"We are asking all our members and the general public to respect TSSU picket lines, and join us in calling on SFU management to negotiate a fair collective agreement with its employees.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Ratification vote to take place on July 18 and 19.
MGEU members at LGA have "reached the limit of what they’re willing to accept and knew they had only one choice moving forward: give their bargaining committee a strong strike mandate." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“That management wants to eliminate seniority-based promotional hiring is a non-starter for our members." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"This is a profitable company that is trying to increase their bottom line on the backs of workers. It's unacceptable, and we need to help them understand this." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Toronto (29 April 2015) — Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) employed by WHL Management Limited have been on strike for over 18 months and they need your help to reach a fair contract.
Crown's Toronto plant is one of its top producers but the company provoked a strike in 2013 by demanding that new hires would be paid 42 per cent less for doing the same work as current employees. When existing employees said no, Crown demanded all workers accept an across the board 33 per cent wage cut.
The ILO declares Bill 45's "penal sanctions" to be "contrary to freedom of expression and principles of freedom of association."
Workers want a fair deal from ParaMed Home Health Care — not five-year wage freezes and increased mileage costs.
“The cost of the managers’ strike accommodations is estimated to be over $500,000. If they took that money and invested it in their front-line staff and facilities, it would go a long way in ensuring there weren’t any future labour disputes.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
The tentative agreement has language on job security, on scheduling and includes provisions for dealing with disputes. There is also a signing bonus and new wage scales.
Paramed Home Health Care is pressuring workers in Renfrew County to accept a deal that will extend the freeze on their wages for a total of five years.
“Why would any employer bargain in good faith with workers if it knows it can rely on a third party to designate an unrealistic number of workers as essential? This is a one-sided process and it completely undercuts the rights of workers to free collective bargaining.” — Ken Georgetti, CLC President.
"Only 66 per cent of the members voted in favour of this agreement. The employer has been given a clear message that the contract does not fully address all of the workers’ concerns." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Contact Carleton University's President to tell her to negotiate a fair deal that includes addressing the campus safety staffing and retention levels on campus. Call her at 613 520-3801 or send an email to email@example.com.
"Our members appreciated the solidarity, not only of the brewery movement but from people across sectors. The donations, words of encouragement and campaigning for a fair deal helped the strikers keep going until the end." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“This is an incredible story that a small group of 45 workers in St. John’s would receive such international attention and solidarity from workers as far away as Argentina, Australia, Belgium, the United States, and across Canada. We are very grateful for the support that helped our workers through this difficult time." — Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
“Home support workers play a critical role within our healthcare system. They certainly deserve the same hourly wage their counterparts receive.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
“The lack of such legislation has prolonged strikes and caused undue hardship for the working people of this province, including the workers who are currently on strike at Labatt in St. John’s,” said NAPE President Carol Furlong.
Billion dollar multi-national corporation refuses to get back to the table to negotiate a fair settlement. NAPE/NUPGE requests a conciliation board to assist.