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Ford security officers in Windsor ratify four-year contract 2017-10-23 [The Star]

Library workers at Lambton-Kent District School Board celebrate School Library Day 2017-10-23 [CUPE]

Workers at CapsCanada in Tecumseh, Ont., sign first contract 2017-10-23 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CAMI workers strike, but can’t get guarantee on jobs 2017-10-22 [Rank and File]

Four-week strike at autoplant ends 2017-10-22 [rabble]

Part-time U of O profs vote for strike mandate 2017-10-22 [CBC]

Peterborough Transit union prepares for possible strike 2017-10-21 [The Examiner]

College faculty strike about more than job status, teacher says 2017-10-21 [CBC]

Tentative agreement signed to end 3-week strike at Windsor medical labs 2017-10-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Liberals follow Donald Trump’s lead on gutting government regulations 2017-10-21 [CUPE]

College strike the tip of the temp-work iceberg, expert says 2017-10-21 [The Star]

College faculty strike in the news - Day five 2017-10-20 [OPSEU]

Postal workers support $15 minimum wage and stronger laws to ensure truly fair workplaces 2017-10-20 [CUPW]

Minister says labour reforms have broad support 2017-10-20 [The Record]

Sessional faculty will vote next week whether or not they are willing to go on strike 2017-10-20 [The Silhouette]

Niagara College counselling services affected by strike 2017-10-20 [The Tribune]

No talks underway as Algonquin College strike finishes week 2017-10-20 [Metro]

Labour groups, students stage rallies to support striking college workers 2017-10-20 [CITY]

Tentative Agreement Reached In Lab Workers Strike 2017-10-20 [Blackburn]

A Case Study in How NAFTA Undermines Strikes 2017-10-20 [In These Times]

Striking Medical Labs of Windsor workers reach tentative deal 2017-10-20 [CBC]

Hotel workers fight to save their good jobs from demolition 2017-10-20 [UNITE-HERE]

Union 'disappointed' Vale laying off 21 Sudbury workers 2017-10-20 [CBC]

What you can do to support the OPSEU CAAT strike 2017-10-19 [rabble]

Peterborough residents packed town hall meeting on crisis in long-term care 2017-10-19 [CUPE]

College strike hits third day, no talks scheduled 2017-10-19 [The Star]

Unifor calls on Minister Flynn to act on outstanding GE illness claims 2017-10-19 [Unifor]

ollege strike cancels classes for about half a million students 2017-10-18 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

OCHU goes public with campaign to stop violence in the workplace 2017-10-18 [CUPE]

‘Great people are what make our libraries great’: York Region Library workers celebrate Library Week 2017-10-18 [CUPE]

Auditor General’s report reveals “fiscal and moral bankruptcy” of Liberals’ Fair Hydro Plan 2017-10-18 [CUPE]

Fake News Fights Against $15 2017-10-17 [Rank and File]

College Strike 101 2017-10-17 [Rank and File]

Critics say Ontario’s proposed domestic violence leave falls short 2017-10-17 [rabble]

Pearson ground crews accept deal, ending strike 2017-10-17 [Canoe]

Why Ontario college faculty members are on strike 2017-10-17 [CBC]

OPSEU reaches tentative contract extension deal with Ontario hospitals 2017-10-17 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Counselling staff at Sudbury, Ont., centre walk off jobs 2017-10-17 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

More than 12,000 Ontario college faculty walk off the job 2017-10-16 [CBC]

Students want to be reimbursed if college workers strike 2017-10-15 [CTV]

GM, union reach tentative deal at Ontario CAMI plant 2017-10-15 [CBC]

General Motors reaches tentative deal with striking Canada workers 2017-10-15 [Reuters]

Tentative agreement reached, ending CAMI strike 2017-10-14 [Unifor]

Cami union, GM resumes talks as strike enters Week Four 2017-10-11 [The Free Press]

Mettler Toledo workers in Mississauga, Ont. sign new contract 2017-10-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

GM, Unifor expected to resume talks aimed at ending strike at CAMI plant 2017-10-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Rally for Striking Lab Workers Set for Tuesday 2017-10-10 [Blackburn]

Union vows to appeal firing of firefighters 2017-10-10 [The Star]

Violent special needs classroom incident still haunts York Region teacher 2 years later 2017-10-10 [The Spectator]

Tribunal slams WSIB practice that cuts benefits to injured migrant workers 2017-10-10 [The Star]

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]