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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses UNIFOR Convention 2016-08-27 [UNI Global Union]

Ontario LAO to negotiate with staff lawyers’ union of choice 2016-08-26 [Canadian Lawyer]

Unifor Welcomes Syrian Refugee Families 2016-08-26 [Unifor]

Being a Mexican migrant worker and female, a recipe for double discrimination 2016-08-26 [Equal Times]

Alberta CFL players ask Alberta government for help in bid for better insurance 2016-08-26 [CBC]

Manitoba Provincial lab technologists vote for strike mandate 2016-08-26 [CBC]

British Columbia Union files complaint against Vancouver’s Sausage Party animator 2016-08-26 [Metro]

Ontario McDonald's partnership with Ont. colleges sets chilling precedent: union 2016-08-26 [CTV]

Quebec Quebec City hotel workers vote in favour of strike 2016-08-26 [CBC]

Ontario Health minister asks OMA: do you want to be a union? 2016-08-26 [CBC]

Ontario Legal Aid agrees to bargain with lawyers’ chosen union 2016-08-26 [CLR]

Ontario Northern Ontario First Nations police service set to strike 2016-08-26 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Government calls on both sides in Canada Post dispute to work with mediator 2016-08-26 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Canada Post, CUPW agree to mediation after union files strike notice 2016-08-26 [CBC]

Ontario It's Time to Close the Gender Wage Gap With Action 2016-08-26 [OFL]

Postal union issues 72-hour job-action notice 2016-08-26 [The Star]

Standing ovations for Trudeau at Unifor convention 2016-08-25 [iPolitics]

Alberta Say “No” to paid plasma donation 2016-08-25 [CUPE]

Ontario Striking library workers host ‘Storytime’ thank you events for Essex County community as strike enters third month 2016-08-25 [CUPE]

Ontario “Do the right thing. Vote to keep Cassellholme public.” CUPE urges board ahead of today’s vote 2016-08-25 [CUPE]

Nova Scotia Why is Halifax City Council sending mixed messages? 2016-08-25 [CUPE]

Ontario OPSSU reaches last-minute deal with OPSEU 2016-08-25 [OPPSU]

Ontario Storytime With Striking Library Workers 2016-08-25 [Blackburn]

Ontario New source of frustration for striking Essex County library workers 2016-08-25 [CUPE]

British Columbia Union Files Complaint On Behalf of ‘Sausage Party’ Artists Over Unpaid Overtime Allegations 2016-08-25 [Cartoon Brew]

Manitoba Campaign continues for provincial funding for youth services 2016-08-25 [NUPGE]

Nunavut Unionized city workers demonstrate at Iqaluit City Hall 2016-08-25 [NunatsiaqOnline]

British Columbia Little Progress on Public Service Diversity Gap 2016-08-25 [The Tyee]

Sudbury local 'proud' to host mine rescue dinner 2016-08-25 [The Star]

Ontario Ford, FCA workers to hold strike vote Sunday 2016-08-25 [The Star]

Premier Rachel Notley asks union to back Alberta's push for new pipelines 2016-08-25 [CBC]

Canada Post union cancels announcement as strike mandate set to expire 2016-08-25 [CBC]

Canada Post: Union tells members to ‘get ready’ as strike mandate expires 2016-08-25 [Global]

New era of Labour relations, Prime Minister Trudeau tells Unifor 2016-08-25 [Unifor]

Saskatchewan Brad Wall has no democratic mandate for privatization 2016-08-25 [Unifor]

Unifor Day of Action in Support of Truth and Reconciliation 2016-08-25 [Unifor]

United Steelworkers Welcome CBSA Investigation into Illegal Dumping of Rebar 2016-08-25 [USW]

Postal Union set to Update Public on Contract Talks This Morning 2016-08-25 [VOCM]

Ontario Major breakthrough in Legal Aid lawyers’ campaign for collective bargaining rights 2016-08-25 [IFPTE]

Ontario OPSEU and staff union reach agreement 2016-08-25 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Michigan Why Canadian auto labor talks matter for Michigan workers 2016-08-25 [Detroit Free Press]

Saskatchewan Man, 27, dies after workplace incident at oil rig near Estevan, Sask. 2016-08-25 [CBC]

Prince Edward Island Strike is over for Canadian Blood Services workers 2016-08-24 [The Journal-Pioneer]

Manitoba Kraft Paper and Sawmill employees 'gutted' by news of shutdown 2016-08-24 [The Citizen]

Newfoundland and Labrador Union researches ways to improve cod quality 2016-08-24 [Undercurrent News]

Steelworkers Host World's Top Mine Rescue Specialists 2016-08-24 [USW]

Ontario 1946 Stelco strike retold for a new generation 2016-08-24 [The Spectator]

Brink's ordered to change ‘all-off’ model to improve worker safety Featured 2016-08-24 [COS]

Ontario General Motors of Canada Ltd, union ‘miles apart’ as labour negotiations begin 2016-08-24 [The Financial Post]

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This month in labour history

1-08-2009 At Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, United Steelworkers Local 9508 begins an 18-month strike against Vale Inco. The main issue is pay equity with workers at the multinational's other operations in Canada. [more]

1-08-1928 Ten workers are killed in the collapse of a gate on the Welland Ship Canal. They are among the 137 men who died during the completion of this shipping link between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. [more]

10-08-1970 Nova Scotia fishermen and supporters march across the Canso Causeway, holding up traffic on the Trans Canada Highway. Their seven-month strike wins them the right to a union, but the fish plants refuse to recognize the United Fishermen and Allied Workers. [more]

12-08-1909 Freight handlers at Fort William, Ontario take part in a gun battle with Canadian Pacific Railway police. The seven-day strike is settled, but the CPR later fires most of its Greek and Italian immigrant workers. [more]

19-08-1998 The McDonald's restaurant in Squamish BC becomes the first unionized McD's in North America. [more]

20-08-1937 Millworkers and longshoremen on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick strike for better wages and hours and for recognition of the New Brunswick Farmer-Labour Union. Their success helps bring about new labour laws in the province. [more]

22-08-1950 More than 100,000 railway workers go on strike, shutting down the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway lines. A week later an emergency session of Parliament passes a law to end the strike, the first use of back-to-work legislation in Canada. [more]

29-08-1907 Seventy-five men, many of them First Nations workers from Kahnawake, are killed in the collapse of a huge cantilever bridge under construction across the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City. Before the disaster, supervisors overlook flaws in the design. [more]

31-08-2013 A merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers brings 300,000 members together in Unifor, now Canada's largest private sector union. There are high expectations for new organizing work, especially among young people. [more]

31-08-2001 A McDonald's restaurant in Montreal closes after the workers there organize and before a first contract is negotiated. This is later documented in the film Maxime, McDuff & McDo. [more]