International Labour Organization, a UN agency, says an Ontario ban on farm unions violates human rights of 100,000 migrant and domestic farm workers in the province.
This is the first time UFCW Canada union has negotiated a contract specifically for this sector of the workforce.
"Dwight Duncan is cutting almost $5 billion in corporate taxes in the next three years despite Ontario having one of the lowest tax rates in the industrialized world." - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Women experienced disproportionately more gains in unionized jobs.
Union alleges discrimination, intimidation and targeting of union activists by operator formerly known as Ontario Air Ambulance.
Brian Keller deals blow to McGuinty government restraint plan by ruling in favour of employees at Windsor Regional Hospital.
Workers hope the retail giant will not shut down the store as it did five years ago in Jonquiere, Que.
However, union organizers get broader access to organize officers while waiting for related Supreme Court ruling this fall.
Anti-scab legislation has worked for decades in Quebec and B.C. and the time is right for such a law in Ontario, says NDP MPP France Gélinas.
OPSEU says a two-year freeze would cost many members nearly $2,000 annually in lost purchasing power.