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Acceptance of Ombud's report a major victory for frontline workers and vulnerable British Columbians 2018-04-25 [NUPGE]

BC Labour History: The Unlearned Lessons of the Past 2018-04-23 [The Tyee]

Good-bye to the discriminatory server wage - BCFED applauds commitment to end lower wages for liquor servers 2018-04-21 [BCFed]

‘Sexist’ Server Wage to Be Abolished Within Three Years 2018-04-21 [The Tyee]

Colombian activist thanks CUPE for help in “keeping us alive” 2018-04-21 [CUPE]

Horgan’s first CUPE BC speech as Premier demonstrates government’s commitment to shared values of fairness, equality and opportunity 2018-04-21 [CUPE]

CUPE BC ready to face the future: Trevor Davies 2018-04-21 [CUPE]

Forestry roundtable calls on Trudeau to act 2018-04-20 [Unifor]

Province phasing out lower minimum wage for bar servers 2018-04-20 [The Province]

Union says Trump bullying threatens hundreds of B.C. pulp mill jobs 2018-04-19 [The Times]

Contracted Hospital Workers Win Job Security 2018-04-17 [Labour Notes]

Government introduces new PTSD presumptive coverage 2018-04-17 [NUPGE]

Overnight protest Saturday at Eastside Vancouver Mac’s Convenience Store to push for better safety protections for gas, convenience store workers 2018-04-15 [BCFed]

Community Social Services Bargaining Association and Employers to begin negotiating new contract for members in Community Social Services (CSS) 2018-04-14 [CUPE]

‘Modernize labour relations:’ film industry workers to province 2018-04-14 [The Star]

Mediator Vince Ready tapped to settle Safeway dispute 2018-04-13 [The News]

Contractor dies on the job at southeast B.C. coal mine 2018-04-11 [CBC]

Abbotsford farmworkers tragedy part of new labour history book 2018-04-09 [The News]

NDP government ban on extra billing will protect patients, force private clinics to follow the law 2018-04-09 [BCFed]

BCGEU welcomes 75 new members in seniors’ care delivery 2018-04-07 [NUPGE]

HSABC delivers submission to Labour Relations Code review panel 2018-04-07 [NUPGE]

Harrison village workers overwhelmingly endorse strike action 2018-04-07 [CUPE]

B.C. government appoints special officer in Sobeys dispute 2018-04-06 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Working group delegation delivers recommendations to campus Management holding them accountable for subjecting workers at public institutions to poverty wages 2018-04-05 [SEIU]

MoveUP meets with MLA John Yap 2018-04-05 [MoveUP]

Vote PR BC resources now available online 2018-04-05 [MoveUP]

Employees on probation can't be fired arbitrarily, court rules 2018-04-04 [CBC]

Good Job: The Growth of Co-operative Business in British Columbia 2018-04-03 [The Tyee]

BCFED calls for labour law reforms to remove barriers for workers to join unions 2018-04-02 [BCFed]

Province uses proven public solutions to reduce hip and knee surgery waits 2018-03-31 [HEU]

Increase in MRI access important step in renewal of B.C.’s public health system, says HEU 2018-03-31 [HEU]

Labour Code improvements will reduce barriers to workers joining a union and building better lives 2018-03-31 [CUPE]

Unions call on B.C. Labour Relations Code review committee to ban secret-ballot voting 2018-03-29 [The Sun]

BCNU ordered to pay $75,000 after president's election actions called improper 2018-03-29 [The Times-Colonist]

Workers at BMW Victoria join IAM 2018-03-29 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Labour code review reveals differing opinions 2018-03-28 [The Daily Commercial News]

Labour Relations Code panel hears from Kelowna union reps 2018-03-28 [The Daily Courier]

BCGEU calls for labour code amendments to ensure balance and fairness for workers 2018-03-27 [NUPGE]

Not rude, just French: Fired waiter claims discrimination 2018-03-26 [RTÉ]

Submissions to the Review Panel under Section 3 of the BC Labour Relations Code 2018-03-26 [USW]

New president sworn in for hotel, food service union 2018-03-23 [The Citizen]

Union lobbyists fight contract flipping 2018-03-22 [The Times-Colonist]

Business groups fight to preserve secret ballot in union certification votes 2018-03-21 [Global]

Teachers' union head calls for 'mature conversations' ahead of contract 2018-03-21 [CBC]

Panel holds public hearing amid review of province’s labour code 2018-03-21 [The Globe and Mail]

'Expectations will be high': Public unions across B.C. prepare to bargain for better pay 2018-03-21 [Radio-Canada]

Teachers' union head calls for 'mature conversations' ahead of contract 2018-03-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

MoveUP supports government decision to halt independent power project agreements 2018-03-19 [MoveUP]

Finding Home Again: MoveUP welcomes Labour Relations Officers from BC Ferry and Marine Workers’ Union 2018-03-19 [MoveUP]

Metro Vancouver transit funding calls for celebration 2018-03-18 [Unifor]

This month in labour history

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 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]

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]

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]

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 marks 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 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]

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]