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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.