Hong Kong medical workers vote to strike as outbreak worsens

Thousands of Hong Kong medical professionals voted to begin a five-day strike Monday after the government refused their demand to shut all entry points from China amid a deadly virus outbreak on the mainland.The Hospital Authority Employees Alliance said there were about 99 per cent of “Yes” votes cast by its members on Saturday. More than 9,000 members have pledged to take part, first in...

Ontario’s public high school teachers hit the picket line for second day-long strike

Ontario’s public high school teachers and support staff at nine boards have hit the picket lines for a second, day-long strike amid a standoff between their union and the province.With no talks held in the past week — and none scheduled — the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation is continuing to put pressure on the Ford government after last Wednesday’s one-day, province-wide...

Transit strike: Here’s the latest on SkyTrain negotiations

SkyTrain workers are set to walk off the job Tuesday unless the union representing workers and the employer come to an agreement Monday.As of 2:00 a.m., negotiations between both parties continue behind closed doors.TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond said he is hopeful a deal could be reached, but urged SkyTrain users to make alternative arrangements.Without a deal, the Expo and Millennium lines will...

Macron pension reform: France braces for severe disruption amid strike

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption French President Emmanuel Macron has staked his reputation on reforming France France is preparing for severe disruption as millions of workers go on strike in protest at being forced to retire later or face reduced pensions.School and transport workers will join police, lawyers and hospital and airport staff in a general walkout. France's largest...

Teachers’ one-day strike could be first of many: Union

A one-day strike by Ontario’s public high school teachers could be the first of many such disruptions, the union representing them warned Wednesday during a walkout that left hundreds of thousands of students out of school.The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, which represents about 60,000 public high school teachers and support workers, said any future labour action would...

Update: CN, union reach tentative deal to end strike Wednesday morning

Teamsters Canada said in a statement on Tuesday a tentative agreement had been reached with Canadian National Railway Co. to end an eight-day strike that has severed supply chains across the country.The union says the agreement must first be ratified by union members, but normal operations at CN will resume Wednesday at 6 a.m. across Canada.The union had previously said progress had been made in...

CN strike: Farmers dump grain at Trudeau riding office

There won’t be propane available for Quebec farmers as long as the strike of 3,200 railway employees of CN continues, the Quebec government said Monday, demanding the federal government “take all necessary measures to rectify the situation.”Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonatan Julien said the essential supply of 2.5 million litres a day is guaranteed until at least Saturday.“We...

CN strike: Farmers’ union to protest Monday outside Trudeau’s Montreal office

A convoy of tractors driven by farmers from south of the city drove to Canadian National headquarters in Montreal Friday November 22, 2019 to emphasize the difficulty a propane shortage caused by a strike by CN workers could be for the agricultural sector in the province. John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette Unsatisfied by the reaction of the federal government to the strike crippling Canadian...

As propane shortage worsens, Quebec farmers push for end to CN strike

Frustrated farmers from the Montérégie region formed a convoy of more than a dozen tractors and drove into downtown Montreal on Friday afternoon, calling for authorities to find a way to resume propane shipments that have been cut off since Tuesday by the Canadian National Railway strike.Starting with a protest outside the offices of Brenda Shanahan, Liberal MP for Châteauguay—Lacolle, the...