Air Canada Jazz: Nomination of the Head Negotiator

As you are all aware, we will begin bargaining as soon as February 1st, 2006. On December 6th, we have a Flight Attendant Council meeting scheduled in Vancouver. At that time, we, the (elected) Flight Attendant Council will nominate the Head Negotiator for the upcoming negotiations. Once the decision has…

Bankruptcy Proceedings: Workers First, Banks After…

OTTAWA – Recommended changes to Canada's bankruptcy and insolvency legislation contained in the report released yesterday by the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce fail to protect workers says the Canadian Labour Congress. "It is sad and discouraging how the Senate Committee gives money more importance than people,"…

Employment: Good News, but Complacency Not Warranted

OTTAWA – The Statistics Canada report on employment in October is good news, but there remains some dark spots in the overall picture. "The creation of 65,000 new jobs, most of them full-time, will hopefully sustain hope in the country's economic prospects and raise expectations," says Ken Georgetti, president of…

“All-Party Party”, October 30, 2003

The All Party Party is an annual thank you to Hill Staffers thrown by Members of Parliament and Senators. This event was hosted by Mr. Peter Stoffer, NDP MP Sackville–Eastern Shore, Nova Scotia, and about 1,000 Hill staffers, MPs and Senators dropped by during the evening. Phil Benson, Lobbyist Teamsters…