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UNITE HERE Calls on Ministers to Investigate China Poly Group 2018-11-14 [The Financial Post]

Phoenix Pay: PSAC members may see change in union dues this week as system's backlog decreases 2018-11-14 [The Citizen]

Fresh rotating postal strikes to cause delivery delays, says Canada Post 2018-11-14 [The Star]

Canada Post suspends service guarantees as more rotating strikes strand packages 2018-11-14 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Strike deadline looms at Globe and Mail 2018-11-13 [Unifor]

Income inequality, automation, food security, and more discussed at fall political action meetings 2018-11-13 [UFCW]

By the Numbers: Meat production and consumption 2018-11-13 [UFCW]

Involvement of organized crime in legal cannabis preventable 2018-11-13 [NUPGE]

NHL, retired players reach tentative settlement in concussion lawsuit 2018-11-13 [CBC]

Little progress in Canada Post labour dispute despite mediation, says union 2018-11-13 [CTV]

Federal pay equity bill puts onus on employers 2018-11-13 [The Law Times]

Reduction of hours of operation at ports of entry: Customs and Immigration Union expresses concerns 2018-11-13 [PSAC]

Both sides ‘remain far apart’ in Canada Post strike: CUPW 2018-11-13 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Mediator’s Mandate Extension Expires 2018-11-13 [CUPW]

ACTRA Vancancy: Special Advisor Position 2018-11-12 [Blogadder]

Postal workers strike in Vancouver, Quebec, as negotiations continue 2018-11-11 [CTV]

'Transforming post offices,' CUPW pitches campaign as Canada Post strike 2018-11-09 [CBC]

Bombardier’s Q3 announcements leave workers in the dark 2018-11-09 [Unifor]

The Success of Bill C-83 Requires a Much Greater Commitment From the Federal Government, Warns UCCO-SACC-CSN 2018-11-09 [CSN]

Federal pilots union surprised Air Transat given weeks to fix 'major' safety system problems in 2015 2018-11-09 [CBC]

A sad day for Canadian Aerospace 2018-11-09 [IAMAW]

‘All options’ soon possible to end Canada Post dispute, says Trudeau 2018-11-09 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

How Canadian consumers are eating seafood caught by modern-day slaves 2018-11-08 [The Star]

CMAW Convention focuses on international union cooperation 2018-11-07 [BWI]

PSAC President addresses NUPGE's National Executive Board 2018-11-07 [NUPGE]

Canada Post strikes continue as negotiations remain stalled 2018-11-06 [CITY]

The Jobs With The Most Dangerous Workplaces 2018-11-06 [The Gazette]

Rising above the noise - communicating with young members 2018-11-06 [NUPGE]

Union delegates defer plan to represent independent contractors 2018-11-06 [iPolitics]

CUPW launches new rotating strikes in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador 2018-11-06 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Prison guards getting 'frustrated' over not being consulted about changes 2018-11-06 [The News]

United Nurses of Alberta supports striking public health nurses in Thunder Bay 2018-11-04 [UNA]

UFCW leaders discuss automation, anti-worker legislation at National Council meeting 2018-11-04 [UFCW]

The right to affordable housing 2018-11-04 [UFCW]

PSAC secures over a million dollars owed to Border Services members 2018-11-04 [PSAC]

You can’t take your kids to work : PSAC launches child care video ads 2018-11-04 [PSAC]

Taking potshots at international unions a disservice to Canadian workers 2018-11-04 [IAMAW]

Workplace Violence Survey 2018-11-04 [IAMAW]

Important federal changes welcome, but more needed says IAM’s Pickthall 2018-11-04 [IAMAW]

Parents want more resources and tools to become digital role models 2018-11-04 [CTF]

Unions call federal budget bill a boon for workers 2018-11-04 [CLC]

Senate bill banning payment for blood makes headway as advocates lobby parliamentarians 2018-11-04 [CFNU]

Employee wellbeing and working hours on the agenda at CBC negotiations 2018-11-04 [CWA Canada]

The Air Canada Pilots Association Applauds the Inclusion of Pilot Fatigue on the Transportation Safety Board’s 2018 Watchlist 2018-11-04 [ACPA]

CUPW Pres Mike Palecek & James Hutt talk strikes & Delivering Community Power 2018-11-04 [Rank and File]

Join our team! Announcing the 2018-19 labour reporter position at rabble.ca 2018-11-04 [rabble]

Flair Airlines is trying to reduce the wages of Flight Attendants by 30% 2018-11-04 [CUPE]

Needle exchange puts weapons in hands of prison inmates, warns union rep 2018-11-04 [CBC]

Postal workers strike could be a long one, according to union official 2018-11-04 [Global]

Prison Needle Exchange Program - The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers Demands That the Program Be Suspended 2018-11-03 [CSN]

This month in labour history

1-11-1956 At Springhill, Nova Scotia 39 men are killed and 88 are rescued after an explosion and fire in one of Canada’s deepest coal mines. [more]

3-11-1908 The Fishermen’s Protective Union is formed in Herring Neck, Newfoundland and Labrador. The union attracts strong support and achieves significant political influence. [more]

5-11-1945 Start of a blockade of the Ford plant in Windsor ON by strikers and their supporters. [more]

6-11-1945 Striking Ford workers and supporters use hundreds of motor vehicles to blockade the company plant in Windsor, Ontario. The strike leads to an arbitrated settlement and the protection of union security through the Rand Formula. [more]

10-11-1975 An iron ore carrier sinks in a storm on Lake Superior, with the loss of all 29 hands. Although the freighter and crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald are American, the Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot a year later memorializes the disaster. [more]

10-11-1983 In British Columbia three months of protests against attacks on union rights and social services reach a critical turning point as teachers prepare to join the massive mobilization led by Operation Solidarity and the Solidarity Coalition [more]

16-11-1925 Three thousand workers at shoe factories in Quebec City go on strike when the employers announce reduced rates of pay. When the workers agree to submit the dispute to arbitration, they win a favourable result, but employers refuse to accept the decision. [more]

18-11-1929 At Onion Lake, in Northern Ontario, two Finnish-Canadian lumber camp union organizers are seen for the last time. When the bodies of Viljo Rosvall and Janne Voutilainen are found under the ice in the spring, they are buried as martyrs to the labour cause. [more]

19-11-1997 Forty-five thousand postal workers, members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, walk off the job across the country over issues of job security, wages and changes to lettercarrier routes. [more]

23-11-1921 A Maternity Protection Act, introduced by a labour member, is enacted in British Columbia. It allows women to apply for six weeks' unpaid leave before giving birth and prohibits the employment of mothers for six weeks after. [more]