Oil train derailment in Alberta and gas fracking protest in New Brunswick add to fossil fuel industry woes in Canada By Roger Annis, first published in the Vancouver Observer, October 24, 2013 Another oil train derailment and explosion in Canada has sent nearby residents fleeing from their homes in the middle of the night. It happened Continue readingLabour news update: October 28, 2013
Faculty Position The deadline to apply is November 7th, 2013. Tenure-Track Position at Edwards The Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in the area of Human Resources and/or Industrial Relations. Candidates must hold or be very near completion of a Ph.D. in one of these areas. Continue readingJob posting and call for papers
On October 7, Rankandfile.ca spoke with Justin T., a Calgary Superstore employee and proud member of UFCW Local 401. [audio:https://www.rankandfile.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/UFCW_Justin.mp3|titles=Justin UFCW 401 interview] Earlier that day, the UFCW announced that its bargaining team had reached a tentative agreement with Loblaws, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, Canada’s largest food retailer. No further information about the Continue readingFrom the UFCW 401 picket lines
UFCW 401 Reaches a Tentative Deal with Loblaws ATTENTION SUPERSTORE & LIQUORSTORE WORKERS! PROUD AND ENTHUSIASTIC PICKET LINES RESULT IN TENTATIVE NEW COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT!!! Around the clock negotiations between union officials and Loblaw bargaining team have been ongoing since last Thursday. Sequestered in a Calgary hotel in a basement meeting room, your union negotiating committee Continue readingLabour News Update: October 7, 2013
The 2012 Chicago teachers’ strike, which ended a year ago today in a victory for the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), was one of the most significant labour victories in North America since the economic crash of 2008. The seven day strike saw daily protests in downtown Chicago and mass pickets throughout the city. The CTU, under Continue readingThe Chicago Teachers’ Strike: A Reader
A weekly digest of labour and labour-related news Canada PSAC going to federal court over forced vote at CBSA PSAC communication, July 2013 Ratification of Agreement Ends Airport Strike PSAC new release, 22 July 2013
Call for submissions — Annual Labour Issue Queries due July 15. Briarpatch is seeking submissions for our November/December 2013 WORK and LABOUR issue. We are looking for feature articles, essays, investigative reportage, project profiles, interviews, book reviews, humour, artwork, and photography that shed light on all issues related to labour and the struggles of working-class Continue readingLabour writers! Briarpatch is looking for submissions.
Bill C-377, the notorious anti-union “financial transparency” private members legislation tabled by Conservative MP Russ Hiebert, will be debated in the Senate this week. What’s interesting is that Tory Senators in particular, notably Hugh Segal, have been the most critical of the bill. Jim Stanford, the CAW’s economist, has been lobbying extensively against 377 on behalf Continue readingBill C-377 heads to the Senate
The Center for Labour Studies at Brock University is looking for instructors and teaching assistants for a number of courses. Full information can be found at the Faculty of Social Science website.
The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses is currently accepting applications for a full-time (permanent) Research/Policy Analyst in our Regina Office. I have included the posting below as well as an attachment. Build on the social determinants of health. Use research to advance health care policy. Delve into legislation to uncover real world consequences. Analyze data to Continue readingJob posting: Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) – Research/Policy Analyst
Briarpatch Magazine is half way to its goal of recruiting 40 new subscribers. In 1973 the magazine was launched as a radical voice for Saskatchewan’s poorest citizens. Over the years it has seen both provincial and federal sources of funding dry up for political reasons. Now more than ever it needs your support. Consider joining Continue readingBriarpatch Magazine
CUPE Saskatchewan is searching for a temporary research representative to work July 2, 2013 – August 16, 2013. Responsibilities will include providing technical assistance to CUPE representatives, CUPE local unions and CUPE Saskatchewan as instructed by the Regional Director in consultation with the National Director of Research, Job Evaluation and Health and Safety. For more Continue readingCUPE Saskatchewan – Job opportunity