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Nurses, 911 operators to get easier access to mental health compensation 2019-04-18 [CBC]

Join HSABC in improving workers' legislation 2019-04-17 [NUPGE]

Government expands mental-health injury access to nurses, 911 operators and aides 2019-04-17 [The Sun]

Improved Protection for BC Workers? It Might be Up to the Greens 2019-04-17 [The Tyee]

Coast2000 workers in Prince Rupert, B.C., join Teamsters 2019-04-17 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Extending protections for wildfire fighters 2019-04-16 [NUPGE]

Mountain Equipment Co-op workers join UFCW 1518 2019-04-16 [UFCW Canada]

MoveUP supports Workers Deserve Better campaign to improve Employment Standards and Labour Code 2019-04-14 [MoveUP]

Federation of Labour Calls for the Immediate Passing of Bill C-262 2019-04-14 [BCFed]

Union at mine dealing with automated trucks 2019-04-11 [The Herald]

‘Wage Redress’ for BC Workers in the Social Service Sector — But Only if They’re in a Union 2019-04-11 [The Tyee]

International Day of Pink celebrates diversity and raises awareness of homophobia and transphobia 2019-04-10 [HEU]

Okanagan-Shuswap extended care facility workers vote in favour of strike 2019-04-10 [The Observer]

MoveUP signs Period Promise Policy Agreement 2019-04-06 [MoveUP]

Fed welcomes worker compensation review giving voice to injured workers 2019-04-06 [BCFed]

Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside 2019-04-06 [HEU]

Emergency Dispatchers Awareness Week highlights CUPE work 2019-04-06 [CUPE]

UNBC teaching assistants vote to join CUPE 2019-04-06 [CUPE]

Site C Is Shortchanging BC Workers and Apprentices, Say Unions 2019-04-04 [The Tyee]

Unifor Urges BC Government To Improve Working Conditions 2019-04-01 [Unifor]

Food retail members at Fresh St. Market achieve full benefits 2019-04-01 [UFCW Canada]

Wrist reward for MoveUP member in successful appeal case 2019-04-01 [MoveUP]

Collingwood Neighbourhood House workers reach tentative agreement 2019-04-01 [CUPE]

HEU equity conference delegates commit to building a stronger, more inclusive union 2019-03-30 [HEU]

Regional District Workers in Powell River ratify new five-year agreement 2019-03-30 [CUPE]

Municipal workers in Powell River, B.C., ratify new agreement 2019-03-29 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Sexual activity at Vernon fire hall exposed 'toxic' workplace 2019-03-27 [Infotel]

Port workers, employers still talking but still without a new contract 2019-03-27 [BiV]

Asbestos contractor barred as union calls for licensing 2019-03-26 [The Journal of Commerce]

Animators win battle for overtime pay against Vancouver studio 2019-03-26 [CBC]

‘It’s taking a severe toll’: B.C. paramedics, dispatchers facing staffing crisis 2019-03-25 [CTV]

UFCW 247 wins head coverings victory for members at Loblaw warehouse 2019-03-21 [UFCW Canada]

Solidarity on display at Westminster Savings rally 2019-03-21 [MoveUP]

Vehicle Processing Centre workers join IAM, ratify new deal 2019-03-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Who’s Caring for BC’s Home Care Workers? 2019-03-20 [The Tyee]

The BCGEU supports Association of Legal Aid Lawyers strike vote 2019-03-20 [NUPGE]

Teachers’ Federation elects new president 2019-03-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Teamsters, Victims’ Families Welcome Call for Inquiry into Ponton Derailment 2019-03-17 [Teamsters]

BC Vehicle Processing Center workers join IAM and ratify new deal! 2019-03-17 [IAM]

BCGEU celebrates announcement to bring home support workers under government employment 2019-03-16 [NUPGE]

'We're going to get through this': Port Alice braces for future that may not include mill 2019-03-12 [CBC]

Why the Person Serving You at YVR May Soon Be Jobless 2019-03-11 [The Tyee]

This International Women’s Day, BCFED challenges men to Be More Than A Bystander in the workplace 2019-03-10 [BCFed]

Community Social Services members key to building a healthier, stronger society 2019-03-09 [HEU]

Prison workers endured record-breaking year of assaults in 2018, union says 2019-03-09 [CBC]

CUPE welcomes 27 new members in Powell River and Nelson 2019-03-08 [CUPE]

Insulator climbs union ranks to become first female vice-president 2019-03-07 [The Journal of Commerce]

New food options at YVR could put service workers’ jobs at risk 2019-03-06 [The News]

Legal aid lawyers say province must boost funding or they’ll strike 2019-03-06 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

BCGEU demands action to improve officer and community safety 2019-03-05 [NUPGE]

This month in labour history

6-04-1980 The Canadian Farmworkers Union holds its Founding Convention at Douglas College and delegates elect FWOC President Raj Chouhan as CFU president. The CFU is Canada's first agricultural workers union. [more]

8-04-1937 In Oshawa, Ontario, 4,000 workers go on strike at the General Motors plant for recognition of the United Auto Workers. They win major concessions, and the strike is often considered the birth of industrial unionism in Canada. [more]

11-04-1972 More than 200,000 public sector workers, organized in the Québec Common Front, begin a ten-day strike. Three leaders are jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

15-04-1903 British Columbia union organizer Frank Rogers, a longshoreman, dies after he is shot while supporting clerical workers on strike against the Canadian Pacific Railway in Vancouver. [more]

18-04-1872 The first issue of the Ontario Workman appears, with the slogan “The equalization of all elements of society in the social scale should be the true aim of civilization.” It also publishes an excerpt on "the normal working day" from Karl Marx's Capital. [more]

18-04-1872 Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald announces a Trade Union Act stating that unions are legal. This is two days after leaders of the Toronto printers, with strong public support in their strike for a nine-hour day, are arrested for common conspiracy. [more]

19-04-1974 In a targeted campaign for pay equity, postal workers begin a seven-day illegal strike that wins women postal code machine operators the same pay as male postal clerks. [more]

23-04-1956 More than 1600 delegates attend the founding convention of the Canadian Labour Congress, a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress and the Canadian Congress of Labour. They call for a national health plan, full employment and a guaranteed annual wage. [more]

26-04-1918 After years of agitation by reformers and unions, the New Brunswick Workmen’s Compensation Act receives Royal Assent. [more]

27-04-1983 As part of its anti-labour agenda, the Alberta government brings in legislation denying firefighters and healthcare workers the right to strike. [more]

28-04-1984 The Canadian Labour Congress establishes the first National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. The idea of a Workers' Memorial Day is adopted by more than 100 countries around the world. [more]

29-04-1903 After the militia are called out to patrol the docks, thousands of people rally to support striking longshoremen in Montréal. They win wage increases and recognition of the International Longshoremen’s Association. [more]

29-04-1903 A sudden rock slide at Turtle Mountain kills more than 76 men, women and children in and around the town of Frank in the Crowsnest Pass. From inside the mine, 17 coal miners dig their way to safety. [more]