Highlights/strike

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Canada history: May 15, 1919 – The labour dispute that shook Canada

Winnipeg General Strike For thousands of soldiers who had risked life and limb for their country during the First World War, the return to civilian life was frustrating. Finding a job was difficult with many factories now closed, bankruptcies common,» 

Politics

Senate passes legislation to end Canada Post strike

Canadian postal workers will be forced to resume mail and parcel delivery services at noon Tuesday after the Senate passed legislation ordering an end to five weeks of rotating strikes by Canada Post employees. The emergency legislation received royal assent» 

Politics

Liberals move to end Canada Post strike

With Canada’s busiest shopping season ahead of Christmas holidays threatened by a weeks-long rotating postal strike, the federal government is pushing emergency legislation to force Canada Post employees back to work. Labour Minister Patty Hajdu tabled the proposed legislation in» 

Society

Globe and Mail employees vote massively for a strike

Unionized workers at the Globe and Mail newspaper could be on strike as of midnight November 14, 2018 citing pension protection and a pay gap between male and female employees as major reason. The Globe is Canada’s most widely read» 

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Canada Post- Strikes begin in labour dispute

Canada’s national postal union had begun a series of rotating strikes as they seek a better contract with the public mail delivery service. The union representing about 50,000 workers began a series fo rotating strikes at four cities across Canada» 

Society

WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly to strike

Pilots for the WestJet airline company have given their union a mandate to strike by a vote of 91 per cent. The union will however resume negotiations next week and has said that it would not call a strike until» 

Society

Striking college teachers forced back to work

About half-a-million college students in the province of Ontario will be able to return to class Tuesday after the government passed a law forcing striking staff back to work. Some 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors and librarians walked off the job» 

Politics, Society

The longest college strike in Ontario will continue

It’s been a rough few weeks for students and college professors in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province. Some 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians at 24 community colleges have been on strike since October 16. Several colleges and contractors such» 

International, Society

Strike affects a half-million college students

Faculty at 24 colleges in the province of Ontario went on strike early Monday morning after management rejected the latest offer from the union.  The walk-out by professors, instructors, counsellors and librarians affects more than 500,000 students, some of them» 

Economy, International, Politics

General Motors workers on strike over jobs- NAFTA blamed

Almost 3,000 workers at a GM manufacturing plant in Ontario walked off the job on Sunday over concerns about the future of their jobs. Even as trade talks continue among Canada, the U.S, and Mexico regarding the North American Free»