USW members at Infinity Rubber in Toronto's Etobicoke neighbourhood have been walking the picket line for over two years, fighting their employer's demands for drastic wage and benefit cuts.
The union representing 6,800 Air Canada flight attendants is condemning the federal Conservative government’s unwarranted attack on their collective bargaining rights.
This is an extremely important ruling and demonstrates that no employer, regardless of how large or small, should believe they have the unmitigated right to destroy a worker's retirement security.
"It’s really regrettable that management has slammed the door shut on the prospect that the two sides can get together and work out an agreement."
We are prepared to return to negotiations at any time and anywhere management wants to meet provided they return with a fresh approach and a determination to reach a settlement.
The brutal anti-union bill is a rigged outcome against the union that leaves nothing for collective bargaining to accomplish.
Mr. Chopra has a major decision to make during the next few days.It's clear that the parties are still far apart because of CPC's demands for concessions and their refusal to address CUPW's proposals.
CAW President Ken Lewenza said the new agreement is an important achievement for the 3,800 CAW members at Air Canada, who resisted company demands for major pension concessions.
After more than seven months of difficult and frustrating negotiations, CUPW has initiated strike activity. Members of the Winnipeg local are the first postal workers to legally strike in 13 years.
UFCW lead council Paul Cavalluzzo noted that "the farm workers case unfortunately seems to have been lost in a larger political battle beyond their control.”