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Workplace Law Blog Takes Home Another Clawbie. Thanks Everyone!

Workplace Law Blog Takes Home Another Clawbie.  Thanks Everyone!

Thanks very much to the judges (Simon Fodden, Steve Matthews, and Jordan Furlong) for recognizing the work I do here, and to the readers who nominated me this year. The…

Top Posts from 2011. Happy Holidays!

Top Posts from 2011.  Happy Holidays!

Finally done my two undergrad courses, two Masters’ courses, and one Ph.D seminar.  Quite a term.  Now it’s time to start marking all the essays sitting on my desk.  I…

Does “Hardball” Labour Relations Work for Government Employers?

Does “Hardball” Labour Relations Work for Government Employers?

The City of Toronto should lockout their own employees while its cold,unless they completely cave and grant the employer everything on its very long list of concessions.  The City should…

Canada’s Income Inequality Highest Ever Recorded–What’s Broken?

Canada’s Income Inequality Highest Ever Recorded–What’s Broken?

Canada’s income inequality has reached a record high, according to the newest OECD report on Canada released today. Here is a summary of the Report on Canada. The OECD summarizes…

City of Toronto Rejects Motion to Require Council Approval of a Lockout of its Employees

City of Toronto Rejects Motion to Require Council Approval of a Lockout of its Employees

Under the current set up in the City of Toronto, a small committee (the Employee and Labour Relations Committee) has the very large power to shut down most of the…

Labour Law Scholarship: Doorey’s New Article on Workplace Law Reform

Labour Law Scholarship:  Doorey’s New Article on Workplace Law Reform

One of my goals on this blog is bring labour and employment law scholarship to the great masses. That’s why I maintain this page of labour/employment law scholars, and why…

Did Target Purchase Collective Agreements, as Well as Leases from Zellers?

Did Target Purchase Collective Agreements, as Well as Leases from Zellers?

I noted a while back that Target had purchased some 179 Zellers stores with plans on moving into Canada.  I queried then whether Target would ‘target’ any of the 15…

Strike Ends (Maybe) at Brandon University. Are Profs “Essential”?

Strike Ends (Maybe) at Brandon University.  Are Profs “Essential”?

This may come as a surprise to many outside of Manitoba, but there was a faculty strike that shut down Brandon University for over a month, locking some 3000 students…

The Vaughn Transit Strike: A Very Odd Tory Back to Work Bill

The Vaughn Transit Strike: A Very Odd Tory Back to Work Bill

Three Conservative MPPs from the Vaughn region have introduced a Private Members’ Bill calling for the transit strike in Vaughn to ended by back to work legislation. Here is the…

Should HRM Support or Fight Against Move towards Precarious Work?

Check out this very interesting short documentary news story about the growth of precarious work in Britain–which mirrors our own experience in Canada in the past 15 years or so.…