By: Bruce Darden
It is the fall, and the beginning of the hockey season for many of us in Ontario. All of the attention is squarely focused on the NHL and its once per decade work stoppage. All across the province, people can be heard talking about how greedy the owners are or why can’t the players be happy to get an average-Joe’s wage. The problem is that the NHL lockout should not be what we, hockey fans, should be talking about.
CUPW postal workers & supporters take action at Canada Post head office
Action in Ottawa at Canada Post head office in response to a lockout by the company coupled with demands for concessions, and back-to-work legislation. Thursday June 16, 2011.
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Tensions rise on MultiServ picket line
Lisa Grace Marr
The Hamilton Spectator
(Sep 28, 2009)
Tensions are escalating in the ongoing dispute between MultiServ and its locked-out employees.
Early Saturday about two dozen employees formed a picket line at U.S. Steel's Hamilton plant. MultiServ runs its operations within U.S. Steel's gates.
The employees were protesting the use of replacement workers, some of whom were former union members who had received retirement packages.
About 110 employees of the firm, which provides slag recycling services to U.S. Steel and ArcelorMittal Dofasco, have been locked out for nearly 11 weeks.
The company has been using salaried, non-union staff to run the plant.
Talks broke off last Tuesday without resolution.
Pennsylvania-based Harsco Corp., owner of MultiServ, is seeking a 15 per cent wage cut in addition to other concessions.