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PSAC launches court action against Bill C-59 [PSAC] 2015-07-02

Newly passed anti-labour bill seeks to eliminate unions, not enforce transparency [rabble] 2015-07-02

Nova Scotia Why I won’t cross a picket at Egg Films [Rank and File] 2015-07-02

Nova Scotia Why the Halifax Water talks broke down [Rank and File] 2015-07-02

Ontario Fighting austerity in London [Rank and File] 2015-07-02

Ontario CUPE Local 101, City of London Set to Resume Talks [CFPL] 2015-07-02

Ontario Strike begins at 9 Zehrs, Real Canadian Superstores [Canadian Labour Reporter] 2015-07-02

PMO uses majority to rig Senate rules and force through Bill C-377 [CLC] 2015-07-01

Ontario Manager convicted in 2009 scaffolding collapse deaths [The Star] 2015-07-01

Ontario Bargaining with inside workers' union to resume Thursday [CTV] 2015-07-01








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PSAC launches court action against Bill C-59 2015-07-02 [PSAC]

Employment equity is not a priority in the federal public service 2015-07-02 [PSAC]

Conservatives change the rules and pass Bill C-377 2015-07-02 [PSAC]

PSAC launches court action against Bill C-59 2015-07-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Newly passed anti-labour bill seeks to eliminate unions, not enforce transparency 2015-07-02 [rabble]

Nova Scotia Why I won’t cross a picket at Egg Films 2015-07-02 [Rank and File]

Nova Scotia Why the Halifax Water talks broke down 2015-07-02 [Rank and File]

Advances for Air Canada workers or an opportunity lost? 2015-07-02 [Rank and File]

LiUNA endorses Liberals at Canadian Conference 2015-07-02 [Rank and File]

Ontario Fighting austerity in London 2015-07-02 [Rank and File]

Ontario CUPE Local 101, City of London Set to Resume Talks 2015-07-02 [CFPL]

Ontario Loblaws strike: Workers at 9 stores go on strike in Windsor 2015-07-02 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador NLMA Researching Physician Health and Wellness 2015-07-02 [VOCM]

Ontario Strike begins at 9 Zehrs, Real Canadian Superstores 2015-07-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ottawa reverses stance on health risks of asbestos in ‘landmark shift’ 2015-07-02 [Globe and Mail]

Ontario Union members begin strike action at Zehrs Great Foods and RCSS in Windsor area 2015-07-02 [UFCW Locals 175 & 633]

Watch: The life and death of worker resistance, a 4-part history video 2015-07-01 [rabble]

Strike with Pride! 2015-07-01 [rabble]

Beyond teamsters and turtles: Jobs, justice, climate 2015-07-01 [rabble]

PMO uses majority to rig Senate rules and force through Bill C-377 2015-07-01 [CLC]

Conservatives force anti-union bill into law 2015-07-01 [CUPE]

Ontario Manager convicted in 2009 scaffolding collapse deaths 2015-07-01 [The Star]

British Columbia CVRD strike likely averted 2015-07-01 [The Citizen]

Alberta 121 care workers set to go on strike 2015-07-01 [Global]

Ontario Strike deadline looms for Windsor area Zehrs and Superstores 2015-07-01 [CTV]

British Columbia Rejected offer proposed 6.75% pay hike to city workers over three years 2015-07-01 [Energy City]

Ontario Bargaining with inside workers' union to resume Thursday 2015-07-01 [CTV]

Ontario Loblaw workers appear headed for strike in coming days 2015-07-01 [The Globe and Mail]

British Columbia Union rep blames overcrowding, understaffing for B.C. prison attacks 2015-07-01 [OHS Canada]

Largest public servants’ union launches court challenge of Conservative government budget bill 2015-07-01 [Metro]

Newfoundland and Labrador Home care negotiations for over 4,000 NAPE members reaches impasse 2015-07-01 [NUPGE]

Trudeau vows to repeal anti-union Bill C-377 2015-07-01 [The View]

Postal workers' union alleges union-busting by Canada Post 2015-07-01 [rabble]

Newfoundland and Labrador Public Liquor Stores Have Better Compliance and Enforcement Rates: NAPE 2015-07-01 [VOCM]

