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Arbitration Update 2019-01-24 [CUPW]

Canadian union blockades GM HQ to protest plant closure 2019-01-24 [IndustriALL]

Northern air traffic controllers join cross-border pizza party 2019-01-20 [CBC]

Union wants Canada Post to start low-income bank and green shift. Sounds nice, but who pays? 2019-01-20 [CBC]

New poll shows growing support for GM boycott 2019-01-20 [Unifor]

Celebrate National Cheese Lover’s Day with these UFCW-made cheeses 2019-01-20 [UFCW]

A Future Without Unions Looks Scary 2019-01-20 [Teamsters]

Major Phoenix victory: no more gross payback for overpayments 2019-01-20 [PSAC]

PSAC stands in solidarity with the defenders of Unist’ot’en Camp 2019-01-20 [PSAC]

NUPGE sends solidarity to U.S. federal workers 2019-01-20 [NUPGE]

Machinist Political Activists ramp up as federal by-elections called! 2019-01-20 [IAMAW]

2019 IAM Photography Contest 2019-01-20 [IAMAW]

Jay Baruchel to be honoured by Canadian performers with 2019 ACTRA National Award of Excellence 2019-01-19 [ACTRA]

Urgent action needed to support creation, production and discoverability of Canadian content 2019-01-19 [ACTRA]

Viewpoint: General Motors Doesn't Deserve Our Loyalty 2019-01-19 [Labor Notes]

NUPGE urges Finance Minister to change income tax laws 2019-01-19 [NUPGE]

GM union workers call on Trudeau for support at Montreal auto show protest 2019-01-19 [Business]

RadioLabour Canada’s Country Report for the week January 14-18, 2019 2019-01-19 [rabble]

CUPE visit highlights struggle to defend human rights and public services in Philippines 2019-01-18 [CUPE]

Digital Dreams Part 1: Beyond Corporate-Controlled Platforms 2019-01-18 [Our Times]

'Best kept secret' of Canadian labour movement is an internal war that's eating up members' money and dividing allies 2019-01-17 [Our Windsor]

‘Still willing to fight for our rights’: Postal workers picket as arbitration begins 2019-01-17 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Legislated Arbitration Begins  ActNOW!  2019-01-16 [CUPW]

CUPW to Canada Post, Government: “This is Far from Over”  ActNOW!  2019-01-16 [CUPW]

Arbitration begins for Canada Post workers 2019-01-16 [Blackburn]

U.S. postal workers protest in solidarity with Canada Post counterparts 2019-01-16 [Global]

Overpaid workers will only pay back 'net' amounts under proposed new tax rules 2019-01-16 [The Chronicle-Herald]

U.S. postal workers protest in solidarity with Canada Post counterparts 2019-01-16 [The Globe and Mail]

Keep Safeguards in Place to Protect Canada's Steel Industry 2019-01-16 [Metallos]

Work-related deaths may be more than 10 times higher than official figures 2019-01-15 [NUPGE]

Stopping the GM Shutdowns 2019-01-15 [Jacobin]

CP workers ratify 4-year contract 2019-01-15 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Bank of Canada Recognize Workers’ Wages Increase Needed 2019-01-14 [CUPE]

Canadian air traffic controllers send pizzas to U.S. counterparts working without pay 2019-01-14 [CBC]

U.S. air traffic controllers aren’t getting paid — their Canadian colleagues sent pizza 2019-01-14 [Global]

Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Buy Pizza For American Colleagues Affected By U.S. Government Shutdown 2019-01-13 [Huffington Post]

Media union hails Godfrey’s step down as Postmedia CEO 2019-01-12 [CWA Canada]

CWA Canada renews call for Turkey to cease attacks on freedom of expression 2019-01-12 [CWA Canada]

Teamsters Denounce Plan to Create Sweatshop on Wheels 2019-01-12 [Teamsters]

PSAC extends solidarity to US workers in face government shutdown 2019-01-12 [PSAC]

Future of USMCA could turn on labour rights 2019-01-12 [Behind the Numbers]

How to make the rich pay their fair share of taxes: Canadians for Tax Fairness 2019-01-12 [NUPGE]

Women’s March 2019 – find one near you and join in! 2019-01-12 [IAMAW]

Air Canada Pilots Applaud New Drone Regulations 2019-01-12 [ACPA]

RadioLabour Canada's first national podcast 2019-01-12 [Radio-Canada]

NAB Retail Staff Affirmation Gets Shelved 2019-01-12 [FSU]

Introducing - RadioLabour Canada on rabble.ca 2019-01-12 [rabble]

Job-related deaths in Canada dramatically under-reported, study suggests 2019-01-12 [CBC]

Teamsters slam proposal to fill trucker shortage with immigrant workers 2019-01-11 [Yahoo]

Autopsies could prove McIntyre Powder link to health issues 2019-01-10 [The Daily Press]

This month in labour history

1-01-1952 Old Age Security, the country's first universal pension plan, comes into effect for Canadians at 70 years of age. The Canada Pension Plan, based on employment contributions, follows in 1966. [more]

6-01-1882 The Toronto Trades and Labour Council endorses the principle of equal pay for equal work between men and women. [more]

9-01-1974 Workers at United Aircraft in Longueiul, Québec begin a bitter confrontation that lasts 20 months. One result is the anti-scab law introduced by the new Parti Québécois government in 1977. [more]

15-01-1889 Innkeeper Joe Beef of Montréal dies, a legendary friend to the outcast poor and labouring classes. More than 50 unions march in his funeral procession. [more]

19-01-1973 Annie Buller, a veteran Communist organizer, dies in Toronto at 78 years of age after a lifetime of activism in support of labour and political causes. [more]

20-01-1950 Barred windows and locked doors prevent workers from escaping a fire in a small basement garment factory in downtown Toronto. Of the eleven people in the shop, six die in the blaze, including the owner and his son, and three more in hospital. [more]

20-01-1914 Joseph Mairs, 21, a coal miner from Ladysmith, British Columbia, dies in prison after failing to receive adequate medical treatment. He is one of more than 200 strikers arrested in a long struggle for recognition of the United Mine Workers of America [more]

23-01-1918 In wartime Nova Scotia, 88 men are killed in an explosion in a coal mine at Stellarton. The casualties of that day are later listed on a memorial. Another memorial lists the 69 local soldiers killed during the four years of the First World War. [more]

24-01-2009 Le de Montreal declared a lockout that was to last 764 days as the employer attempted to 'gigify' the workers' collective agreement. [more]

24-01-1979 The first bank strike in Canadian history begings when workers picket La Banque d'épargne de la cité et du district de Montréal branches. [more]

25-01-1988 Members of the United Nurses of Alberta defy a ban on strike action and begin a province-wide strike against cutbacks in health care. They win their case, and a better contract follows two years later. [more]

26-01-1981 An illegal strike by 16,000 Ontario hospital workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, begins. CUPE President Grace Hartman later goes to jail for supporting her members. [more]

27-01-1872 A public meeting at the Mechanics' Institute in Hamilton, Ontario adopts resolutions to reduce the normal six-day working week from 60 to 54 hours. When the Nine Hour League is announced, support grows in a dozen centres, from Sarnia to Montréal. [more]

29-01-1980 Jean-Claude Parrot, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, is sent to prison for defying a back-to-work law. [more]

29-01-1946 Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand releases his report on the Ford strike and imposes the Rand Formula to promote union security. [more]

31-01-1907 More than 400 women telephone operators in Toronto walk out when Bell Telephone attempts to introduce longer hours and lower pay. [more]