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Victory at the ILO on the right to strike [NUPGE] 2015-02-28

Ontario U of T teaching assistants on strike after rejecting deal [Metro] 2015-02-28

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This month in labour history

3-02-2005 Ontario's Liberal minister Gerard Kennedy describes 'strike' as 'a bit of a five-letter word' in the education sector [more]

9-02-1869 Birth of James Bryson McLachlan, at Ecclefechan, Scotland. In Canada he becomes the champion of the Nova Scotia coal miners and a leading spokesman for the cause of labour radicalism. [more]

10-02-1928 At the Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mine at Timmins, Ontario, the largest in North America, 39 miners are killed when a fire spreads carbon monoxide through the workings. There was no rescue plan in place and it takes five days to put out the fire. [more]

11-02-1963 At Reesor Siding, north of Kapuskasing, Ontario, eleven union members are shot, three fatally, in a confrontation over pulpwood supplies during a bushworkers' strike. None of the attackers charged were convicted. [more]

14-02-1949 In defiance of provincial laws, asbestos workers in Québec begin a four-month strike for better wages and workplace safety. With strong public support for the miners' cause, the strike becomes a forerunner of the province's Quiet Revolution. [more]

15-02-1982 All 84 crew on board die when the Ocean Ranger oil-drilling rig capsizes and sinks in a storm on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and Labrador. The tragedy exposes failures in structural design and safety measures. [more]

15-02-1912 Jewish tailors strike Eaton’s in Toronto. The strike unifies the community and provokes a boycott of the company. [more]

17-02-1944 Wartime unrest convinces the federal government to bring in an emergency order, P.C. 1003, which requires employers to recognize and bargain with unions supported by the majority of employees. This breakthrough sets a standard for postwar labour relations. [more]

21-02-1891 At Springhill, Nova Scotia an explosion takes the lives of 125 men and boys in the province's largest coal mine disaster. They leave more than 200 widows and children. [more]

25-02-1931 In Toronto more than 500 women dressmakers protest sweatshop conditions in the needle trades and begin a strike for better wages and union recognition. Large numbers of scabs and police are deployed. [more]