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Economy

Operator of Canada’s biggest airport announces job reductions due to COVID-19

The operator of the Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada’s largest airport, announced on Tuesday that it is reducing 27 per cent of its workforce due to a significant decrease in global air traffic because of COVID-19, according to a press »

Economy, Politics, Society

Unifor president arrested as roadblocks go up in Regina

A labour dispute in Saskatchewan is heating up. A day after Unifor National President Jerry Dias brought the weight of his 315,000 workers and associate members in industries ranging from manufacturing and media to forestry and fishing to the fray, »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

GM throws Oshawa auto workers a thin lifeline

The automobile plant once celebrated as one of the crown jewels of the Canadian auto industry will live on, albeit breathing very softly. General Motors Canada tossed a lifeline to the struggling plant in Oshawa, Ontario on Wednesday, It announced »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Canadian backlash against General Motors grows

City of Toronto siding with labour union: bans GM vehicles from Mexico After about 100 years of vehicle manufacturing in Oshawa Ontario, General Motors has decided to close its award-winning plant and move any future production to its U.S. and »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, International, Society

Sting to support Oshawa GM workers

Brings “Last Ship” musical to Oshawa After 100 years or so of making vehicles in Oshawa, and as the major employer in the city, General Motors announced late last year it would close the plant. Sting (Gordon Sumner) knows what »

Economy, International, Politics

General Motors: Firm on Oshawa closure

Union vows to continue pressure to maintain production The General Motors carmaker has had a major presence in the Oshawa area for some 100 years.  During the Second World War, the plant was a critical factor in the Allied victory »

Society

Union lobbies to save local news

A large Canadian union is sending a delegation of activists and leaders to Ottawa next week to urge the federal government “to take action to address the crisis in Canadian journalism,” announces a news release. Local newspapers and broadcast newsrooms »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Politics, Society

TPP free trade: opposition from Canadians?

TPP talks continue this week in Australia As the Canadian government continued it’s process of free trade talks known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it had embarked on a public consultation process.   Part of that involved an ability for citizens »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Surprise move in international trade. Canada loses

(comments to all RCI stories may be added by scrolling to the very bottom of any story page) US President Trump has been railing against the North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, as he says it’s been allowing American companies »

Economy, International, Politics

Anti-free trade sentiment increases

Even before the debate over the Canada- EU free trade deal (CETA), Canada’s largest private sector trade union had come out strongly against another such deal. Unifor (Union for Canada) represents some 310,000 workers in Canada. It has been campaigning »