With files from Micheal and Robert Levy
There’s been a theme across Canadian business headlines Monday, and that is the threat of labour disruption to a couple of notable Canadian unions.
Of course at the forefront of this, and most impactful to Canadian businesses, has been the union representing Canadian postal workers and what remain very tense negotiations as strike notice was given by the union last Thursday.
No strikes just yet with the union delaying job action by a 24 hour extension, as talks literally proceed day by day.
The other one to watch leading into September will be Canadian autoworkers who have voted overwhelmingly in favour of striking should no deal be in place with the big 3 U.S. automakers by the 19th of September.
One of the major initiatives their union is looking for is renewed investment into Canadian plants, with the interest of job security as over 14,000 auto sector related jobs were lost in Canada from 2001 to 2013. this as a result of car makers looking for cheaper labour costs in the southern US and Mexico.