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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 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 Energy Manufacturing General
January 23, 2020  

Unifor fined for violating court order in Regina refinery labour dispute

Court found Unifor disobeyed interim injunction limiting time members can hold up traffic going in and out of the Co-op refinery.

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 Energy General
December 4, 2019  

Regina refinery workers give strike mandate to back contract talks

Vote follows mandatory mediation; Unifor says the company was continuing to demand pension “rollbacks” and other concessions.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Transportation General
November 27, 2019  

Rail strike, pipeline spill lead Alberta to extend oil curtailment levels

Government will gradually increasing the amount that can be produced.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
November 26, 2019  

[BREAKING] Teamsters say they have reached a tentative deal with CN, work set to resume [UPDATED]

Union said normal operations at CN will resume Wednesday at 6 a.m. local time across Canada.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
November 25, 2019  

CN strike prompts potash mine shutdown, triggers 550 temporary layoffs [UPDATED]

Halting operations for two weeks starting Dec. 2, most of the mine’s product is shipped by the railway.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
November 25, 2019  

CN strike triggers layoffs as rail activity hits the brakes

Furloughs affect Unifor members who are not on strike but who work at CN’s Halifax facility.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
November 20, 2019  

CN Rail strike, lack of trucking alternatives stoke forest industry fears

Forest industry supplies about 10% of the tonnage transported on Canada’s railway system.

News Government Manufacturing Transportation General
November 20, 2019  

Liberal government urged to intervene to end CN rail strike

Scheer and Alberta officials call on Trudeau to bring legislators back sooner.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
November 19, 2019  

More than 3,000 CNR rail workers on strike: union

Teamsters say passenger rail services in the three biggest cities would not be affected by a strike.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 19, 2019  

UAW now turns focus to Fiat Chrysler, strike possible

Union expects FCA to follow the template set by GM and Ford, carmaker says conditions are different.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
November 18, 2019  

Western Forest negotiations break down with striking workers

No future mediation dates have been scheduled after 14 hours of bargaining occurred.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
October 28, 2019  

3,000 CN Rail unionized workers threaten national strike on Nov. 19

Teamsters Canada Rail Conference is putting pressure on the railway ahead of a resumption of negotiations that will include mediators.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 28, 2019  

GM workers ratify contract, ending 40-day US strike

Four-year deal will be used as a template in bargaining with Ford and Fiat Chrysler.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 24, 2019  

GM suppliers face lingering revenue fallout from strike

Companies suffered varying degrees of damage from the sudden shutdown of operations on Sept. 16.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 24, 2019  

Workers at large GM plant truck plant in Michigan approve contract

Flint local is the second-largest, so its approval is a strong sign the contract will be ratified.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 23, 2019  

Autoworkers from closed US plants fight new GM contract

They warn if automaker can close their plants, it can close other plants too.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
October 21, 2019  

Saskatchewan Crowns reach tentative deals with Unifor

Tentative deals ends a 17-day strike which saw employees from SaskPower, SaskEnergy and SaskTel on picket lines.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 17, 2019  

GM contract: worker pay hikes, factory closings move forward

A mix of pay raises, lump sum payments and a US$11,000 signing bonus; in exchange for factories closing.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 17, 2019  

Workers celebrate deal with GM, show union power in industry

GM’s latest offer included wage increases, lump-sum payments, top-notch health insurance, promises of new products for many US factories.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 16, 2019  

GM and UAW reach tentative deal that could end strike

Union touts “major gains” for workers after months of bargaining.

News Government Manufacturing General
October 15, 2019  

Wages, pensions, plant investments still issues in GM strike

But signs are UAW and the automaker are progressing on key issues.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 15, 2019  

Mack Truck workers begin strike at plants in three states

Walkouts in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida over wages, job security and pension and health benefits.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 9, 2019  

GM talks hit snag as union seeks products for UAW factories

Looking for job security: vehicles sold in the US should be made in the US.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 8, 2019  

GM restarts Ingersoll plant as scheduled despite US strike

Unifor president Jerry Dias believes the automaker can run the plant through to the end of October.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 7, 2019  

GM-UAW talks take turn for worse over product commitments

Union says offer did nothing to provide job security during the term of the agreement.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 2, 2019  

UAW strike could cost GM about US$1B and counting

Even as talks continue, the company is leery of settling the strike and saddling itself with costs that it will have to pay later.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 27, 2019  

GM reverses course, says strikers will keep health coverage

Workers howled and GM received withering criticism from politicians and on social media about cutting off the benefits.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 24, 2019  

GM strike in 2nd week: Some progress but no end in sight

The union wants a bigger share of GM’s more than US$30 billion in profits during the past five years.