labour dispute

Worthless NHL lockout produces little change

It was always going to end this way, with cooperation and compromise begrudgingly conquering greed and bluster.  No one thought the process would take four months, or that the impetus for...

NHL plays dangerous gambit with fans

NHL Deputy Commisioner Bill Daly spooned out a dollop of napalm, and served it up as ice cream.

Canucks' winger Kassian is a lockout 'winner'

As far as the Vancouver Canucks forward ranks go, Zack Kassian is clearly the principle up-and-comer—a young and plastering power forward with surprising quickness and gifted hands. At just 21 years...

Nothing to Fehr? Glimmers of hope despite NHL lockout setback

Will the parties in the NHL dispute conclude that sharing a 3.3 billion-dollar pie is better than letting it maggot-laden mush?

B.C. students planning walkout to support teachers' labour dispute

Students at a Vancouver high school are planning a mass walkout on Friday to protest their teachers' ongoing contract dispute. "Whatever affects our teachers affects us because it affects our...

Sarah McLachlan's Rocky Mountaineer faux-pas

Acclaimed Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan attracted controversy when she crossed picket lines to speak at a fundraising event for Looking Glass, a local charitable foundation offering support for...

Teachers' labour dispute leads to "teach-only" job action

The school year is off to a chippy start, as B.C. teachers launch a teach-only job action to deal with an ongoing labour dispute. Teachers say they will be holding classes and dealing with new...

Rocky Mountaineer lockout: client angered over bad service

Following the Vancouver Observer's coverage of the Rocky Mountaineer lockout, several disgruntled clients have shared their stories about their experience riding the train since the lockout began in...