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August 2006

Aug 31, 2006 - National post
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Jason Clemens and Patrick Basham
Aug 30, 2006 - National Post
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John Mortimer

July 2006

Jul 31, 2006 - Western Standard
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Cyril Doll

What if unions lost the power to penalize workers for crossing the picket line? They're hoping no one takes them to court to find out.

Jul 8, 2006 - National Post
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Todd Parson

In response to John Mortimer's "Rough Diamonds"

June 2006

Jun 21, 2006 - National Post
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John Mortimer
Jun 13, 2006 - Special to The Vancouver Sun
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Kay Sinclair
Jun 8, 2006 - National Post
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Mark Milke
Jun 6, 2006 - PSAC North and PSAC BC Websites
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Kay Sinclair

PSAC Response to John Mortimer/LabourWatch's Vancouver Sun Column

Jun 1, 2006 - Special to The Vancouver Sun
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John Mortimer

PSAC is not pleased by dwindling enthusiasm on Ekati's picket line, and is threatening to fine employees who work their jobs. Its message to those who don't toe the union line is coercive, but simple: Don't cross the line, pay the fine or do the time - in court.

May 2006

May 22, 2006 - Northern News Services
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Mike W. Bryant and Jason Unrau

After negotiations between the Ekati diamond owner BHP Billiton, the Public Service Alliance of Canada and Union of Northern Workers broke off April 7, the union threatened workers who refused to strike with legal action to recoup wages earned during the strike.

May 20, 2006 - National Post
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Letters to the Editor
May 19, 2006 - Yellowknifer
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Jason Unrau

As workers who have crossed the picket lines allege that the union is planning to fine them for their decision, PSAC is remaining tight lipped.

May 18, 2006 - National Post
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John Mortimer
May 12, 2006 - Yellowknifer (Unpublished submission)
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John Mortimer

Public Service Alliance of Canada message to those who don't toe the union line is coercive, but simple: Walk the line, pay the fine or do the time (in a court hearing).

April 2006

Apr 24, 2006 - Canadian HR Reporter
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Taking Sides:
Guest Commentaries by

John Mortimer, President, Canadian LabourWatch Association

No. And they’re not endorsed by a court

Nycole Turmel, President, Public Service Alliance of Canada

Yes. They protect collective bargaining

Nycole Turmel, Memo on fines, September 17, 2004

February 2006

Feb 25, 2006 - Regina Leader Post
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Neil Scott

The union that represents striking workers at the Sobey's store on South Albert Street is cracking the whip by levying fines against union members who have crossed picket lines and gone back to work.

Feb 24, 2006 - National Post
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Vito Pilieci

The Public Service Alliance of Canada is making good on threats to fine members who refused to walk the picket line during the massive 2004 federal strike, marking the first time a union in Ontario has levied such fines.

May 2005

May 23, 2005 - HR Reporter
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Uyen Vu

September 2004

Sep 2, 2004 - National Post
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High Finnamore

September 2003

Sep 15, 2003 - National Post
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Letters to the Editor
Sep 15, 2003 - National Post
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John Mortimer
Sep 9, 2003 - National Post
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Ken Georgetti
Sep 8, 2003 - National Post
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Letters to the Editor
Sep 5, 2003 - National Post
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Diane Francis

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