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Rotating walkouts strike Sarnia again 2018-11-16 [Blackburn]

Does Vic Fedeli have the courage to face Ontario’s biggest financial challenge? 2018-11-15 [CUPE]

Union rep for striking Thunder Bay nurses says she's 'anxious' and 'nervous' over eventual return to work 2018-11-15 [CBC]

Striking local letter carriers feel 'overburdened' 2018-11-15 [The Sun-Times]

Labour ministry launches new collective-bargaining website 2018-11-15 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

NorthSide Toyota employees in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., join IAM 2018-11-15 [CLR]

Foreign affairs minister meets with union leaders, university students 2018-11-14 [CTV]

Deal for Unifor Domtar Employees 2018-11-13 [Fort France Times]

Thomas to Fedeli: ‘It’s time to start listening to the people’ 2018-11-13 [OPSEU]

‘It’s time to start listening to the people’: OPSEU 2018-11-13 [NUPGE]

Players' lawyers fire back at OHL, Ontario government in $180M lawsuit fight 2018-11-13 [The Free Press]

500 forestry workers to vote on new collective agreement 2018-11-12 [TBNewsWatch]

Tentative Contract Reached For Dryden Domtar Workers 2018-11-10 [CKDR]

The consequences of eliminating the College of Trades 2018-11-10 [Rank and File]

Bombardier Thunder Bay plant to run out of work within a year: union 2018-11-10 [CBC]

Purina closure will cost community nearly 90 good jobs 2018-11-10 [Unifor]

Canada Post workers in Collingwood, Muskoka join rotating strikes 2018-11-10 [Global]

Unifor Reaches Contract Agreement With Domtar 2018-11-09 [The Lake]

Hotel-Dieu Grace hospital workers in Windsor, Ont., sign new contract 2018-11-09 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Postal workers in Cornwall strike for 24 hours as negotiations stall 2018-11-08 [The Standard-Freeholder]

Canada Post strikes hit Toronto and 11 other cities in southern Ontario 2018-11-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

NDP warns Ontario labour reforms will hurt post-secondary students and teachers alike 2018-11-08 [CBC]

Postal workers strike in Sarnia 2018-11-07 [Blackburn]

Some LTC workers seek union president's resignation 2018-11-06 [The Free Press]

Nation-wide Canada Post rotating strike hits London amid negotiations 2018-11-06 [CBC]

Unifor members at Courtyard by Marriott achieve major job security gains 2018-11-06 [Unifor]

Ford's fledgling anti-worker government circling the drain 2018-11-06 [OPSEU]

Exhibition labour dispute drags on into Royal Winter Fair 2018-11-06 [The Globe and Mail]

Canada Post strikes continue in five southern Ontario communities 2018-11-06 [CTV]

CUPW rotating strike hits Canada Post Scarborough distribution centre 2018-11-05 [CITY]

Canada Post workers in Scarborough go on strike, affecting one-third of eastern GTA 2018-11-05 [Global]

UFCW young workers make a difference in Toronto election 2018-11-04 [UFCW]

Food retail members at RCSS Sudbury achieve new union contract 2018-11-04 [UFCW]

Wait for public consultation results before prescribing solutions for math outcomes 2018-11-04 [ETFO]

Doug Ford, the ‘king of cronyism’ tanking in polls 2018-11-04 [OPSEU]

Terrible service and total secrecy: the growing costs of privatized cannabis sales 2018-11-04 [OPSEU]

Windsor Nurses’ Violence Awareness Video Highlighted at the International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector 2018-11-04 [ONA]

Public Health Nurses Voice Their Concerns for Patient Care 2018-11-04 [ONA]

Injured workers at greater risk by massive cut to benefits 2018-11-04 [IAMAW]

The truth about Bill 148 and people with disabilities 2018-11-04 [Rank and File]

Contract faculty fight Ford’s attack on Bill 148 2018-11-04 [Rank and File]

Who’s really abusing paid sick days? 2018-11-04 [Rank and File]

Doug Ford government spins fake news to ditch minimum wage hike 2018-11-04 [Now]

Ford Takes on Bill 148: But There is Resistance 2018-11-04 [Canadian Dimension]

With Sudbury hospital at 110 per cent capacity, staff build anti-cuts momentum with rally and community forum 2018-11-04 [CUPE]

Lockout looms for Grey County roads workers 2018-11-04 [CUPE]

Ottawa first responders to get Canada's first research-based mental health clinic 2018-11-04 [The Citizen]

‘Open for Business,’ but at what cost to women? 2018-11-03 [TVO]

Developmental services workers in Renfrew and Arnprior deliver strike vote 2018-11-03 [NUPGE]

Local postal union says rotating strikes have least impact on customers 2018-11-03 [Today]

This month in labour history

1-11-1956 At Springhill, Nova Scotia 39 men are killed and 88 are rescued after an explosion and fire in one of Canada’s deepest coal mines. [more]

3-11-1908 The Fishermen’s Protective Union is formed in Herring Neck, Newfoundland and Labrador. The union attracts strong support and achieves significant political influence. [more]

5-11-1945 Start of a blockade of the Ford plant in Windsor ON by strikers and their supporters. [more]

6-11-1945 Striking Ford workers and supporters use hundreds of motor vehicles to blockade the company plant in Windsor, Ontario. The strike leads to an arbitrated settlement and the protection of union security through the Rand Formula. [more]

10-11-1975 An iron ore carrier sinks in a storm on Lake Superior, with the loss of all 29 hands. Although the freighter and crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald are American, the Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot a year later memorializes the disaster. [more]

10-11-1983 In British Columbia three months of protests against attacks on union rights and social services reach a critical turning point as teachers prepare to join the massive mobilization led by Operation Solidarity and the Solidarity Coalition [more]

16-11-1925 Three thousand workers at shoe factories in Quebec City go on strike when the employers announce reduced rates of pay. When the workers agree to submit the dispute to arbitration, they win a favourable result, but employers refuse to accept the decision. [more]

18-11-1929 At Onion Lake, in Northern Ontario, two Finnish-Canadian lumber camp union organizers are seen for the last time. When the bodies of Viljo Rosvall and Janne Voutilainen are found under the ice in the spring, they are buried as martyrs to the labour cause. [more]

19-11-1997 Forty-five thousand postal workers, members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, walk off the job across the country over issues of job security, wages and changes to lettercarrier routes. [more]

23-11-1921 A Maternity Protection Act, introduced by a labour member, is enacted in British Columbia. It allows women to apply for six weeks' unpaid leave before giving birth and prohibits the employment of mothers for six weeks after. [more]