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26-06-2018 Ontario Toronto: Defeating Ford's agenda: Let's get organized!
27-06-2018 Ontario Toronto: Pride Movie Night Fundraiser
05-08-2018 Ontario Port Elgin: 2018 Unifor Women's Conference
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Newfoundland and Labrador RNC to start criminal investigation at every workplace where serious injury, death occur [CBC] 2018-06-21

CUPE President calls for suspension of Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement [CUPE] 2018-06-20

Quebec Premier urges crane workers back to work as ‘illegal’ strike continues [Canadian Labour Reporter] 2018-06-20

British Columbia Cleaners defeat boss union opening door for workers to join SEIU Local 2 [SEIU] 2018-06-19

Ontario Thousands rally in support of a $15 minimum wage [OFL] 2018-06-18

Nova Scotia Minimum wage hike good for economy, workers and employers [NSFL] 2018-06-18

Alberta Labour Leaders host free Father’s Day community BBQs across province to talk about early childhood education and care [AFL] 2018-06-18

Quebec Crane operators walk off the job in protest of new provincial regulations [CBC] 2018-06-18

Quebec Daycare workers' union lifts strike affecting centres in Montreal and Laval [The Herald] 2018-06-18

Alberta Transitioning fossil fuel workers to the solar power workforce [PV Buzz] 2018-06-17








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Quebec SAQ managers mobilizing as strike over long weekend looms: report 2018-06-21 [The Gazette]

Ontario 1984 Falconbridge tragedy still echoes for Sudbury residents, mining community 2018-06-21 [CBC]

'I'm not afraid of cancer, I'm afraid of Phoenix' 2018-06-21 [CBC]

Ontario Nurses' union to face public inquiry grilling about Wettlaufer's termination deal 2018-06-21 [CBC]

Former Air Canada Employees Allege Harassment Culture, Intimidation 2018-06-21 [Huffington Post]

Steel Workers Union (Canada) message to the U.S.: Don't beat up your trading partners to solve global trade problems 2018-06-21 [rabble]

Quebec Montreal, Laval daycare workers vote in favour of new collective agreement 2018-06-21 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador RNC to start criminal investigation at every workplace where serious injury, death occur 2018-06-21 [CBC]

Nova Scotia Tentative deal reached with unionized Halifax shipbuilders working on navy vessels 2018-06-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE President calls for suspension of Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement 2018-06-20 [CUPE]

Ontario Workers' Memorial Day tomorrow commemorates 1984 Falconbridge Mine disaster 2018-06-20 [Sudbury.com]

Ontario Steel mill's second-largest union chinwags tentative agreement 2018-06-20 [Soo Today]

Alberta Ponoka council to discuss labour contract 2018-06-20 [The Advocate]

Quebec Crane operators' wildcat strike continues as they protest new regulations 2018-06-20 [CTV]

Over half of Canadian workplaces are ‘concerned’ about dealing with legal weed: Report 2018-06-20 [Global]

Newfoundland and Labrador Injured Worker Calls for Mining Industry Safety Regulator 2018-06-20 [VOCM]

Ontario Peel York Legal Aid workers in Ontario vote to join OPSEU 2018-06-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

British Columbia Save-On-Foods employees in B.C. sign new contract 2018-06-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Quebec Premier urges crane workers back to work as ‘illegal’ strike continues 2018-06-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

British Columbia K-12 sector reaches tentative agreement with BCPSEA 2018-06-20 [CUPE]

Quebec New collective agreement for RTL bus drivers 2018-06-20 [CUPE]

Ontario Premier Designate Ford’s hiring freeze demonstrates a lack of understanding of the scope of government services 2018-06-20 [CUPE]

British Columbia USW hosts BC Federation of Labour at Mount Polley picket line 2018-06-19 [The Tribune]

British Columbia Mount Polley mine workers approach one month on strike 2018-06-19 [The Star]

British Columbia Union scholarship awarded to local high school student 2018-06-19 [The Townsman]

New Brunswick Fishermen versus North Atlantic right whales: Which group gets priority? 2018-06-19 [CBC]

Ontario Kenora Catholic school board staff unionize 2018-06-19 [CBC]

Quebec Liquor store employees threaten to strike ahead of Fete nationale 2018-06-19 [CTV]

British Columbia Cleaners defeat boss union opening door for workers to join SEIU Local 2 2018-06-19 [SEIU]

Northwest Territories Vince Ready appointed mediator in negotiations between N.W.T. government, UNW 2018-06-19 [CBC]

Correctional workers ‘dead-set against’ prison needle exchange program 2018-06-19 [CTV]

Demonstration Against the Prison Needle Exchange Program - Correctional Officers Are Asking the Government to Invest in Resources and Treatment, Not Needles 2018-06-19 [CSN]

