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Manitoba Nelson House personal care home workers’ strike approaching end of second week [The Citizen] 2016-12-09

Manitoba Pallister takes aim at organized labour in 1st state of province address [CBC] 2016-12-09

Nova Scotia Work to rule tough on students, teachers [Local Xpress] 2016-12-09

Ontario Misfeasance suit filed against Premier and Ministers of Finance and Energy for wrong doing over sale of Hydro One [CUPE] 2016-12-08

Nova Scotia Liberals retreat in fight against teachers, students [Rank and File] 2016-12-07

Manitoba Solid strike wins gains at the University of Manitoba [Rank and File] 2016-12-07

Ontario Peel CAS workers overwhelmingly reject “final offer” in supervised vote [CUPE] 2016-12-07

Ontario Striking Library Workers Vote Next Tuesday [Blackburn] 2016-12-07

Ontario Vote by Peel CAS workers will determine if 12-week strike continues [The Guardian] 2016-12-07

Nova Scotia Gerry Dee giving hundreds of free tickets to Nova Scotia teachers, parents of kids, for comedy tour [Metro] 2016-12-07








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Saskatchewan Transit union gets another chance to seek compensation 2016-12-09 [The Star-Phoenix]

British Columbia City CFO responds to CUPE 339 strike vote 2016-12-09 [The Daily]

Manitoba Nelson House personal care home workers’ strike approaching end of second week 2016-12-09 [The Citizen]

Ontario Thunder Bay casino workers ratify three-year collective bargaining agreement 2016-12-09 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE launches ‘Be Proud. Buy Local’ campaign 2016-12-09 [NUPGE]

Manitoba Pallister takes aim at organized labour in 1st state of province address 2016-12-09 [CBC]

Manitoba 'This can't happen in our name': Protesters call on MGEU to stand firm on Remand Centre deaths 2016-12-09 [CBC]

Ontario Bridge workers agree to picket quieter 2016-12-09 [The Observer]

Ontario Random drug testing of TTC employees to start March 1 2016-12-09 [CBC]

Campaign urges call centre employees to 'Hang up on abuse' 2016-12-09 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Harsh Words from FISH-NL on FFAW’s Cod Plan 2016-12-09 [VOCM]

Nova Scotia Work to rule tough on students, teachers 2016-12-09 [Local Xpress]

Manitoba Premier wants fewer bargaining units 2016-12-09 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Volunteer firefighters consider joining USW 2016-12-08 [The Star]

Newfoundland and Labrador Conservation group, fisheries union works to develop plan for cod recovery 2016-12-08 [Metro]

ALPA takes first steps to unionize WestJet pilots but warns of ‘fear-mongering’ tactics by management 2016-12-08 [The National Post]

Newfoundland and Labrador Talks break off again between union and North Atlantic refining 2016-12-08 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Foreign crews replace 104 Canadians at Woodward Coastal Shipping, union says 2016-12-08 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador FFAW, WWF Release Plan to Rebuild Cod Fishery 2016-12-08 [VOCM]

Ontario Misfeasance suit filed against Premier and Ministers of Finance and Energy for wrong doing over sale of Hydro One 2016-12-08 [CUPE]

Ontario CUPE sues Wynne, cabinet ministers for mixing fundraising and Hydro One sale 2016-12-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Alberta Workers’ Climate Plan Four-Week Report 2016-12-08 [The Bullet]

Newfoundland and Labrador WWF, union launch Northern cod FIP 2016-12-07 [Intrafish]

Ontario Nurses union warns of increase in workplace violence at Royal Ottawa 2016-12-07 [CTV]

Ontario Management expects union to file no-board report 2016-12-07 [The Nugget]

Call centre workers speak out about abuse by public 2016-12-07 [The Star]

Ontario Safety and well-being of vulnerable children and families depend on tackling issues that harm child protection services, say frontline CAS workers 2016-12-07 [CUPE]

Nova Scotia Locking students out and imposing a contract on teachers will not fix our education system, fair bargaining will 2016-12-07 [NSFL]

