Union ratifies deal with Bombardier at Downsview; talks with De Havilland continue
(CP) TORONTO – Unifor says members of two of…
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Rail strike, pipeline spill lead Alberta to extend oil curtailment levels
Government will gradually increasing the amount that can be produced.
[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.
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.
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.
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.
Liberal government urged to intervene to end CN rail strike
Scheer and Alberta officials call on Trudeau to bring legislators back sooner.
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.
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.
Western Forest negotiations break down with striking workers
No future mediation dates have been scheduled after 14 hours of bargaining occurred.
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.
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.
GM suppliers face lingering revenue fallout from strike
Companies suffered varying degrees of damage from the sudden shutdown of operations on Sept. 16.
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.
Autoworkers from closed US plants fight new GM contract
They warn if automaker can close their plants, it can close other plants too.
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.
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.
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.
GM and UAW reach tentative deal that could end strike
Union touts “major gains” for workers after months of bargaining.
Wages, pensions, plant investments still issues in GM strike
But signs are UAW and the automaker are progressing on key issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.