Quebec Liquor store employees threaten to strike ahead of Fete nationale holiday 2018-06-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Government of Canada and PIPSC to collaborate on pay system solution 2018-06-18 [PIPSC]

Liberals’ Corporate-Friendly TPP Trade Deal Will Kill Canadian Jobs, Increase Inequality 2018-06-18 [USW]

Alberta Nurses celebrate Pride in Edmonton 2018-06-18 [UNA]

Ontario Unifor urges Premier-Designate Doug Ford to maintain cap and trade system 2018-06-18 [Unifor]

UFCW loud and proud at Winnipeg, Edmonton Pride parades 2018-06-18 [UFCW]

UFCW walks in support of Our Dreams Matter Too campaign 2018-06-18 [UFCW]

UFCW Canada annual campaign for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada tops $2.5 million 2018-06-18 [UFCW]

Suicide And The Workplace: What You Need To Know 2018-06-18 [Teamsters]

Nursing workforce experiences slowest growth in a decade 2018-06-18 [SUN]

PSAC formally requests PM launch public inquiry on Phoenix 2018-06-18 [PSAC]

Ontario Updates from the Long-Term Care Homes Public Inquiry 2018-06-18 [ONA]

Ontario Thousands rally in support of a $15 minimum wage 2018-06-18 [OFL]

Nova Scotia Government Not Granting Special Teacher Certificates to School SLPs and Psychologists 2018-06-18 [NSTU]

Nova Scotia Feed Our Future: Please bring non-perishable food donations to Local meetings until July 13 2018-06-18 [NSGEU]

Nova Scotia Minimum wage hike good for economy, workers and employers 2018-06-18 [NSFL]

Nova Scotia CCPA NS 2018 Gala Event 2018-06-18 [NSFL]

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This month in labour history

1-06-1986 In Edmonton, Alberta meatpacking workers go on strike against wage and pension rollbacks. One of their slogans is "Gainers makes weiners with scabs". There are more than 400 arrests before an agreement is reached in December. [more]

3-06-1935 Hundreds of unemployed men board boxcars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning the historic On-to-Ottawa Trek to protest conditions in the relief camps run by the Department of National Defence. [more]

8-06-2007 The Supreme Court of Canada rules, in a 6 to 1 decision, that collective bargaining rights are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The decision describes collective bargaining rights as "a fundamental aspect of Canadian society." [more]

11-06-1925 Today is Davis Day in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, a memorial day for coal miner William Davis, who was shot and killed by company police during the struggle for control of the Waterford Lake power plant during the historic 1925 strike. [more]

12-06-1934 Immigrant workers go on strike at the Noranda copper and gold mining operations in Québec, led by the Workers' Unity League. Strikebreakers are brought in, and there is no union contract until 1945. [more]

14-06-1912 Union leaders meet at the Lethbridge Labour Temple to establish the Alberta Federation of Labour and encourage solidarity among the province's workers. The meeting is chaired by Donald McNabb, the province's first labour member of the legislature. [more]

15-06-1872 The Trade Union Act comes into force. This is the legislation promised by the prime minister in April in response to the campaign for shorter hours and the arrest of striking Toronto printers. The Act states that unions are legal in Canada. [more]

17-06-1958 In Vancouver, British Columbia the Second Narrows Bridge collapses while under construction, and nineteen lives are lost. It is the city's worst industrial disaster. The bridge is now known as the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. [more]

18-06-1935 Longshoremen in Vancouver, many of them war veterans, march to protest the use of scabs to unload cargo on the docks. In a three-hour battle, police chase the strikers down on horseback and use tear gas to disperse the protest. [more]

19-06-1938 Relief Project Workers' Union members occupying government buildings in Vancouver are evicted by police. A battle follows. [more]

19-06-1914 A coal mine explosion in the Crowsnest Pass at Hillcrest, Alberta takes the lives of 189 men, mostly immigrants. Canada's worst coal mine disaster leaves 90 widows and more than 250 orphans. [more]

20-06-1959 A sudden violent storm on Miramichi Bay, New Brunswick sweeps away 35 men and boys. The Escuminac Disaster is commemorated at the local wharf by The Fishermen, a monument created by Acadian artist Claude Roussel. [more]

20-06-1984 An earthquake kills four workers at the Falconbridge mine near Sudbury Ontario. [more]

21-06-1919 A silent parade to protest the arrest of leaders of the Winnipeg General Strike is attacked by the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the special police hired by the city. Two men lose their lives on Bloody Saturday, and the strike ends five days later. [more]

27-06-1991 The Supreme Court of Canada issues its decision in Lavigne v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, affirming the constitutional right of unions to spend money on social and political action to advance the interests of workers. [more]