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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    facing 2015 will be no exception Here are some key thrusts of the coming year Categories Latest Labour News ONA News Read the December Board Highlights here Ontario Nurses Association Tue 2015 01 06 00 00 The December 2014 Board of Director highlights are now available Please download and read about ONA s current priorities the E Store and Wear White campaign key decisions that affect the membership and much more Categories Latest Labour News India 5 day strike in Coal India starts today LabourStart Mon 2015 01 05 19 00 LabourStart headline Source TNN Categories Latest Labour News China From student leader to China labour rights defender a profile of Lin Dong LabourStart Mon 2015 01 05 19 00 LabourStart headline Source USI Categories Latest Labour News MEDIA RELEASE Education Workers Deserve a Fair Collective Agreement SEIU West Mon 2015 01 05 17 02 January 5 2015 For Immediate Release Education Workers Deserve a Fair Collective Agreement Moose Jaw Approximately 300 SEIU West members who work in the South East Cornerstone School Division SECSD have provided a strike mandate in support of their Categories Latest Labour News RMH Drive Ends January 30th University of Western Ontario Staff Association Mon 2015 01 05 15 41 Welcome back UWOSA We hope everyone had a relaxing holiday This is just a reminder that our collection for Ronald McDonald House of Southwestern Ontario is still going Please drop off donations to your area steward or the UWOSA office until January 30th The list of requested items is available on the blog post of Dec 8th Thanks for your generosity Boun Thai Vice President Categories Latest Labour News President s Message Infection Control Measures Immunize or Mask policy SEIU West Mon 2015 01 05 13 13 In the last several weeks the health regions and affiliates adopted the Immunize or Mask policy aimed at increasing immunization rates during this flu season The policy was drafted by the Ministry of Health in consultation with the Provincial Chief Categories Latest Labour News Jazz Technical Services Election notice District Chairperson D716 Unifor Local 2002 Mon 2015 01 05 12 00 To Local 2002 Members Jazz Technical Services D716 From Unifor Local 2002 Subject Election for the following position s District Chairperson NOTICE OF WRIT FOR ELECTION This notice is to advise all members of Unifor Local 2002 that in accordance with the Bylaws of Unifor Local 2002 an election will take place for the above mentioned position s The term of office for all elected officers of Unifor Local 2002 except for bargaining committees is three 3 years and begins on the first day of the month following the election Bylaws Article 4 1 06 Vacancies filled during the term of office shall not exceed the original three 3 year term ending October 31 2014 Bylaws Article 4 1 08 Any member in good standing may run for election for the position by submitting a completed nomination form to the Unifor Local 2002 office via Fax 905

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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    Americans have enjoyed since the passage of the Fair Labor Standards Act Meghan Finegan 617 283 8597 Meghan Finegan seiu org Categories Latest Labour News Palestine Gaza civil servants to strike today LabourStart Tue 2014 12 30 19 00 LabourStart headline Source Worldbulletin News Categories Latest Labour News A tip of the hat to Prof Piketty Broadbent Institute Mon 2014 12 29 13 00 David Foot and Daniel Stoffman The Globe and Mail It s rare for a book on economics to become a bestseller It s even rarer for a book by a hitherto unknown economist to reset the discussion among economists and policy makers over a vitally important economic issue But that s what French economist Thomas Piketty did with the publication earlier this year of his 700 page tome Capital in the Twenty first Tags BI in the News wealth gap income inequality Categories Latest Labour News 2014 Year in Review SEIU West Mon 2014 12 29 10 01 Every year SEIU West works diligently to engage our members and advance their voices within their workplaces and communities In our year in review we provide some highlights as to what we have accomplished in 2014 Purple Works SEIU West introduced the Categories Latest Labour News Palestine Hamas warns 42 000 unpaid Gaza staff could take to streets LabourStart Sat 2014 12 27 19 00 LabourStart headline Source AlJazeera Categories Latest Labour News Iran Labour Activist Behnam Ebrahimzadeh On Hunger Strike LabourStart Sat 2014 12 27 19 00 LabourStart headline Source UID DER Categories Latest Labour News Workers need a New Year s raise Broadbent Institute Sat 2014 12 27 09 00 Wages in Canada and the other advanced economies are about as flat as left over champagne in the glass on New Year s Day This poses a major threat to a sustained economic recovery During the four years from 2009 through 