Give adequate, quality supply of personal protective gear to nurses, B.C. union says

Give adequate, quality supply of personal protective gear to nurses, B.C. union says

VANCOUVER—Nurses already lacking an adequate supply of personal protective equipment have sometimes been given masks with straps that don’t tie or gowns that don’t fully cover them, the head of the B.C. Nurses’ Union says. Christine Sorensen said Monday the supply issue is affecting nurses in every health authority and has prompted 1,700 complaints to […]

Ontario reaches tentative contract deal with province's largest teachers' union ETFO

Ontario reaches tentative contract deal with province's largest teachers' union ETFO

Ontario reached a tentative contract deal Friday with its largest teachers’ union following a highly contentious round of bargaining. The agreement with the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (EFTO) means the government has now secured tentative deals with two out of the four major unions. No details were revealed, but Education Minister Stephen Lecce said […]

Lecce repeats commitment to 'maintain full-day kindergarten,' a sticking point in talks with teachers' union

Lecce repeats commitment to 'maintain full-day kindergarten,' a sticking point in talks with teachers' union

Education Minister Stephen Lecce on Thursday said the province will maintain Ontario’s full-day kindergarten program, one of a number of contentious issues between government and teachers’ unions. “Our government has put forward reasonable proposals at the negotiating table, including a commitment to maintain full-day kindergarten,” Lecce wrote in a statement regarding continued escalation by the […]

CN Rail and union reach tentative deal, work set to resume

CN Rail and union reach tentative deal, work set to resume

Teamsters Canada says it has reached a tentative deal with CN Rail to end a week-long strike, establishing an agreement-in-principle to renew the collective agreement for more than 3,000 railway workers. CN’s normal operations will resume tomorrow at 6 a.m. local time across Canada, a statement from Teamsters Canada said. “I am pleased to announce that we’ve […]

GM sues Fiat Chrysler, alleging union bribes cost it billions

GM sues Fiat Chrysler, alleging union bribes cost it billions

DETROIT — General Motors Co on Wednesday filed a racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, alleging that its rival bribed United Auto Workers (UAW) union officials over many years to corrupt the bargaining process and gain advantages, costing GM billions of dollars. GM also alleged that Fiat Chrysler’s former chief executive, the late Sergio […]

CP Rail union formally serves strike notice

CP Rail union formally serves strike notice

Union members representing Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd’s conductors, locomotive engineers and communications employees have served a notice to strike as early as May 29, according to a union statement released on Saturday. The strike notice comes a day after the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference rejected the company’s latest contract offer. “After workers at CP voted to […]