Kevin Rebeck’s Response to Bill C-377

Kevin Rebeck, of the Manitoba Federation of Labour, sent this letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper regarding Bill C-377. This Bill would require labour organizations to submit detailed financial information covering salaries, revenues and expenses each year, to be… Read More

The Harper Government’s Contempt for Canadian Workers

by Errol Black Shortly after being elected with a majority government on May 2, 2011 the Harper government began to show their contempt for the rights of Canadian workers and their organizations. On June 16, 2011, Harper’s government… Read More

Labour-Management Conflict in Brandon’s Public Sector: Chapter 2

PDF version by Errol Black Labour-management conflict has once again taken centre stage in the city of Brandon. The first episode involved the Brandon University Faculty Association (BUFA) and Brandon University. The recent conflict involves the City of… Read More

Solidarity Forever – the Union Makes us Strong

by Errol Black The evening of Friday November 25, 2011, the BUFA Bargaining Team at Brandon University issued a terse statement to members declaring that their 45 day strike at Brandon University was over:   A tentative agreement has… Read More

Deveryn Ross on Brandon University Strike

By Errol Black Deveryn Ross’ column on the Brandon University strike in the November 24 Winnipeg Free Press (“Administration, province will wear this one“), represents a significant advance on his first column on this issue October 13, 2011(“BU… Read More

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