2013 average hourly wages adjusted for inflation rose by a grand total of just 2 3 or by about one half of 1 per year Real wages rose by a total of only 0 9 in Ontario and 1 1 in Quebec over those four years though by a healthier but still unimpressive 4 8 in Alberta It seems that 2014 will turn out to be a year in which real wages fell Tags economy minimum wage living wage labour unions Categories Latest Labour News USA The devalued American worker The past three recessions sparked a chain reaction of layoffs and lower pay LabourStart Thu 2014 12 25 19 00 LabourStart headline Source Washington Post Categories Latest Labour News Global 10 New Year s resolutions to prevent modern slavery LabourStart Wed 2014 12 24 19 00 LabourStart headline Source Guardian Categories Latest Labour News BCGEU wants independent third party to decide on remedy for unjustified Ministry of Health firings NUPGE Wed 2014 12 24 16 53 Government must ensure our members are never again subjected to deeply flawed investigations that lead to unfair firings says

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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    2002 Categories Latest Labour News Bangladesh Union Leaders Attacked at Bangladesh Garment Factories Investigations Show LabourStart Mon 2014 12 22 19 00 LabourStart headline Source NY Times Categories Latest Labour News Statement from SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry SEIU Press Releases Mon 2014 12 22 15 34 On behalf of the 2 million members of the Service Employees International Union I extend thoughts and prayers to the families of New York Police Department officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos who were senselessly shot and killed as well as to the young woman injured by the same shooter Beau Boughamer beau boughamer seiu org 202 765 9143 Categories Latest Labour News Holiday Closures The Professional Employees Union of BC Mon 2014 12 22 12 48 Date Mon 2014 12 22 The following office closures are in effect this holiday season The PEA office will be closed at noon on Wednesday December 24 and re open at 8 30 a m on Monday December 29 The PEA office will be closed at 2 00 p m on Wednesday December 31 and re open at 8 30 a m on Friday January 2 Categories Latest Labour News The Human Factor and the Holidays Save Canada Post Bulletin 34 CUPW Mon 2014 12 22 12 00 A member of the Sherbrooke Local created the website A Human Factor to help fight Canada Post s service cuts and job cuts The site enables visitors to post their own comments and stories in support of public postal service The site also has resources debunking the myths that support Canada Post s agenda and a calendar of campaign events Visit www facteurhumain ca Categories Latest Labour News Disappointing B C report fails to address violence in prisons safety concerns in community corrections NUPGE Mon 2014 12 22 11 02 Report from B C government intended to look at escalating violence in province s prisons and community corrections falls short of goals Categories Latest Labour News SGEU proposes province curtails consultants not public service workers NUPGE Mon 2014 12 22 10 54 Saskatchewan s Provincial Auditor finds extensive use of consultants in government SGEU urges province to curtail their use Categories Latest Labour News Manitoba Liquor Workers ratify new agreement NUPGE Mon 2014 12 22 10 45 Solidarity of members helps bargaining committee push back on concessions Categories Latest Labour News Hong Kong Police charge HKCTU leader for organising OccupyHK illegal assembly LabourStart Sun 2014 12 21 19 00 LabourStart headline Source HKCTU Categories Latest Labour News China Santa s real workshop the town in China that makes the world s Christmas decorations LabourStart Sun 2014 12 21 19 00 LabourStart headline Source Guardian Categories Latest Labour News France Unions call for strike at Amazon from Monday LabourStart Sat 2014 12 20 19 00 LabourStart headline Source RFI Categories Latest Labour News Germany Amazon workers extend strike until Christmas Eve LabourStart Sat 2014 12 20 19 00 LabourStart headline Source Reuters Categories Latest Labour News Global ITUC

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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    the Act drastically reduces the number of MGEU members required to register Categories Latest Labour News Can t Cut This SE Cornerstone Education Workers Need YOUR Support SEIU West Wed 2015 04 01 15 38 The South East Cornerstone School Division has proposed a collective agreement with general wage increases below the cost of living average for the province Based on this disrespectful offer approximately 300 SEIU West members who work in the South East Cornerstone School Division have Categories Latest Labour News Unnecessary delays making overcrowding in corrections worse in Saskatchewan NUPGE Wed 2015 04 01 14 50 Crowded conditions lead to increased tensions and more violence This is a safety