We Can't Afford To Slow Down the Fight For Human Rights

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Saskatchewan CUPE pension town hall 2014-12-18 [CUPE]

Yukon Whithorse workers file complaint 2014-12-18 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Sex workers protest for safe conditions 2014-12-18 [CBC]

Ontario OPSEU seeks injuction on social assistance software 2014-12-18 [CBC]

Ontario Union wants CAMH criminally charged after nurse 'beaten beyond recognition' For more info 2014-12-16 [Toronto Star]

CUPW sues Wiesenthal CEO Benlolo, Sun Media for defamation 2014-12-16 [Canadian Jewish News]

Ontario Ontario Liberal funding plan is LESS than Harper's federal transfers For more info 2014-12-16 [OCHU]

Ontario Sick Kids hospital staff to rally today for the same disability benefits as other Ontario hospital staff For more info 2014-12-16 [OCHU]

Ontario Not getting the home care you need? CUPE hotline For more info 2014-12-16 [CUPE]

Newfoundland and Labrador Bell Island hospital faces 'critical' nursing shortage, union says 2014-12-16 [CBC]

British Columbia Parallel 49 craft brewery union vote result of 'growing pains' 2014-12-16 [CBC]

We Can't Afford To Slow Down the Fight For Human Rights 2014-12-15 [Huffington Post]

Leading change at Unifor 2014-12-15 [InHouse]

Doctor’s Perfect Response to Employers Who Require Doctor’s Notes for Sick Days 2014-12-14 [22 Words]

Alberta 3 temporary foreign workers killed in crash near Sylvan Lake 2014-12-14 [CBC]

Manitoba Brian Sinclair: Manitoba Nurses Union weighs in on inquest report 2014-12-14 [CBC]

Three Essex County men accused of extorting money from temporary foreign workers 2014-12-14 [Windsor Star]

Foreign workers: Microsoft gets green light from Ottawa for foreign trainees 2014-12-14 [CBC]

'Anti-prostitution law' raises fears for sex workers' safety 2014-12-14 [Guardian]

Ontario Not getting the home care you need? For more info 2014-12-12 [CUPE]

PSAC to Senate: Stop Bill C-525 2014-12-12 [PSAC]

British Columbia Nurses' union calls for better security in psychiatric facilities 2014-12-12 [CBC Radio]

Ontario Members at Maple Leaf Brandon achieve new contract 2014-12-12 [UFCW]

Quebec First collective agreement at Megaburo 2014-12-12 [UFCW]

UFCW Canada and allies keep pressure on for Rana Plaza Justice 2014-12-12 [UFCW]

The CBC, Workplace Harassment, and the Takeaway for Unions 2014-12-12 [Rank and File]

Alberta P3 hospitals will not work CUPE 2014-12-12 [CUPE]

Asset recycling: Privitization coming to a community near you 2014-12-12 [CUPE]

CUPE wins activist of the year 2014-12-12 [CUPE ]

Stephen Harper loves them not: union organization curbed by anti-labour bill 2014-12-12 [Press Progress]

Quebec Minimum wage to increase 2014-12-12 [CBC]

Ontario Plant closure costs economy 580 jobs 2014-12-12 [CBC]

Saskatchewan Province concerned more with productivity than safety 2014-12-12 [CBC]

Saskatchewan Refinery and government fail to protect workers 2014-12-12 [CBC]

Conservatives rehire 400 (temporary) workers to make up for service shortfalls after job cuts 2014-12-12 [NUPGE]

Ontario QHC, unions talk cuts 2014-12-12 [The Intelligencer]

Ontario Midland action planned to back provincial talks on wages and jobs for DS 2014-12-12 [OPSEU]

Ontario Human Rights Commission responds to complaint on gender discrimination on farms 2014-12-12 [Better Farming]

Ontario Human Rights Commission Warns Gender Discrimination in Migrant Recruitment a Human Rights Violation 2014-12-12 [OHRC]

Manitoba Tight cash and tough talks 2014-12-12 [The Free Press]

Ontario GM can have a strong future 2014-12-12 [Unifor]

Alberta Crowded, understaffed emergency room blamed for ambulance theft by psych patient 2014-12-12 [CBC]

Nova Scotia What’s that in my mailbox? Halifax postal workers continue fight for home delivery 2014-12-12 [Metro]

Ontario Ministry fails to confirm McMaster harassment, violence program implementation 2014-12-12 [The Spectator]

New Brunswick Bad roads hot line relaunched by CUPE highway workers union 2014-12-12 [CBC]

Ontario Divisions in labour movement undermine effort to stop Harper 2014-12-12 [Rank and File]

Ontario Kenora Forest Products to unveil site development plans 2014-12-11 [Kenora Daily Miner and News]

Ontario Understaffing at nursing homes leading to poor care: study 2014-12-11 [The Spectator]

Quebec Employees at Montreal Chinese Hospital demonstrate against Bill 10 2014-12-11 [CJAD]

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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]

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]

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]

30-12-2011 An unprecedented global solidarity campaign by the Steelworkers forces an end to the 6-month long lockout at the Rio Tinto smelter in Alma, Quebec. [more]

31-12-1958 In Newfoundland, members of the International Woodworkers of America go out on strike against the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company. The struggle for union rights draws attention across Canada when Premier Joe Smallwood decertifies the union. [more]