Union ratifies deal with Bombardier at Downsview; talks with De Havilland continue
(CP) TORONTO – Unifor says members of two of…
Postmedia workers at Toronto printing plant officially unionized by CMG
Application approved July 2 after workers voted 48 to 18 to join the union.
Second death at Cargill: calls for shutdown and worker input
OHS report says workers weren’t included in an internal review of circumstances leading to over 950 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Alberta meat plant staff scared of COVID-19, not showing up to work: union
JBS trying to ensure its plant remains open, providing support for workers and their families infected with the virus.
Union ‘deeply troubled’ by lack of COVID-19 protection at meat plant
Demanding a two-week closure to assess safety and guaranteed full compensation for the plant’s approximately 2,000 workers.
Stockpile of 39M COVID-19 masks exposed as fake: report
A broker in Australia and a supplier in Kuwait are both now the target of a U.S. federal investigation
Good liquor and other joys: ex UAW official pleads guilty
Conspired with at least six other UAW officials in a multiyear effort to embezzle money for personal benefit.
Fiat Chrysler, UAW reach tentative deal on contract
Will go to 47,000 union members for approval after UAW-FCA national council go over the details.
GM accuses Fiat Chrysler of bribing UAW to get lower costs
Lawsuit alleges FCA corrupted the bargaining process with the UAW in the 2009, 2011 and 2015 contracts.
Western Forest negotiations break down with striking workers
No future mediation dates have been scheduled after 14 hours of bargaining occurred.
Ford, UAW union reach tentative contract agreement
Agreement likely will mirror the pact approved by GM workers after a 40-day strike.
Unifor signs deals with firms affected by GM Oshawa plant closure
Agreements provide for improved severance packages for employees compared with the legislated minimum requirements.
GM deal costs make talks with Ford, Fiat Chrysler difficult
Pay raises and a huge signing bonus, union’s top-notch health care changed little.
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 and UAW reach tentative deal that could end strike
Union touts “major gains” for workers after months of bargaining.
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-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.
UAW launches GM strike, will likely halt Canadian production
33 manufacturing plants down in nine states across the US, plus 22 parts distribution warehouses.
Jerry Dias acclaimed as Unifor president for third and final term
First president of the union elected in 2013, when the CAW and other labour groups merged.
American Airlines seeks flight cancellation cash from unions
Airline says slowdown caused “enormous financial losses” from cancelled flights.
US auto workers union, Detroit 3 at odds as contract talks open
Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler are still making good money, and the UAW will want a bigger piece.
American Airlines, workers head to trial on alleged slowdown
Out-of-service planes have disrupted travel for more than 175,000 passengers through June 14.
Alberta government to bring in bill to alter union wage deals
Looking for savings to eradicate Alberta’s annual multibillion-dollar budget deficits; NDP calls it a gross abuse of power.
Mexican Senate passes labour overhaul to ensure union freedom
New law requires secret-ballot union votes and proof of workers’ consent for contracts.
UAW chief raises strike pay, issues warning to automakers
Calls it a symbol to members that the union has their backs.
ABI submits offer to end 14 month lockout at aluminum smelter
Salaries will increase by an average of least 2.55% annually over a six-year collective agreement.
Small businesses call for quick end to rotating strikes at Canada Post
Small firms rely on Canada post to deliver advertising material, cheques.
Major UK union backs calls for new Brexit referendum
Says voters were misled.
Unionized Halifax shipbuilders vote in favour of four-year deal
Agreement covers about 900 shipbuilders at its shipyard facility.
CP Rail winding down service as it faces countdown to Tuesday evening strike
A strike would affect freight and commuter services.
Ford workers, others, on strike in German wage dispute
Further strikes are planned at BMW, Audi, Daimler and Porsche.