issue for workers and inmates Bob Bymoen SGEU President Categories Latest Labour News Savoie Appointed Grand Lodge Auditor IAMAW Wed 2015 04 01 14 34 Robert Savoie Tweet Categories Latest Labour News UWOSA Statement and Feedback Survey re Salary Disclosure of Western s President University of Western Ontario Staff Association Wed 2015 04 01 14 33 Dear UWOSA members For years UWOSA has been hearing the administration talk about budget constraints and has seen the effects of this in our workplace UWOSA members faced many layoffs in 2009 when Chakma s contract was signed and again in 2014 when the double payment to Chakma was made We are the front line workers delivering the best student experience at Western but are increasingly asked to do more and more with less and less The average UWOSA member earns about 44 000 per year not even 10 of Chakma s usual non double payment salary Many support their families on this income and some have taken second jobs to make ends meet As a direct result of budget constraints the administration has laid off many employees while the number of students and tuition rates have increased In 2010 and 2013 we endured lengthy and difficult rounds of collective bargaining to achieve minimal wage increases Meanwhile Amit Chakma was paid nearly a million dollars in 2014 At UWOSA s Annual General Meeting on Thursday April 9 at 12 00pm in SSC 2050 we will hold a vote of non confidence similar to that held by UWOFA In the meantime we are asking UWOSA members to provide us with their reactions to the news of Chakma s double payment and how specifically the budgetary constraints have affected their work and their lives The survey link is here https www surveymonkey com r C3CKPGL All responses to this survey are anonymous To ensure anonymity you may refrain from including identifying details about yourself or your workplace We will share some of the feedback that we receive at our Annual General Meeting before the vote of non confidence We will continue to work with the other labour groups on campus to work toward making Western s Board of Governors accountable to and representative of the Western community Karen Foullong President UWOSA ext 85041 karen uwosa ca Categories Latest Labour News Find out how education

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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union UFCW online at www ufcw org We are 1 3 million families standing together to build an economy that every hard working family deserves www facebook com UFCWinternational UFCW Categories Latest Labour News UFCW activists attend 2015 Progress Summit in Ottawa UFCW Canada Tue 2015 03 31 15 20 Ottawa March 31 2015 UFCW Canada activists joined more than 800 labour and social justice allies from across Canada and the United States for the second annual Progress Summit held in Ottawa from March 26 to 28 Categories Latest Labour News Machinists Solidarity Supreme in Peter Baljet Agreement IAMAW Tue 2015 03 31 15 12 Tuesday March 31 2015 For Immediate Release Duncan BC Group solidarity is something every union strives for when organizing workers and negotiating their first collective agreement The IAM has that and more with the new members at Peter Baljet Chevrolet Buick GMC on Vancouver Island Tweet Categories Latest Labour News MEDIA RELEASE Canada s Health Accord A Necessary Bond for Medicare SEIU West Tue 2015 03 31 14 55 For Immediate Release March 31 2015 Saskatoon Members and leaders of the Service Employees International Union West SEIU West once again join the voices of many for the federal government to recommit to public health care by renewing the Categories Latest Labour News UWOSA AGM Updated Agenda for April 9th University of Western Ontario Staff Association Tue 2015 03 31 13 59 To all UWOSA members Following is the notice and updated agenda for the 2015 Annual General Meeting The documents accompanying the agenda can be found under the Member Area link on the UWOSA website www uwosa ca You must be logged into the website in order to access the Member Area If you cannot log in or would like paper copies of the agenda and documents please contact Mary Hay at ext 85089 or mary hay uwosa ca THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO STAFF ASSOCIATION NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Thursday April 9 2014 Social Science Centre Rom 2050 12 00 to 2 00 pm AGENDA 1 Approval of the Agenda 2 Approval of the Minutes of the General Meeting held December 4 2014 3 Business Arising out of the Minutes 4 President s Report Karen Foullong 5 Report of the Treasurer Rob Fournier a Presentation of the Proposed 2015 2016 Budget for Approval b Appointment of the Auditor for the 2014 2015 Financial Statements 6 Reports of Other Officers a Non Confidence Vote John Critchley 7 Reports of Standing Committees 8 Reports of Special Committees 9 Any Unfinished Business from Previous Meetings 10 New Business 11 Adjournment Please bring your Western ID card to gain admittance to the meeting You are entitled to two hours away from work including your regularly scheduled meal period to attend this meeting In addition if you work away from main campus you are entitled to up to one hour of additional time for travel This time does not need to

