Sunday, January 4, 2015

Labour Issues of the North Coast/North West for 2015

Our Archive of items on Labour issues on the North Coast and in the Northwest



December 21 -- BC Ferries and unionized workers ratify five year labour deal  NCR
December 17 -- New collective agreement provisions posted to City of Prince Rupert website  NCR


November 13 -- EI issues on the radar for new Liberal Government  NCR
November 13 -- Canfisco fish plant restructuring plans bring reaction from area politicians  NCR
November 12 -- Canfisco to bring an end to Salmon canning operations at Prince Rupert plant  NCR
November 11 -- Councillor Thorkelson highlights concerns over unemployment issues at Monday's council session  NCR 


September 8 -- A summer of Civic Labour settlements across British Columbia  NCR


June 23 -- Employment levels to increase in 2015
June 19 -- Northwest economy should grow in 2015 according to Chartered Professional Accountants
June 18 -- Protest over Fairview Expansion hiring (video)
June 18 -- First nations workers protest Fairview Terminal expansion contracts going to out-of-town firms
June 18 -- Lowest Level of Total Employment in Northwest in a decade
June 17 -- Mayor wasn't expecting announcement that spells end of door-to-door mail delivery in Terrace
June 17 -- Northwest Jobs picture (video)
June 17 -- Employment numbers drop in Northwest But Better times ahead Say Accountants
June 15 -- Get ready for major change
June 12 -- Canada Post outlines timeline for end of door to door delivery for two Northwest Communities  NCR
June 11 -- Kitimat Strike Finally Over
June 11 -- Deal ratified  - Kitimat Municipal worker's strike is over
June 11 -- Terrace and Kitimat will Move to Community Mailboxes Next Year
June 10 -- Canada Post ends door-to-door delivery in Terrace
June 10 -- Deal negotiated between Unifor and the District of Kitimat  (video)
June 9 -- Tentative Deal reached in Kitimat Municipal Strike
June 2 -- Mediation tried again to Settle Kitimat Civic Strike
June 1 -- Don't prejudge the workers


May 29 -- Port Edward worker accommodation plans questioned a council meeting
May 29 -- Kitimat Chamber Urges District, Union to continue Talking; Union rejects Binding Arbitration
May 28 -- Binding arbitration rejected in Kitimat Municipal strike
May 28 -- Another roadblock in negotiations in Kitimat (video)
May 26 -- Union says Deal Could be Near in Kitimat Municipal Strike -- If District Decides What It's Offering
May 25 -- Kitimat Civic Workers Labour Dispute update (video)
May 25 -- Union Submits "Bedrock Position" as Kitimat Municipal Worker's strike nearly three months old
May 25 -- District of Kitimat proposing binding arbitration
May 22 -- BC Fed Regional Conference in Terrace (audio)
May 15 -- City Hall ... Soon to be the new hiring hall for the North Coast  NCR
May 6 -- Union has Not-so-Nice Words for Outgoing Kitimat CAO
May 6 -- Unifor has harsh words for departing municipal official (video)
May 5 -- District of Kitimat CAO Moves on
May 5 -- Kitimat Strike impact on residents (video)
May 5 -- Ron Poole leaves Kitimat position (video)
May 4 -- Kitimat Olive Branch (video)


April 28 -- Rio Tinto Alcan Reaction to environmental concerns (video)
April 28 -- Appeal hearings begin on RTA's Emissions Permit
April 23 -- Kitimat Strike Mediation Breaks Down
April 21 -- Kitimat Strike Emotions (video)
April 10 -- Unifor calls on District of Kitimat to Accept mediation
April 9 -- Kitimat Bargaining update (video)
April 9 -- Arbitration, Mediation possible in Kitimat Strike
April 9 -- In a Reverse, the District of Kitimat Serves Local Union 72-Hour Notice to accept offer
April 8 -- Kitimat Council vs Union (video)
April 8 -- District of Kitimat vs the Union, the War Continues
April 7 -- Kitimat Union rally planned (video)
April 7 -- Rally in Support of Striking Municipal Workers planned for Kitimat tonight
April 6 -- No signs of settlement as Kitimat Municipal Strike enters Week 6
April 2 -- Union reacts to District "Fact Sheet" as Kitimat Municipal strike Drags On


March 24 -- Negotiations in Kitimat Municipal strike break down (video)
March 24 -- It's "War" Between the Two Sides in the Municipal Workers Strike in Kitimat
March 23 -- Jobs rate looking up in northwest portion of B.C.
March 4 -- Kitimat Municipal Strike update for Wednesday (video)
March 3 -- Kitimat Strike Update (video)
March 3 -- Tempers Flare As Striking Municipal Workers Picket Kitimat Council Meeting
March 2 -- Kitimat's municipal strike (video)
March 2 -- Municipal workers Strike begins in Kitimat
March 2 -- Kitimat Municipal Strike: District News Release
March 2 -- Kitimat Municipal Strike: Unifor Local 2300 News Release


February 23 -- CN - Unifor Talks (video)
February 23 -- Unless negotiations succeed today, lock out on the horizon for CN workers this evening NCR
February 20 -- CN Labour Dispute (video)
February 19 --  Labour dispute percolates once again at Canadian National Railway  NCR
February 13 -- Kitimat Workers Vote in Favour of Strike, But No Notice Served yet

Archive of items from 2014 can be found here
Archive of items from 2013 and 2012 can be found here

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