By Ted Turner On strike since January 10 for a first collective agreement, workers represented by COPE Local 343 and employed by Porter FBO to refuel aircraft at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) are facing a union busting Bay Street corporate agenda. It is telling that the largest institutional investor in Porter Aviation Holdings Continue readingFlying Refined or Flying Blind?
For more on the strike, visit the strike website.
Some of subjects in these week’s labour news update: Saskatchewan labour legislation Porter Airlines strike Study: Employment precarity and household well-being Labour Force Survey: February 2013 Austerity in Ontario universities Precarious employment in GTA Racial wealth gap triples since Reagan era
Twenty-two Porter Airlines fuel technicians have been on strike in Toronto since January 10, while the St. Francis Xavier university teachers have been on strike since January 28. The Porter workers are represented by COPE local 343 and the teachers by the St.FX Association of University Teachers. The striking workers at Porter have been getting Continue readingStrike Solidarity in Toronto and Antigonish
Ontario education workers and Bill 115 Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on labour and right-to-work Porter Airlines strike BC’s 10-year-plan for teachers ignores court rulings, again Halifax schools face labour trouble Xstrata and Mine Mill brace for job action Blockade at Vertis in Fort Erie St.FX faculty on strike Massive EI protest on Îles-de-la-Madeleine Walmart warehouse Continue readingLabour news update – January 29 2013
Twenty-two ground crew at the Toronto Island airport are on strike for a first contract against Porter Airlines. Training and health and safety are critical issues in the strike as described in the short video below. Meanwhile, Porter has turned to the Federal Court to stop Transport Canada from releasing a safety report through Access Continue readingPorter is out of order