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.
Ontario to recruit more health and safety inspectors
Their duties will include ensuring COVID-19 protections are in place.
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.
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.
Gradual return to work at Montreal port after truce with employer
Labour action that left thousands of containers untouched on the docks on hold.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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
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.
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.”
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.
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.