(OTTAWA – 28 November 2018) Delegates at the 85th Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Council meeting unanimously passed a motion condemning the use of back-to-work legislation by the federal government to end the stand-off between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.
In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, CAUT executive director David Robinson states that the legislation violates the right to free collective bargaining.
“The government’s interference in this matter means that many of the serious issues in negotiation will be unresolved.”
“The back-to-work legislation disappoints working people across the country and across the sectors who strive to bargain in good faith to address health and safety, equitable treatment, fair wages and working conditions, and exercise their democratic rights,” added Robinson.
CAUT is the national voice of 72,000 academic and general staff at 125 universities and colleges across the country.
The Government of Manitoba is contracting out the jobs of MGEU members and laying off up to 11 employees in the government’s Real Estate Services Division (formerly Crown Lands and Property Agency), effective March 30, 2019.
The Government of Manitoba is contracting out the jobs of MGEU members and laying off up to 11 employees in the government’s Real Estate Assessment division of the Crown Lands Property Agency (CLPA), effective March 30, 2019.
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“Our new members have given themselves the power to improve working conditions and have a real voice in the workplace. They made a very smart choice." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Toronto – November 28, 2018 – At a meeting on Monday, November 26, Maple Leaf Foods announced plans to consolidate its Ontario plants by 2022.
Sherbrooke, Que. – November 27, 2018 – UFCW Canada Local 500 members working at WIPTEC in Sherbrooke, Quebec have recently achieved a new collective agreement.
The secrecy that accompanies privatization schemes also makes it a lot harder to figure out when there are serious problems.