Ontario Toyota maintenance workers vote on unionization

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Alberta Low-paying jobs and precarious work vacancies rising 2016-06-25 [Teamsters]

Ontario Tentative deal reached for Health Unit employees in Kawartha Lakes 2016-06-25 [My Kawartha]

Ontario Essex County Library Workers On Strike 2016-06-25 [Blackburn]

Ontario MPAC workers ratify new three-year agreement 2016-06-25 [OPSEU]

Governments, online retailers prepare as Canada Post work stoppage looms 2016-06-25 [Global]

Alberta Iron And Earth: Oilsands Workers Call For Training In Renewable Energy 2016-06-25 [Huffington Post]

Ontario City of Greater Sudbury and union reach tentative deal 2016-06-25 [CBC]

Ontario Toyota maintenance workers vote on unionization 2016-06-25 [The Record]

British Columbia Unions score major workers' compensation win at Supreme Court of Canada 2016-06-25 [HSA]

Prince Edward Island Tax centre employees facing ongoing payroll issues could go on strike 2016-06-25 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador NLLA Supports Public Library Information Pickets 2016-06-25 [NLLA]

Alberta Labour group calls for police to take action on ‘toxic rhetoric’ aimed at female politicians 2016-06-25 [Global]

Newfoundland and Labrador Information picket bringing attention to cuts to library system 2016-06-24 [The Telegram]

Postal workers fear Canada Post lockout July 2, union rep says 2016-06-24 [York Region]

Labour Leader Pledges Continued Pension Push 2016-06-24 [The Tyee]

Why Young Workers Should Celebrate CPP Changes 2016-06-24 [The Tyee]

Is this the summer of environmentalists on picket lines? 2016-06-24 [Rank and File]

There is no substitute for solidarity 2016-06-24 [Rank and File]

Saskatchewan Provincial government backtracks on teachers’ salaries 2016-06-24 [Rank and File]

We need to improve mental health awareness and practices for workers 2016-06-24 [rabble]

Canada Post strike or lockout possible as of July 2 2016-06-24 [CTV]

British Columbia Canfisco cannery closure debate goes to federal commission 2016-06-24 [Undercurrent News]

OPSEU members see blood privatization 'red flags' 2016-06-24 [OPSEU]

Ontario Strike looms at Essex County Library 2016-06-24 [CBC]

Northwest Territories Union fears $1K attendance bonus at Ekati mine could make workplace less safe 2016-06-24 [CBC]

Manitoba When secret ballots are not democratic: sociologist weighs in on labour law 2016-06-24 [CBC]

Tax workers reject contract, urge government back to the table to avert strike 2016-06-24 [The Citizen]

Ontario Toyota workers in Ontario set to vote on whether to unionize 2016-06-24 [The Globe and Mail]

Tax workers reject tentative settlement and urge the CRA to return to table 2016-06-24 [PSAC]

Quebec Sept-Îles hostage threatened with homemade ice pick, says union 2016-06-24 [CBC]

Tax workers reject tentative settlement with CRA 2016-06-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Toyota fighting push by Unifor to unionize Woodstock and Cambridge maintenance workers 2016-06-24 [Ingersoll Times]

Newfoundland and Labrador Public library workers hold information pickets across N.L. 2016-06-23 [CBC]

Ontario Fate of Canadian auto industry at stake in Unifor talks 2016-06-23 [The Record]

Ontario Toyota fighting push by Unifor to unionize Woodstock and Cambridge maintenance workers 2016-06-23 [The Free Press]

Manitoba Anti-Union Bill Is A Step Backward 2016-06-23 [Huffington Post]

Prince Edward Island Possible Canada Post strike could cost P.E.I. businesses thousands 2016-06-23 [CBC]

Workers celebrate universal CPP expansion 2016-06-23 [IFPTE]

Quebec Workers Walk Out for $15 at Dozens of Quebec Nursing Homes 2016-06-23 [Labour Notes]

Saskatchewan City of Moose Jaw moves forward with controversial plan to remove supervisors from their union 2016-06-23 [CUPE]

Universal CPP expansion is a significant step forward for all workers 2016-06-23 [CUPE]

Quebec Workers on strike in 32 seniors’ residences for $15 an hour 2016-06-23 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Union urges politicians to keep GM’s Oshawa facility open 2016-06-22 [The Globe and Mail]

Vancouver rally denounces murder of striking Oaxaca teachers 2016-06-22 [The Media Co-op]

Ignite Youth Conference sparks new generation of union activism 2016-06-22 [UFCW]

Saskatchewan Report confirms SaskTel is well positioned for the future 2016-06-22 [Unifor]

Retired postal workers mobilize to defend decent pensions 2016-06-22 [CUPW]

Unifor welcomes CPP improvements 2016-06-22 [Unifor]

Ontario Workers at GM Oshawa fear company planning 'exit strategy' to close plant 2016-06-22 [CP24]

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This month in labour history

1-06-1986 "Gainers makes weiners with scabs" becomes the union slogan in this historic Alberta strike against wage and pension rollbacks that starts today and leads to more than 400 arrests before an agreement is reached in December. [more]

3-06-1935 Hundreds of unemployed men board boxcars in Vancouver, beginning the On-to-Ottawa Trek to protest conditions in the relief camps run by the Department of National Defence. [more]

8-06-2007 The Supreme Court of Canada rules, in a 6 to 1 decision, that collective bargaining rights are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The decision describes collective bargaining rights as "a fundamental aspect of Canadian society." [more]

11-06-1925 Today is Davis Day in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, a memorial day for coal miner William Davis, who was shot and killed by company police during the struggle for control of the Waterford Lake power plant during the long 1925 strike. [more]

12-06-1934 Immigrant workers go on strike at the Noranda copper and gold mining operations in Québec, led by the Workers' Unity League. Strikebreakers are brought in, and there is no union contract until 1945. [more]

14-06-1912 Union leaders meet at the Lethbridge Labour Temple to establish the Alberta Federation of Labour and encourage solidarity among the province's workers. The meeting is chaired by Donald McNabb, the province's first labour member of the legislature. [more]

15-06-1872 The Trade Union Act, promised by the prime minister in April in response to the campaign for shorter hours and the arrest of striking Toronto printers, comes into force. The Act states that unions are legal in Canada. [more]

17-06-1958 In Vancouver, the Second Narrows Bridge collapses while under construction, and nineteen lives are lost in the city's worst industrial disaster. The bridge is now known as the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. [more]

18-06-1935 Longshoremen in Vancouver, many of them war veterans, march to protest the use of scabs to unload cargo on the docks. In a three-hour battle, police chase the strikers down on horseback and use tear gas to disperse the protest. [more]

19-06-1938 Relief Project Workers' Union members occupying government buildings in Vancouver are evicted by police. A battle follows. [more]

19-06-1914 A coal mine explosion in the Crowsnest Pass at Hillcrest, Alberta takes the lives of 189 men, mostly immigrants. Canada's worst coal mine disaster leaves 90 widows and more than 250 orphans. [more]

20-06-1959 A sudden violent storm on Miramichi Bay, New Brunswick sweeps away 35 men and boys. The Escuminac Disaster is commemorated at the local wharf by The Fishermen, a monument created by Acadian artist Claude Roussel. [more]

21-06-1919 A silent parade to protest the arrest of leaders of the Winnipeg General Strike is attacked by the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the special police hired by the city. Two men lose their lives on Bloody Saturday, and the strike ends five days later. [more]

27-06-1991 The Supreme Court of Canada issues its decision in Lavigne v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, affirming the constitutional right of unions to spend money on social and political action to advance the interests of workers. [more]