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Five reasons Canada must ban asbestos now 2016-02-08 [CLC]

Job numbers highlight need for urgent EI reform 2016-02-08 [CLC]

CMG requests CRTC rigorously review Shaw sale and the impact on your job 2016-02-08 [CWA]

Alberta AFL calls on PM to fix the gaps in Alberta’s EI system 2016-02-08 [AFL]

Air Canada Pilots Association Welcomes New CEO 2016-02-08 [ACPA]

New Brunswick Provincial Budget Review: the Trojan Horse of Privatization 2016-02-08 [CUPE]

British Columbia By-Election puts Christy Clark and the BC Liberals on notice 2016-02-07 [CUPE]

British Columbia CUPE metro bargainers meet as bargaining begins 2016-02-07 [CUPE]

British Columbia BC Hydro Pledge Saves Mining Jobs? Not So Fast, Says Union 2016-02-07 [The Tyee]

Manitoba Uber not the answer to Winnipeg’s transport woes 2016-02-07 [Rank and File]

Scraping by on the minimum wage and the Fight for $15 2016-02-07 [rabble]

Quebec St-Constant cement plant workers on strike 2016-02-07 [CBC]

Ontario City's inside workers say they won't make concessions if the city won't negotiate 2016-02-06 [CP24]

Migrant Farmworkers Mourn Deaths of Migrant Workers Killed in Hampstead Accident 4 Years Ago; Ask Trudeau Government for Permanent Status 2016-02-06 [J4MW]

Ontario Benefits a sticking point in city of Toronto labour talks 2016-02-06 [The Star]

Newfoundland and Labrador There’s no moving on, Mr. Minister 2016-02-06 [The Telegram]

PS bargaining with Liberal gov't off to bumpy start 2016-02-06 [The Citizen]

Unions Should Oppose Advertisements And Cars 2016-02-06 [Huffington Post]

Largest public service union denounces Liberal sick leave plan 2016-02-06 [iPolitics]

Saskatchewan CUPE calls on Saskatchewan government to ban private, paid-for plasma donations 2016-02-06 [The Leader-Post]

Ontario Timmins City Hall workers get a small wage increase 2016-02-06 [The Times]

Newfoundland and Labrador Come By Chance oil spill warning letters upset union workers 2016-02-06 [CBC]

Quebec Reopening of Norbord plant in Val-d'Or in jeopardy 2016-02-06 [Teamsters]

Ontario UFCW employees ratify deal with Valu-Mart 2016-02-06 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Manitoba Unionized health care workers will vote on government offer over next two weeks 2016-02-05 [The Citizen]

Ontario Strike deadline extended for Amherstburg municipal workers 2016-02-05 [CTV]

Ontario City, unions now 2 weeks away from possible work stoppage 2016-02-05 [CBC]

New Brunswick Covered Bridge Potato Chips loses labour court ruling 2016-02-05 [CBC]

Nova Scotia CUPE Nova Scotia joins chorus calling for health minister’s resignation 2016-02-05 [CUPE]

Ontario Silence on hospital patient care cuts by MPP Lou Rinaldi not acceptable 2016-02-05 [CUPE]

New Brunswick CUPE New Brunswick condemns Brian Gallant's pro-privatization budget 2016-02-05 [CUPE]

Ontario City of Toronto workers closer to strike or lockout after ‘no board’ reports 2016-02-05 [The Star]

Quebec Students at Gatineau school asked to raise $20,000 for desks and chairs 2016-02-05 [CBC]

British Columbia Union joins First Nations vowing to use law to fight pipelines 2016-02-05 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Saskatchewan SFL preps for the election with Project: Community School 2016-02-04 [Rank and File]

The Labour Relations Of First Nations' Fisheries: Who Gets To Decide? 2016-02-04 [Mondaq]

Government to repeal controversial sick leave measures 2016-02-04 [The Hill Times]

The Senate Has No Right To Block C-377 And C-525 Repeals 2016-02-04 [Huffington Post]

Nova Scotia Sydney youth centre staff 'terrorized,' union says 2016-02-04 [CBC]

Manitoba Workers at Crown Royal plant vote in favour of strike 2016-02-04 [CBC]

Manitoba Workers who make Crown Royal whisky vote in favour of job action 2016-02-04 [CBC]

Saskatchewan Mobile Crisis workers in Regina hand in strike mandate 2016-02-04 [CBC]

Alberta Company sentenced to community service after worker injured 2016-02-04 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

British Columbia Chronic understaffing of BC nurses: The campaign and its challenges 2016-02-03 [Rank and File]

Nova Scotia Walking the picket line in Sydney, Cape Breton 2016-02-03 [Rank and File]

Ontario Labour activists fight devastating cuts to Ontario's health services 2016-02-03 [rabble]

Ontario City, workers could be 3 weeks away from labour stoppage 2016-02-03 [CBC]

Ontario Taxi drivers seek city hall order to stop Uber 2016-02-03 [CBC]

Ontario Province called on to reinstate whistleblower nurse 2016-02-03 [The Nugget]

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This month in labour history

3-02-2005 Ontario's Liberal minister Gerard Kennedy describes 'strike' as 'a bit of a five-letter word' in the education sector [more]

6-02-2012 Eleven farmworkers, including nine migrant workers, are killed in a highway crash at Hampstead, Ontario. The tragedy highlights the unsafe conditions in this sector. [more]

9-02-1869 Birth of James Bryson McLachlan, at Ecclefechan, Scotland. In Canada he becomes the champion of the Nova Scotia coal miners and a leading spokesman for the cause of labour radicalism. [more]

10-02-1928 At the Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mine at Timmins, Ontario, the largest in North America, 39 miners are killed when a fire spreads carbon monoxide through the workings. There was no rescue plan in place and it takes five days to put out the fire. [more]

11-02-1963 At Reesor Siding, north of Kapuskasing, Ontario, eleven union members are shot, three fatally, in a confrontation over pulpwood supplies during a bushworkers' strike. None of the attackers charged were convicted [more]

14-02-1949 In defiance of provincial laws, asbestos workers in Québec begin a four-month strike for better wages and workplace safety. With strong public support for the miners' cause, the strike becomes a forerunner of the province's Quiet Revolution. [more]

15-02-1982 All 84 crew on board die when the Ocean Ranger oil-drilling rig capsizes and sinks in a storm on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and Labrador. The tragedy exposes failures in structural design and safety measures. [more]

17-02-1944 Wartime unrest convinces the federal government to bring in an emergency order, P.C. 1003, which requires employers to recognize and bargain with unions supported by the majority of employees. This breakthrough sets a standard for postwar labour relations. [more]

21-02-1891 At Springhill, Nova Scotia an explosion takes the lives of 125 men and boys in the province's largest coal mine disaster. They leave more than 200 widows and children. [more]

25-02-1931 In Toronto more than 500 women dressmakers protest sweatshop conditions in the needle trades and begin a strike for better wages and union recognition. Large numbers of scabs and police are deployed. [more]