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05-05-2016 Ontario Toronto: Solidarity Rally for Fresh Taste Workers
06-05-2016 Nova Scotia Halifax: Rally on May 6 to Support Striking Members of the Halifax Typographical Union!
07-05-2016 Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's: NL RISING : A rally for strong communities, good jobs, and tax fairness - noon @ The Confederation Building
03-06-2016 --- Toronto: Aboriginal Workers & Workers of Colour (AWOC) Conference
05-06-2016 Saskatchewan Saskatoon: Forum on migrant worker issues

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Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE stages protests in Grand Bank and Burin [The Gazette] 2016-05-04

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour president pushes better pension plan [The Leader-Post] 2016-05-04

Ontario Fresh Taste Produce strike ends after workers ratify agreement [CITY] 2016-05-04

VICE Canada to unionize [Masthead News] 2016-05-04

Saskatchewan Hotel strike enters fifth month [CBC] 2016-05-04

Ontario Union laments exploitation of Asian workers [RCI] 2016-05-03

Nova Scotia Chronicle Herald unionized workers on strike for 100 days [CBC] 2016-05-02

Ontario May Day rally supports Hamilton steelworkers [CBC] 2016-05-02

Activists gear up for LabourStart Global Solidarity Conference 2016 [UFCW] 2016-05-02

Ontario Labour laws failing vulnerable workers [The Star] 2016-05-01








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Saskatchewan Called out for contracting out 2016-05-04 [The Herald]

Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE stages protests in Grand Bank and Burin 2016-05-04 [The Gazette]

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour president pushes better pension plan 2016-05-04 [The Leader-Post]

Ontario Urban Worker Project is like a union for Toronto freelancers 2016-05-04 [The Toronto Blog]

British Columbia Union claims victory following Nanaimo Golf Club lockout 2016-05-04 [The Bulletin]

Ontario Looming strikes could stall GTA home construction this summer 2016-05-04 [CITY]

Ontario Fresh Taste Produce strike ends after workers ratify agreement 2016-05-04 [CITY]

Ontario Mother's Day Rally in Support of Maternity Leave After New Mom Fired From Ryerson Students' Union 2016-05-04 [MG]

British Columbia Workers honoured at Day of Mourning 2016-05-04 [The News]

VICE Canada to unionize 2016-05-04 [Masthead News]

Nova Scotia Injuries among Nova Scotia nursing home workers caused by residents rising: board 2016-05-04 [CTV]

Saskatchewan Hotel strike enters fifth month 2016-05-04 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Last In, First Out review sees duelling public campaigns by shrimp harvesters 2016-05-04 [CBC]

Ontario Sudbury jail workers' union says a few new correctional officers won't cut it 2016-05-04 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Union More Concerned About Rural NL Than Government: NAPE President 2016-05-04 [VOCM]

Nova Scotia Nursing home staff off due to injuries from violence rising: board 2016-05-04 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

New Brunswick Miramichi women's shelter workers ponder strike 2016-05-03 [CBC]

Ontario Support workers back on job at Guelph Family and Children's Services 2016-05-03 [CBC]

Ontario More attacks on North Bay hospital workers: Unions 2016-05-03 [The Star]

Newfoundland and Labrador Unions, opposition question government on hiring outside help to do 'dirty work' 2016-05-03 [CBC]

Ontario Union laments exploitation of Asian workers 2016-05-03 [RCI]

Sunwing Airlines pilots establish strike mandate 2016-05-03 [Unifor]

Union expects Liberals will stay out of any labour dispute at Canada Post 2016-05-03 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

British Columbia May Day in Vancouver an occasion to talk about wages 2016-05-02 [News 1130]

Ontario Toronto library workers reach tentative agreement 2016-05-02 [CBC]

Ontario Toronto library workers reach tentative agreement on labour deal 2016-05-02 [Global]

Ontario Violent assaults with injuries again at North Bay hospital and across Ontario as government continues to cut staff 2016-05-02 [CUPE]

Quebec 10 arrests as May Day marches take place across Montreal 2016-05-02 [CTV]

