So What Happened to “Free Collective Bargaining” in Manitoba?

by Errol Black On Saturday, November 19, 2011, a Brandon Sun headline read: “Province won’t order striking profs back to work” Well apparently they were wrong. Labour and Immigration Minister Jennifer Howard’s decision to force striking faculty members… Read More

IT’S BRANDON UNIVERSITY!

By Errol Black On November 16, The Brandon Sun responded to my comments of November 14 in which I argued that that their coverage and commentary relating to the strike at Brandon University was delaying a resolution of… Read More

Brandon Sun Bias Prolongs Brandon University Strike

Editor’s Note: For more information, please also see What You Need To Know About The Brandon University Strike   By Errol Black   The Brandon University strike of 240 faculty members is now into its 34th day. The actions… Read More

What You Need to Know About the Brandon University Strike

by Errol Black, Julie Guard, and Chris Rigaux Professors, instructors, librarians and administrative staff on strike at Brandon University have been accused in the press of being selfish and irresponsible. Although it’s not uncommon in a strike for one side… Read More

Happy Labour Day!

This was published in the Brandon Sun this morning. As we mark Labour Day on September 5th, we should perhaps reflect on the current state of Canadian society and our economic prospects. We are justifiably proud of our… Read More

Youth Columnist speaks up on SAFE work environments

by Michael Champagne Once upon a time, I did a presentation to a group of young people in the North End about health and safety. I told them about how hey had worker rights, about how workers compensation… Read More

Fast Facts: Lessons of the Canada Post lockout

by David Camfield PDF version Recent events tell us a lot about some of the challenges facing working people in Canada today. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began rotating strike action on June 2nd, after over… Read More

What is a CETA, and why should we be worried about it?

by Larry Brown PDF version The Canadian Government is well down the road, with the European Union, towards negotiating a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They tell us that CETA will have everything that NAFTA has, plus… Read More

Fast Facts: Canada Post locks out postal workers; Harper locks out collective bargaining

by Jan Chaboyer PDF version Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) initiated job action on June 2 in response to Canada Post’s refusal to continue the collective bargaining process for the purpose of achieving a… Read More