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June 4, 2015
Kitimat labour dispute

Kitimat Labour Dispute Could End With Agreement

A deal to end the 12-week old strike in Kitimat could be near, says the union representing 127 workers at the District. Unifor says that it is eager to negotiate an end to the strike but language agreed to previously has been taken off of the table. “As long as the District’s bargaining team doesn’t run us in circles, I think we’re close to a deal,” said Scott Doherty, an Assistant to the National President with Unifor. “But […]
June 4, 2015
Victoria-Harbor

Victoria Coast Guard Base Experiences Major Outages

Communication outages over the last 24 hours at the Victoria Marine Communication and Traffic Services (MCTS) centre underscores the threat to safety posed by federal coast guard cuts, says the union representing coast guard communication officers. During outages, coast guard officers cannot respond to distress calls or provide ship traffic advisories. The Victoria base is now responsible for most of the inside passage’s radio traffic after the Vancouver communication base was closed on May 6, 2015. “The Harper […]
May 25, 2015
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Auto Parts Workers Build Solidarity

In meetings across Ontario this month, Unifor auto parts locals are working together, building solidarity and discussing bargaining strategies in hopes of improving their collective agreements in the next rounds of negotiations. “The people in this room have the answers,” Unifor Ontario Region Director Katha Fortier told the May 5 meeting in Kitchener. The meetings – also in London, Windsor, Oshawa and Brampton – are seeking shop-floor ideas on how to build solidarity and stronger collective agreements within […]
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