Ontario 10-year pay grid may become key issue in Unifor-Detroit Three contract talks 2016-05-02 [The Star]

Nova Scotia Chronicle Herald unionized workers on strike for 100 days 2016-05-02 [CBC]

Ontario Toronto library workers reach tentative agreement 2016-05-02 [680 News]

Ontario May Day rally supports Hamilton steelworkers 2016-05-02 [CBC]

Immigration union under trusteeship over finances, infighting 2016-05-02 [The Globe and Mail]

Newfoundland and Labrador Unions Condemn Gov't Hiring Legal Team for Contract Negotiations 2016-05-02 [VOCM]

Activists gear up for LabourStart Global Solidarity Conference 2016 2016-05-02 [UFCW]

Ontario ONTARIO COURT RULES AGAINST BILL 115, PROTECTS WORKERS' RIGHTS For more info 2016-05-01 [AMAPCEO]

May Day: Workers' Struggles, International Solidarity, Political Aspirations 2016-05-01 [Socialist Interventions]

Ontario Head of library workers union says board not a 'willing partner' in negotiations 2016-05-01 [CTV]

Ontario Toronto Library workers hoping to send message to city 2016-05-01 [CITY]

Ontario Labour laws failing vulnerable workers 2016-05-01 [The Star]

Nova Scotia Feeling the pinch, creative workers retool old union songbook for the modern slog 2016-05-01 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Bonavista Rally Protests Healthcare Cuts 2016-05-01 [VOCM]

British Columbia May Day recognizes workers around the world 2016-05-01 [HEU]

Saskatchewan CUPE Lends Support to INAC Encampment 2016-05-01 [CUPE]

Ontario Stop contracting out at Wilfrid Laurier & U of T 2016-05-01 [CUPE]

Saskatchewan Career assistance denied to laid off Valley View Centre workers during tough round of bargaining 2016-05-01 [CUPE]

CUPE renews call for federal pay equity legislation 2016-05-01 [CUPE]

May 1st – International Workers’ Day 2016-05-01 [CUPE]

British Columbia Protecting Canadians abroad must become a priority—Fahmy 2016-05-01 [CUPE]

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This month in labour history

1-05-1906 Socialists in Montréal organize Canada's first May Day demonstration. The following year, their march is suppressed but ten thousand people assemble in the Champs de Mars before the crowd is dispersed by police. [more]

1-05-1986 Shirley Carr becomes the first woman president of the Canadian Labour Congress. A coal miner's daughter who became a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, she is also the first CLC president from a public sector union. [more]

2-05-1952 More than 1,000 retail employees, most of them women, begin a strike at Dupuis Frères, a major department store in Montréal. It takes three months, but support for the new militancy among Catholic unions helps the workers win a collective agreement. [more]

3-05-1887 British Columbia's worst mine disaster takes 150 lives after an explosion in a deep underground mine at Nanaimo. The casualties include 53 Chinese labourers, whose names were not recorded by the company. [more]

5-05-1972 Saskatchewan brings in an Occupational Health (and Safety) Act, considered the first of its kind in North America. It includes the right to information about workplace hazards and to participate in safety decisions and the right to refuse unsafe work. [more]

9-05-1972 Leaders of the Quebec Common Front go to prison for defying back to work laws during the April general strike. More than 300,000 workers participate in work stoppages and occupations that bring the provincial government back to the bargaining table. [more]

9-05-1992 An underground explosion takes the lives of 26 miners in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. A public inquiry into the Westray Disaster reports that workers were intimidated into ignoring safety hazards. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, anarchist and labour organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, labour and anarchist organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue, but she is buried with the Haymarket martyrs in Chicago. [more]

15-05-1919 A general strike called by the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council brings out 30,000 workers in support of the unions in the building and metal trades. The city comes to a standstill for six weeks in one of the major labour struggles in Canadian history. [more]

15-05-1919 Winnipeg General Strike. [more]

18-05-1952 Paul Robeson, the American singer and political activist whose passport was revoked, performs for 40,000 people at the Peace Arch crossing between Washington State and British Columbia. The concert is sponsored by the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers. [more]