Ontario OSSTF/FEESO Durham teachers on strike April 20

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Ontario Safety record at mines makes trust scarce 2015-04-21 [Shoreline Beacon]

Ontario Unifor and Domtar heading to conciliation 2015-04-20 [Wood Business]

Ontario Highly anticipated Sudbury inquest opens Monday 2015-04-20 [The Star]

Ontario OSSTF/FEESO Durham teachers on strike April 20 2015-04-20 [OSSTF]

Ontario Ottawa area teachers enter legal strike period on Monday 2015-04-20 [Metro]

Ontario Durham teachers’ strike seen as start of wave of labour unrest 2015-04-20 [The Star]

Saskatchewan Weyburn and Estevan school employees considering strike action 2015-04-20 [Global]

Crown Holdings Boycott Has Effect in US< Stay Tuned for Canada 2015-04-20 [Food Production Daily]

Ontario OSSTF hopes to avoid teachers' strike in Thunder Bay 2015-04-20 [CBC]

Labour market deregulations not working: International Monetary Fund 2015-04-20 [CBC]

Former staffer warns about lack of labour rights on the Hill 2015-04-20 [CBC]

Nova Scotia Rally protests cuts to public service 2015-04-19 [The Post]

Nova Scotia NSGEU holds rally at Canso Causeway to protest budget cuts 2015-04-19 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Manitoba ‘Don’t like the idea’: MLA on HB replacement workers 2015-04-19 [The Reminder]

New ugly propaganda from the asbestos lobby 2015-04-19 [right on Canada]

Ontario OPSEU Using bright signs for new, local message campaign 2015-04-18 [Bay Today]

British Columbia Labour lobbies for a closed union shop on massive Site C dam project 2015-04-18 [The Province]

Quebec Montreal's blue collar union elects Chantal Racette as its first female president 2015-04-18 [The Gazette]

Manitoba Potential strike looms as offer panned 2015-04-18 [The Reminder]

Ontario City workers vote 94 per cent to strike 2015-04-18 [The Spectator]

Nova Scotia Private home care would give seniors poorer, inefficient aid 2015-04-18 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Northwest Territories Hay River strike: Workers will picket event, ‘won’t be ignored’ 2015-04-18 [My Yellowknife]

Northwest Territories Communities' meeting moved to K'atl'odeehche reserve 2015-04-18 [CBC]

Cdn unions blast clothiers over factory collapse funding shortfall 2015-04-18 [Canoe]

Manitoba City of Winnipeg contract talks with 2 unions face obstacles 2015-04-18 [CBC]

The Children’s Place: Time To Pay Up! 2015-04-18 [USW]

Alberta UNA Local 416 ratifies collective agreement with Blood Tribe Department of Health Inc. 2015-04-18 [UNA]

Growth Summit shows way forward for strengthening Canada's best union 2015-04-18 [UFCW]

Manitoba BuildForce forecasts workforce deficit 2015-04-18 [UA]

CWA Canada joins calls to scrap ‘secret police’ bill 2015-04-18 [CWA]

Ontario Kingston Commissionaires Bargain for Sick Leave 2015-04-18 [PSAC]

Ontario OSSTF/FEESO reaches impasse with Provincial Government and OPSBA 2015-04-18 [OSSTF]

Ontario MADD Canada says public safety could suffer under Ontario's plan to allow grocery stories to sell liquor 2015-04-18 [NUPGE]

Alberta A Just and Fair Alberta: Priorities for Change 2015-04-18 [NUPGE]

Ontario Court case over SAMS starts Wednesday 2015-04-18 [NUPGE]

Saskatchewan SGEU joins campaign to support public services 2015-04-18 [NUPGE]

Nova Scotia NSGEU supports fundraiser for families of workplace tragedy 2015-04-18 [NUPGE]

Newfoundland and Labrador Workers' Health and Safety Matters Most 2015-04-18 [NLFL]

Pro-Ex Sisters and Brothers Need our Support! 2015-04-18 [CUPW]

Latest round of cuts at CBC represents massive upheaval in newsgathering capacity across the country 2015-04-18 [CWA]

The Canadian Media Guild committed to working with CBC to ensure a safe and harassment-free workplace 2015-04-18 [CWA]

CMG reaches tentative deal at Thomson Reuters 2015-04-18 [CWA]

Alberta Excitement is running high as union leaders and activists gather in Calgary before an election that could transform Alberta 2015-04-18 [AFL]

Alberta Norway’s Top Oil Man Urges Canadians To Think Like Owners 2015-04-18 [AFL]

Ontario CUPE vows to fight Liberal plan to privatize Hydro One: Public will pay with lost control, rising rates 2015-04-18 [CUPE]

Ontario Work with us to expand patient transport; don’t outsource 2015-04-18 [CUPE]

Saskatchewan Own it! project gives Saskatchewan people chance to say YES to public services 2015-04-18 [CUPE]

Nova Scotia More contractors not the solution for Halifax’s municipal outside workers 2015-04-18 [CUPE]

British Columbia Forum to target education funding cuts in the North 2015-04-18 [CU]

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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]

9-04-1983 A tractor trailer drives through a picket line at a strikebound Alcan plant in Scarborough, Ontario, causing the death of Claude Dougdeen, 51, a Trinidad immigrant and father of seven. Outraged union leaders call on the province to bring in anti-scab laws. [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]

13-04-1903 Organizer Frank Rogers, one of the first "professional union men" in Vancouver, was gunned down on the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. The killer was never found. [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]

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]