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Oct
22

Canadian Union of Postal Workers

For information about which locations are striking please click here: https://www.cupw.ca/en “Canada Post had the opportunity this weekend to stop any postal disruption on Monday, but instead, as they have for almost a year, they refused to talk about the issues that matter to our members,” says Mike Palecek, CUPW National President. “Our goal has…

Oct
16

ONA Local 014 – Thunder Bay Public Health Nurses

The Nurses ratified a new collective agreement on November 17. Read about it in the Thunder Bay news watch by clicking here. These 58 nurses are the lowest paid public health nurses in Ontario and they’re walking the picket line again today because they deserve a fair collective agreement that doesn’t set them back further.…

Jul
20

IATSE – Local 58

Update: November 15, 2018 IATSE Local 58 members vote in favour of ratifying contract with Exhibition Place to end four-month lockout Toronto, November 15, 2018 / – Members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 58 voted at a general meeting this morning in favour of ratifying a proposed contract with Exhibition…

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
28

Unifor 222 – Lear Ajax

Lear Ajax workers, members of Unifor 222 went on strike April 28, 2018. To find out more click here.

Apr
27

OPSEU Local 216 – Arrell Youth Centre

Update: August 22, 2018 – Hamilton youth facility workers vote in favour of contract, ending four month lockout HAMILTON – The four month lockout at the Arrell Youth Centre in Hamilton is over. The 60 members of OPSEU Local 216 have voted narrowly in favour of an agreement reached on Monday. “These youth correctional workers deserve…

Apr
27

Unifor – 16-0 – COMPASS MINERALS CANADA CORP.

Update: On July 16, 2018 Strike at Goderich mine ends after collective agreement ratified. For more information, click here. 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…

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…

Apr
6

Unifor 444 – Caesars Windsor casino workers

Since April 6, 2,300 workers employed by Caesars Windsor casino and represented by Unifor Local 444, have been walking the picket line over workload and respect. The strike was initiated after a majority of the workers rejected the tentative agreement reached. The striking workers include dealers, cooks, housekeepers and janitors. Amid the strike the union’s…

Mar
5

CUPE 2424 – Carleton University Administrative, technical, and library staff.

CUPE 2424 ratified a collective agreement on April 4, 2018, after a month on the picket line. Read the statement here. CUPE 2424 was on the picket lines at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, March 5. CUPE 2424 comprises Carleton University administrative, technical, and library staff. To read an open letter from the union to University…

Mar
5

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

UPDATE: On Saturday, November 17, 2018, the Unit 4 bargaining team met with York University representatives. After 4 hours of negotiations, the university made an offer to Unit 4. For more information, click here. UPDATE: 0n June 21 the CUPE 3903 at York Strike made history by becoming the longest post-secondary strike in Canadian History, at 109…

Dec
11

USW Local 9597 – ASAP Secured Inc.

Send solidarity messages of support to workers at ASAP Secured Inc., members of USW Local 9597 who have been locked out by the employer and join them on the picket line at 300 North Harbour Road West, Goderich, ON, Canada. This is the only security service job site in the community, so the members of USW…

Nov
7

Teamsters 419 – Ippolito Food Terminal Workers

UPDATE: These workers reached a tentative agreement on November 18, 2017. Ippolito Produce workers are on the picket line Monday to Friday from 2:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and Sunday from 5:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Please join them whenever you can. Workers are striking for: Better wages – wages have been stagnant for years…

Oct
16

OPSEU– 24 Colleges across Ontario

UPDATE: OPSEU Contract Faculty were legislated back to work. Read the press release here. To show solidarity with these workers, send a letter of support by clicking here. To read the OPSEU press release click here. Toronto – More than 12,000 Ontario public college faculty will be on the picket line rather than in their…

Oct
16

USW Local 2020 – Sudbury Counselling Centre

December 22, 2017 UPDATE: Congratulations to the Staff at the Sudbury Counselling Centre, members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2020, which ended 10 weeks on the picket line with the ratification of a new three-year collective agreement – just in time for the holidays. “These 12 women can go back to work in January with…

Oct
2

UNIFOR – Local 2458 – SOURCE Medical Laboratories of Windsor

  UPDATE: A tentative agreement was reached on October 19, 2017. 81 per cent voted in favour of the agreement on October 20. Read more here. Medical Laboratories of Windsor employees have been working without a contract since March, 2017. The workers did not make the decision to strike lightly. They care about the patients they…

Sep
28

LUFA-APPUL (Laurentian University Faculty Association) – Laurentian University

UPDATE: The new collective agreement was ratified on October 6, 2017. A tentative agreement was reached between the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA-APPUL) and the employer October 5. Click here to read more. — The Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA) has been working hard to negotiate a fair collective agreement that supports its members and…

Sep
17

Unifor – Local 88 – GM CAMI – Ingersoll

UPDATE: GM CAMI workers reached a tentative agreement with the employer on October 14. To read more click here. The 2,800 workers went on strike at the Ingersoll auto plant, their first strike in 25 years. Solidarity: Please visit the picket lines in Ingersoll.

Sep
12

Unite Here 75 – SOHO House

A solidarity march from the Renaissance Hotel Toronto Downtown to the Soho House Toronto, a TIFF hotspot, to hold a street theatre-style “red carpet” action to highlight the need for labour law reforms. 4:30pm – Rally at the Renaissance Toronto Downtown (1 Blue Jays Way, in the Rogers Centre) 5:30pm – March from Renaissance to…

Aug
10

Unifor – Northstar Aerospace – Milton

An ongoing fightback against a pension plan deficit which will result in a 24% reduction in monthly benefits for current and future retirees, Unifor Local 112 members. This would mean a cut of more than $200 a month (on average) for each retiree.

Jul
27

Teamsters – Local 419 – Swissport

UPDATE: October 15, Teamsters Local 419 ratified their tentative agreement with the employer. Read more here. Over 700 workers employed by Swissport handle baggage and cargo, tow planes, clean cabins, and perform flight operations tasks for over 30 airlines. They are on strike for wages, benefits, safety and respect at work.

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