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Ontario Power of Many: Take Back Ontario Conference will forge resistance to damaging government policies, says OFL [OFL] 2019-03-25

Nova Scotia Rally to Raise the ALARM on the CRISIS in Health Care! [NSGEU] 2019-03-25

Union leaders attend the UN Conference on the Status of Women [RadioLabour] 2019-03-23

New Brunswick Nursing home workers barred from strike until court hears province's appeal [CBC] 2019-03-22

Quebec Steelworkers Submit Counter-Proposal in 14-Month ABI Lockout [USW] 2019-03-22

Caregivers express concerns about new Liberal immigration pilot programs [rabble] 2019-03-21

Ontario Striking Health Unit Nurses Continue to Give Back: Nurses Hold Blood Drive [ONA] 2019-03-21

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UFCW Canada activists rally for migrant rights 2019-03-25 [UFCW Canada]

Ontario Health care members at East Metro Youth Services gain first contract 2019-03-25 [UFCW Canada]

Ontario Post-secondary students leading charge against Ford’s funding cuts 2019-03-25 [CWA Canada]

Journalism industry bailout outlined with no details on oversight panel 2019-03-25 [CWA Canada]

PSAC’s President and VP kick off their bargaining mobilization tour 2019-03-25 [PSAC]

Ontario Ford’s alcohol overhaul would put profits before people 2019-03-25 [OPSEU]

Ontario ‘Think big! There is strength in numbers’ OPSEU’s president tells parents at rally about autism cuts 2019-03-25 [OPSEU]

Ontario Power of Many: Take Back Ontario Conference will forge resistance to damaging government policies, says OFL 2019-03-25 [OFL]

Saskatchewan Sask Party still has more work to do on restoring public services, signing collective agreements 2019-03-25 [NUPGE]

Manitoba Liquor Marts putting new safety measure in place 2019-03-25 [NUPGE]

Nova Scotia Rally to Raise the ALARM on the CRISIS in Health Care! 2019-03-25 [NSGEU]

Air Transport Security Authority’s Fate (CATSA): One Step Closer to Privatization 2019-03-25 [IAM]

Alberta IAM opposes Calgary Airport plans to privatize de-icing facilities 2019-03-25 [IAMAW]

CTF sees promise in the 2019 federal budget 2019-03-25 [CTF]

Alberta Central bargaining results in mediator’s recommendations 2019-03-25 [ATA]

Manitoba Basia Sokal Resigns as Winnipeg Labour Council President 2019-03-25 [Rank and File Radio]

Rock the Boat for Change 2019-03-25 [Our Times]

British Columbia ‘It’s taking a severe toll’: B.C. paramedics, dispatchers facing staffing crisis 2019-03-25 [CTV]

Ontario LCBO workers' union wants province to crack down on liquor store thefts 2019-03-25 [CBC]

New Brunswick Workers Left Behind in Higgs’ 2019-2020 Budget 2019-03-25 [SCFP]

Saskatchewan Over a thousand people rally outside U of S Board of Governors meeting to demand a fair deal for CUPE 1975 members 2019-03-25 [CUPE]

Alberta Outgoing CUPE AB President urges delegates to keep up the fight for working people 2019-03-25 [CUPE]

Newfoundland and Labrador CUPE declares impasse in talks with Town of Placentia 2019-03-25 [CUPE]

Ontario Families living with autism need public services, not a six month reprieve 2019-03-25 [CUPE]

Saskatchewan Provincial budget is balanced in favour of bureaucracy, at the expense of front line care 2019-03-25 [CUPE]

Quebec Provincial budget: investment in home care, fears about the private sector's role 2019-03-25 [CUPE]

Canada Post says it lost $242-million in Q2, blames pay equity cost estimate 2019-03-24 [The Oracle]

Union leaders attend the UN Conference on the Status of Women 2019-03-23 [rabble]

Union leaders attend the UN Conference on the Status of Women 2019-03-23 [RadioLabour]

Prince Edward Island Funding announced will not end Phoenix nightmare, says Atlantic PSAC VP 2019-03-23 [The Pioneer]

Ontario MPs, workers rally for electric vehicle incentives 2019-03-23 [Blackburn]

Foreign service workers' union asks for binding arbitration in contract talks 2019-03-23 [CTV]

