by Doug Nesbitt In the coming week, Ontario’s teachers, education workers and students will be turning up the heat on the Liberal minority government and Bill 115, which imposes a concessionary bargaining agenda on teachers unions and the school boards, and allows the cabinet to change tentative agreements and stop strikes without even legislative oversight. Continue readingKill Bill 115: Where is the movement going?
The Campaign Against the Rand Formula By Evert Hoogers, Donald Swartz and Rosemary Warskett It has been widely reported that Pierre Poilievre, the Federal Conservative MP for Nepean-Carleton, has launched a campaign to change the rules regarding the payment of union dues [See his November 2012 letter to his constituents]. The object of Mr. Poilievre’s Continue readingNews update, 1 December 2012
As members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) in the York Region and Upper Grand school boards prepare to vote on tentative agreements this week, many of their colleagues in other boards are urging them to vote “no.” “90% voted to strike a while back,” reads an anonymous flyer being circulated among teachers Continue readingFor Immediate Release: Teachers Urge Colleagues to Vote “No” to Tentative Agreements
Postal Workers | Ontario teachers & Bill 115 | CAW auto parts strikes THE “NO” VOTE GAINS SUPPORT AMONG POSTAL WORKERS Rankandfile.ca has received news that the executives of the Calgary, Saskatoon and Winnipeg CUPW locals have decided to oppose the Urban Operations tentative agreement announced on October 5. This confirms informal conversations we’ve had Continue readingLabour News Brief: Postal workers, Ontario teachers, CAW auto parts strikes
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By Roger Annis June 28 2012 – The BC Teachers Federation has reached an agreement with the BC government for a new collective agreement to cover the two years beginning July 2011. The agreement fails to give teachers any progress on the two key items they were fighting to obtain, namely, a salary increase and Continue readingBC teachers reach two-year agreement with government, key issues unresolved