Unifor wants Rio Tinto to address “unacceptable” working conditions at BC smelter.
Canada’s largest union concerned about workers it represents among 30 of the 150 largest emitters.
Union describes the agreement as a major step towards stability at Port Metro Vancouver.
Union calls on federal Liberals to revise “dangerous” provisions in massive trade deal to avoid hurting key Canadian industries.
Submission to province’s Changing Workplace Review to address precarious work, and forming a union.
Calls content rules ‘outrageous’ as Japanese vehicles allowed no tariff access faster than US.
“We knew the announcement was coming but it still doesn’t make it any better,” said Unifor’s Jerry Dias.
No requirements for German carmaker to buy anything from Canadian auto parts firms.
Unclear how much the sale will benefit Ottawa’s bottom line.
Unifor report suggests Ontario would lose 33,000 manufacturing-related jobs within two years of shutdown.
Union says project will increase SO2 emissions from to 42 tonnes per day.
Contract includes wage increases, benefits improvements and a commitment to maintaining operations.
Labour Minister told two sides they had to negotiate a settlement.
Union says operations will be more competitive with decline of the dollar.
We can create good jobs by using Canada’s abundant resources to actually make things.