Alberta Calgary airport to change up de-icing program; union fears layoffs, increased fees 2019-03-23 [Global]

Ontario The giant 'S' word looms in auto union's battle over GM closure 2019-03-23 [The Financial Post]

 VIDEO New Brunswick Parrtown staffing levels ‘bad for safety of public and staff,’ says union VP 2019-03-23 [Global]

No USMCA Ratification Unless Tariffs, Quotas Rejected Outright: Steelworkers 2019-03-23 [USW]

Manitoba Two colleges ratify new collective agreements 2019-03-23 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Teachers’ union says increased class sizes could result in thousands of lost jobs, vows to fight the changes 2019-03-23 [The Globe and Mail]

Ontario Ford warns teachers’ unions not to dare protest class-size increases 2019-03-23 [The Spectator]

Saskatchewan University students worried about rising tuitions, labour strife after flat provincial budget 2019-03-22 [CBC]

New Brunswick Nursing home workers barred from strike until court hears province's appeal 2019-03-22 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Contract talks at impasse with Town of Placentia 2019-03-22 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Manitoba Winnipeg labour leader quits; cites sexist comments, treatment by men 2019-03-22 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario WSIB workers stage walkout to protest staff shortage, internal 'chaos' 2019-03-22 [The Star]

Quebec Steelworkers Submit Counter-Proposal in 14-Month ABI Lockout 2019-03-22 [USW]

Unifor making gains in gaming 2019-03-21 [Unifor]

Ontario Adient contract brings jobs back 2019-03-21 [Unifor]

Quebec Unifor initiative brings together key players in Quebec’s aerospace industry 2019-03-21 [Unifor]

Future Skills initiative should focus on needs of workers 2019-03-21 [UFCW]

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This month in labour history

4-03-1910 An avalanche in the Rogers Pass, British Columbia, takes the lives of workers clearing snow from Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. A total of 62 bodies are recovered, including four the following spring. The dead include 32 contract labourers from Japan. [more]

6-03-1925 12,000 Nova Scotia coal miners walk off the job after BESCO announced a 20% wage rollback and stopped company store credit for the miners. [more]

7-03-1978 Women workers begin a 23-week strike for a first contract at a small auto parts plant in Centralia, Ontario. The Fleck workers' militancy wins wide support and shows the need for reforms in labour law. [more]

8-03-1980 In Hamilton, Ontario, an International Women's Day rally features the Women Back Into Stelco campaign. A human rights complaint by five women forces a major steel company to change their hiring practices. [more]

9-03-1906 Mineworkers in the Lethbridge, Alberta district go on strike against poverty wages and are met by scabs, police and private detectives. They win a small wage increase with the help of a mediator, but the company refuses to recognize the union. [more]

10-03-1957 Copper miners at Murdochville, Quebec launch a strike for union recognition. The unsuccessful struggle lasts seven months and the courts award Noranda Mines $1.5 million in damages, to be paid by the United Steelworkers. [more]

12-03-2012 Union organizer and feminist Madeleine Parent, born in Montreal in 1918, dies at age 93 after a lifetime of service to the organization of workers and the cause of social justice. [more]

13-03-1919 In Calgary, Alberta, the Western Canadian Labour Conference calls for sweeping political and economic changes, including abolition of production for profit and the organization of workers on industrial lines. They adopt the name One Big Union. [more]

17-03-1960 Five Italian immigrant workers die in an underground tunnel at a watermain construction project in suburban Toronto. The Hoggs Hollow Disaster draws public attention to the unsafe conditions in construction and the exploitation of immigrant workers. [more]

25-03-2006 An accounting instructor dies from injuries received on the picket line at Centennial College in Toronto during a province-wide strike. John Stammers, 62, was a member of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. [more]

27-03-1912 Thousands of workers start to walk out of railway construction camps on the Fraser River in British Columbia in a strike led by the Industrial Workers of the World. When Joe Hill visits, he writes a song for the Wobbly song book. [more]

31-03-2004 Bill C-45 comes into force, amending the Criminal Code to impose penalties on corporations and managers for violations causing workplace injuries or death. It is named the Westray Bill after the 1992 mine disaster. [more]

31-03-1949 The Canadian Seamen's Union launches a strike to defend union contracts. Shipping companies and Canadian authorities collaborate with the Seafarers' International Union to drive out the CSU. [more]