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Phoenix Fiasco - Correctional Officers Meet With the Minister Responsible for Phoenix, Carla Qualtrough 2018-03-22 [CSN]

CN, Teamsters reach tentative agreement on conductor contract 2018-03-22 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CFL players’ union files grievance against league related to player injuries 2018-03-22 [The Star]

CFLPA files grievance against CFL related to player safety and rehabilitation 2018-03-22 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

European audit finds P3s have “widespread shortcomings and limited benefits” 2018-03-22 [CUPE]

Building solidarity and fighting racism go hand in hand 2018-03-22 [CUPE]

Why an Ottawa professor says pimps keep sex workers safe 2018-03-21 [CBC]

Kelley attends United Nations Status of Women Conference 2018-03-19 [IAMAW]

Pan-Canadian research initiative to look at shortage of teachers in French-speaking minority communities 2018-03-19 [CTF]

Public service union says it's owed $10M due to Phoenix 2018-03-19 [CBC]

Phoenix: negotiations on damages moving forward 2018-03-18 [PSAC]

A pharmacare plan must be universal 2018-03-18 [UFCW]

UFCW community activist nominated for Juno Award 2018-03-18 [UFCW]

Health Care Workers Find Common Ground 2018-03-18 [USW]

Trade union women lobby to uphold fundamental labour rights in the fight for equality 2018-03-18 [CUPE]

Unifor condemns new U.S. forestry tariffs 2018-03-17 [Unifor]

WestJet union drive helped by unhappiness with pay formula, says flight attendant 2018-03-17 [CITY]

Government moves forward in talks with union over Phoenix settlement 2018-03-17 [CBC]

WestJet flight attendants claim they're paid less than minimum wage 2018-03-16 [CBC]

Operating Engineers concerned about provisions for foreign workers in CPTPP 2018-03-16 [The Daily Commercial News]

Border workers' union warns of longer airport wait times in new contract bid 2018-03-16 [CBC]

For Women Behind The Camera, Sexual Harassment Is Part Of The Job 2018-03-15 [Huffington Post]

New Labour College of Canada Certificate Program – Beginning in May 2018! 2018-03-15 [CUPW]

Jobs data doesn’t say much about the minimum wage (yet) but lots about growing inequality 2018-03-14 [Rank and File]

Stopping sexual harassment in the workplace 2018-03-14 [Rank and File]

RCMP unionization may change community policing across Canada 2018-03-14 [The Globe and Mail]

Federal government to temporarily halt collection of Phoenix overpayments 2018-03-14 [The Star]

CP Rail crews hold strike vote, threatening CEO's bid for better labour relations 2018-03-14 [The Globe and Mail]

Statement from the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers 2018-03-13 [CSN]

Trudeau tries to reassure aluminum workers about U.S. tariff threat 2018-03-13 [Japan Times]

UFCW activists join launch of Progress Summit Tour 2018 2018-03-11 [UFCW]

Industry Snapshot: Canada’s Food Industry in the last year 2018-03-11 [UFCW]

Paid domestic violence leave gets boost in 2018 federal budget 2018-03-11 [CLC]

Government Takes First Steps to Face Workplace Bullying at Canada Post 2018-03-11 [CUPW]

CMG members ratify first collective agreement with Corus 2018-03-11 [CWA Canada]

The Changing Landscape Of Being Well In Canadian Schools 2018-03-11 [ATA]

Creative Industries Release New Code of Conduct 2018-03-11 [ACTRA]

Someone Purchased “CUPE3903.com” to Redirect Traffic to York University. Did They Break Any Laws? 2018-03-11 [The Law of Work]

Major problems remain as Canada signs TPP 2018-03-11 [CUPE]

CUPE files human rights complaint against Air Canada for systemic discrimination and harassment of flight attendants 2018-03-11 [CUPE]

CLC staff representatives join union 2018-03-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Unifor vows to fight ratification of CPTPP 2018-03-09 [Unifor]

Air Canada union files human rights complaint over flight attendant treatment 2018-03-09 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Celebrating International Women’s Day in 2018 2018-03-08 [Unifor]

International Women’s Day 2018-03-08 [UFCW]

23 Days of Action to Stop Gender-Based Violence 2018-03-08 [IAMAW]

CLC Staff Representatives Join IAM 2018-03-08 [IAMAW]

Women in Canada are #donewaiting for economic justice 2018-03-08 [CLC]

This IWD, women in Canada are #DoneWaiting 2018-03-08 [CFNU]

Union Delegation to Cuba 2018-03-08 [CUPW]

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]

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 Mine workers in Lethbridge went on strike against poverty wages. They were met with scabs, private detectives, and the police. Although they won a small wage increase the company refused 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, delegates to a Western Labour Conference support abolition of the system of production for profit and endorse plans to organize workers on industrial lines. The next day 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]

31-03-1949 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]

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]