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Collective bargaining

Is collective bargaining dead in Canada?

Last week for the third time , since the Harper government won their majority position, the Canadian government has played a major role in stopping national strike action – twice with Air Canada and once with Canada Post Corporation. This represents a fundamental altering of the rules.

Yesterday, CBC’s The Sunday Edition, hosted a fascinating discussion on the state of collective bargaining in Canada. Michael Enright interviews Brian Langille, a professor of labour law at U of T and Nancy Rich, a Canadian labour activist. Worth a listen [starts at minute 5]. Has the strike had its day? Some chilling insights and predictions.

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Deborah Hinton Monday, September 26th, 2011
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