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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    March 30 2015 UFCW Canada Local 500 members at Marché Leblanc in Mont Laurier Quebec have overwhelmingly ratified a new collective agreement Categories Latest Labour News Time to pay up for Rana Plaza victims UFCW Canada Mon 2015 03 30 11 16 Toronto March 30 2015 UFCW Canada is calling on all activists to step up the pressure on certain global brands that have yet to provide adequate payments to a Rana Plaza victims compensation fund Categories Latest Labour News Conservatives pushed to accept amendments to secret police bill NUPGE Mon 2015 03 30 07 27 The growing opposition of Canadians to Bill C 51 the secret police legislation has forced the Conservative government to accept some amendments Canadians must keep up the pressure Categories Latest Labour News Thousands of contractors missing from Ontario s Sunshine List NUPGE Mon 2015 03 30 06 49 Another aspect of the lack of transparency over Ontario government s use of private contractors Categories Latest Labour News NAFTA ruling allows companies to seek damages for possible breaches of Canadian law NUPGE Mon 2015 03 30 06 32 These agreements have included a clause giving individual companies the right to challenge the decisions of democratically elected governments in ways that citizens themselves don t have Commentary by Larry Brown National Secretary Treasurer National Union of Public and General Employees NUPGE Categories Latest Labour News Prentice budget not only blames Albertans it gives them the bill NUPGE Mon 2015 03 30 06 01 New Alberta budget makes further cuts to a health care system that is still suffering from the 2013 budget cuts Categories Latest Labour News Aeroplan D104 election notice Bargaining Committee Member Non Standing Unifor Local 2002 Mon 2015 03 30 02 05 To Local 2002 Members Aeroplan D104 From Unifor Local 2002 Subject Election for the following position s Bargaining Committee Member Non Standing NOTICE OF WRIT FOR ELECTION This notice is to advise all members of Unifor Local 2002 that in accordance with the Bylaws of Unifor Local 2002 an election will take place for the above mentioned position s The Bargaining Committee shall assume office immediately following completion of the election The term of office ends April 30 2018 Any member in good standing may run for election for the position by submitting a completed nomination form to the Unifor Local 2002 office via Fax 905 678 0100 or 1 866 635 5956 Email admin2 unifor2002 org Candidates may submit a Statement of Qualifications Read the Candidate Statement Guidelines for details Nominations must be received no later than NOON EST on 13 April 2015 Nominees MUST confirm that the nomination was received by calling the Local s office 905 678 1551 or 1 888 226 8885 All candidates shall be able to withdraw their nomination no later than NOON EST on 17 April 2015 Deadline for nominations NOON EST 13 April 2015 ADOBE ACROBAT READER IS REQUIRED TO VIEW THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT ELECTION BINDER Aeroplan D104 Bargaining Committee Member Non Standing

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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    authority and expertise to make key decisions in the coming days The Bargaining Committee will be meeting with the company through the weekend This week the company and the union exchanged monetary proposals for consideration Over the next few days the Committee will be spending long hours to continue to negotiate an agreement that makes improvements for all of our members The Committee is making some progress on the issue of shift trades and are able to report that the implementation date for positive pay has been delayed beyond April 1 In solidarity Your Air Canada Bargaining Committee Veronica Kelly Pacific region Joanne Goulet Western region Frances Galambosy Chairperson Central region Benoit Lapointe Eastern region Tammy Moore Atlantic region Cheryl Robinson Local 2002 President Leslie Dias National Representative Connect with Unifor 2002 on social media 15 03 27 Air Canada notes from negotes HTML en txt Categories Latest Labour News NSGEU launches radio ad campaign NUPGE Fri 2015 03 27 09 39 NSGEU NUPGE is running radio ads to help inform Nova Scotians what is at stake with the government s cuts to public services Categories Latest Labour News Members at HyLife Foods achieve new deal UFCW 832 UFCW Canada Fri 2015 03 27 09 20 Neepawa Man March 27 2015 UFCW Local 832 members at HyLife Foods in Neepawa Manitoba have overwhelmingly ratified a new five year collective agreement Categories Latest Labour News More young