Meagan Gillmore

Type: Article

Nov 8, 2017
The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered that federal lawyers must be paid when they are on standby. In a 7-2 decision handed down on November 3, the country’s highest court agreed with a previous decision that said it was unreasonable for lawyers not to be paid for their scheduled standby shifts....
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Nov 8, 2017
More than 3,000 striking faculty from Ontario colleges and supporters gathered at Queen’s Park on Thursday, just hours after negotiations resumed between the Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union (OPSEU), the union representing faculty, and the College Employer Council. The government ordered the...
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Nov 8, 2017
Mandatory workplace education is crucial for supporting workers experiencing domestic violence, a new report from Saskatchewan says. The Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS) released the findings of its research on the workplace impact of domestic...
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Nov 8, 2017
The ongoing strike at Ontario’s 24 publically funded colleges puts some of the most vulnerable students at greater risk, say faculty at northern Ontario colleges. More than 12,000 faculty members hit the picket lines on October 16 after the Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union (OPSEU) and the...
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Oct 30, 2017
The nearly three-month strike of airline baggage handlers and grounds crew at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport has ended. Swissport International Ltd. baggage and ground crew workers stopped working on July 27, after failing to reach a new deal with the company. Swissport services more than...
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Oct 30, 2017
Classes remain cancelled at Ontario's 24 publicly funded colleges. More than 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors and librarians took to the picket lines on October 16, after the Ontario Public Service Employees' Union (OPSEU) and the College Employer Council failed to reach a new agreement...
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Oct 30, 2017
Work has resumed at General Motors’ CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ont.  Workers returned to the job late Monday evening, after voting earlier in the day to accept a new four-year deal with the automaker. This ends the four-week strike that began when nearly 2,800 employees, represented by Unifor Local...
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Oct 30, 2017
The union representing workers at Rogers Media-owned OMNI Television has filed a complaint with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) alleging the company is violating its broadcast licence by contracting work out to a competitor. Unifor locals 723M and 830M filed...
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Oct 30, 2017
Ontario workers experiencing domestic and sexual violence need a paid leave, advocates and politicians say. The government of Kathleen Wynne responded by announcing on Oct. 5 that it is changing the Employment Standards Act to guarantee unpaid leave for employees if they, or their children, have...
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Oct 30, 2017
Despite daily bargaining talks, union representatives are unsure how long the strike at General Motors’ CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ont., will last. Nearly 2,800 workers walked off the job on Sept. 17, after contract negotiations with the company broke down. Workers want job security. Earlier this...
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