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Student Workers Win Landmark Discrimination Case Against ABI Smelter 2018-05-20 [USW]

Workers at 60 Montreal, Laval daycares vote for unlimited strike mandate 2018-05-18 [CBC]

No daycare service today for about 3,000 children in Montreal, Laval 2018-05-17 [CBC]

Court authorizes class action against Air Canada by ex-Aveos workers 2018-05-16 [CTV]

CPE workers in Laval and Montreal to walk off job on Thursday 2018-05-15 [CTV]

Trois-Rivières university ordered to end lockout of professors 2018-05-12 [Ricochet]

Supreme Court deems Quebec pay equity law unconstitutional 2018-05-11 [CTV]

CUPE celebrates Supreme Court ruling on pay equity in Quebec 2018-05-11 [CUPE]

Employees at Longue Pointe Chrysler in Quebec achieve first agreement 2018-05-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Arbitrator allows video surveillance of employees where viability of company at stake 2018-05-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

La Presse enters uncharted territory for a Canadian legacy paper 2018-05-10 [The National Observer]

La Presse to become a non-profit run by a social trust 2018-05-09 [The Gazette]

Crane operators protest new training scheme 2018-05-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Montréal Machinists expand again! 2018-05-06 [IAMAW]

Crane operators protest in front of Couillard's Montreal office 2018-05-06 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Société de transport de Montréal drivers vote in favour of strike action 2018-05-05 [CUPE]

Alcoa ready to resume labor talks for Canada aluminum smelter 2018-05-05 [Reuters]

STM bus drivers, Metro operators vote 99% in favour of strike mandate 2018-05-04 [CBC]

Montreal's transit workers vote 99 per cent in favour of pressure tactics 2018-05-04 [CTV]

Delastek workers in Grand-Mère end strike after almost 3 years 2018-05-04 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

STM's maintenance workers to hold six-day strike 2018-05-03 [CTV]

School transportation: risk of an unlimited general strike as of May 8 2018-04-30 [SEIU]

Rights and wages the topic of International Workers' Day march in Montreal 2018-04-29 [CTV]

As election nears, Quebec workers press for increased minimum wage 2018-04-29 [CBC]

Montreal march to 'side with workers' to be held Saturday 2018-04-28 [The Gazette]

CUPE denounces the inhumane practices at the Université de Montréal 2018-04-27 [CUPE]

Employees upset over changes to “Code White” intervention policies at the CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent 2018-04-27 [CUPE]

School bus drivers' strike in Montreal ends 2018-04-26 [The Gazette]

General strike at Manoir Sherbrooke 2018-04-25 [The News]

Unlimited bus strike affecting two school boards will begin Monday 2018-04-23 [CTV]

Reservations agents at Montreal’s Le Centre Sheraton join Unifor 2018-04-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Steelworkers local 9344 in Sept-Iles overwhelmingly reject contract with IOC 2018-04-20 [The Western Star]

Workers at some 60 daycare centres in Montreal and Laval begin 2-day strike 2018-04-19 [The Star]

ABI Lockout Costs Alcoa, Rio Tinto $150 Million - and Counting 2018-04-19 [USW]

ABI lockout costs Alcoa, Rio Tinto $150 million: USW 2018-04-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Workers at dozens of daycares in Montreal and Laval to strike Wednesday 2018-04-18 [CBC]

Bombardier union optimistic about contract renewal under Airbus C Series control 2018-04-17 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

9,000 Montreal teachers poised to strike illegally on May 1 2018-04-13 [The Gazette]

Teachers at Montreal's largest school board vote in favour of 1-day strike 2018-04-13 [CBC]

IOC workers in Sept-Iles not on strike today as planned 2018-04-11 [The Aurora]

Unionized Tim Hortons employees in Quebec to obtain first contract 2018-04-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Hema-Quebec employees vote in favour of unlimited strike mandate 2018-04-09 [CTV]

Outaouais daycare workers reach tenative agreement 2018-04-08 [CBC]

New agreement for employees at Metro Maniwaki 2018-04-07 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Carlos Leitao met en place une mesure inutile pour venir en aide à l’industrie du camionnage 2018-04-05 [Teamsters]

Carlos Leitao Announces Useless Measure in Attempt to Help Trucking Industry 2018-04-05 [Teamsters]

Steelworkers Denounce Dropping of Lac-Mégantic Criminal Case Against MMA 2018-04-04 [USW]

SAQ employees urge government to re-purpose sales network for cannabis 2018-04-01 [CTV]

SAQ union calls for their staff to be used in cannabis sales 2018-04-01 [The Gazette]

Steelworkers at IOC in Sept-Iles Quebec reject contract offer by 98 per cent 2018-03-30 [The Telegram]

This month in labour history

1-05-1906 Socialists in Montréal organize Canada's first May Day demonstration. The following year ten thousand people assemble in the Champs de Mars before the crowd is dispersed by police. [more]

1-05-1986 Shirley Carr becomes the first woman president of the Canadian Labour Congress. A coal miner's daughter who became a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, she is also the first CLC president from a public sector union. [more]

2-05-1952 More than 1,000 retail employees, most of them women, begin a strike at Dupuis Frères, a major department store in Montréal. It takes three months, but support for the new militancy among Catholic unions helps the workers win a collective agreement. [more]

3-05-1887 British Columbia's worst mine disaster takes 150 lives after an explosion in a deep underground mine at Nanaimo. The casualties include 53 Chinese labourers, whose names were not recorded by the company. [more]

5-05-1972 Saskatchewan brings in an Occupational Health (and Safety) Act, considered the first of its kind in North America. It includes the right to information about workplace hazards, to participate in safety decisions and to refuse unsafe work. [more]

9-05-1992 An underground explosion takes the lives of 26 miners in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. A public inquiry into the Westray Disaster reports that workers were intimidated into ignoring safety hazards. [more]

9-05-1972 Leaders of the Québec Common Front go to jail for defying back to work laws during the April general strike. More than 300,000 workers participate in work stoppages and occupations that bring the provincial government back to the bargaining table. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, labour and anarchist organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue, but she is buried with the Haymarket martyrs in Chicago. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, anarchist and labour organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue. [more]

15-05-1919 A general strike called by the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council brings out 30,000 workers in support of the unions in the building and metal trades. The city comes to a standstill for six weeks in one of the major labour struggles in Canadian history. [more]

15-05-1919 Winnipeg General Strike. [more]

18-05-1952 The American singer and activist Paul Robeson performs for 40,000 people at a union-sponsored concert at the Peace Arch between Washington State and British Columbia. His passport had been revoked and he had been refused admission to Canada. [more]