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Today's news - Manitoba

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]

Machinists win lengthy arbitration at Flin Flon 2017-08-02 [IAMAW]

No end in sight for airport strike 2017-08-01 [The Free Press]

Airports authority seeks injunction against employees accused of picketing at private homes 2017-08-01 [CBC]

WRHA cuts nurses from trauma, burn, IV units at Health Sciences Centre 2017-07-31 [SUN]

How to support striking Winnipeg Airport workers 2017-07-31 [PSAC]

Social Impact Bonds: Putting Profit before People 2017-07-31 [NUPGE]

Employees at second Tim Hortons in Winnipeg move to join union 2017-07-30 [Metro]

Workers at 2nd Winnipeg Tim Hortons vote to unionize 2017-07-28 [CBC]

Winnipeg Tim Hortons workers vote to unionize 2017-07-28 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Workers at a Tim Hortons in Winnipeg vote to unionize, second group to do so 2017-07-27 [Canadian Press]

The living wage has the potential to shift the story on poverty 2017-07-27 [Rank and File]

Striking airport workers send message to employer 2017-07-27 [Skies]

Striking airport workers' message to the employer: if you value us, stop negotiating in the media 2017-07-26 [PSAC]

Strike in Effect at the Winnipeg International Airport 2017-07-25 [PSAC]

Strike begins for 150 Winnipeg airport workers 2017-07-25 [CBC]

Two unions begin strike at Winnipeg's airport 2017-07-25 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Online death threat against Winnipeg Transit angers former driver 2017-07-24 [CBC]

Union, Winnipeg airport still at bargaining table as strike deadline looms 2017-07-24 [CBC]

WRHA announces cuts to frontline workers, more health care closures 2017-07-22 [CUPE]

Health care workers hold info pickets at Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home Against Government Cuts 2017-07-22 [CUPE]

Strike notice given for Winnipeg airport, walkout could happen Monday 2017-07-22 [The National Post]

Winnipeg Airports Authority handed strike notice 2017-07-22 [CBC]

Arbitrator settles labour dispute between Winnipeg and its managers 2017-07-20 [CBC]

Winnipeg airport workers vote to strike 2017-07-19 [Metro]

Strong majority of airport workers vote to take strike action 2017-07-19 [PSAC]

Majority of Winnipeg airport workers vote to take strike action 2017-07-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Airport labour agreement delayed 2017-07-15 [The Free Press]

Unions take government to court, calling wage-freeze bill unconstitutional 2017-07-15 [rabble]

Fuzzy math drives Bill 28's savings assumptions 2017-07-14 [The Free Press]

Workers to Picket at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport 2017-07-14 [ChrisD]

CUPE members protest cuts to health care 2017-07-10 [CUPE]

Students want University of Manitoba, faculty to get on with bargaining 2017-07-07 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

This month in labour history

1-08-1928 Ten workers are killed in the collapse of a gate on the Welland Ship Canal. They are among the 137 men who died during the completion of this shipping link between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. [more]

1-08-2009 At Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, United Steelworkers Local 9508 begins an 18-month strike against Vale Inco. The main issue is pay equity with workers at the multinational's other operations in Canada. [more]

10-08-1966 9 workers died and 55 were injured in Ontario's largest industrial accident when the Heron Bridge collapses in Ottawa. [more]

10-08-1970 Nova Scotia fishermen and supporters march across the Canso Causeway, holding up traffic on the Trans Canada Highway. Their seven-month strike wins them the right to a union, but the fish plants refuse to recognize the United Fishermen and Allied Workers. [more]

12-08-1909 Freight handlers at Fort William, Ontario take part in a gun battle with Canadian Pacific Railway police. The seven-day strike is settled, but the CPR later fires most of its Greek and Italian immigrant workers. [more]

19-08-1998 The McDonald's in Squamish, British Columbia is the first outlet of the fast-food giant in North America to be unionized. The union fails to win a contract and in 1999 workers vote to decertify. [more]

20-08-1937 Millworkers and longshoremen on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick strike for better wages and hours and for recognition of the New Brunswick Farmer-Labour Union. Their success helps bring about new labour laws in the province. [more]

22-08-1950 More than 100,000 railway workers go on strike, shutting down the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway lines. A week later an emergency session of Parliament passes a law to end the strike, the first use of back-to-work legislation in Canada. [more]

29-08-1907 Seventy-five men, many of them First Nations workers from Kahnawake, are killed in the collapse of a huge cantilever bridge under construction across the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City. Before the disaster, supervisors ignore flaws in the design. [more]

31-08-2013 A merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers brings 300,000 members together in Unifor, now Canada's largest private sector union. There are high expectations for new organizing work, especially among young people. [more]

31-08-2001 A McDonald's restaurant in Montreal closes after the workers there organize and before a first contract is negotiated. This is later documented in the film Maxime, McDuff & McDo. [more]