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16:00 ET Unifor seeks conciliation after negotiations with SaskTel reach impasse

REGINA, March 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Unifor is seeking assistance from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service after weeks of unproductive talks...


13:51 ET McNeil government fails to ask people living in Cape Breton how they want their public health care services delivered

HALIFAX, March 25, 2019 /CNW/ - "Mounting public pressure on the McNeil government to address the health care crisis in Nova Scotia seems to be the...


07:00 ET Media advisory - Ontario long-term care staff at "breaking point;" new study and poll on workplace violence released Tuesday in Hamilton

HAMILTON, ON, March 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Two new reports that expose the high level of violence, abuse and harassment against staff working at Ontario...


06:30 ET OPSEU's Thomas: Ford is endangering Lake Erie with 'foolish' decision to move conservation officers inland

TORONTO, March 25, 2019 /CNW/ - The Ford government is opening up the Lake Erie fishery to destructive overfishing and poaching with its "foolish"...


Mar 22, 2019, 17:11 ET Increased daily care for residents must come with Ontario's new long-term care beds

TORONTO, MARCH 22, 2019 /CNW/ - While new long-term care beds announced by the provincial government today, are badly needed in Ontario, The Canadian ...


Mar 22, 2019, 14:28 ET Ford's alcohol overhaul would put profits before people: OPSEU

TORONTO, March 22, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is warning that a disastrous privatization of alcohol sales is looming with...


Mar 22, 2019, 13:18 ET Windsor-Essex County Nurses Ask: "Where's our Employer?"

Employer is Not Returning to Bargaining WINDSOR-ESSEX COUNTY, ON, March 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The more than 80 Nurse Practitioners, Public Health Nurses...


Mar 22, 2019, 10:15 ET No USMCA Ratification Unless Tariffs, Quotas Rejected Outright: Steelworkers

United Steelworkers leaders visit Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region to demand firm stand from federal government. ALMA, QC, March 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The...


Mar 22, 2019, 09:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory: After three years of Phoenix, Federal government workers in Victoria rally, call on Prime Minister to move quickly at the bargaining table and to do more to solve pay problems/

VICTORIA, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - On March 22, just over three years after the roll out of the disastrous Phoenix payroll system, union members in...


Mar 21, 2019, 18:00 ET Media Advisory: After three years of Phoenix, Federal government workers in Victoria rally, call on Prime Minister to move quickly at the bargaining table and to do more to solve pay problems

VICTORIA, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - On March 22, just over three years after the roll out of the disastrous Phoenix payroll system, union members in...


Mar 21, 2019, 17:01 ET Long-time City of Calgary foreman elected new president of CUPE Alberta

LETHBRIDGE, AB, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Delegates at CUPE Alberta's annual convention elected Rory Gill to be their new provincial president,...


Mar 21, 2019, 14:05 ET Minister of Mean autism program 'enhancements' still leave parents adrift: OPSEU's Thomas

TORONTO, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Minister of Children, Community and Social Services Lisa MacLeod's...


Mar 21, 2019, 11:53 ET CUPE declares impasse in talks with Town of Placentia

ST. JOHN'S, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Negotiations between the Town of Placentia and municipal employees represented by CUPE Local 1761 have reached an...


Mar 21, 2019, 11:15 ET Steelworkers Submit Counter-Proposal in 14-Month ABI Lockout

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QC, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers union presented a counter-proposal to management of the ABI aluminum smelter today ...


Mar 21, 2019, 08:30 ET New Cross-Canada Network Launches Today to Fight Racism and Xenophobia

OTTAWA, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - The Migrant Rights Network, a new cross-Canada alliance to demand pro-migrant, anti-racist laws and policies,...


Mar 20, 2019, 17:58 ET Saskatchewan budget does nothing for workers says Unifor

REGINA, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - The tired Saskatchewan Party government of Scott Moe continues to do nothing for Saskatchewan families with its...


Mar 20, 2019, 16:00 ET Media Advisory - Striking Health Unit Nurses Continue to Give Back: Nurses Hold Blood Drive Tomorrow

WINDSOR-ESSEX COUNTY, ON, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Striking nurses with Windsor-Essex County Health Unit continue to give back to the community even...


Mar 20, 2019, 09:00 ET Media Advisory - No USMCA Ratification Unless Tariffs, Quotas Rejected Outright: Steelworkers

United Steelworkers leaders to visit Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Canada's largest aluminum-production region, to call for political support of key...


Mar 20, 2019, 05:45 ET Windsor-Essex County Public Health Nurses Voice Their Concerns for Patient Care

Nurses launch new radio ads, stress the need for public health services to be restored WINDSOR, ON, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Radio ads featuring...


Mar 19, 2019, 19:14 ET Government Fails to Deliver on Universal Pharmacare, Retiree Bankruptcy Protection and More - United Steelworkers

OTTAWA, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - The Liberal government's budget has failed Canadians by not committing to a single-payer pharmacare plan that is...


Mar 19, 2019, 18:22 ET Federal budget sets right path but needs to go further: Unifor

OTTAWA, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Unifor welcomes new job training initiatives in the federal budget but further action is needed to help the unemployed ...


Mar 19, 2019, 17:18 ET Staffing shortages affect ambulance service levels across B.C.

VANCOUVER, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - The Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC (APBC) are raising concerns over staffing shortages...


Mar 19, 2019, 16:43 ET Last Liberal budget underdelivers when Canadians need help most

OTTAWA, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's largest union says the Liberal government's final budget before the October election fails to give Canadians...


Mar 19, 2019, 15:42 ET Unifor in talks with GM to save jobs in Oshawa

TORONTO, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Unifor officials, including National President Jerry Dias, met today with senior General Motors officials to find...


Mar 19, 2019, 14:28 ET Thomas to Conservative MPPs: Are you for the people, or are you for the 'Friends of Ford'?

TORONTO, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - In the wake of allegations that Doug Ford and his senior advisors are profiting from potentially "illegal" lobbying,...