Canadians back a progressive agenda than older Canadians New study of massive dataset Broadbent Institute Fri 2015 03 27 08 00 Findings released at Progress Summit 2015 raise question of how youth vote could change election result OTTAWA More than older Canadians younger Canadians support increases in taxes tied to better public services prioritize environmental protection over economic growth support more spending on health and education and want an activist government that creates jobs according to a new study Could a Progressive Platform Capture Canada s Youth Vote is authored by University of Saskatchewan political scientist David McGrane and published Tags News Releases youth democratic renewal Categories Latest Labour News Global Open Online Course on Workers Rights in a Global Economy LabourStart Thu 2015 03 26 20 00 LabourStart headline Source Global Labour University Categories Latest Labour News Unifor demonstration in support of Servisair workers Unifor Local 2002 Thu 2015 03 26 19 00 On Wednesday March 25 Unifor activists participated in a mass demonstration at the Greater Toronto Airport Authority headquarters Activists from as far as Windsor and Oshawa attended to protest the unfair termination of 282 Servisair workers who service passengers with special needs at Pearson Airport These workers are the casualties of contract flipping a process that occurs every three years when the airport authority offers service contracts up for tender When the contract is awarded to a new provider the existing employees have no protection or successor rights GTAA s despicable practice of contract flipping plays havoc with workers lives says Local 2002 President Cheryl Robinson People are not disposable

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  • Latest Labour News | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    Broadbent Institute Wed 2015 03 25 08 35 MEDIA ADVISORY Sold out prgrs15 bringing together leading thinkers policy experts and organizers in key election year OTTAWA Media are invited to Progress Summit 2015 from March 26 Tags News Releases progress summit Categories Latest Labour News Keep our services public NUPGE Wed 2015 03 25 04 54 Public services are vital to strong communities Find out how you can help protect and improve them Visit Whatwillyoulose ca for more information Categories Latest Labour News Swaziland Remembering Swaziland s prisoners of conscience after one year LabourStart Tue 2015 03 24 20 00 LabourStart headline Source Equal Times Categories Latest Labour News Indonesia Massive slavery uncovered in global fishing industry LabourStart Tue 2015 03 24 20 00 LabourStart headline Source AP Categories Latest Labour News Prairie Mountain Interlake and Dr Gendreau members ratify amended Heath Care Support Services agreement Manitoba Government General Employees Union Tue 2015 03 24 19 11 The bargaining units that had voted down the HCSS Central Table tentative agreement Prairie Mountain HCSS Interlake Eastern HCSS and Dr Gendreau have all voted to accept an amended final offer Categories Latest Labour News Servisair District 418 bargaining update Unifor Local 2002 Tue 2015 03 24 10 56 Since bargaining for District 418 reconvened on March 10 your union the company and a federally appointed conciliator have been meeting steadily The collective agreement for approximately 250 Servisair members who work as customer service agents at Montreal s Trudeau Airport expired February 2014 Since bargaining commenced nearly a year ago the goal of the committee has been to reach a tentative agreement that makes progress for our members This is proving extremely difficult as the employer wants to make drastic changes to the existing contract In spite of this your committee remains focused on our agenda and is optimistic that we will reach an agreement in the near future We will continue to keep you informed In solidarity Your District 418 Bargaining committee Filomena Bruno Guyllaume Brun Corinne Comeau Melanie Da Silva Theresa Amicarelli Local 2002 Assistant to the President Josee Genois Local 2002 Assistant to the President Cheryl Robinson Local 2002 President Leslie Dias Unifor National Representative Categories Latest Labour News Calgary Quest Society workers join the union UFCW 401 UFCW Canada Tue 2015 03 24 10 45 Calgary March 25 2015 UFCW Canada Local 401 is proud to welcome workers at Calgary Quest Society as the newest members of the Local Union Categories Latest Labour News Massachusetts Vermont and New York Co op Workers Gather for First Ever Co op Worker Summit UFCW Press Releases Tue 2015 03 24 10 22 Workers meet to discuss future of co ops and the food industry Charlemont Mass Dozens of co op workers from three states and representing six both worker and member owned co ops met Saturday at the first ever regional co op workers summit The event hosted by United Food and Commercial Workers UFCW Local 1459 was the first of its

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