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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]

Workers striking against contracting out at Winnipeg Airport 2017-08-31 [NUPGE]

Repeatedly crowding crosswalk is strike strategy for airport workers 2017-08-30 [The Free Press]

Federal employees protest at MP's office over Phoenix pay issues 2017-08-26 [CBC]

Health-care workers rally at St. Boniface Hospital to protest possible job cuts 2017-08-25 [CBC]

Scabs on a plane! The Winnipeg airport strike 2017-08-22 [Rank and File]

'Not business as usual': Airport evacuation draws blowback from striking workers 2017-08-21 [CBC]

Brian Pallister says “Don’t call me, I’m on vacation” 2017-08-21 [UFCW]

Union for health-care staff believes Niverville MRI clinic un-Canadian 2017-08-19 [The Free Press]

CUPE concerned with new for-profit MRI clinic in Niverville 2017-08-19 [CUPE]

Failing to protect all frontline staff, programs puts patients at risk 2017-08-18 [NUPGE]

100s of unionized nursing positions 'deleted' in Winnipeg hospital reorganization 2017-08-16 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Striking airport union says temporary building unsafe 2017-08-13 [CBC]

Union Concerned that Winnipeg Airport Strike is Being Artificially Prolonged 2017-08-12 [Aviation Pros]

Nygard ignoring social responsibility to Cambodian garment workers: union  ActNOW!  2017-08-11 [CBC]

St. Boniface Hospital tells union more health cuts coming in Winnipeg 2017-08-10 [The National Post]

Union Concerned that Winnipeg Airport Strike is Being Artificially Prolonged 2017-08-09 [PSAC]

Union says 'strong-arm tactics' won't discourage striking workers at Winnipeg airport 2017-08-06 [CBC]

Fighting for Survival: Manitoba’s 1987 Westfair strike 2017-08-05 [Rank and File]

Court curtails picket line at Winnipeg airport 2017-08-05 [The Free Press]

Winnipeg Airports Authority wins court injunction against striking workers 2017-08-05 [CBC]

Pallister pushes P3 schools, despite growing concerns 2017-08-03 [CUPE]

Province takes next step toward public-private partnerships in building new schools 2017-08-03 [CBC]

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]

12-10-1973 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 Union Local 180 at Vancouver General Hospital. This is the beginning of the Hospital Employees' Union of British Columbia, 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]

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]