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Ontario A father and son, both steelworkers, witness labour's change in Hamilton [CBC] 2017-09-24

Ontario Contract talks break down between CUPE, Ontario Hospital Association over workplace violence issue [The Examiner] 2017-09-24

Ontario Picketers protest NAFTA deal at Parliament [The Free Press] 2017-09-24

Unifor shows solidarity with Mexican workers [Unifor] 2017-09-24

Eldorado's Greek workers protest against threat to halt project [BNN] 2017-09-22

Defending Public Heathcare: Dr. Danyaal Raza Speaks Out [Our Times] 2017-09-22

Ontario Bombardier workers to stage walk out rally in Toronto over Boeing dispute, union says [The Star] 2017-09-20

Ontario Autoworkers take strike action at GM CAMI in Ingersoll [rabble] 2017-09-20

How the Canadians Are Trying to Use NAFTA to Raise U.S. Worker Wages [AFL-CIO] 2017-09-20

Ontario OFL demands justice and safe working conditions for all workers [OFL] 2017-09-19








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For farmers and working people, cancelling NAFTA could be the best way forward 2017-09-24 [rabble]

Ontario A father and son, both steelworkers, witness labour's change in Hamilton 2017-09-24 [CBC]

I'm Sick Of Attempts To Divide Health-Care Workers Over Tax Reform 2017-09-24 [Huffington Post]

Ontario Layoffs at Chatham-Kent Children’s Services a miscarriage of justice: OPSEU 2017-09-24 [NUPGE]

Ontario New 'mixed model' home-care program called privatization by critics 2017-09-24 [The Free Press]

New Brunswick Paramedics, hospital support staff vote on proposed contract 2017-09-24 [CBC]

Ontario Contract talks break down between CUPE, Ontario Hospital Association over workplace violence issue 2017-09-24 [The Examiner]

Closing private corporation tax loophole a small step forward 2017-09-24 [NUPGE]

New Brunswick NBU says privatization of Extra-Mural Program riddled with questions 2017-09-24 [NUPGE]

WestJet faces union push 2017-09-24 [Castanet]

Unions warn Trudeau: No compromise on enforceable labour rights in NAFTA 2017-09-24 [NUPGE]

Saskatchewan TCU Place workers say 'Dream on' to idea of 0% wage increases 2017-09-24 [CBC]

Ontario Our Health Matters Too: Employees Demand Paid Sick Days from Canada's Largest Fitness Chain 2017-09-24 [Workers United]

Ontario Picketers protest NAFTA deal at Parliament 2017-09-24 [The Free Press]

National Post newsroom workers filing for union certification, vote to come 2017-09-24 [The National Post]

Unifor shows solidarity with Mexican workers 2017-09-24 [Unifor]

Ontario Unifor raises $90,000 for Halton Women's Place 2017-09-24 [Unifor]

WestJet facing more union drives as CUPE, ALPA target airline's regional carrier 2017-09-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Workers at Paramed in Kitchener, Ont., join UFCW 2017-09-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Manitoba Gate Gourmet workers in Winnipeg sign new deal 2017-09-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Quebec New contract for members at IGA Super-Marché in Quebec City 2017-09-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario GM workers' union invite employer to renew negotiations 2017-09-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario College faculty request 'no-board' report in contract talks 2017-09-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario GM Lays Off 250 Workers Amid Strike 2017-09-23 [Jalopnik]

Eldorado's Greek workers protest against threat to halt project 2017-09-22 [BNN]

Workers at Canadian mining company protest in Athens 2017-09-22 [Associated Press]

Defending Public Heathcare: Dr. Danyaal Raza Speaks Out 2017-09-22 [Our Times]

Ontario Cami strike: Ingersoll labour fight threatens other, smaller plants 2017-09-20 [The Observer]

British Columbia Union workers in talks about essential services before strike can start 2017-09-20 [The Ubyssey]

Ontario Chaos, confusion as 100s of support staff in Winnipeg hospitals told their jobs will be deleted 2017-09-20 [CBC]

Ontario Bombardier workers rally for end to Boeing dispute 2017-09-20 [Unifor]

