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The Canadian Progressive: New Leadership Team Proposed for Unifor

The CAW and CEP have created a team of union leaders proposed to lead Unifor, Canada’s new super union, after its founding convention on September 1.

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The Canadian Progressive: CAW concerned about worsening conditions for school bus drivers

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: The Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) says it’s concerned about school bus provider Stock Transportation’s plan to push down wages and other working conditions. In a press release issued last week, CAW said the plan would result in worsening conditions for Toronto elementary and secondary school bus drivers. . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: CAW concerned about worsening conditions for school bus drivers

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Dynamex

By: Canadian Auto Workers Union | Press Release: VANCOUVER, April 2, 2013 – The Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) has reached and signed a tentative agreement with Dynamex, a division of Montreal-based transportation conglomerate TransForce Inc. (TFI-T). CAW Local 114 represents 240 workers at one of the largest bargaining units at Dynamex covering Vancouver and . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Dynamex

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: CAW Owned and Operated Wind Turbine Begins Operation in Port Elgin, ON

By: Canadian Auto Workers Union | Press Release PORT ELGIN, ON – A CAW owned and operated wind turbine started operating today generating clean wind energy to the electrical grid in Port Elgin, Ontario. “This is an important day as the start-up of this wind turbine marks an environmental milestone for our union […]

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The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Federal Budget 2013 missed opportunity for the economy and services: PSAC

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: The Harper Conservatives’ 2013 federal budget is a ”missed opportunity for the economy and services”, says the Public Service Alliance of Canada. PSAC says austerity measures hurt Canadians, urges the government to reverse course. This press release: The union representing most federal government workers in Canada says that . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Federal Budget 2013 missed opportunity for the economy and services: PSAC

The Canadian Progressive: Federal Budget 2013 Must Focus on Job Creation, Not Cutbacks, CAW Says

By: Canadian Auto Workers Union | Press Release TORONTO – The CAW is calling on federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty to focus on job creation, not more spending cutbacks in his 2013 budget, to be unveiled tomorrow. “Canada’s public debt is small, relative to past history and to the debt problems faced in other […]

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Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: CAW Sets Sights on National Auto Policy as Chrysler Deal Ratifies

CAW members at Chrysler have approved a new collective agreement, voting 90 per cent in favour of ratification. Voting took place at a series of ratification meetings held Saturday September 29 and Sunday September 30 in Windsor, Brampton and Etobicoke, Ontario. The contract with Chrysler follows the pattern deal set with Ford on September 17, . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: CAW Sets Sights on National Auto Policy as Chrysler Deal Ratifies

Canadian Progressive: Ottawa Labour Day Event: POSTER

Event sponsored by the Ottawa and District Labour Council (ODLC), its affiliated unions and the community. Celebrating labour, family and community.

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading.

– I’ll follow up with one extra note from Mark Carney’s address to the CAW – as the headlines seem to have missed a rather important point about the relative effect of the Canadian dollar and even the widest possible definition of labour issues: He noted Canada’s export . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

ParliamANT Hill: CAW Video Contest Finalist: Local 444 & PlAnt a row, Grow a row

Inspired by this video:http://www.caw2012.ca/caw-video-contest-finalist-local-444-plant-a-row-grow-a-row/

ParliamANT Hill: Challenge Neo Liberal Capitalism to Build a Better World, LewAntza says

Inspired by this story:  http://www.caw2012.ca/challenge-neo-liberal-capitalism-to-build-a-better-world-lewenza-says/

ParliamANT Hill: CAW needs to be ‘more flexible,’ expert warns

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/08/14/caw-auto-industry-contract-talks.html

ParliamANT Hill: CAW, automakers open contract talks

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/08/14/caw-big-three-negotiations.html

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week.

– Lana Payne sees reason for hope in the sheer breadth of citizens who are protesting against the Harper Cons: Scientists. Doctors. Nuclear engineers. Academics. Researchers. Stephen Harper has a big problem.

He has ticked them all off. And they are not suffering their grievances or concerns for informed, . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links