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Daily Hive covers cleaners rally at Canada Line in Vancouver

According to an unfair labour practice complaint by Service Employees International Union (SEIU), filed with the BC Labour Relations Board, Tricom has refused to rehire the unionized workers and is violating the Labour Code by interfering with the formation of a union.

B.C. government pressed to strengthen labour laws at Vancouver rally (Global News)

Union workers in B.C. are calling on the province to commit to legislating successorship rights for workers in the Labour Code.

MEDIA RELEASE: Community rallies around Canada Line janitors to demand labour law loophole stop failing BC’s most vulnerable workers

Over 50 of BC’s rapid transit line cleaners are losing their jobs as a result of contract flipping – legal complaint filed against Tricom.

Georgia Straight covers cleaners fight at Canada Line in Vancouver

According to an SEIU media advisory, GDI has “consistently received good reviews from Protrans”, the private company and SNC-Lavalin Inc. subsidiary that operates Canada Line.

GDI Cleaners @ Cadillac Fairview in Vancouver Win!

We have won a major victory! The new cleaning company at the Cadillac Fairview properties in Vancouver where GDI cleaners work has agreed to recognize our union and respect the Collective Agreement we negotiated in March

Cleaners defeat boss union opening door for workers to join SEIU Local 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2018   —    Cleaners defeat boss union opening door for workers to join SEIU Local 2 Labour Board declares CLAC contract with Best Service Pros invalid VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA –– In a precedent setting decision, …

$15 min. wage good for workers AND business

Economist Armine Yalnizyan of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives explains why raising the minimum wage in Ontario to $15 per hour is good for both workers and business. Read her article in Maclean’s …

Toronto-area janitors ratify new deal

“This is good for my family,” said Olga da Cruz, a member of the bargaining committee. “I’ve never been paid when I’ve sick before. Just like all working families in Toronto, we needed some real improvements and we won them.”

Tentative deal reached for over 2,000 Toronto-Area Janitors, strike averted

Deal is a step forward for working families in Toronto.

Bee Clean employees in St. Catharines win first contract

After lengthy negotiations, Bee Clean employees at the Ministry of Transportation building on St. Paul St. and the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse have ratified a first contract. “What an amazing difference in our lives since becoming unionized!” said Chief Steward …

Les agents d’entretien ont ratifié une entente qui comprend des prestations de santé familiale

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Cleaners Ratify Agreement that includes family health benefits

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Les agents d’entretien sont parvenus à une entente de principe avec les employeurs

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Ottawa janitors reach tentative deal

More information about next weeks’ member ratification meeting is available in the UPCOMING EVENTS section to the right of this post –>.

Les nettoyeurs à Ottawa approuvent massivement un mandat de grève dans toute la ville

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Ottawa Strike Mandate

2,500 Janitors Could Start Rotating Walkouts First Week in August

La campagne “Nous ne sommes plus invisibles” officiellement lancée

English Les membres de J4J et de ACORN ont été accompagnés par leurs sympathisants à l’hôtel de ville d’Ottawa le samedi 20 juin afin de demander au gouvernement conservateur d’introduire une politique de salaire de subsistance qui inclut un salaire …

Invisible No More Campaign Launched in Ottawa

Nearly 200 J4J and ACORN members were joined by supporters at City Hall on Saturday June 20th to call on the Conservative government to introduce a Living Wage Policy which includes $15 per hour and health benefits in federally owned properties.

Do you want to change the world?

SEIU is now recruiting activists across Canada for the launch of its Organizing Apprenticeship Program in September, 2014. No experience necessary. Applicants must be committed to social justice.

Apollo 8 workers at Cloverdale Mall join SEIU!

Anger overcomes fear. That’s what the janitors’ leaders are saying at Cloverdale Mall.

Previous efforts to form a Union have been put off because of fear. But that’s all changed.