British Columbia This labour activist says lives would be saved if workers could tell their bosses about using opioids without fear of getting fired

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24-09-2018 Ontario Toronto: Toronto Workers' History Project presents: The Toronto Purchase Revisited: Indigenous History in Toronto
26-09-2018 Newfoundland and Labrador Gander: Major rally to support locked-out workers at D-J Composites.
26-09-2018 Ontario Toronto - Steelworkers Hall: Book Launch for Christo Aivalis' The Constant Liberal: Pierre Trudeau, Organized Labour, and the Canadian Social Democratic Left
04-10-2018 British Columbia New Westminster: “It Seemed Anything Was Possible” - Solidarity 35 Event organized by the BC Labour Heritage Centre.
23-10-2018 Ontario Toronto: Rally: Rebuild and Improve Public Health Care

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British Columbia This labour activist says lives would be saved if workers could tell their bosses about using opioids without fear of getting fired [The Star] 2018-09-22

Newfoundland and Labrador Lengthy labour dispute in Newfoundland offers refresher course in picket-line reality [The Globe and Mail] 2018-09-21

Pay Equity Decision: RSMCs Were Right!!! [CUPW] 2018-09-21

PSAC-UNDE stops contracting out of cleaning jobs at CFB Greenwood and Kingston [PSAC] 2018-09-21

New Brunswick Paramedics shadow Liberal leader to protest staff shortages across the province [CBC] 2018-09-20

British Columbia Government pressed to strengthen labour laws at Vancouver rally [Global] 2018-09-19

Ontario Message to Tories: Hands off $15 [Rank and File] 2018-09-18

British Columbia Unionized Canada Line janitors lose jobs as new company gets cleaning contract [The Georgia Straight] 2018-09-18

Sevens squad, at odds with Rugby Canada, applies for union certification [Canadian Labour Reporter] 2018-09-18

Ontario COPE-SEPB union strongly condemns Conservative Party of Ontario’s plan to invoke notwithstanding clause [MoveUP] 2018-09-17








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 VIDEO Saskatchewan Union representing government workers angry over increase in Crown CEO salaries 2018-09-22 [CTV]

British Columbia This labour activist says lives would be saved if workers could tell their bosses about using opioids without fear of getting fired 2018-09-22 [The Star]

Quebec TVA network averts strike by employees 2018-09-22 [The Gazette]

Saskatchewan Sask Energy sell-off breaks election promise 2018-09-22 [Unifor]

Ontario Plympton-Wyoming halts mail as postal disruption looms 2018-09-22 [Blackburn]

Ontario Possible Canada Post strike could impact municipalities that rely on mail-in ballots 2018-09-22 [Global]

Ontario Hotel workers fear condo conversions threatening jobs 2018-09-22 [The Star]

Ontario Postal workers hold rally in Windsor to back contract demands 2018-09-22 [CTV]

Help wanted: Seafarers union brings search for workers to capital region 2018-09-22 [The Citizen]

A search for workers: Seafarers union makes its case in the capital 2018-09-22 [The Sun]

Saskatchewan Sask Party government proves double standard with ballooning Crown executive wage increases 2018-09-21 [SGEU]

British Columbia Mediator called in to help with northern BC forestry talks 2018-09-21 [My Prince George]

Alberta Mediator called in on contract talks for service workers at University of Lethbridge 2018-09-21 [The Star]

Ontario Library workers, board reach tentative agreement as strike looms 2018-09-21 [The Sentinel-Review]

Quebec Looks like a sure thing: Loto-Québec workers say they'll strike Saturday 2018-09-21 [The Gazette]

Ontario Labour Council Endorses Jennifer Keesmaat for Mayor of Toronto 2018-09-21 [TYRDLC]

New Brunswick Woman who put camera in mom's nursing-home room calls for more staff 2018-09-21 [CBC]

Nova Scotia NDP proposes legislation to establish sick days for all workers 2018-09-21 [CTV]

Newfoundland and Labrador Lengthy labour dispute in Newfoundland offers refresher course in picket-line reality 2018-09-21 [The Globe and Mail]

Arbitrator awards rural Canada Post carriers pay hike up to 25 per cent 2018-09-21 [CTV]

Nova Scotia 14 Wing Greenwood hands cleaning contracts back to unionized workers 2018-09-21 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Pay Equity Decision: RSMCs Were Right!!! 2018-09-21 [CUPW]

Newfoundland and Labrador Canada Post cuts in Corner Brook based on poorly-timed mail count: union 2018-09-21 [CBC]

Canada Post rural workers to get hefty pay increase, arbitrator rules 2018-09-21 [Global]

PSAC-UNDE stops contracting out of cleaning jobs at CFB Greenwood and Kingston 2018-09-21 [PSAC]

Nova Scotia Support for 400 school support staff as potential job action approaches at Chignecto-Central schools 2018-09-20 [CUPE]

British Columbia Poster campaign seeks complaints against two VPD officers 2018-09-20 [CBC]

Alberta Environmental activist booked to speak to Alberta teachers group calls efforts to cancel her 'disappointing' 2018-09-20 [CBC]