Senate passes union finance bill 2015-07-01 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Leaders and activists of Ontario’s largest union celebrating “Pride in Public Power” 2015-06-30 [CUPE]

Manitoba CUPE 500 Presents to Public Works Committee – Snow Plowing should be brought back in-house 2015-06-30 [CUPE]

CUPE Western Municipal Conference Takes Place in Winnipeg 2015-06-30 [CUPE]

Manitoba CUPE Manitoba applauds provincial government’s continued wage enhancement for community living workers. 2015-06-30 [CUPE]

Ontario Some Loblaw stores could see strikes this week 2015-06-30 [SN]

Ontario Grocery Store Strike Looms 2015-06-30 [Blackburn News]

Ontario CUPE tells Burlington to 'expect a strike' if deal not reached 2015-06-30 [Inside]

Ontario Number of Registered Nurses in the province continues to decline dramatically says report 2015-06-30 [Mississauga.com]

Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE seeks conciliation to resolve dispute over home care 2015-06-30 [CBC]

Sex abuse case highlights vulnerability of workers on visas 2015-06-30 [CBC]

Ontario Campaign against cuts at Pembroke Regional Hospital begins with community postcard campaign For more info 2015-06-29 [OCHU/CUPE]

Saskatchewan SGEU comes to Cowessess 2015-06-29 [The Sun]

Ontario No Agreement in Inside Worker Talks 2015-06-29 [Blackburn News]

British Columbia Union alleges Emterra tried to sneak non-union workers into recycling facility 2015-06-29 [Today]

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This month in labour history

1-07-1935 A rally called by striking relief workers and their supporters is attacked by police in Regina, Saskatchewan. [more]

1-07-1923 On Sunday evening Nova Scotia provincial police charge through crowds at the Sydney steel plant in Nova Scotia, where workers are on strike for union recognition. When the mineworkers go on a sympathetic strike, the miners' leaders are arrested. [more]

1-07-1935 In Regina, Saskatchewan a rally in support of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers is attacked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two men are killed and 100 injured in the police riot that contributes to the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. [more]

3-07-1979 Longshoremen in Saint John, New Brunswick refuse to load a shipment of heavy water for use by the military dictatorship in Argentina. The Hot Cargo protest draws attention to the abuse of human rights and secures the release of several political prisoners. [more]

7-07-1983 British Columbia introduces 26 bills to cut public services and limit union rights. Operation Solidarity launches a province-wide mobilization, supported by a wider Solidarity Coalition, that takes the province to the verge of a general strike. [more]

9-07-1793 Black petitioners and abolitionist allies succeed in gaining a law to limit slavery in Upper Canada. The importation of additional slaves is prohibited, and the children of slaves are to be freed at 25 years of age. [more]

9-07-1793 Upper Canada (now Ontario), becomes the first British colony to outlaw the import of new slaves, although existing slaves remain unfreed [more]

11-07-1962 The road to universal health care reaches a turning point when Saskatchewan doctors fail to win public support for their strike against the implementation of medicare. Saskatchewan goes on to set the model for the rest of the country. [more]

15-07-1946 In Hamilton, Ontario, steelworkers take on the country's biggest steel producer in a crucial strike for union recognition. With strong community support, the steelworkers hold the line for almost three months to win an historic victory. [more]

23-07-1965 Postal workers across the country begin a wildcat strike that leads to full union recognition and collective bargaining rights in the postal service. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers soon emerges as one of the most militant public sector unions. [more]

24-07-1941 Thousands of workers in Arvida, Québec go on an illegal wartime strike and occupy the Alcan aluminium plant. The federal government claims enemy sabotage and sends troops. Work resumes while a settlement is negotiated. [more]

27-07-1918 Ginger Goodwin, a union organizer and socialist, is shot and killed by a special constable in the woods near Cumberland, British Columbia. In Vancouver his shooting leads to the province's first one-day general strike. [more]

28-07-1932 Three young boys die in an abandoned coal mine in Minto, New Brunswick. Two of the coal miners who come to their rescue also perish. The tragic event leads to the province's first mine safety legislation. [more]

31-07-1961 The founding convention of the New Party, soon to be the New Democratic Party, opens in Ottawa. Strongly supported by the Canadian Labour Congress, it replaces the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas is chosen as leader. [more]