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ATI lockout of Steelworkers illegal, labor relations board says

The lockout of more than 2,200 union workers by Allegheny Technologies Inc. was illegal, federal labor officials said Friday, setting the stage for proceedings that could push the two sides to resolve their contentious labor dispute.

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This Tory attack on unions should remind us how much we need them

picketing will be criminalised, employers will be allowed to hire agency staff to replace striking workers and the financial links between unions and the labour party are to be eroded, with members being asked to opt-in to a party political allegiance.

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Alberta court strikes down labour laws that take away right to strike

An Alberta court has struck down two provincial labour laws that took away the right to strike for thousands of public sector workers.

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Daphne Bramham: B.C. continues its massive restructuring of public education

A blunt reading of the B.C. government’s plan for public education is this: Impoverish it, neuter critics (including teachers and elected school trustees) and centralize control.

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CP Rail will use management to maintain 100 per cent capacity in event of another strike: Harrison

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.’s practice of training managers to drive and load trains means the company will be able to operate without a hitch in the event of a future rail strike, said CEO Hunter Harrison on Wednesday.

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CN Rail headed for Monday lockout after union rejects binding arbitration

Canadian National Railway says it will lock out almost 5,000 of its employees Monday night amid a deadlock in contract talks.

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Teamsters Rail members vote 93% in favour of strike action if necessary to achieve a negotiated contract…

Today the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) members employed as Locomotive Engineers, Conductors, Trainmen and Yardmen throughout Canada has provided their National Bargaining Committee with a resounding demonstration of support.

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National Oil Bargaining Talks Break Down: USW Calls for Work Stoppage at Nine Oil Refineries, Plants

“Shell refused to provide us with a counter-offer and left the bargaining table,” said USW International President Leo W. Gerard. “We had no choice but to give notice of a work stoppage.”

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U.S. Steelworkers to Reject Oil Companies’ First Offer

United Steelworkers leaders, representing employees at about two-thirds of U.S. refineries, instructed members to reject the first three-year contract proposed by companies on Friday, describing the offer as “offensive.”

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Unifor local that does safety, maintenance for CP Rail votes to strike if needed

One of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.’s unions has voted in favour of a strike if the two sides can’t reach agreement on a new contract.

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