News Government Economy General
July 21, 2021  

Ontario provides 100,000 workers online training for in-demand jobs

The Ontario government is investing $5.8 million in free

News Manufacturing Economy General
May 25, 2021  

Increase in U.S. manufacturing technology order: report

The U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $437.9 million, according

News Government Manufacturing General Machinery and Equipment Maintenance
May 19, 2021  

CME to lead manufacturing training program

The Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) will lead a

News Construction Manufacturing Economy General Machinery and Equipment Maintenance
May 18, 2021  

IHS Markit: “Robust growth in manufacturing production sustained in April”

April data signalled an overall expansion in operating conditions

News Government Manufacturing Economy General Machinery and Equipment Maintenance
April 21, 2021  

“Tools but no toolbox”: BC manufacturers look for manufacturing strategy

According to CME, over the course of the pandemic,

News Government Manufacturing General Health & Safety
April 7, 2021  

CME calls for priority vaccination of manufacturing workers in Ontario

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is urging the Government

Tech Centre Manufacturing General Health & Safety Machinery and Equipment Maintenance
March 29, 2021  

Brass Knuckle SmartCut BKCR3520

Brass Knuckle SmartCut BKCR3520 is a cut-resistant glove offering

News Automotive Government General
December 18, 2020  

Ontario supporting laid-off auto workers in Windsor

Action centre provides employment services and training to those who lost their jobs

News Manufacturing Operations
December 17, 2020  

Hamilton trailer manufacturer fined for worker’s death

Miska Trailer Factory staffer died after coming into contact with live powerlines

News Business Operations General
December 15, 2020  

StatsCan panel to advise on labour force survey

Expert panel to provide independent advice and guidance

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 28, 2020  

Unifor workers vote to approve collective bargaining deal with Ford

A$1.8-billion investment to build electric vehicles at the Oakville plant, $148 million for Windsor powertrain plants.

News General
September 24, 2020  

Ontario to recruit more health and safety inspectors

Their duties will include ensuring COVID-19 protections are in place.

News Government Manufacturing General
September 16, 2020  

How Erin O’Toole’s strategy to win over union voters could work

No guarantee his embrace of economic nationalism will pay off at the ballot box.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 8, 2020  

Unifor targets auto OEM as labour negotiations heat up

Ford picked as the template agreement. Union is pushing for commitments that new products will be made at Canadian plants.

News Government Manufacturing General Operations
August 24, 2020  

Gradual return to work at Montreal port after truce with employer

Labour action that left thousands of containers untouched on the docks on hold.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 17, 2020  

Quebec, Ontario ask Ottawa to intervene in Montreal port strike

They say shutdown in week two will harm Eastern Canada’s economy and erode the competitiveness of the port.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General
August 12, 2020  

Unifor, automakers begin negotiations with COVID-19, economy in focus

On the lookout for attempts by manufacturers to use COVID-19 as an “excuse” going forward.

News Government General
August 11, 2020  

Ottawa won’t intervene to end dockworkers strike at Port of Montreal: Tassi

Government has “faith in the collective bargaining process,” expects “both parties to work together to resolve their differences quickly.”

News Automotive Manufacturing General
July 2, 2020  

Tesla threatens firing if workers afraid of virus don’t return to jobs

Labour activists want state and county officials to do a better job ensuring proper safety procedures are followed at the Fremont factory.

News Government Manufacturing General
June 1, 2020  

Ontario makes temporary change to layoff regulations to help businesses

Change allows non-unionized workers to be placed on a temporary leave and eligible for federal emergency income support programs.

News Manufacturing General
May 19, 2020  

Here’s how the coronavirus is affecting Canada’s labour market

Understanding which workers are most affected by the coronavirus economic shutdown will help guide policy and Canada’s economic recovery

News Energy Manufacturing General
March 31, 2020  

Co-op refinery asks labour board to order vote on latest offer to union

Disappointed the Unifor 594 bargaining committee refused to take its offer from to members.

News Energy General
March 27, 2020  

Sides in Regina refinery contract dispute dug in despite mediator’s report

Federated Co-operatives unable to accept all the terms, tabled another offer that Unifor says includes “new, aggressive concessions.”

News Manufacturing Economy General
February 13, 2020  

Better access to immigration needed to address worker shortages: CFIB

Study shows more than 75% of SMEs have had difficulty hiring workers over the past five years due to skills and labour needs.

News Energy General
February 13, 2020  

Special mediator appointed in Regina Co-op refinery labour dispute

Vince Ready, who has worked in labour relations for more than five decades, will try to break the deadlock between the company and Unifor.

News General
January 21, 2020  

Unifor tries to shut down refinery; Co-op says union is breaking court order

Union’s tactic is an attempt to force the company back to the bargaining table.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
December 12, 2019  

UAW workers ratify new contract with Fiat Chrysler

Deal extends a moratorium on outsourcing of jobs and will maintain its US presence through the life of the contract.

News Manufacturing Economy General
December 10, 2019  

Job prospects modest as employers forecast conservative hiring pace: Manpower

…but strongest labour market for manufacturing in 14 years is expected during the next three months.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
December 10, 2019  

Feds face calls to protect aluminum industry as USMCA close to final

Labour concerned amendments may not include a tighter definition on what constitutes North American aluminum.

News Manufacturing Technology
November 26, 2019  

Tech hub cities gain traction as companies hunt for labour [UPDATED]

Companies are noticing a significant pool of untapped tech talent elsewhere in the country.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 25, 2019  

Committees finish work in GM talks, top bargainers take over

Minor issues largely are resolved, focus shifts to wages, use of temporary workers and other contentious issues.

Insight Manufacturing General
September 23, 2019  

New approaches needed 
for workforce development

The use of new digital technlogies is reshaping the way education and training is being delivered.