Back in Business: B.C. port activities resume as tentative agreement is met

Vancouver, British Columba — Operations have resumed as normal at B.C. ports, following a tentative agreement between the port worker’s association and the workers’ union. The strike lasted 13 days–any longer and analysts were worried it would impede any progress made since COVID froze up international supply chains. Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association President Flavio Volpe […]

Woes in Windsor: Strike deadline looms for ElringKlinger plant

Windsor, Ontario — The union representing workers at the Windsor Assembly Plant is currently bargaining with management at a Leamington auto parts plant, with just hours to go before the strike deadline. Unifor Local 444 is trying to avoid a strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. Saturday with the ElringKlinger plant — which employs 130 workers. No deal […]

Trouble at the Docks: Auto industry braces for potential strike at Port of Montreal

Montreal, Quebec — A dispute among dockworkers and their employers at the Port of Montreal could see yet another tie-up in the Canadian auto industry’s course for clear waters, following a pandemic that brought sales to new depths. The call is for better schedules among the longshoremen of the Port of Montreal, who voted overwhelmingly […]

Windsor Woes: Stellantis Windsor labour dispute continues

Windsor, Ontario — Workers involved in a labour dispute which threatened to close the Stellantis assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario (formerly FCA) have returned to work as negotiators continue trying to resolve a contractor issue, a recent media report said. “Former AWC Unifor workers back on the job as Stellantis and Unifor continue discussions. Regular […]

Ontario college strike ‘should not affect’ apprenticeship programs

College strike, classroom

By Tom Davis Peterborough, Ontario — October 16, 2017 — More than 12,000 faculty members of Ontario’s 24 public colleges are currently on strike after negotiations between the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and the College Employer Council (CEC) failed on Sunday. The Chair of the union bargaining team, J.P. Hornick, said it had […]