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Federal workers may have to wait two years for Phoenix pay system to be replaced 2019-03-19 [CITY]

Migrant farm worker review prompts renewed calls for reforms, protections 2019-03-19 [OHS Canada]

More money to replace Phoenix needed in budget, unions say 2019-03-19 [CBC]

Bell stoops to new low by slashing technicians' hours 2019-03-19 [Unifor]

UFCW observes International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2019-03-18 [UFCW Canada]

Treasury Board bargaining: Trudeau’s window to deliver on commitment to public service workers is closing 2019-03-17 [PSAC]

New report exposes the Big Money Club against pharmacare 2019-03-17 [CFNU]

CUPW Condemns Terrorist Attack in New Zealand 2019-03-17 [CUPW]

The Last Ship - Rise Up Singing 2019-03-17 [Our Times]

Calls for reform after Ontario migrant workers claim they worked in terrible conditions 2019-03-17 [Global]

Statement by CLC President Hassan Yussuff on terrorist attack on mosques in New Zealand 2019-03-16 [CLC]

CUPE condemns racist attacks in New Zealand and calls for solidarity 2019-03-16 [CUPE]

Unions fight surge to privatize Ontario's health care 2019-03-16 [RadioLabour]

Hundreds of Skilled Workers Needs in Marine Shipping Industry 2019-03-15 [NNL]

SIU of Canada aims to bring hundreds of skilled workers on board 2019-03-15 [SIU]

Air Canada flight attendants’ union welcomes Minister Garneau’s decision to close the Canadian air space to Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes 2019-03-14 [CUPE]

Boycotting Mexico Won’t Help Canadian Autoworkers 2019-03-14 [Jacobin]

Unpaid internships should be protested against 2019-03-13 [The Gateway]

Sunwing Airlines temporarily grounds Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft 2019-03-13 [CTV]

Union or bust: BuzzFeed Canada joins U.S. in unionizing 2019-03-13 [The Martlet]

Illustrating Canada’s History of Strikes: Book Review 2019-03-12 [Rank and File]

Teamsters Want Dairy Workers Compensated in Upcoming Federal Budget 2019-03-12 [Teamsters]

Diplomats’ union seeks binding arbitration in contract talks with feds 2019-03-12 [Global]

Foreign service workers’ union asks for binding arbitration in contract talks 2019-03-12 [The Star]

Foreign service workers’ union asks for binding arbitration in contract talks 2019-03-12 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Union delegation to Belfast April 15-22, 2019 2019-03-12 [CUPW]

Manitoba’s Austerity Budget & Protesting Jason Kenney 2019-03-11 [Rank and File Radio]

Unionized Laurentian Bank employees approve new contract 2019-03-11 [The Gazette]

Unifor lobbying for anti-scab laws 2019-03-11 [Unifor]

UFCW leads the way in Ottawa to stop labour exploitation 2019-03-11 [UFCW]

CWA Canada part of global effort by municipalities to tackle precarity 2019-03-11 [CWA Canada]

Accountability railroaded by Ottawa privatization scheme 2019-03-11 [NUPGE]

Pension Cap Increase is key element as Air Canada bargaining begins 2019-03-11 [IAMAW]

Safran on board with IAM National Aerospace Strategy 2019-03-11 [IAMAW]

Balance for real change – It’s everyone’s business #BalanceforBetter 2019-03-11 [IAMAW]

When Government, Employers & Unions Take Domestic Violence Seriously 2019-03-11 [CLC]

With a promising interim report, it’s time to focus on implementing universal pharmacare 2019-03-11 [CFNU]

Organizing for a National Transit Strategy Post-Greyhound | Justin Panos, ATU Canada 2019-03-09 [Rank and File Radio]

Towards a working class feminism in the Fight for $15 2019-03-09 [Rank and File]

Why women need to join unions now -- RadioLabour's Canada Report for March 8-15, 2019 2019-03-09 [RadioLabour]

Slaves to chocolate: the child labour in your Hershey's bar 2019-03-09 [Now]

MMA’s Norma Rae 2019-03-09 [Canadian Dimension]

The fentanyl risk for postal workers: health and safety is not a given 2019-03-09 [MacLean's]

Care workers organize and win! 2019-03-08 [WAC]

International Women’s Day – March 8 2019-03-08 [UFCW Canada]

An International Women’s Day Message 2019-03-08 [Teamsters]

International Women’s Day: Make Child Care Affordable Now 2019-03-08 [PSAC]

International Women’s Month – volunteer and get involved! 2019-03-08 [IAMAW]

#DoneWaiting for equality in the workplace 2019-03-08 [CLC]

ACTRA’s short film Reel Women Seen launches for public use as advocacy tool 2019-03-08 [ACTRA]

This month in labour history

4-03-1910 An avalanche in the Rogers Pass, British Columbia, takes the lives of workers clearing snow from Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. A total of 62 bodies are recovered, including four the following spring. The dead include 32 contract labourers from Japan. [more]

6-03-1925 12,000 Nova Scotia coal miners walk off the job after BESCO announced a 20% wage rollback and stopped company store credit for the miners. [more]

7-03-1978 Women workers begin a 23-week strike for a first contract at a small auto parts plant in Centralia, Ontario. The Fleck workers' militancy wins wide support and shows the need for reforms in labour law. [more]

8-03-1980 In Hamilton, Ontario, an International Women's Day rally features the Women Back Into Stelco campaign. A human rights complaint by five women forces a major steel company to change their hiring practices. [more]

9-03-1906 Mineworkers in the Lethbridge, Alberta district go on strike against poverty wages and are met by scabs, police and private detectives. They win a small wage increase with the help of a mediator, but the company refuses to recognize the union. [more]

10-03-1957 Copper miners at Murdochville, Quebec launch a strike for union recognition. The unsuccessful struggle lasts seven months and the courts award Noranda Mines $1.5 million in damages, to be paid by the United Steelworkers. [more]

12-03-2012 Union organizer and feminist Madeleine Parent, born in Montreal in 1918, dies at age 93 after a lifetime of service to the organization of workers and the cause of social justice. [more]

13-03-1919 In Calgary, Alberta, the Western Canadian Labour Conference calls for sweeping political and economic changes, including abolition of production for profit and the organization of workers on industrial lines. They adopt the name One Big Union. [more]

17-03-1960 Five Italian immigrant workers die in an underground tunnel at a watermain construction project in suburban Toronto. The Hoggs Hollow Disaster draws public attention to the unsafe conditions in construction and the exploitation of immigrant workers. [more]

25-03-2006 An accounting instructor dies from injuries received on the picket line at Centennial College in Toronto during a province-wide strike. John Stammers, 62, was a member of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. [more]

27-03-1912 Thousands of workers start to walk out of railway construction camps on the Fraser River in British Columbia in a strike led by the Industrial Workers of the World. When Joe Hill visits, he writes a song for the Wobbly song book. [more]

31-03-2004 Bill C-45 comes into force, amending the Criminal Code to impose penalties on corporations and managers for violations causing workplace injuries or death. It is named the Westray Bill after the 1992 mine disaster. [more]

31-03-1949 The Canadian Seamen's Union launches a strike to defend union contracts. Shipping companies and Canadian authorities collaborate with the Seafarers' International Union to drive out the CSU. [more]