Ontario Unifor, CLC, scrap ignored by London labour movement

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Tim Hortons and the need for demand-side economics 2018-01-21 [Rank and File]

Ontario Unifor, CLC, scrap ignored by London labour movement 2018-01-21 [The Free Press]

British Columbia BC Transit’s handyDart service strike delayed 2018-01-21 [The Westerly News]

Quebec Montreal abolishes infamous traffic and parking ticket quotas thanks to police union 2018-01-21 [CBC]

Time to serve up a union for Tim Hortons workers 2018-01-21 [rabble]

Ontario Unifor president calls Sunday hotel rally 'bullying' 2018-01-21 [The Sun]

Hotel Workers Voting To Switch Unions 2018-01-20 [Yahoo Finance]

Too many workers lack a voice – and that hurts employers, too 2018-01-20 [The Star]

Ontario Tim Hortons workers need a voice, say labour leaders 2018-01-20 [The Star]

Ontario Company, union mum on whether General Electric Peterborough motors plant closure has been delayed 2018-01-20 [The Examiner]

Newfoundland and Labrador War of words ramps up over tentative NAPE contract as finance minister weighs in 2018-01-20 [CBC]

British Columbia HandyDART workers in Victoria threaten possible strike action Monday 2018-01-20 [CTV]

Ontario Unifor Local 1359 EMS plan rally as bargaining with city drags on 2018-01-20 [Sault Online]

PSAC wants paid time off for victims of family violence 2018-01-20 [iPolitics]

Ontario Trent food service workers could strike in dispute over part-time work 2018-01-20 [The Examiner]

Manitoba Solidarity Message from Unionized Tim Hortons Workers 2018-01-20 [WUCC]

Nova Scotia Unions granted status in Bill 148 court challenge 2018-01-20 [Unifor]

Ontario Precarious work the focus of GBLC information picket of Kincardine Tim Hortons 2018-01-20 [The News]

Unifor Reassures Members About Split With Labour Congress 2018-01-20 [Blackburn]

National Day of Action in solidarity wIth Tim Hortons workers 2018-01-20 [NUPGE]

Unifor, CLC Rift Called Threat to Labour Movement 2018-01-20 [The Tyee]

Ontario Labour protest targets NOTL Timmies 2018-01-20 [The Standard]

Ontario Tim Hortons protests sweep the nation after minimum-wage clawback 2018-01-20 [The Star]

Newfoundland and Labrador Lack of ‘Sunset Clause’ for NAPE’s No Layoff Clause Concerns Board of Trade 2018-01-20 [VOCM]

CLC accuses Unifor of leaving lobby group to raid another union 2018-01-19 [CBC]

TBay Labour Council Seeks Information on Tim Hortons 2018-01-19 [The News-Ledger]

Protesters Target Tim Hortons Again 2018-01-19 [Blackburn]

Ontario Workers shouldn't be used as 'pawns' in minimum wage fight: Wynne 2018-01-19 [Metro]

Ontario Tim Hortons franchise owners tell workers to blame Wynne for benefit cuts and to 'not vote Liberal' 2018-01-19 [CBC]

Ontario Tim Hortons’ response undermines health 2018-01-19 [The Star]

Ontario Auto workers say Ontario's new sick leave laws are unfair to them, hold protest at Peterborough MPP's office 2018-01-19 [The Examiner]

British Columbia Nanaimo, union prepare to talk turkey 2018-01-19 [The Times-Colonist]

Ontario What’s an hourly $14 wage to York? 2018-01-19 [The Excalibur]

It’s time to put ‘public’ back into government services 2018-01-19 [The Globe and Mail]

Arts agencies without 'best practices' to address harassment could risk federal funding, minister says 2018-01-19 [CBC]

British Columbia Chilliwack teachers call for school board to speak out against controversial trustee 2018-01-19 [CBC]

Manitoba Hydro contractor employee dies after being struck by falling steel 2018-01-19 [CBC]

Border officers seek new deal by mid-February 2018-01-19 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Newfoundland and Labrador Suspension of Husky's offshore platform sends right message 2018-01-19 [Unifor]

Alberta Province investigating allegations of staff abuse at Lethbridge Burger King 2018-01-19 [The Herald]

Unifor splits with Canadian Labour Congress 2018-01-19 [The National Observer]

Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE Responds to Questions on Collective Agreement 2018-01-19 [VOCM]

Unifor splits with Canadian Labour Congress over workers' right to choose union 2018-01-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Statement from the President of Teamsters Canada on Unifor’s Disaffiliation from the CLC 2018-01-19 [Teamsters]

Unifor decision serves only to divide the labour movement 2018-01-19 [IAMAW]

Labour movement abuzz in wake of Unifor decision to quit Canadian Labour Congress 2018-01-19 [rabble]

Unifor-CLC split demands unity from below 2018-01-19 [Rank and File]

Tim Horton's most important contribution to Canada's psyche 2018-01-19 [The Star]

Making Sense of the Unifor–CLC Split 2018-01-19 [Briarpatch]

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This month in labour history

1-01-1952 Old Age Security, the country's first universal pension plan, comes into effect for Canadians at 70 years of age. The Canada Pension Plan, based on employment contributions, follows in 1966. [more]

6-01-1882 The Toronto Trades and Labour Council endorses the principle of equal pay for equal work between men and women. [more]

9-01-1974 Workers at United Aircraft in Longueiul, Québec begin a bitter confrontation that lasts 20 months. One result is the anti-scab law introduced by the new Parti Québécois government in 1977. [more]

15-01-1889 Innkeeper Joe Beef of Montréal dies, a legendary friend to the outcast poor and labouring classes. More than 50 unions march in his funeral procession. [more]

19-01-1973 Annie Buller, a veteran Communist organizer, dies in Toronto at 78 years of age after a lifetime of activism in support of labour and political causes. [more]

20-01-1950 Barred windows and locked doors prevent workers from escaping a fire in a small basement garment factory in downtown Toronto. Of the eleven people in the shop, six die in the blaze, including the owner and his son, and three more in hospital. [more]

20-01-1914 Joseph Mairs, 21, a coal miner from Ladysmith, British Columbia, dies in prison after failing to receive adequate medical treatment. He is one of more than 200 strikers arrested in a long struggle for recognition of the United Mine Workers of America [more]

23-01-1918 In wartime Nova Scotia, 88 men are killed in an explosion in a coal mine at Stellarton. The casualties of that day are later listed on a memorial. Another memorial lists the 69 local soldiers killed during the four years of the First World War. [more]

25-01-1988 Members of the United Nurses of Alberta defy a ban on strike action and begin a province-wide strike against cutbacks in health care. They win their case, and a better contract follows two years later. [more]

26-01-1981 An illegal strike by 16,000 Ontario hospital workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, begins. CUPE President Grace Hartman later goes to jail for supporting her members. [more]

27-01-1872 A public meeting at the Mechanics' Institute in Hamilton, Ontario adopts resolutions to reduce the normal six-day working week from 60 to 54 hours. When a Nine Hour League is announced, support grows in a dozen centres, from Sarnia to Montreal. [more]

29-01-1946 Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand releases his report on the Ford strike and imposes the Rand Formula to promote union security. [more]

31-01-1907 More than 400 women telephone operators in Toronto walk out when Bell Telephone attempts to introduce longer hours and lower pay. [more]