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Today's news - Ontario

What a letdown! Thomas says there’s nothing but disappointment in Ontario budget 2017-04-28 [OPSEU]

Ontario Nurses' Association Members to Mark Canada's National Day of Mourning and Remembrance 2017-04-28 [ONA]

'We're hurting': Sudbury hospital union president calls for more beds, staff 2017-04-28 [CBC]

Little help for workers laid out in Ontario budget 2017-04-28 [star]

FCA workers would 'respect picket line' if nurses strike, says union 2017-04-28 [CBC]

Youth pharmacare a promising start: Unifor 2017-04-28 [Unifor]

Could nurses' strike shut down Windsor Assembly Plant? 2017-04-27 [The Star]

Hearing Society strike enters 8th week 2017-04-27 [CBC]

TTC workers barred from job for wearing masks following air pollution study, union claims 2017-04-27 [CP24]

LCBO workers deliver overwhelming strike vote 2017-04-27 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

70% of voters in Toronto support a $15 minimum wage 2017-04-26 [WAC]

Province urged to take updating labour laws ‘off back burner’ 2017-04-26 [The Star]

Delegates prep for 2018 election at Ontario NDP Convention 2017-04-26 [UFCW]

Activists call on government to improve Ontario’s labour laws 2017-04-26 [UFCW]

OPSEU to Liberals: release 'Changing Workplaces' report now 2017-04-26 [OPSEU]

Overwhelming support for strike vote from LCBO workers 2017-04-26 [OPSEU]

ONA Says Brockville Court Decision Leaves Nurses Unprotected from Violence 2017-04-26 [ONA]

The scheming Liberals’ Basic Income plan 2017-04-26 [Rank and File]

CUPE Ontario joins labour and community partners to demand Liberal government improve working conditions for all workers 2017-04-26 [CUPE]

Workers’ solidarity delivers an end to four-month lockout at Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS 2017-04-26 [CUPE]

Meet Sudbury's newest NDP candidate: Jamie West 2017-04-26 [Sudbury.com]

Canadian Hearing Society strike drags on while CEO salary jumps 75 per cent 2017-04-26 [Bay Today]

93% of LCBO workers support strike mandate in province-wide vote, union says 2017-04-26 [CP24]

Work refusal leads to temporary layoffs at Sterling Fuels 2017-04-26 [OHS Canada]

Striking Canadian Hearing Society workers and their allies rally in front of Ministries of Health and Community and Social Services 2017-04-26 [CUPE]

LCBO workers vote 93% to strike over contract demands 2017-04-26 [The Star]

Food Basics employees say company and unions are not fighting enough for their rights 2017-04-26 [CBC]

TTC union wants meeting with management over air quality issues in subway system 2017-04-26 [CP24]

Union slams TTC over subway air pollution study, raises concerns about worker health 2017-04-26 [CBC]

Delay in updating Ontario employment and labour laws must end 2017-04-25 [OFL]

Strike is over: Workers at Community Living Campbellford/Brighton ratify agreement 2017-04-25 [NUPGE]

7,500 LCBO workers across province hold strike vote 2017-04-25 [CBC]

Possible strike looms at Jasper Place Seniors’ Apartments 2017-04-24 [Unifor]

Workers at Leuschen Transportation join the union 2017-04-24 [UFCW]

Sudbury District Health Unit Nurses Trying to Avoid a Strike 2017-04-24 [ONA]

OPSEU lobbies Queen's Park to make June 21 statutory holiday 2017-04-24 [NUPGE]

Strike is over: Workers at Community Living Campbellford/Brighton ratify agreement 2017-04-24 [OPSEU]

First day back at work for Nipissing and Parry Sound Children's Aid staff 2017-04-24 [CBC]

What does it mean to Keep Ontario Working? 2017-04-23 [Rank and File]

Centre-right student associations are hiring bogus, expensive audit firms and then firing unionized workers 2017-04-23 [rabble]

Strike could end very soon 2017-04-23 [The News]

What is Minister Coteau waiting for? Latest move by Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS means Ministry must take charge of agency immediately 2017-04-23 [CUPE]

Continuing job action is ‘only possible move’ in face of disarray and dishonesty at Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS 2017-04-23 [CUPE]

CUPE files unfair labour practice complaint against Canadian Hearing Society 2017-04-23 [CUPE]

CAS backs down. Strike/lockout is over 2017-04-22 [Bay Today]

Jasper Place staff on verge of striking 2017-04-22 [TB Newswatch]

CUPE files unfair practice complaint in CHS strike 2017-04-22 [The Intelligencer]

Ceremonies to mark workplace fatalities 2017-04-22 [The Sun-Times]

Jacked political pay ‘slap in the face’ 2017-04-22 [The Free Press]

National Arts Centre reaches tentative deal with box office staff, ushers 2017-04-22 [CBC]

This month in labour history

8-04-1937 In Oshawa, Ontario, 4,000 workers go on strike at the General Motors plant for recognition of the United Auto Workers. They win major concessions, and the strike is often considered the birth of industrial unionism in Canada. [more]

11-04-1972 More than 200,000 public sector workers, organized in the Quebec Common Front, begin a 10-day strike. Three leaders are arrested and jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

14-04-1872 1 in 10 Torontonians join a solidarity demonstration in support of the city's printers, on strike for a 9-hour work day. [more]

15-04-1903 British Columbia union organizer Frank Rogers, a longshoreman, dies after he is shot while supporting clerical workers on strike against the Canadian Pacific Railway in Vancouver. [more]

18-04-1872 The first issue of the Ontario Workman appears, with the slogan “The equalization of all elements of society in the social scale should be the true aim of civilization.” It also publishes an excerpt on "the normal working day" from Karl Marx's Capital. [more]

18-04-1872 Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald announces a Trade Union Act stating that unions are legal. This is two days after leaders of the Toronto printers, with strong public support in their strike for a nine-hour day, are arrested for common conspiracy. [more]

19-04-1974 Postal workers begin a seven-day illegal strike that wins women postal code machine operators the same pay as male postal clerks. [more]

23-04-1956 More than 1600 delegates attend the founding convention of the Canadian Labour Congress, a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress and the Canadian Congress of Labour. They call for a national health plan, full employment and a guaranteed annual wage. [more]

27-04-1983 As part of its anti-labour agenda, the Alberta government brings in legislation denying firefighters and healthcare workers the right to strike. [more]

28-04-1984 The Canadian Labour Congress marks the first National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. The idea of a Workers' Memorial Day is adopted by more than 100 countries around the world. [more]

28-04-1903 The Militia is called out to break the Montreal dock strike after 10,000 rally in support of the strikers. [more]

29-04-1903 A sudden rock slide at Turtle Mountain kills more than 76 men, women and children in and around the town of Frank in the Crowsnest Pass. From inside the mine, 17 coal miners dig their way to safety. [more]