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Better wages, job protection, in new contract with large Manitoba grocer 2018-10-16 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Government Fails to Proclaim Support Workers Week 2018-10-15 [CUPE]

More security staff assaulted at HSC as officials grapple with shocking attack video 2018-10-11 [CBC]

'There's not a day that we go into work feeling safe': Video shows violent attack on Winnipeg hospital staff 2018-10-10 [CBC]

Faster emergency care could have saved train conductor’s life: transportation union 2018-10-04 [Global]

The Class Struggle History of Winnipeg’s Streetcars 2018-10-03 [Rank and File]

RCMP considering claims railway worker's life could have been saved 2018-10-03 [The Free Press]

Emergency care delayed following fatal train derailment, says union for rail workers 2018-10-03 [CTV]

Union wants coroner to look into train crash that killed conductor 2018-10-02 [The Citizen]

No strike at No Frills, Superstore, Extra Foods 2018-09-29 [The Free Press]

Workers at Superstore, Extra Foods, No Frills reach tentative contract 2018-09-29 [CBC]

Union seeks legal opinion over HSC security guard rights and authority 2018-09-28 [Global]

Trades workers calling on Premier to scrap Bill 28 2018-09-27 [Global]

Loblaw workers support strike mandate 2018-09-26 [The Free Press]

Labour groups call out government on Bill 28 2018-09-26 [CBC]

Loblaws workers vote to strike if necessary 2018-09-26 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Union to share proposals for reducing theft at Liquor Marts 2018-09-25 [CTV]

Province Ready to Fight for $15 and Fairness 2018-09-23 [Rank and File]

Clawback continues as Winnipeg health authority sues workers, retiree it overpaid 2018-09-20 [CBC]

More disruption in the WRHA puts additional strain on health care system 2018-09-19 [CUPE]

CUPE, OEM, UFCW, MAHCP prepare for court dates now set by Court of Queens Bench 2018-09-19 [CUPE]

1,200% surge in meth-related hospital visits tied to increased violence: Manitoba Nurses Union 2018-09-19 [CBC]

Fatal Accident on the Hudson Bay Railway 2018-09-17 [Teamsters]

More services, staff on the move as part of Winnipeg's health-care overhaul 2018-09-12 [CBC]

Local union sues former chairperson over fraud allegations 2018-09-09 [CBC]

Union waiting to see where changes at Vale operations in Thompson will take them 2018-09-06 [The Citizen]

Hundreds of Winnipeggers take part in community Labour Day celebrations 2018-09-04 [Global]

Labour groups, unions march in Winnipeg for Labour Day 2018-09-04 [CBC]

MGEU welcomes new members 2018-08-30 [NUPGE]

Mr. Trudeau, enough is enough. Fix the Churchill rail line. 2018-08-27 [PSAC]

Winnipeg Transit supervisor in stable condition after assault by 3 passengers 2018-08-26 [CBC]

Recent study finds health care aides at high risk of burnout 2018-08-22 [NUPGE]

Report reveals distressing levels of harassment in Manitoba government 2018-08-14 [NUPGE]

Ruling highlights rarity of injunctions in constitutional matters 2018-08-08 [The Lawyer's Daily]

127 workers laid off July 31 as Thompson smelter and refinery shut down permanently 2018-08-03 [The Citizen]

Winnipeg transit safety and policing 2018-07-31 [Rank and File]

New report highlights the risks of privatizing Manitoba Government Air Services 2018-07-29 [NUPGE]

Unifor members ratify new contract with Canadian Kraft 2018-07-28 [Unifor]

Hydro, union at odds over response to service disruptions 2018-07-28 [CBC]

Workers ratify new contract with Canadian Kraft Paper in The Pas 2018-07-28 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Community living workers in Virden ratify new deal 2018-07-26 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

New agreement reached for Coca-Cola workers in Brandon 2018-07-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Paramedics recognized with stretch of road in Winnipeg 2018-07-21 [NUPGE]

Court rejects demand from unions for injunction against wage freeze 2018-07-21 [CBC]

The union representing Winnipeg Transit drivers says security hasn't improved since one of their drivers was killed in 2017 2018-07-20 [CBC]

Dramatic jump in number of Winnipeg bus drivers on stress leave in 2017, WCB data says 2018-07-16 [CBC]

Unions rally at Deer Lodge Centre to demand repeal of bill that cuts bargaining units 2018-07-05 [CBC]

Winnipeg Police Association should step back from politics after campaign appearance, researchers say 2018-07-01 [CBC]

Personal Care Home Workers Reject Employer’s Final Offer, Preparing to Strike 2018-07-01 [CUPE]

Kinosao Sipi Minisowin workers in Winnipeg join MGEU 2018-06-30 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

This month in labour history

1-10-1741 Workers at the Royal Shipyard in Québec organize the first recorded strike in Canadian history. [more]

6-10-2011 The first H&M retail outlet in Canada is organized in Mississauga, Ontario, where workers vote to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers. [more]

8-10-1906 At Buckingham, Québec, workers locked out for organizing a union at the MacLaren pulp mill are attacked by company police. Union officers Thomas Bélanger and François Thériault are shot dead. [more]

12-10-1975 Grace Hartman is elected National President of CUPE after six years as Secretary-Treasurer, becoming the first woman to lead a major union in North American history. [more]

12-10-1973 A strike by immigrant workers at the Artistic Woodwork factory in suburban Toronto attracts strong support from political activists. The strike exposes the role of police in protecting strikebreakers. [more]

13-10-1944 The Trades and Labour Congress charters Federal Labour Union 180 at Vancouver General Hospital. This is the beginning of the Hospital Employees' Union of British Columbia, now the province's largest health care union. [more]

14-10-1976 In Canada's first country-wide general strike, one million workers join a Day of Protest against the federal government's wage controls policy. [more]

16-10-1963 More than 200 nurses start an illegal strike at the Hôpital Sainte-Justine in Montréal. They are seeking an end to overwork and recognition of their role in the health system. The thirty-day strike achieves a settlement that encourages unionization. [more]

18-10-1935 Farm labourer Nicholas Schaack, 51, dies in hospital following head injuries received on Market Square in Regina on Dominion Day, when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police brought the On to Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers to a violent end. [more]

23-10-1958 At Springhill, Nova Scotia, 75 men are killed in a mine disaster and 81 miners are rescued the next day. A group of twelve miners are rescued on 30 October and a final group of seven are located and brought to the surface on 1 November. [more]

27-10-1997 More than 125,000 Ontario teachers walk out to protest the province's plans to cut school budgets and centralize control over education. The two-week protest affects two million students and is the largest teachers’ strike in North American history. [more]

30-10-1971 A protest against a lockout at the daily La Presse in Montréal ends in a street battle between thousands of workers and police. When tear gas is used, student activist Michèle Gauthier, an expectant mother, dies of suffocation. [more]