Ontario Bombardier workers to stage walk out rally in Toronto over Boeing dispute, union says 2017-09-20 [The Star]

Ontario Cami strike could prompt 2,500 layoffs in other factories, including 308 in London 2017-09-20 [The News]

Ontario Autoworkers take strike action at GM CAMI in Ingersoll 2017-09-20 [rabble]

Ontario GM, Unifor talking informally as strike enters second day, union says 2017-09-20 [Automotive News]

Ontario This Is What A NAFTA-Fuelled Race To The Bottom Looks Like 2017-09-20 [Huffington Post]

Ontario GM not respecting CAMI workers: Buzz Hargrove 2017-09-20 [CBC]

How the Canadians Are Trying to Use NAFTA to Raise U.S. Worker Wages 2017-09-20 [AFL-CIO]

Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE awards 22 scholarships totaling $11,000 to students 2017-09-19 [NUPGE]

Ontario OFL demands justice and safe working conditions for all workers 2017-09-19 [OFL]

Ontario Forster slams NPCA at Legislative Assembly 2017-09-19 [OPSEU]

Ontario Teacher wins against Israel lobby effort to have her fired 2017-09-19 [EI]

UFCW Canada activist wins Filipino community award 2017-09-19 [UFCW]

Alberta UNA and Covenant Health reaffirm commitment to Professional Responsibility Concern process 2017-09-19 [UNA]

Ontario Pension battle in Hamilton is on to Ottawa 2017-09-19 [Rank and File]

Ontario Conservative Lobbyist Who Pushed to Abolish Ontario’s College of Trades Named to College’s Governing Board 2017-09-19 [Press Progress]

Newfoundland and Labrador McCurdy to Step Down as Provincial NDP Leader 2017-09-19 [VOCM]

British Columbia The story of HEU 2017-09-19 [HEU]

Quebec Montréal white-collar workers’ union unveils the first mascot in Québec history created on a 3D printer 2017-09-19 [CUPE]

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This month in labour history

3-09-1894 Labour Day is observed for the first time as a statutory public holiday, under a law introduced that year by the Conservative prime minister Sir John Thompson. [more]

8-09-1886 The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Saskatchewan Division No. 322, is formed in Medicine Hat. It is the first union chartered in what later becomes Alberta. [more]

11-09-1916 A second disaster strikes the huge cantilever bridge under construction at Quebec City. Another 13 lives are lost in addition to the 75 deaths in the first collapse in 1907. The bridge, completed in 1917, is still standing today. [more]

12-09-1945 In Windsor, Ontario, the United Auto Workers launch a strike against the Ford Motor Company that lasts for 99 days and leads to the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

15-09-1933 A general strike begins in the factories in Stratford, Ontario and spreads across the city. Troops and armoured cars are called out. [more]

16-09-1912 Vancouver Island coal miners begin what becomes a two-year strike for workplace safety and union recognition. To defeat the miners' union, the companies bring in strikebreakers and the province calls out the militia. [more]

16-09-1913 The New Brunswick Federation of Labour is organized at Saint John, New Brunswick. Today it is the provincial federation in Canada with the second longest continuous history. [more]

23-09-1873 The Canadian Labour Union is founded in Toronto. This first attempt to organize a Canadian labour central finds limited support, mainly from skilled workers in Ontario. [more]

24-09-1963 The Canadian Union of Public Employees, now Canada's largest union, is founded in Winnipeg through a merger of two earlier organizations and soon becomes a major force in the union movement. [more]

25-09-1995 Unions supporting the Liverpool Dockers Solidarity Campaign participate in national actions using the internet. This is believed to be the first time the net was used to organize an international labour solidarity action. [more]

26-09-1888 Canada's first independent labour Member of Parliament is returned in a by-election in Montreal East. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Télésphore Lépine is a leading figure in the Montreal Trades and Labour Council and the Knights of Labour. [more]

29-09-1931 A strike by coal miners from Bienfait, Saskatchewan comes comes to a head with the fatal shooting by police of three strikers during a protest on the main street in Estevan. [more]