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Nunavik’s KRG, employees’ union reach agreement 2018-12-18 [The News]

Kativik Regional Government employees in Quebec sign new collective agreement 2018-12-18 [CLR]

Joliette RCM employees reach second collective agreement 2018-12-17 [CUPE]

Protesters at Trudeau airport back workers threatened with outsourcing 2018-12-17 [The Gazette]

Facing hefty pay cuts, workers demonstrate at Trudeau Airport 2018-12-17 [CBC]

UFCW is first to unionize cannabis retailers 2018-12-16 [UFCW]

Workers at 2 cannabis retailers in Quebec join union 2018-12-13 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

SAQ workers reach a deal in principle 2018-12-02 [Global]

SAQ and its unionized employees reach agreement in principle 2018-12-02 [CBC]

Nunavik’s KRG councillors urge an end to labour dispute 2018-12-01 [The News]

WIPTEC workers in Sherbrooke, Que., achieve new contract 2018-12-01 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

SAQ workers hold 10th one-day strike on Thursday, some stores remain open 2018-11-30 [CTV]

Nunavik’s frustrated KRG employees vote for strike mandate 2018-11-29 [The News]

SAQ workers could hold 10th one-day strike on Thursday 2018-11-29 [CTV]

Kativik government union members in Kuujjuaq, Que., vote to strike 2018-11-29 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

SAQ employees to hold 10th strike date on Thursday 2018-11-28 [CTV]

Canada Post workers in Montreal back to work following order to end strike 2018-11-28 [Global]

CSALP bargaining begins! 2018-11-26 [IAMAW]

Bombardier negotiations begin under the cloud of layoffs! 2018-11-26 [IAMAW]

Safety board tells Champlain Bridge builders to provide clean toilets for workers 2018-11-24 [The National Post]

New contract for food-retail workers at IGA in L'Île-Bizard 2018-11-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Yellow Pages ends lockout of Quebec sales employees after deal ratified 2018-11-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

More than 50,000 Quebec students to strike seeking pay for internships 2018-11-20 [680 News]

SAQ obtains injunction ordering restrictions on picketers 2018-11-19 [CBC]

'Bandits with ties': Union calls on Quebec to protect Bombardier jobs 2018-11-17 [CTV]

STM maintenance workers' wildcat strike deemed illegal 2018-11-17 [CBC]

SAQ employees launch weekend-long strike across the province 2018-11-17 [CBC]

Workers at Quebec run liquor stores begin 3-day strike, shutting down outlets 2018-11-17 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

STM wants injunction to prevent maintenance workers from striking 2018-11-16 [Global]

Managers clear air with federal workers at 'sick' building 2018-11-16 [CBC]

STM seeks essential services ruling to block possible transit strike Friday 2018-11-16 [Radio-Canada]

Cafeteria workers at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières could go out on strike 2018-11-15 [CUPE]

Health care workers in the Eastern Townships speak out 2018-11-15 [CUPE]

Another painful chapter for Longueuil library workers 2018-11-15 [CUPE]

SAQ union warns employees will strike all weekend if agreement is not reached 2018-11-14 [CBC]

Workers at Quebec’s liquor monopoly threaten 3-day strike starting Friday 2018-11-14 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Manufacturing workers at Doco join the union 2018-11-13 [UFCW]

Historic decision in favour of the CSN - The TAT dismantles two unions of convenience at the Mount Stephen Club 2018-11-09 [CSN]

'I don't have a plan B': Quebec's Bombardier workers await their fate after latest round of cuts 2018-11-09 [CBC]

Dicom workers in Drummondville, Que., join Teamsters 2018-11-06 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE organizes the last non-unionized SQDC outlet 2018-10-31 [CUPE]

CUPW Strike lands in Iles-de-la-Madeleine 2018-10-28 [CUPW]

Liquor stores in Quebec go on strike -killing wine and pot sales 2018-10-28 [The Digital Journal]

Mail carriers in the Magdalen Islands hit the picket line 2018-10-28 [CBC]

CUPE will defend the rights of SQDC employees 2018-10-28 [CUPE]

No weed, and now no wine: SAQ employees launch surprise strike Friday afternoon 2018-10-27 [The Gazette]

Uber's one-year extension in Quebec riles traditional taxi industry 2018-10-27 [The National Observer]

SAQ employees stage surprise strike Friday 2018-10-27 [CBC]

Workers at four Quebec cannabis stores join UFCW union 2018-10-21 [UFCW]

IAM breaks new ground in transportation with organizing win 2018-10-21 [IAMAW]

This month in labour history

6-12-1917 Wartime miscalculations and naval mismanagement cause unprecedented devastation for working-class neighborhoods in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When two ships collide in the harbour, one of them loaded with tons of explosives, almost 2,000 people are killed. [more]

6-12-1921 J. S. Woodsworth, a Methodist minister arrested during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, is elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. Re-elected five times, he is a founder, in 1932, of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. [more]

7-12-1970 The Royal Commission on the Status of Women releases its report. Many of the 167 recommendations relate to the status of women in the workplace, including pay equity and access to childcare, education and training. [more]

9-12-1910 Methane gas explodes in the Bellevue, Alberta coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass. The union had warned against gas accumulations more than once that year. There are seventeen survivors and thirty-one casualties, including one rescuer. [more]

9-12-1895 Annie Buller is born in Ukraine, coming to Canada as a child. She becomes an early woman leader of the Communist Party of Canada and one of its most formidable organizers. [more]

11-12-1984 The United Auto Workers Canadian Council decides to separate from the international union and form UAW-Canada, later the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). [more]

14-12-1965 A small group of women workers at Tilco Plastics in Peterborough, Ontario, go on strike for a union contract, only to face strikebreakers and court injunctions against picketing. The strike is lost but leads to the abolition of ex parte injunctions. [more]

18-12-1910 Ginger Goodwin is elected to his first union leadership position at the foundry in Trail BC. [more]

19-12-1945 The historic 99-day strike at Ford in Windsor, Ontario ends with an agreement to have Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand arbitrate a new collective agreement. His decision leads to adoption of the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

20-12-2001 In a union appeal against an Ontario law, the Supreme Court of Canada rules that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the right of agricultural workers to trade unionism and collective bargaining. [more]

27-12-1913 Protests by members of the Industrial Workers of the World in Edmonton, Alberta, force the city to provide emergency work and housing for 400 unemployed. [more]

29-12-1876 Grand Trunk Railway workers in eastern Ontario go on strike in support of fired co-workers. The four-day strike is broken by the use of scabs and militia. [more]

31-12-1958 In Newfoundland, members of the International Woodworkers of America go on strike against the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company. When Premier Joe Smallwood decertifies the union, the struggle draws international attention. [more]