speak out against violence against women." - Stephanie Smith, BC
OPSEU members give bargaining committee overwhelming stirke mandate.
The Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers (CALL) has requested that the Labour Minister meet with major stakeholders to "develop a consultation process much more in keeping with the law, past
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Employment inequality likely to increase due to reduced monitoring resources of government department.
"The people of the province expect and deserve a health care system they can they have confidence in and depend on when needed." - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
NSGEU/NUPGE members to vote on final offer; bargaining committee recommends rejection.
BCGEU correctional officers rally at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre over lack of movement in bargaining
Corrections officers holding rally to bring attention to serious issues affecting working conditions.
CHRC report shows significant gaps in equality of opportunity for people with disabilities in Canada
"This is the first comprehensive examination of how disability affects equality of opportunity in daily life," acting chief commissioner David Langtry said.
Health care activists send Premiers and Harper a message on National Day of Action on 2014 Health Accord: Get back to the table!
On July 18 Canadians will be sending provincial premiers and the Harper government a message to resume negotiations on the 2014 Health Accord.
BCGEU/NUPGE thanks the community for its strong support of the workers during the lockout.
“Some of the ideas being floated by the government will undermine unions' ability to represent their members, drive down wages and working conditions and will ultimately negatively impact t
Mediation begins in October 2012 for HSAA/NUPGE members employed by Carewest.
Members encouraged to accept new contract at Colchester Residential Services.
In federal prisons, “double-bunking” squeezes more prisoners into jails designed to accommodate one inmate per cell. In Ontario jails, most single cells have been modified to house two inmates, and often sleep three or even four.
Via Rail cuts services, puts 200 people out of work.
“The College of the North Atlantic plays a crucial role in ensuring that we are adequately prepared to deal with this labour force crunch. It is counterintuitive to cut instructional and support staff at the College at this crucial point.” - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
First collective ratified for new MGEU/NUPGE health care members.
“The ultimate goal is, they were overcharging people, charging people wrongly and we want the money back,” said Tony Merchant, a lead lawyer in the class action suit.
"Teachers thrive amid the myriad of external conditions imposed upon them,” says CTF president Paul Taillefer, “they just want to be given the respect and flexibility they need to make the best decisions possible for their students’ academic success.”