Nova Scotia Liberals retreat in fight against teachers, students 2016-12-07 [Rank and File]

Manitoba Solid strike wins gains at the University of Manitoba 2016-12-07 [Rank and File]

Nova Scotia McNeil Government incompetence hurting Nova Scotia families and failing the provincial education system 2016-12-07 [CUPE]

Nova Scotia CUPE’s response to Nova Scotia Auditor General’s report on licensed child care 2016-12-07 [CUPE]

Ontario Peel CAS workers overwhelmingly reject “final offer” in supervised vote 2016-12-07 [CUPE]

Ontario Peel CAS workers overwhelmingly reject “final offer” in supervised vote 2016-12-07 [CUPE]

Ontario Peel CAS workers vote down offer, strike continues 2016-12-07 [Mississauga]

British Columbia Dangerous Times 2016-12-07 [ECUFA]

New MLB labour deal to scrap all-star game's World Series 'incentive' 2016-12-07 [CBC]

Ontario Striking Library Workers Vote Next Tuesday 2016-12-07 [Blackburn]

Ontario Vote by Peel CAS workers will determine if 12-week strike continues 2016-12-07 [The Guardian]

Nova Scotia Cape Breton students ask work-to-rule questions upon return to class 2016-12-07 [The Post]

Nova Scotia Millwood students on what work-to-rule means for them 2016-12-07 [CBC]

Nova Scotia Legislation to impose contract on teachers has just 3 clauses 2016-12-07 [CBC]

Nova Scotia Gerry Dee giving hundreds of free tickets to Nova Scotia teachers, parents of kids, for comedy tour 2016-12-07 [Metro]

British Columbia Vancouver firefighters say overdose calls draining resources 2016-12-07 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Union digs in heels over Come By Chance refinery layoffs, North Atlantic complains 2016-12-07 [CBC]

Ontario Controversial finance bill could threaten worker safety, say unions 2016-12-07 [OHS Canada]

Call Centre Workers Launch Campaign to Stop 'Dehumanizing' Abuse 2016-12-07 [USW]

Nova Scotia Gerry Dee knows Nova Scotia teachers aren't getting rich 2016-12-07 [Local Xpress]

Nova Scotia Teachers rally 'round Province House 2016-12-07 [Local Xpress]

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This month in labour history

6-12-1921 J. S. Woodsworth, a Methodist minister who was charged with seditious libel during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, is elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. An advocate for the rights of labour, he is re-elected five times. [more]

9-12-1910 An accumulation of methane gas in the Bellevue, Alberta coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass causes an explosion, a danger the union warned against more than once that year. There are seventeen survivors and thirty-one casualties, including one rescuer. [more]

11-12-1984 The United Auto Workers Canadian Council decides to separate from the international union and form UAW-Canada, later the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). [more]

14-12-1965 A small group of women workers at Tilco Plastics in Peterborough, Ontario, go on strike for a union contract, only to face strikebreakers and court injunctions against picketing. The strike is lost but leads to the abolition of ex parte injunctions. [more]

18-12-1916 In Trail, British Columbia, the socialist union organizer Ginger Goodwin is elected secretary of the local Mill and Smeltermen’s Union, his first union position. [more]

19-12-1945 The historic 99-day strike at Ford in Windsor, Ontario ends with an agreement to have Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand arbitrate a new collective agreement, which leads to adoption of the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

20-12-2001 In a union appeal against an Ontario law, the Supreme Court of Canada rules that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the right of agricultural workers to trade unionism and collective bargaining. [more]

29-12-1876 Grand Trunk Railway workers in eastern Ontario go on strike in support of fired co-workers. The four-day strike is broken by the use of scabs and militia. [more]

30-12-2011 A global solidarity campaign by the United Steelworkers forces an end to a six-month lockout at the Rio Tinto smelter in Alma, Quebec. [more]

31-12-1958 In Newfoundland, members of the International Woodworkers of America go on strike against the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company. When Premier Joe Smallwood decertifies the union, the struggle draws international attention. [more]