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Pallister government announces further weakening of health and safety regulations 2018-12-06 [NUPGE]

Christmas parcels more important than workers' rights, says Thompson CUPW president 2018-12-02 [The Citizen]

Canada Post workers rally at Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg 2018-12-02 [CBC]

Unions angered by delay in Flin Flon mine closure announcement 2018-12-01 [The Free Press]

Throne speech raises questions about plans for the civil service 2018-11-26 [NUPGE]

Bill would end requirement for unionized workers on government projects 2018-11-24 [Canada.com]

2-year agreement ratified at Town of Swan River 2018-11-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Throne Speech disappoints CUPE members with what it fails to mention 2018-11-23 [CUPE]

Babies born addicted to drugs up 42 per cent at St. Boniface Hospital 2018-11-22 [Global]

These workers led a campaign to expose a “toxic” restaurant chain 2018-11-19 [VICE]

Province spends over $16M on private consultants 2018-11-18 [NUPGE]

Not My Stella's campaign vindicates fired worker who tried to form union: activist 2018-11-18 [CBC]

Reverse the cuts to the Compass Residential Youth Program: Sign the petition 2018-11-13 [NUPGE]

Winnipeg fights back! #NotMyStellas and Make Armour Pay 2018-11-13 [Rank and File]

CUPE stands behind CUPE 5362 and CancerCare Manitoba 2018-11-08 [CUPE]

Will employees be the ones to pay for Manitoba's fleet vehicle cut? 2018-11-04 [NUPGE]

Premier takes swipe at union during speech at AGM 2018-11-04 [The Free Press]

Thompson will be without transit services for at least two weeks 2018-11-02 [The Citizen]

Canada Post rotating strikes spread to Winnipeg and Brandon 2018-10-29 [CTV]

Family of man killed in Manitoba train derailment seeks answers 2018-10-28 [CTV]

Winnipeg security guards at SRG sign new contract 2018-10-27 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE 851 prepares for strike 2018-10-23 [CUPE]

CUPE encourages members to get involved in provincial budget consultations 2018-10-21 [CUPE]

100 Years After: Winnipeg General Strike 2018-10-19 [Canadian Dimension]

Update on Health Care Representation Votes 2018-10-18 [CUPE]

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]

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 arrested during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, is elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. Re-elected five times, he is a founder, in 1932, of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. [more]

7-12-1970 The Royal Commission on the Status of Women releases its report. Many of the 167 recommendations relate to the status of women in the workplace, including pay equity and access to childcare, education and training. [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]

9-12-1895 Annie Buller is born in Ukraine, coming to Canada as a child. She becomes an early woman leader of the Communist Party of Canada and one of its most formidable organizers. [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]

27-12-1913 Protests by members of the Industrial Workers of the World in Edmonton, Alberta, force the city to provide emergency work and housing for 400 unemployed. [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]