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SaskTel union bargaining for mental-health days, domestic violence leave

Employees at Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. are giving Unifor’s bargaining team a strong mandate to take strike action, if necessary, in the quest for a fair contract. The provisions of the contract include mental-health days, domestic violence leave and part-time hours, says Dan Bailey, national representative for Unifor. “We’re focusing in on mental health in the workplace, […]

Saskatchewan school support workers could strike over unused sick leave retirement benefits

Support staff for the Prairie South School Division in Moose Jaw, Sask. have voted overwhelmingly in favour of job action, up to a full withdrawal of services, when the school year starts again. The staff, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees 5512 chapter, object to their employer’s attempt to remove a long-service recognition benefit that provides employees with […]

Members of the United Association Local 721 union in Prince Edward Island went on strike last week after being unable to reach a new agreement with their employers over wages and benefits. The union, which represents more than 130 plumbers, pipefitters and welders in PEI, began negotiations with four employers in December. Its previous contract expired […]

Woodstock child and youth services staff could strike over benefits

The 40 employees at Welkin Child and Youth Services in Woodstock, Ont. have voted to take strike action if they can’t reach a new collective agreement by Dec. 5, 2018. In a news release, the employees’ union, Unifor Local 302, said new management at Welkin has tabled concessions to certain benefits, specifically eliminating vision care, reductions to […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 29, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 16:30
Strike looms at Globe and Mail over pensions, benefits, gender pay gap

Unionized employees at the Globe and Mail could be on strike by midnight Wednesday over disputes with the newspaper around pensions, benefits and a gender wage gap. The 320 employees, who are members of Unifor Local 87-M, include reporters, editors, circulation, operations and advertising sales staff. They gave the bargaining committee a 94 per cent strike […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 14, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:15
Prescription drug cap, pensions at heart of Labrador strike

A prescription drug cap is among the issues in a strike by United Steelworkers union members in western Labrador. The union members work for the Iron Ore Co. of Canada, a joint venture involving Rio Tinto, which holds 58.7 per cent, Mitsubishi Corp. and the Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Income Corp. According to the CBC, the […]