Jerry Dias says the status of the dollar will likely play a determining factor in any future jobs creation.
Compares organized labour with US civil rights movement.
The tentative deal will be presented for ratification on Sept. 12.
Latest company offer turned down by 80% of Unifor members.
Settlement includes wage increases and higher premiums for confined-spaces work.
The manufacturer and Unifor have failed to reach an agreement on pension changes and benefit reductions.
Employees who service military aircraft in a dispute over concessions, benefits.
Concessions including the roll-back of benefits at issue for Unifor.
Trade certification is no longer handled by the provincial government.
Canadian companies are using more temporary foreign workers and unpaid interns despite sitting on historically high cash reserves.
Unifor’s Jerry Dias says promises to crack down on abuses of the program don’t address its fundamental problems.
There is some debate between Unifor estimates and a list provided by Toyota over the number of workers eligible to join the union.
Union says workers have concerns regarding wages, pensions, contracts, and health and safety standards.
The federal government will increase trip rates by 12% and wait fees for truckers at the ports will be increased.
Unifor, USW cite growing trade deficit as a potential threat to Canadian auto sector, jobs.