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May
22

OPSEU – 276 – Owen Sound Family Health Organization

The approximately 30 nurses, receptionists, and custodians in OPSEU Local 276 at the Family Health Organization have been on strike since May 22 over the low wages and unfair working conditions that prevent them from providing quality service and care to thousands of people and families. The employer has been using family members as scabs…

May
17

CUPE Local 5734 – Tentative Agreement Reached

UPDATE (June 6, 2018): Tentative agreement reached in Cornwall city workers’ strike On May 17, Picket lines went up and more than 230 Cornwall city workers began strike action, after Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the City of Cornwall failed to reach an agreement in contract negotiations. CUPE Local 5734, Local 234, and Local…

Apr
27

Unifor – 16-0 – COMPASS MINERALS CANADA CORP.

The company’s latest offer included a long list of concessions including reducing benefits, extending shift length, forced overtime, and weakening existing contracting-out provisions in the collective agreement. Unifor represents 348 miners in production, shipping, and maintenance. In February 2018, the union says the employer tried to mislead 48 laid off workers into accepting a severance…

Apr
27

OPSEU Local 216 – Arrell Youth Centre

On April 26, after demanding that the 60 members of OPSEU Local 216 take a significant cut to their health plan, the employer of Arrell Youth Centre locked out their workers, creating a chaotic situation. What’s at stake in this dispute? Health and safety. Youth justice workers are being bullied into accepting wholesale cuts to…

Apr
9

Unifor – 229 – Port Arthur Health Centre

About 65 employees, including those who work as appointment secretaries, medical aides and in medical records, walked off the job on April 9. The union has said key issues include precarious work contracts and low wages. All locals and members are encouraged to send a financial donation to assist the striking workers and keep the…

Mar
5

CUPE 3903 – Teaching Assistants, Contract Faculty, and Graduate Assistants

On Friday, March 2, Teaching Assistants, Contract Faculty, and Graduate Assistants voted to reject the “final offer” the employer had tabled the previous day. The membership then held another vote recommending that a strike begin on Monday. York University continues to refuse to resume negotiations. CUPE 3903 is humbly asking for any support from other…

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