Following decades-old recommendations from the Transportation Safety Board (TSB), Canada’s major rail interests have moved to support the installation of in-cab video and audio recording equipment, ostensibly for safety reasons. In a press release, CN has stated that it is “ready to pay to install and maintain in-cab recorders so long as it can deploy them Continue readingBig Brother on the rails
Canada Post | Richmond IKEA lockout | Hudak’s 100,000 job cuts | Temporary foreign workers | Sudbury mining deaths | Westray | Fast Food Strikes | Alberta pension For more comprehensive coverage of the CLC convention, stay tuned to RankandFile.ca. In the meantime check out our coverage so far. Polled public opposes Canada Post privatization Continue readingRankandFile.ca Weekly Labour Update – May 12 2014
Workplace safety | Rana Plaza | Temporary Foreign Workers Program | CLC Presidency | Art Gallery of Ontario | UPS wildcat | Bill C-377 & C-525 | Labour-Community Alliances April 28: Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job Workplace safety by the numbers CBC News, April 28 2014 In 2012, the Continue readingRankandFile.ca Weekly Labour Update – April 28 2014
The legacy of back-to-work legislation in Canada Editor’s Introduction By Andrew Stevens Amidst national transportation safety concerns and the inability of Canada’s leading rail companies to handle a record grain harvest, the 3,300 conductors, train persons, traffic coordinators, and yard persons at CN, represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, are voting on a new contract. Elections Continue readingCompromise or union capitulation at CN?
by Gerard Di Trolio Over six hundred workers at the Air Canada Centre (ACC) went on strike at 5:00 p.m. on Friday December 13. Workers were out in full force that evening in the freezing cold picketing the ACC before a basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76’ers. Teamsters Local 847 members voted Continue readingMLSE is Offside at the Air Canada Centre
CP Rail workers go back to work Back-to-work legislation ending the strike at CP rail passed on Thursday May 31, forcing an end to the labour action that began on May 23. The dispute will now be resolved through binding arbitration. It was the third back-to-work legislation bill passed by the Harper government since it Continue readingWeekly labour news update, June 6, 2012
by Andrew Stevens and Doug Nesbitt On May 23, 4800 CP Rail workers went on strike after giving a 72-hour strike notice on May 19. The workers, represented by the Teamsters Rail Conference of Canada, had voted 95 percent in favour of a strike on April 27. The major issue is pensions, but there are Continue readingWorkers at CP get railroaded
Halifax cabbies | CP Rail | CAW 444 elections | Saint John media workers | Global youth unemployment | Toronto’s working poor | Flaherty’s EI reforms | Corporate criminal negligence | Charest’s Bill 78 Halifax cabbies consider unionizing Taxi drivers in Halifax, Nova Scotia are considering unionizing. Gary Jollymore, an independent cab driver in the city, Continue readingWeekly labour news update, May 23 2012