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Liberal government tries to force bad TPP deal through Parliament at breakneck speed 2018-09-23 [NUPGE]

Pay Equity: A Major Victory for Rural Mail Carriers 2018-09-23 [CUPW]

Freelancers Unite to Battle Low Pay and Bad Contracts 2018-09-23 [CWA Canada]

Pay equity: A major victory for rural mail carriers 2018-09-23 [Barrie Today]

Help wanted: Seafarers union brings search for workers to capital region 2018-09-22 [The Citizen]

A search for workers: Seafarers union makes its case in the capital 2018-09-22 [The Sun]

Arbitrator awards rural Canada Post carriers pay hike up to 25 per cent 2018-09-21 [CTV]

Pay Equity Decision: RSMCs Were Right!!! 2018-09-21 [CUPW]

Canada Post rural workers to get hefty pay increase, arbitrator rules 2018-09-21 [Global]

PSAC-UNDE stops contracting out of cleaning jobs at CFB Greenwood and Kingston 2018-09-21 [PSAC]

Liberals Must Step Back from Job-Killing CPTPP 2018-09-19 [USW]

Unifor warns CPTPP legislation hurts NAFTA trade position 2018-09-18 [Unifor]

National men's rugby sevens team applies for union certification 2018-09-18 [CTV]

Sevens squad, at odds with Rugby Canada, applies for union certification 2018-09-18 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Education Committee meeting focused on mental health, workers rights 2018-09-17 [UFCW]

Dairy sector vital to food sovereignty and consumers, says national union leader 2018-09-17 [UFCW]

By the Numbers – Seniors, Pensions and Income Security 2018-09-17 [UFCW]

Tablet Computers Are Putting Demix Drivers’ Lives at Risk 2018-09-17 [Teamsters]

Making sure our government is behind our aerospace industry! 2018-09-17 [IAMAW]

We stand for people before profit! 2018-09-17 [IAMAW]

CLC – ETUC Joint Statement on the Trade and Sustainable Development Chapter in CETA 2018-09-17 [CLC]

Book Review: Unions in Court 2018-09-16 [Rank and File]

Some RCMP civilian workers petition to avoid joining PS unions 2018-09-15 [iPolitics]

Workers table counter demands as Canada Post strike looms 2018-09-15 [CTV]

Canada Post strike could help black market, medical pot producer warns 2018-09-14 [The Star]

Mexican workers say they are victims of abuse on Canadian farms 2018-09-13 [CBC]

Here’s why Canada Post workers are threatening to go on strike 2018-09-13 [Global]

PIPSC election candidates allege union committee censored their bios 2018-09-12 [The Hill Times]

Labour minister calls on post office, union, to keep talking as strike threat looms 2018-09-12 [The Leader-Post]

Labour Minister calls on Canada Post, union to continue bargaining as strike threat looms 2018-09-12 [The Globe and Mail]

Canada Post workers vote in favour of strike action 2018-09-12 [Global]

CUPW Fighting For Good Jobs and Better Services 2018-09-12 [CUPW]

Postal Workers Overwhelmingly Vote to Support Good Jobs and Better Services for All 2018-09-12 [CUPW]

Mail disruptions possible by Sept. 26 if postal workers approve strike mandate 2018-09-11 [The Star]

Postes Canada: la décision sur une grève possible devrait être connue sous peu 2018-09-11 [Huffington Post]

Canada Post strike or lockout possible later this month 2018-09-10 [CTV]

Canada Post workers consider possible strike over pay equity dispute 2018-09-10 [Global]

Canada Post workers await results of strike vote; job action possible this month 2018-09-10 [The Globe and Mail]

AUDIO: Prairie Austerity and Public Sector Union Solidarity 2018-09-09 [Rank and File]

The August job numbers: Beyond the big business spin 2018-09-09 [Rank and File]

Despite constant propaganda, the number of workers who wish they had a union is growing 2018-09-09 [rabble]

Insecure academic contracts are 'major sources of stress' 2018-09-08 [Education International]

Food workers key to delivering public vision of National Food Policy 2018-09-08 [UFCW]

Be Bold, Be Brave: Trans Workers on Building an Inclusive Labour Movement 2018-09-07 [Our Times]

In midst of Phoenix system scandal, union says federal government dragging its feet on bargaining 2018-09-06 [The Guardian]

Laurentian is the only North American bank with a labour union — and it's clouding their outlook 2018-09-06 [The Financial Post]

Contract faculty at Canadian universities struggle to make ends meet, survey finds 2018-09-05 [The Star]

Sorry, Canada: Schools Aren’t Doing Enough to Teach Students Workers’ Rights and Labour History 2018-09-05 [Press Progress]

Canadian labour leaders blast gov’t’s treatment of sugar workers 2018-09-05 [The Stabroek News]

'Game-changer': Labour groups claim clout in NAFTA talks 2018-09-03 [CBC]

This month in labour history

1-09-1879 Coal miners in Springhill, Nova Scotia organize Pioneer Lodge of the Provincial Miners' Association, later known as the Provincial Workmen's Association. Under the leadership of Robert Drummond, the PWA becomes an influential force in the province. [more]

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]

9-09-1991 More than 100,000 members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada launch a general strike to defend job security for federal public service workers. [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 begin their historic strike against the Ford Motor Company. It lasts for 99 days and leads to the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

15-09-1978 Workers at International Nickel in Sudbury, Ontario go on strike against pay cuts and layoffs. With strong community support, in June 1979 the 10,000 miners win a victory that includes improved pension benefits. [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]

16-09-1913 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]

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]

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. The union goes on to break new ground in building the labour 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 Montréal. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Télésphore Lépine is a leading figure in the Montréal Trades and Labour Council and the Knights of Labor. [more]

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