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Ontario Don’t let racism divide us: Take action this Thursday! [WAC] 2019-03-20

Saskatchewan Province balancing the books on the backs of workers and cuts to public services [NUPGE] 2019-03-20

Ontario Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Returned Funding While Claiming No Money for an Equitable Wage Increase for Nurses [ONA] 2019-03-20

New Brunswick Hundreds of nursing home workers, supporters demonstrate [CBC] 2019-03-20

Last Liberal budget underdelivers when Canadians need help most [CUPE] 2019-03-20

New Brunswick Judge rules in favour of N.B. long-term care workers [CTV] 2019-03-19

New Brunswick Nursing home workers barred from strike until after Thursday [CBC] 2019-03-19

Saskatchewan Collective Voice: Behind the scenes of the Co-op strike [The Star-Phoenix] 2019-03-18

Manitoba 'Just a smile': Union calls on riders to show love for Winnipeg Transit drivers [CBC] 2019-03-18

Saskatchewan Solidarity on full display at rally for striking Saskatoon Co-op members [UFCW] 2019-03-18








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British Columbia Who’s Caring for BC’s Home Care Workers? 2019-03-20 [The Tyee]

Manitoba Library Security & Harm Reduction in the Workplace 2019-03-20 [Rank and File]

Ontario Don’t let racism divide us: Take action this Thursday! 2019-03-20 [WAC]

Quebec Steelworkers, Bedrock Reach Agreement on Pointe-Noire Pellet Plant 2019-03-20 [USW]

New Brunswick Enough Concessions, Steelworkers Tell Glencore 2019-03-20 [USW]

Media union welcomes federal aid for news industry, cautions about possible loophole 2019-03-20 [CWA Canada]

Teamsters Canada Finds Trudeau Budget Lacking 2019-03-20 [Teamsters]

Manitoba Province closing Curriculum Support Centre 2019-03-20 [NUPGE]

Ontario Workers at ParaMed Home Health Care Services in Barrie vote to join OPSEU 2019-03-20 [NUPGE]

British Columbia The BCGEU supports Association of Legal Aid Lawyers strike vote 2019-03-20 [NUPGE]

Saskatchewan Province balancing the books on the backs of workers and cuts to public services 2019-03-20 [NUPGE]

Budget commits to new federal pay system, but funding in doubt 2019-03-20 [PIPSC]

Canadian women earn 25% less in pay, bonuses and profit sharing, study says 2019-03-20 [CBC]

Decentralized and data-driven 2019-03-20 [Briarpatch]

Newfoundland and Labrador Mass Demonstration on Wednesday 2019-03-20 [FFAW/Unifor]

Canadian Labour Congress welcomes progress in the federal budget, but says much is riding on the next election 2019-03-20 [CLC]

The federal budget inches Canada towards pharmacare, but proposals are minimal 2019-03-20 [CFNU]

Ontario Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Returned Funding While Claiming No Money for an Equitable Wage Increase for Nurses 2019-03-20 [ONA]

Ontario Carpenters’ file conflict of interest allegations related to Bill 66 against Waterloo councillor 2019-03-20 [The Daily Commercial News]

New Brunswick Cuts 'an attack on the poor people of this province,' union says 2019-03-20 [CBC]

Saskatchewan CUPE rallies for workers at University of Saskatchewan 2019-03-20 [CBC]

Ontario Unifor reports productive talks with General Motors on Oshawa plant 2019-03-20 [CTV]

New Brunswick Hundreds of nursing home workers, supporters demonstrate 2019-03-20 [CBC]

Last Liberal budget underdelivers when Canadians need help most 2019-03-20 [CUPE]

Alberta Unifor to mobilize members in support of positive vision for Alberta 2019-03-20 [Unifor]

Federal budget sets right path but needs to go further 2019-03-20 [Unifor]

British Columbia Teachers’ Federation elects new president 2019-03-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Leeds and Grenville nurses in Ontario headed to conciliation 2019-03-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Unifor in talks with GM to save jobs in Oshawa 2019-03-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

New Brunswick Judge rules in favour of N.B. long-term care workers 2019-03-19 [CTV]

 VIDEO New Brunswick Nursing home workers face continued uncertainty amid flurry of court activity 2019-03-19 [Global]

Federal workers may have to wait two years for Phoenix pay system to be replaced 2019-03-19 [CITY]

