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Workers ratify new contract with HudBay Mining in Flin Flon 2017-12-15 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Province axes workplace safety committee, affected groups raise concerns 2017-12-11 [CBC]

Skip the Dishes: Poster child for precarious work 2017-12-10 [Canadian Dimension]

MGEU president accuses Pallister of breaking promises on health care again 2017-12-01 [The Free Press]

Penalties when workers die on the job don't go far enough, say labour groups, families 2017-12-01 [CBC]

Personal Care Homes newest victim of government cuts 2017-11-28 [NUPGE]

Arctic Co-Operatives workers in Winnipeg sign new agreement 2017-11-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Throne speech long on cuts, short on ideas 2017-11-22 [Unifor]

Churchill union 'disappointed' by Omnitrax actions 2017-11-16 [The Sun]

Province government's pot plan sticks public with costs, lets private investors reap profits 2017-11-14 [NUPGE]

CUPE to Pallister: Reverse cuts to bail program 2017-11-13 [CUPE]

White-collar union files respectful-workplace grievance over call to 'punish' Sterling Lyon Parkway planner 2017-11-10 [CBC]

Government looking to move away from project labour agreements 2017-11-09 [The Journal]

Teamsters Statement on Hudson Bay Railway 2017-11-07 [Teamsters]

MGEU President hears questions about bargaining and staffing levels on health care tour 2017-11-06 [NUPGE]

1919 Winnipeg General Strike Monument Unveiled 2017-11-03 [CUPE]

Winnipeg unveils 1919 General Strike monument near Hell's Alley 2017-11-03 [CBC]

UFCW 832, Manitoba students call on government to #ScrapBill31 2017-11-02 [UFCW]

Nurses wear White on Wednesdays 2017-11-01 [CBC]

Reducing nurses at Deer Lodge ‘dangerous’: union 2017-10-31 [The Sun]

CUPE presents to the Standing Committee on Legislative Affairs on Bill 24 2017-10-29 [CUPE]

Transit union says assaults on drivers will spike if Winnipeg reopens Portage and Main to pedestrians 2017-10-26 [CBC]

Two-tier pension benefits the wrong direction for health care workers 2017-10-21 [CUPE]

Contact HEPP to oppose changes to the Healthcare Employees’ Pension Plan 2017-10-21 [CUPE]

2 transit attacks in 2 hours in Winnipeg's south end 2017-10-20 [CBC]

Province says it has the right to legislate public sector pay freeze 2017-10-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Pork plant suing Toronto recruiter, alleging migrant workers lured away 2017-10-10 [CBC]

MGEU welcomes newest Local - Animikii Ozoson Child and Family Services 2017-10-08 [NUPGE]

​Support and maintenance staff ratify contract with Winnipeg airport 2017-10-07 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Picketing for more than two months, striking workers indicative of provincial labour relations 2017-10-05 [The Manitoban]

Winnipeg Airports Authority reaches deal with striking workers 2017-10-05 [CBC]

Tentative deal reached in strike of support staff, maintenance at Winnipeg airport 2017-10-04 [CTV]

Tentative deal reach in strike of support staff, maintenance at Winnipeg airport 2017-10-03 [The National Post]

Airports authority, union reach tentative agreement 2017-10-03 [CBC]

Women and the Fight for $15 2017-09-29 [Rank and File]

Winnipeg Airport Workers Rally at City Hall in Quest for Fair Deal 2017-09-28 [ChrisD]

Rally to support striking airport workers planned for city hall 2017-09-28 [The Free Press]

Company must work to rebuild trust after lockout: USW 2017-09-28 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Peace Officers asking for help to make memorial a reality 2017-09-26 [NUPGE]

Gate Gourmet workers in Winnipeg sign new deal 2017-09-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

MGEU members, concerned Manitobans rally against health care cuts 2017-09-18 [NUPGE]

WRHA restructuring will result in significant cuts to front-line care 2017-09-17 [CUPE]

Pallister creating false choice with health care premium proposal 2017-09-17 [CUPE]

700 Winnipeg hospital support staff to be served deletion notices 2017-09-12 [CBC]

Winnipeg Airport Workers Continue the Struggle 2017-09-12 [PSAC]

Manitobans don’t want for-profit Ontario corporations in their home care program 2017-09-12 [NUPGE]

Winnipeg Airports Authority accuses striking workers of intimidation, obstructing traffic 2017-09-07 [CBC]

Union activists celebrate Labour Day 2017-09-05 [The Sun]

Survey says? Manitobans don’t support government’s health care cuts! 2017-09-04 [NUPGE]

University of Manitoba, faculty reach tentative contract deal 2017-09-01 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

This month in labour history

6-12-1917 Wartime miscalculations and naval mismanagement cause unprecedented devastation for working-class neighborhoods in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When two ships collide in the harbour, one of them loaded with tons of explosives, almost 2,000 people are killed. [more]

6-12-1921 J. S. Woodsworth, a Methodist minister who was charged with seditious libel during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, is elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. An advocate for the rights of labour, he is re-elected five times. [more]

9-12-1910 Methane gas explodes in the Bellevue, Alberta coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass. The union had warned against gas accumulations more than once that year. There are seventeen survivors and thirty-one casualties, including one rescuer. [more]

11-12-1984 The United Auto Workers Canadian Council decides to separate from the international union and form UAW-Canada, later the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). [more]

14-12-1965 A small group of women workers at Tilco Plastics in Peterborough, Ontario, go on strike for a union contract, only to face strikebreakers and court injunctions against picketing. The strike is lost but leads to the abolition of ex parte injunctions. [more]

19-12-1945 The historic 99-day strike at Ford in Windsor, Ontario ends with an agreement to have Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand arbitrate a new collective agreement. His decision leads to adoption of the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

20-12-2001 In a union appeal against an Ontario law, the Supreme Court of Canada rules that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the right of agricultural workers to trade unionism and collective bargaining. [more]

29-12-1876 Grand Trunk Railway workers in eastern Ontario go on strike in support of fired co-workers. The four-day strike is broken by the use of scabs and militia. [more]

31-12-1958 In Newfoundland, members of the International Woodworkers of America go on strike against the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company. When Premier Joe Smallwood decertifies the union, the struggle draws international attention. [more]