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TTC Supports the Right to Strike!

Well, here’s something you don’t see all that often anymore.  While the City of Toronto explores the idea of designating the TTC (public transit authority) an “essential service”, the employer…

New Collective Agreement at Wal-Mart

UPDATE Thanks to Stephanie Bernstein, U. Quebec at Montreal, for passing along the award in the Wal-mart interest arbitration.  Stephanie points out an interesting aspect of the decision, which is the…

Neutrality Agreements in Canada

‘Neutrality agreements’ have been used by American unions since the 1970s as a means of improving the probability of union organizing success.  These are privately bargained contracts that define the…

Wal-Mart Store Closing is Off to the Supremes

The Supreme Court of Canada granted leave yesterdayto hear two appeals from the Quebec Court of Appeal involving the decision of Wal-Mart to close a store in Saguenay, Que. several years ago after…

Real Pleadings: Fraser v. Ontario (the agricultural workers’ Charter Challenge)

Here’s another installment of “Real Life Pleadings”.  This time, the Court of Appeal case involving Fraser v. Ontario. In May, we noted that the arguments had been made in the…

Plant Closing, Bankruptcies, and Workers’ Claims

There is a story in the Star today about another plant closing, this one at Progressive Moulded Products in Vaughan. The workers have set up a picket line and are…

Pleadings: Wal-Mart Canada v. USWA

Here’s the second installment of “Real Life Pleadings”. It involves the famous walmart-canada case in Windsor, which led to the first certified Walmart store in the world. If you recall,…

The G.M. Damages Argument

It appears that nothing much happened today in the court in terms of G.M.’s argument for damages resulting from the CAW protest picket line.  Recall we noted in an earlier…

The Vote versus Card-Check Debate Again: Saskatchewan

The Saskatechewan Party, following on the heals of Mike Harris’s Conservative Party in Ontario and Gordon Campbell’s Liberal Party in B.C., intend to make significant changes to provincial labour laws. …

The G.M. Injunction Decision

Justice Salmers issued his decision in the G.M. injunction on June 13th.  Here it is.  It’s an interesting decision. Ultimately, G.M. gets its injunction, because the court believed the company and…