New Brunswick Paramedics shadow Liberal leader to protest staff shortages across the province 2018-09-20 [CBC]

Ontario Labour group backs 11 Sarnia city council candidates, including Mike Bradley 2018-09-20 [The Free Press]

British Columbia Full-time paramedics should help on-call earning potential, says union president 2018-09-20 [Matters]

British Columbia Community rallies around Canada Line janitors to demand labour law loophole stop failing BC's most vulnerable workers 2018-09-20 [MENAFN]

Manitoba Clawback continues as Winnipeg health authority sues workers, retiree it overpaid 2018-09-20 [CBC]

British Columbia Changes to stop patient-on-staff violence announced for Coquitlam's psychiatric hospital 2018-09-20 [CBC]

British Columbia Coquitlam Forensic Psychiatric Hospital gets upgrades to combat violence against workers 2018-09-20 [Global]

Ontario Union workers hold information picket at CFB Kingston 2018-09-20 [The Whig-Standard]

Newfoundland and Labrador Court Rules Teacher Information Can Be Included on ‘Sunshine List’ 2018-09-20 [VOCM]

Ontario TBDHU nurses hold information picket as conciliation talks resume 2018-09-20 [TBNewsWatch]

Alberta AUPE files for mediation with University of Lethbridge 2018-09-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Super 8 workers in Sudbury, Ont., signed merged labour contract 2018-09-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Saskatchewan H.E.L.P. Homes of Regina workers ratify contract 2018-09-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Thunder Bay, Ont., public-health nurses heading to conciliation 2018-09-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Workers at Prouse Motors in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., sign new deal 2018-09-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Saskatchewan Legal Aid Saskatchewan CEO threatens CUPE member with defamation lawsuit 2018-09-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

New Brunswick Provincial Election: NB Political Parties’ Positions on CUPE NB Issues 2018-09-19 [CUPE]

Saskatchewan CEO of Legal Aid Saskatchewan threatening CUPE member with defamation lawsuit 2018-09-19 [CUPE]

Manitoba More disruption in the WRHA puts additional strain on health care system 2018-09-19 [CUPE]

Manitoba CUPE, OEM, UFCW, MAHCP prepare for court dates now set by Court of Queens Bench 2018-09-19 [CUPE]

Ontario Workers Who Went On Strike At Health Team Not Going Back 2018-09-19 [Bayshore Broadcasting]

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This month in labour history

1-09-1879 Coal miners in Springhill, Nova Scotia organize Pioneer Lodge of the Provincial Miners' Association, later known as the Provincial Workmen's Association. Under the leadership of Robert Drummond, the PWA becomes an influential force in the province. [more]

3-09-1894 Labour Day is observed for the first time as a statutory public holiday, under a law introduced that year by the Conservative prime minister Sir John Thompson. [more]

8-09-1886 The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Saskatchewan Division No. 322, is formed in Medicine Hat. It is the first union chartered in what later becomes Alberta. [more]

9-09-1991 More than 100,000 members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada launch a general strike to defend job security for federal public service workers. [more]

11-09-1916 A second disaster strikes the huge cantilever bridge under construction at Quebec City. Another 13 lives are lost in addition to the 75 deaths in the first collapse in 1907. The bridge, completed in 1917, is still standing today. [more]

12-09-1945 In Windsor, Ontario, the United Auto Workers begin their historic strike against the Ford Motor Company. It lasts for 99 days and leads to the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

15-09-1978 Workers at International Nickel in Sudbury, Ontario go on strike against pay cuts and layoffs. With strong community support, in June 1979 the 10,000 miners win a victory that includes improved pension benefits. [more]

15-09-1933 A general strike begins in the factories in Stratford, Ontario and spreads across the city. Troops and armoured cars are called out. [more]

16-09-1913 The New Brunswick Federation of Labour is organized at Saint John, New Brunswick. Today it is the provincial federation in Canada with the second longest continuous history. [more]

16-09-1912 Vancouver Island coal miners begin what becomes a two-year strike for workplace safety and union recognition. To defeat the miners' union, the companies bring in strikebreakers and the province calls out the militia. [more]

23-09-1873 The Canadian Labour Union is founded in Toronto. This first attempt to organize a Canadian labour central finds limited support, mainly from skilled workers in Ontario. [more]

24-09-1963 The Canadian Union of Public Employees, now Canada's largest union, is founded in Winnipeg through a merger of two earlier organizations. The union goes on to break new ground in building the labour movement. [more]

25-09-1995 Unions supporting the Liverpool Dockers Solidarity Campaign participate in national actions using the internet. This is believed to be the first time the net was used to organize an international labour solidarity action. [more]

26-09-1888 Canada's first independent labour Member of Parliament is returned in a by-election in Montréal. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Télésphore Lépine is a leading figure in the Montréal Trades and Labour Council and the Knights of Labor. [more]

29-09-1931 A strike by coal miners from Bienfait, Saskatchewan comes comes to a head when police shoot three strikers dead during a protest on the main street in Estevan. [more]