CME calls for priority vaccination of manufacturing workers in Ontario
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Ontario supporting laid-off auto workers in Windsor
Action centre provides employment services and training to those who lost their jobs
Hamilton trailer manufacturer fined for worker’s death
Miska Trailer Factory staffer died after coming into contact with live powerlines
StatsCan panel to advise on labour force survey
Expert panel to provide independent advice and guidance
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New approaches needed for workforce development
The use of new digital technlogies is reshaping the way education and training is being delivered.
GM halts two thirds of St. Catharines production over US strike [UPDATED]
Follows the full shutdown of vehicle production at the company’s Oshawa Assembly Plant.
Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can be trusted
In August, FBI raided the suburban Detroit home of UAW President Gary Jones as part of the widening federal investigation.
Quebec accepted 40% fewer skilled workers in first half of 2019
Province suffers from labour shortages in all regions, business groups wants 60,000 immigrants a year.
GM, Unifor announce Oshawa investment that saves 300 jobs [UPDATED]
The transition will cost $170 million and save 300 of the 2,600 union jobs.
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