Migrant farm worker review prompts renewed calls for reforms, protections 2019-03-19 [OHS Canada]

More money to replace Phoenix needed in budget, unions say 2019-03-19 [CBC]

New Brunswick Moncton to use more private contractors to collect garbage 2019-03-19 [CBC]

New Brunswick Nursing home workers barred from strike until after Thursday 2019-03-19 [CBC]

Bell stoops to new low by slashing technicians' hours 2019-03-19 [Unifor]

Ontario Grand River Hospital cutting corners with lay-off and redeployment of frontline health care workers 2019-03-19 [Unifor]

Ontario Sexual harassment claim sheds light on how unions deal with problem within their own ranks 2019-03-19 [The Star]

Saskatchewan Collective Voice: Behind the scenes of the Co-op strike 2019-03-18 [The Star-Phoenix]

Manitoba 'Just a smile': Union calls on riders to show love for Winnipeg Transit drivers 2019-03-18 [CBC]

Alberta Activists hone election campaigning skills 2019-03-18 [Unifor]

Saskatchewan Solidarity on full display at rally for striking Saskatoon Co-op members 2019-03-18 [UFCW]

Ontario Cannabis call centre workers join the union 2019-03-18 [UFCW Canada]

Quebec Service members at Indigo Park secure better wages, benefits 2019-03-18 [UFCW Canada]

UFCW observes International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2019-03-18 [UFCW Canada]

Ontario Hospitality members at Manitoulin Hotel & Conference Centre win gains 2019-03-18 [UFCW]

Alberta Couple speaks out in support of farm-safety legislation 2019-03-18 [Cinema Rascals]

Alberta Province needs to look forward, not back, AFL president says 2019-03-17 [UNA]

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This month in labour history

4-03-1910 An avalanche in the Rogers Pass, British Columbia, takes the lives of workers clearing snow from Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. A total of 62 bodies are recovered, including four the following spring. The dead include 32 contract labourers from Japan. [more]

6-03-1925 12,000 Nova Scotia coal miners walk off the job after BESCO announced a 20% wage rollback and stopped company store credit for the miners. [more]

7-03-1978 Women workers begin a 23-week strike for a first contract at a small auto parts plant in Centralia, Ontario. The Fleck workers' militancy wins wide support and shows the need for reforms in labour law. [more]

8-03-1980 In Hamilton, Ontario, an International Women's Day rally features the Women Back Into Stelco campaign. A human rights complaint by five women forces a major steel company to change their hiring practices. [more]

9-03-1906 Mineworkers in the Lethbridge, Alberta district go on strike against poverty wages and are met by scabs, police and private detectives. They win a small wage increase with the help of a mediator, but the company refuses to recognize the union. [more]

10-03-1957 Copper miners at Murdochville, Quebec launch a strike for union recognition. The unsuccessful struggle lasts seven months and the courts award Noranda Mines $1.5 million in damages, to be paid by the United Steelworkers. [more]

12-03-2012 Union organizer and feminist Madeleine Parent, born in Montreal in 1918, dies at age 93 after a lifetime of service to the organization of workers and the cause of social justice. [more]

13-03-1919 In Calgary, Alberta, the Western Canadian Labour Conference calls for sweeping political and economic changes, including abolition of production for profit and the organization of workers on industrial lines. They adopt the name One Big Union. [more]

17-03-1960 Five Italian immigrant workers die in an underground tunnel at a watermain construction project in suburban Toronto. The Hoggs Hollow Disaster draws public attention to the unsafe conditions in construction and the exploitation of immigrant workers. [more]

25-03-2006 An accounting instructor dies from injuries received on the picket line at Centennial College in Toronto during a province-wide strike. John Stammers, 62, was a member of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. [more]

27-03-1912 Thousands of workers start to walk out of railway construction camps on the Fraser River in British Columbia in a strike led by the Industrial Workers of the World. When Joe Hill visits, he writes a song for the Wobbly song book. [more]

31-03-2004 Bill C-45 comes into force, amending the Criminal Code to impose penalties on corporations and managers for violations causing workplace injuries or death. It is named the Westray Bill after the 1992 mine disaster. [more]

31-03-1949 The Canadian Seamen's Union launches a strike to defend union contracts. Shipping companies and Canadian authorities collaborate with the Seafarers' International Union to drive out the CSU. [more]