Now that the mail is being delivered again, Canada's economic prospects have brightened considerably. That is, if you believe the Harper government's claims.
On Thursday, June 16, postal workers took action in Ottawa at the Canada Post headquarters in response to a lockout by the company coupled with demands for concessions, and back-to-work legislation.
Banding together across the country.
Thousands of unionists rallied outside Canada Post's offices in Winnipeg and Ottawa on Thursday in support of locked-out postal workers, while a solidarity rally is being planned today in Vancouver.
U.S. Steel wants its current workers to agree to de-indexing of pensions for 9,000 former employees. United Steelworkers Local 1005 has steadfastly refused to agree to the company's demands.
Fighting to keep pension rights for retired steelworkers and to support workers locked-out since November, 10,000 demonstrators -- including the new mayor -- rally in Hamilton.
On this week's Not Rex, Humberto DaSilva reports on the U.S. Steel purchase of a Hamilton plant and the resulting impacts on its workers.
Scabs hold the fort.
Over two hundred Journal journalists and staff were served with a lockout notice by Quebecor in January 2009. Loopholes in anti-scab legislation have been used to keep them out.
500 Sears Canada warehouse employees remain on the picket lines after being locked out of their workplace in April.