The bargaining climate has worsened considerably since the federal budget, which slashes the size of the public service.
Canada's governments are among the worst offenders when it comes to legislating striking workers back to work. Since 1982 more complaints have been made against Canada than any other country.
Members of Local 79 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees came out in historic numbers to vote for a strike mandate, providing their bargaining team with greater leverage in negotiations.
B.C. teachers reacted with incredulity to a report that the Ministry of Education intends to pay some teachers more than others, depending on their class sizes.
Bill 22 impacts all workers, when the right to free collective bargaining is under attack, all unions will stand together to defend that right.
Teachers have been involved in job action since September. This means we are doing what we love -- teaching. But we are making no progress at the bargaining table.
Speaking at the Surrey Day of Action, I shared some of my analysis of the B.C. Budget and debunked myths around the economic context in which the B.C. teachers' bargaining process is taking place.
Next Monday, March 5, teachers across British Columbia will begin a legal three-day full-scale withdrawal of services, as permitted under the Labour Relations Board interim essential services order.
Over 1,500 Zellers employees who are members of the UFCW have ratified a three-year union contract. Four of the Zellers stores covered by the collective agreement will be converting to Target.
A new documentary released by the New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees provides an inside look at the 38-day lockout of workers at Moosehead Breweries in winter 2011.