British Columbia Unions say minimum wage and workers' rights should be NDP Premier Horgan's priority

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British Columbia Unions say minimum wage and workers' rights should be NDP Premier Horgan's priority 2017-07-21 [rabble]

Quebec Montreal & Laval Paramedics reach agreement in principle with Urgences-Santé 2017-07-21 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE says Nova Scotia School Buyout a Warning about P3 Model 2017-07-21 [VOCM]

Prince Edward Island Federation of Labour urges premiers to discuss pharmacare 2017-07-20 [The Guardian]

Trumping NAFTA: Free Trade versus Democratic Planning 2017-07-20 [The Bullet]

Ontario Workers rally for improved funding to help HIV and Hepatitis C services 2017-07-20 [My North Bay]

Ontario After 10 years with no raise AIDS Committee staff calls for employer to negotiate 2017-07-20 [The Nugget]

Labour Leaders to Premiers: Collective Bargaining, Better Labour Laws Good for the Economy 2017-07-20 [AFL]

British Columbia Former NUPGE Component President George Heyman, labour leaders, in NDP cabinet 2017-07-20 [NUPGE]

Newfoundland and Labrador FISH-NL files opposition to marine protected area off south coast 2017-07-20 [Northern Pen]

Ontario Essex County socks away $790K saved during library strike 2017-07-20 [CBC]

Manitoba Arbitrator settles labour dispute between Winnipeg and its managers 2017-07-20 [CBC]

Ontario LCBO workers ratify new agreement that will reduce precarious work 2017-07-20 [OPSEU]

LCBO workers narrowly approve new four-year contract 2017-07-20 [Local Xpress]

Ontario LCBO employees ratify new contract that caps number of casual workers 2017-07-20 [CBC]

Deadline for decision on Canada Post home delivery missed as Liberals ponder way forward 2017-07-20 [CBC]

Canadians Need Transparency from Trudeau Government on NAFTA 2017-07-20 [USW]

NAV Canada, ATSAC ratify collective agreement 2017-07-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario 8 and rising: Effects of TTC’s random alcohol and drug testing 2017-07-19 [Rank and File]

Ontario Planned overhaul of labour laws drew both opposition and support at a hearing by MPPs Monday in London 2017-07-19 [The Free Press]

British Columbia Unifor wildfire relief donations top $220k 2017-07-19 [Unifor]

Alberta Powerlifting equipment for ambulances a good start: HSAA 2017-07-19 [NUPGE]

Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of labour joins call for pharmacare plan 2017-07-19 [The Telegram]

Manitoba Winnipeg airport workers vote to strike 2017-07-19 [Metro]

Manitoba Strong majority of airport workers vote to take strike action 2017-07-19 [PSAC]

Canada Post employees claim carbon-monoxide exposure from trucks 2017-07-19 [OHS Canada]

Newfoundland and Labrador Cost of Negotiations Reaches Over $266k: NAPE 2017-07-19 [VOCM]

Ontario Saint Elizabeth nurses in Northumberland County, Ont., join OPSEU 2017-07-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Manitoba Majority of Winnipeg airport workers vote to take strike action 2017-07-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Alberta Union files OHS complaints over exposure of health care workers to chemo drug 2017-07-18 [The Journal]

Quebec Fifteen plus: the minimum wage & austerity in Québec 2017-07-18 [Rank and File]

British Columbia Highland Valley Copper workers vote in favour of strike action 2017-07-18 [CFJC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Seafood processors embrace new crab butchering robot 2017-07-18 [Seafood Source]

Ontario Siemens' employees shut out of plant ahead of meeting 2017-07-18 [CTV]

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Ontario Pearson Baggage Handling Company Hiring Untrained Temp Workers, Jeopardizing Safety 2017-07-18 [Teamsters]

Alberta Health-care union files complaints over potentially dangerous drug exposure 2017-07-18 [CBC]

Alberta City lends support to postal workers 2017-07-18 [The Herald]

Unifor calls for overhaul of NAFTA 2017-07-18 [Unifor]

Newfoundland and Labrador NLFL Calls for Legislation to Shield Employee Pensions 2017-07-18 [VOCM]

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When the public service is outsourced, Canadians suffer 2017-07-17 [The Globe and Mail]

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This month in labour history

1-07-1935 In Regina, Saskatchewan, a rally in support of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers is attacked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two men are killed and 100 injured. The Dominion Day riot contributes to the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. [more]

1-07-1923 Provincial police charge crowds at the Sydney steel plant in Nova Scotia, where workers are on strike for union recognition. When the mineworkers come out in support, their leaders are arrested. Memories of Bloody Sunday help lead to union recognition. [more]

3-07-1979 Longshoremen in Saint John, New Brunswick refuse to load heavy water for the military dictatorship in Argentina. The celebrated No Candu/Hot Cargo protest brings attention to the abuse of human rights and secures the release of several political prisoners. [more]

7-07-1983 British Columbia introduces 26 bills to cut public services and limit union rights. Operation Solidarity launches a province-wide mobilization, supported by a wider Solidarity Coalition. This takes the province to the verge of a general strike. [more]

8-07-1900 First Nations, European and Japanese Canadian fishers on the Fraser River win a strike for a standard seasonal rate for their catch. It is the start of unionism in the British Columbia fishery, but a year later ethnic divisions lead to defeat. [more]

9-07-1793 Black petitioners and abolitionist allies succeed in gaining a law to limit slavery in Upper Canada. The importation of additional slaves is prohibited, and the children of slaves are to be freed at 25 years of age. [more]

11-07-1962 The road to universal health care reaches a turning point when Saskatchewan doctors fail to win public support for their strike against the implementation of medicare. Saskatchewan goes on to set the model for the rest of the country. [more]

14-07-1946 In Hamilton, Ontario steelworkers take on the country's biggest steel producer in a crucial strike for union recognition. With strong community support, the steelworkers hold the line for almost three months to win an historic victory. [more]

23-07-1965 Postal workers across the country begin a wildcat strike that leads to full union recognition and collective bargaining rights in the postal service. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers soon emerges as one of the most militant public sector unions. [more]

24-07-1941 Thousands of workers in Arvida, Québec go on an illegal wartime strike and occupy the Alcan aluminium plant. The federal government claims enemy sabotage and sends troops. Work resumes while a settlement is negotiated. [more]

27-07-1918 Ginger Goodwin, a union organizer and socialist, is shot and killed by a special constable in the woods near Cumberland, British Columbia. In Vancouver his shooting leads to the province's first one-day general strike. [more]

28-07-1932 Three young boys die in an abandoned coal mine in Minto, New Brunswick. Two of the coal miners who come to their rescue also perish. The tragic event leads to the province's first mine safety legislation. [more]

31-07-1961 The founding convention of the New Party, soon to be the New Democratic Party, opens in Ottawa. Strongly supported by the Canadian Labour Congress, it replaces the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas is chosen as leader. [more]