Federal public sector unions are joining forces to challenge an unprecedented assault on collective bargaining and workplace health and safety by the Conservative government.
After a grueling 29 hours past the strike deadline on July 24, the bargaining committee of CAW Local 2301 reached a collective agreement with Rio Tinto Alcan in the northern community of Kitimat, B.C.
The recently released OECD Employment Outlook has an interesting chapter on the sharp decline of labour's share of national income in virtually all OECD countries over the past 30 years.
BCGEU created this handy infographic and video to help explain how the bargaining process works for public sector unions.
Excellon's decision to withdraw prior to dialogue represents a significant missed opportunity to build deeper understanding of the issues and enhance reputation and risk management.
Job security and expanded employment opportunities are the main focus as bargaining resumes with health employers.
The two-year agreement protects wages and health benefits, expands options for workers during restructuring, and provides increases for targeted job categories.