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Newfoundland and Labrador Consultation with FFAW results in DFO announcing full stock assessment for northern cod 2017-04-23 [FFAW/Unifor]

Teacher leader appointed as new CTF Deputy Secretary General 2017-04-23 [CTF]

Unions applaud Canada’s international advocacy against asbestos 2017-04-23 [CLC]

Involving workers to tackle climate change 2017-04-23 [CLC]

Pay Equity Review On Schedule – Member Focus Groups About To Start 2017-04-23 [CUPW]

Ontario What does it mean to Keep Ontario Working? 2017-04-23 [Rank and File]

Unions and Climate Change 2017-04-23 [Rank and File]

Ontario Centre-right student associations are hiring bogus, expensive audit firms and then firing unionized workers 2017-04-23 [rabble]

Ontario Strike could end very soon 2017-04-23 [The News]

Manitoba Michelle McHale quits Manitoba NDP leadership race 2017-04-23 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador 'Richard is very, very weak': Fisherman's hunger strike enters Day 10 2017-04-23 [CBC]

Ontario What is Minister Coteau waiting for? Latest move by Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS means Ministry must take charge of agency immediately 2017-04-23 [CUPE]

Ontario Continuing job action is ‘only possible move’ in face of disarray and dishonesty at Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS 2017-04-23 [CUPE]

Ontario CUPE files unfair labour practice complaint against Canadian Hearing Society 2017-04-23 [CUPE]

Add your voice to the No More Operating in the Dark campaign 2017-04-23 [CUPE]

British Columbia White Rock residents concerned about potential change to for profit waste services 2017-04-23 [CUPE]

Newfoundland and Labrador Fisherman continues hunger strike protest after call from minister 2017-04-22 [The Telegram]

Ontario CAS backs down. Strike/lockout is over 2017-04-22 [Bay Today]

Ontario Jasper Place staff on verge of striking 2017-04-22 [TB Newswatch]

Ontario CUPE files unfair practice complaint in CHS strike 2017-04-22 [The Intelligencer]

Ontario Ceremonies to mark workplace fatalities 2017-04-22 [The Sun-Times]

Nova Scotia 'He does want us back': Union hopeful after meeting with newspaper president 2017-04-22 [CBC]

Ontario Jacked political pay ‘slap in the face’ 2017-04-22 [The Free Press]

Ontario National Arts Centre reaches tentative deal with box office staff, ushers 2017-04-22 [CBC]

British Columbia Forestry firm halts operations after train derailment kills 3 workers 2017-04-22 [CBC]

Government says it's working to resolve massive union dues shortfall 2017-04-22 [Metro]

Manitoba Union workers rally against budget 'attack' on public service 2017-04-22 [CBC]

On Rana Plaza Anniversary, Transparency Needed from Mark's, Sport Chek 2017-04-22 [USW]

Nova Scotia Halifax Chronicle Herald's strike publication gets twice as many award nods as paper itself 2017-04-22 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Gillett Enters Tenth Day of Hunger Strike 2017-04-22 [VOCM]

Government says it's working to resolve massive union dues shortfall 2017-04-22 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

WestJet pilots seek vote to unionize under the Air Line Pilots Association 2017-04-22 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Striking workers protest line-crossing managers at Community Living Quinte West 2017-04-20 [Inside]

Newfoundland and Labrador Trapped in Twillingate: Iced-in crab fishermen need compensation, FFAW says 2017-04-20 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Celebrity fisherman says he's prepared to die on hunger strike against Ottawa 2017-04-20 [CITY]

CP head Keith Creel aims to make peace with unionized work force 2017-04-20 [The Globe and Mail]

British Columbia Union: majority of staff at two B.C. newspapers approve deal to save some jobs 2017-04-20 [The Free Press]

Ontario Work refusal at Sterling Fuels over safety concerns has 'major' financial impact 2017-04-20 [CBC]

RCMP officers one step closer to forming union 2017-04-20 [The National Observer]

Newfoundland and Labrador Union Wants EI Benefits Extended to Harvesters Affected by Ice 2017-04-20 [VOCM]

Newfoundland and Labrador Protest at DFO in White Hills 2017-04-20 [VOCM]

Ontario Sudbury District Health Unit nurses entering conciliation 2017-04-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Low provincial funding shortchanges Ottawa long-term care residents by 1,460 hours of care daily 2017-04-20 [CUPE]

Quebec CUPE celebrates big wins in Quebec health care and social services 2017-04-20 [CUPE]

Alberta NDP aims to ensure local workers hired before temporary foreign workers 2017-04-19 [Edmonton Journal]

Ontario Upcoming meetings at TVO about possible changes to our pension plan 2017-04-19 [CWA]

Cathia Badiere Appointed Director, Research, ACTRA National 2017-04-19 [ACTRA]

Steelworkers re-elect Gerard, emphasize solidarity 2017-04-19 [Workday]

British Columbia Rising Up Against Unjust Recruitment delivers a petition to BC minister 2017-04-19 [Rank and File]

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This month in labour history

8-04-1937 In Oshawa, Ontario, 4,000 workers go on strike at the General Motors plant for recognition of the United Auto Workers. They win major concessions, and the strike is often considered the birth of industrial unionism in Canada. [more]

11-04-1972 More than 200,000 public sector workers, organized in the Quebec Common Front, begin a 10-day strike. Three leaders are arrested and jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

14-04-1872 1 in 10 Torontonians join a solidarity demonstration in support of the city's printers, on strike for a 9-hour work day. [more]

15-04-1903 British Columbia union organizer Frank Rogers, a longshoreman, dies after he is shot while supporting clerical workers on strike against the Canadian Pacific Railway in Vancouver. [more]

18-04-1872 Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald announces a Trade Union Act stating that unions are legal. This is two days after leaders of the Toronto printers, with strong public support in their strike for a nine-hour day, are arrested for common conspiracy. [more]

18-04-1872 The first issue of the Ontario Workman appears, with the slogan “The equalization of all elements of society in the social scale should be the true aim of civilization.” It also publishes an excerpt on "the normal working day" from Karl Marx's Capital. [more]

19-04-1974 Postal workers begin a seven-day illegal strike that wins women postal code machine operators the same pay as male postal clerks. [more]

23-04-1956 More than 1600 delegates attend the founding convention of the Canadian Labour Congress, a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress and the Canadian Congress of Labour. They call for a national health plan, full employment and a guaranteed annual wage. [more]

27-04-1983 As part of its anti-labour agenda, the Alberta government brings in legislation denying firefighters and healthcare workers the right to strike. [more]

28-04-1984 The Canadian Labour Congress marks the first National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. The idea of a Workers' Memorial Day is adopted by more than 100 countries around the world. [more]

29-04-1903 A sudden rock slide at Turtle Mountain kills more than 76 men, women and children in and around the town of Frank in the Crowsnest Pass. From inside the mine, 17 coal miners dig their way to safety. [more]