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Ontario London city workers on strike after last ditch talks fail 2015-05-25 [Global]

Ontario London ‘inside’ municipal workers forced to strike for a fair contract 2015-05-25 [CUPE]

Manitoba MGEU members at St. Amant CRP ratify new four-year contract 2015-05-25 [NUPGE]

Ontario OPSEU says spike in DUIs spells caution on expanded alcohol availability 2015-05-25 [NUPGE]

CFLR publishes guide on essential services based on Supreme Court decision 2015-05-25 [NUPGE]

Newfoundland and Labrador Federal government breaks sharing agreement with NL halibut harvesters 2015-05-25 [FFAW-Unifor]

Canada Post Executives Have Some Explaining to Do 2015-05-25 [CUPW]

ACTRA urges Senators to defeat anti-union Bill C-377 2015-05-25 [ACTRA]

Ontario Food service giant Compass serves up a rotten deal to workers at Peterborough Regional Health Centre 2015-05-25 [CUPE]

Ontario Ambulance cut in Chipman another attack on rural New Brunswick 2015-05-25 [CUPE]

British Columbia CUPE 3570 calls on Board to review massive EA cuts 2015-05-25 [CUPE]

British Columbia Showing our support for B.C. libraries 2015-05-25 [CUPE]

British Columbia Getting ready for Metro bargaining 2015-05-25 [CUPE]

Ontario Shaking Off the Part-Time Blues 2015-05-25 [Rank and File]

Ontario One man’s sit-in to save door-to-door mail 2015-05-25 [Rank and File]

Ontario Who's living the GoodLife? Organizing a fitness empire 2015-05-25 [rabble]

This week in labour: The precarious workers edition 2015-05-25 [rabble]

New Brunswick Miner protests lack of compensation for workplace disease 2015-05-25 [The Media Co-op]

Nova Scotia “Elite strike security for image-conscious clients” - Halifax Water hires global security company 2015-05-25 [The Media Co-op]

Ontario Retiree sits at super mailbox every day to protest Canada Post 2015-05-25 [CBC]

Ontario Contract talks fail, union will hit the picket line Monday 2015-05-24 [CTV]

Ontario School bus strike averted in Owen Sound-Wiarton 2015-05-24 [Unifor]

Manitoba Winnipeg Transit service to return to normal, agreement reached 2015-05-24 [CBC]

Manitoba Striking Hudbay union formalizes complaints 2015-05-24 [The Reminder]

Ontario London municipal workers set to strike in front of city hall Monday 2015-05-24 [CBC]

Union effort at Toyota stirs to life: Plan to move Corolla to Mexico ignites fears 2015-05-23 [Automotive News]

Ontario Acadia Broadcasting and Unifor Local 324 Members Sign New Contract 2015-05-22 [NetNewsLedger]

Quebec Rio Tinto unit says injured Quebec worker dies, output halts 2015-05-21 [Reuters]

Ontario Shaking Off the Part-Time Blues: Fighting for the Rights of Ontario College Workers 2015-05-18 [The Bullet]

Union Beer Drinkers to Make 'Bottles Not Cans' Pledge on Long Weekend  ActNOW!  2015-05-17 [USW]

British Columbia Prince George Mill Explosion Inquest Calls for Review of Law on Criminal Negligence 2015-05-15 [USW]

British Columbia Statement on Recommendations of Coroner's Inquest into Lakeland Sawmill Explosion 2015-05-15 [USW]

Ariva workers win wage increases 2015-05-15 [Unifor]

S.A.M.E. opens Newcomer Youth Conference in Toronto 2015-05-15 [UFCW]

Canadian nurses put patients first this election 2015-05-15 [ONA]

Ontario Bancroft Registered Nurses Say RN Cuts Will Hurt Patient Care 2015-05-15 [ONA]

British Columbia Nurses' Union puts workers and patients at risk, Labour Board rules 2015-05-15 [NUPGE]

Nova Scotia Nova Scotians pressure government to prevent privatization of home care 2015-05-15 [NUPGE]

Ontario Home Care Roadmap has potential, but beware of some dangerous pitfalls: Ontario Health Coalition 2015-05-15 [NUPGE]

Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour Submission to the Poverty Reduction Strategy 2015-05-15 [NLFL]

Tell the Feds to Help Save Air Transport Jobs!  ActNOW!  2015-05-15 [IAMAW]

The CLC mourns lawyer and civil rights activist Alan Borovoy 2015-05-15 [CLC]

Zero Tolerance for Bullies 2015-05-15 [Canadian Union of Postal Workers]

PSAC convention: Getting ready to take on Harper 2015-05-15 [Rank and File]

Ontario For public education, class size matters 2015-05-15 [Rank and File]

Manitoba Winnipeg transit workers to City: Fix it, fund it, make it fair 2015-05-15 [Rank and File]

Seniors Vote mobilizes for change at the ballot box 2015-05-15 [rabble]

Histories of women in the labour movement 2015-05-15 [rabble]

Conditions in Canadian-owned factories the worst in Honduras 2015-05-15 [rabble]

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This month in labour history

1-05-1906 Socialists in Montréal organize Canada's first May Day demonstration. The following year, their march is suppressed but ten thousand people assemble in the Champs de Mars before the crowd is dispersed by police. [more]

1-05-1986 Shirley Carr becomes the first woman president of the Canadian Labour Congress. A coal miner's daughter who became a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, she is also the first CLC president from a public sector union. [more]

2-05-1952 More than 1,000 retail employees, most of them women, begin a strike at Dupuis Frères, a major department store in Montréal. It takes three months, but support for the new militancy among Catholic unions helps the workers win a collective agreement. [more]

3-05-1887 British Columbia's worst mine disaster takes 150 lives after an explosion in a deep underground mine at Nanaimo. The casualties include 53 Chinese labourers, whose names were not recorded by the company. [more]

5-05-1972 Saskatchewan brings in an Occupational Health (and Safety) Act, considered the first of its kind in North America. It includes the right to information about workplace hazards and to participate in safety decisions and the right to refuse unsafe work. [more]

9-05-1992 An underground explosion takes the lives of 26 miners in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. A public inquiry into the Westray Disaster reports that workers were intimidated into ignoring safety hazards. [more]

9-05-1972 Leaders of the Quebec Common Front go to prison for defying back to work laws during the April general strike. More than 300,000 workers participate in work stoppages and occupations that bring the provincial government back to the bargaining table. [more]

14-05-1940 Death of Emma Goldman, the Lithuanian anarchist labour organiser, in Toronto. [more]

15-05-1919 A general strike called by the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council brings out 30,000 workers in support of the unions in the building and metal trades. The city comes to a standstill for six weeks in one of the major labour struggles in Canadian history. [more]

15-05-1919 Winnipeg General Strike. [more]

18-05-1952 Paul Robeson, the American singer and political activist whose passport was revoked, performs for 40,000 people at the Peace Arch crossing between Washington State and British Columbia. The concert is sponsored by the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers. [more]