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Union leaders attend the UN Conference on the Status of Women [RadioLabour] 2019-03-23

New Brunswick Nursing home workers barred from strike until court hears province's appeal [CBC] 2019-03-22

Quebec Steelworkers Submit Counter-Proposal in 14-Month ABI Lockout [USW] 2019-03-22

Caregivers express concerns about new Liberal immigration pilot programs [rabble] 2019-03-21

Ontario Striking Health Unit Nurses Continue to Give Back: Nurses Hold Blood Drive [ONA] 2019-03-21

How do budgets affect workers and their families? [NSFL] 2019-03-21

Newfoundland and Labrador Crowd Fills Duckworth Street in Support of Inshore Fishery [FFAW/Unifor] 2019-03-21

Islamophobia at work requires immediate action [CLC] 2019-03-21

Manitoba Winnipeg Labour Council boss stepping down after alleged 'degrading and disgusting' remarks [CBC] 2019-03-21

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Canada Post says it lost $242-million in Q2, blames pay equity cost estimate 2019-03-24 [The Oracle]

Union leaders attend the UN Conference on the Status of Women 2019-03-23 [rabble]

Union leaders attend the UN Conference on the Status of Women 2019-03-23 [RadioLabour]

Prince Edward Island Funding announced will not end Phoenix nightmare, says Atlantic PSAC VP 2019-03-23 [The Pioneer]

Ontario MPs, workers rally for electric vehicle incentives 2019-03-23 [Blackburn]

Foreign service workers' union asks for binding arbitration in contract talks 2019-03-23 [CTV]

Alberta Calgary airport to change up de-icing program; union fears layoffs, increased fees 2019-03-23 [Global]

Ontario The giant 'S' word looms in auto union's battle over GM closure 2019-03-23 [The Financial Post]

 VIDEO New Brunswick Parrtown staffing levels ‘bad for safety of public and staff,’ says union VP 2019-03-23 [Global]

No USMCA Ratification Unless Tariffs, Quotas Rejected Outright: Steelworkers 2019-03-23 [USW]

Manitoba Two colleges ratify new collective agreements 2019-03-23 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Teachers’ union says increased class sizes could result in thousands of lost jobs, vows to fight the changes 2019-03-23 [The Globe and Mail]

Ontario Ford warns teachers’ unions not to dare protest class-size increases 2019-03-23 [The Spectator]

Saskatchewan University students worried about rising tuitions, labour strife after flat provincial budget 2019-03-22 [CBC]

New Brunswick Nursing home workers barred from strike until court hears province's appeal 2019-03-22 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Contract talks at impasse with Town of Placentia 2019-03-22 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Manitoba Winnipeg labour leader quits; cites sexist comments, treatment by men 2019-03-22 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario WSIB workers stage walkout to protest staff shortage, internal 'chaos' 2019-03-22 [The Star]

Quebec Steelworkers Submit Counter-Proposal in 14-Month ABI Lockout 2019-03-22 [USW]

Unifor making gains in gaming 2019-03-21 [Unifor]

Ontario Adient contract brings jobs back 2019-03-21 [Unifor]

Quebec Unifor initiative brings together key players in Quebec’s aerospace industry 2019-03-21 [Unifor]

Future Skills initiative should focus on needs of workers 2019-03-21 [UFCW]

British Columbia UFCW 247 wins head coverings victory for members at Loblaw warehouse 2019-03-21 [UFCW Canada]

Consumers want cashiers, not self-checkouts 2019-03-21 [UFCW Canada]

Federal Budget 2019 a missed opportunity to invest in working people 2019-03-21 [UFCW Canada]

Care workers organize: Landed status now! 2019-03-21 [Rank and File]

Radical music, graphic history, and the Winnipeg General Strike 2019-03-21 [rabble]

Caregivers express concerns about new Liberal immigration pilot programs 2019-03-21 [rabble]

Trudeau's budget misleads pensioners whose companies go bankrupt 2019-03-21 [rabble]

Ontario Striking Health Unit Nurses Continue to Give Back: Nurses Hold Blood Drive 2019-03-21 [ONA]

Ontario Stop hate: OFL statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2019-03-21 [OFL]

How do budgets affect workers and their families? 2019-03-21 [NSFL]

Nova Scotia International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2019-03-21 [NSFL]

British Columbia Solidarity on display at Westminster Savings rally 2019-03-21 [MoveUP]

CTV exposé highlights fraud in privatized auto insurance jurisdictions 2019-03-21 [MoveUP]

Newfoundland and Labrador Crowd Fills Duckworth Street in Support of Inshore Fishery 2019-03-21 [FFAW/Unifor]

Islamophobia at work requires immediate action 2019-03-21 [CLC]

Media union welcomes federal aid for news industry, cautions about possible loophole 2019-03-21 [CWA Canada]

Federal Budget Forgets Canada’s Screen Industry 2019-03-21 [ACTRA]

 VIDEO Ontario Peterborough teachers react to plans to increase class sizes. 2019-03-21 [Global]

New Brunswick Solidarity with New Brunswick Nursing Home Workers 2019-03-21 [PSAC]

New Brunswick More details needed to assess New Brunswick's budget 2019-03-21 [NUPGE]

Quebec Daycare groups to file 40,000-strong petition opposing CAQ's pre-K plan 2019-03-21 [CBC]

Saskatchewan Budget 2019: Post-secondary funding flat 2019-03-21 [CBC]

Nova Scotia Address the cause, not the symptoms of overcrowding in hospitals 2019-03-21 [CUPE]

Saskatchewan Provincial budget does nothing for workers 2019-03-21 [Unifor]

Alberta Jason Kenney’s Plan is Aiming to Drive Down Wages, Gut Holiday Pay and Weaken Workers’ Rights 2019-03-21 [Press Progress]

Newfoundland and Labrador 'Put the crab back on the table,' frustrated fishermen chant at rally 2019-03-21 [CBC]

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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]