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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]

Canadian Kraft workers vote to strike if necessary 2018-06-29 [Unifor]

Nurse says St. Boniface Hospital staff facing burnout with overtime situation that's 'worst I've ever seen' 2018-06-28 [CBC]

Addressing violence against health care workers 2018-06-26 [The Free Press]

UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship winner: Justin Berard 2018-06-24 [UFCW]

Province hopes to free up police by offloading potentially violent patients on nurses: union 2018-06-23 [CBC]

Job losses and program cuts at Red River College 2018-06-16 [NUPGE]

Largest health care local in Winnipeg says chaos and cuts must end 2018-06-12 [CUPE]

Event chance for worker advocacy centre to bid farewell 2018-06-12 [The Sun]

Workers at Viterra join the union 2018-06-11 [UFCW]

Partnership makes its case for injunction against legislated wage freezes 2018-06-01 [NUPGE]

Health Care Changes Continue to Concern CUPE 2018-06-01 [CUPE]

Workers at Rod McGillivary Memorial Home in The Pas join MGEU 2018-05-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Government argues it has power to freeze wages for unionized staff 2018-05-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Mediator to speak with Caesars Windsor management and union Wednesday 2018-05-30 [CBC]

Government had 'no open mind' before introducing wage-freeze bill, unions argue 2018-05-30 [CBC]

Grant elected Manitoba Federation of Labour Workers of Colour vice-president 2018-05-30 [The Sun]

Public sector workers asking court to stop province's wage freeze 2018-05-30 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Government, unions heading to court over wage freeze bill 2018-05-29 [CBC]

Port of Churchill must be returned to public ownership 2018-05-28 [PSAC]

Public sector workers protest 'unconstitutional' wage freeze, service cuts 2018-05-28 [The Sun]

MFL prez re-elected for fourth term 2018-05-27 [The Sun]

Winnipeg worker dies at city's water treatment plant 2018-05-24 [CBC]

CUPE 998 looks forward to advocating for members with new Efficiency Manitoba Board 2018-05-23 [CUPE]

Strike ends as union wins gains at Aryzta 2018-05-20 [UFCW]

100th anniversary of Winnipeg's 1919 General Strike will be marked with monument, movie, books 2018-05-20 [CBC]

Winnipeg bakers rise up against multinational 2018-05-17 [Rank and File]

Province to repeal union rights on public construction projects 2018-05-16 [The Journal of Commerce]

MGEU President stands with members as government closes Killarney office 2018-05-15 [NUPGE]

Millennium Library workers to make up shifts lost due to whiteout parties 2018-05-15 [CBC]

Winnipeg Airport latest Swissport victory for IAM 2018-05-14 [IAMAW]

U of M apologizes to faculty association, will pay labour board penalty 2018-05-13 [The Free Press]

MGEU concerned that Bill 29 will be disruptive to health care for Manitobans 2018-05-12 [NUPGE]

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]

2-08-1918 In British Columbia, Vancouver workers go out on strike to protest the shooting of union organizer Ginger Goodwin on 27 July. This is often considered to be the first use of a general strike in Canadian history [more]

10-08-1966 Nine workers die and 55 are injured when a span on the Heron Bridge in Ottawa collapses during construction. Fifty years later, the bridge is renamed the Heron Road Workers Memorial Bridge. [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]

31-08-2001 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]

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]