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Today's news - Quebec

Canada Bread's Multi-Marques - Appalling corporate employer owes millions to its employees 2017-03-23 [CSN]

No talks planned to end Quebec zinc plant strike: Union 2017-03-23 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Maggie MacDonnel receives Global Teacher Prize 2017-03-22 [Education International]

Teamsters Demand the Resignation of Laurent Lessard 2017-03-22 [Teamsters]

Immigrants' rights groups denounce discrimination based on citizenship 2017-03-22 [The Gazette]

Gatineau transit workers to strike again on Tuesday 2017-03-21 [CBC]

STO drivers to hold one-day strike Tuesday 2017-03-20 [CTV]

Labour court ruling against Rosemère's former fire fighters does not mean the end to legal challenges from the Union 2017-03-18 [UFCW]

STO labour dispute: How we got to rotating strikes 2017-03-17 [CBC]

Members at Coop de Sainte-Foy achieve first contract 2017-03-16 [UFCW]

Grève générale dans le secteur préhospitalier : La CSN et la FTQ lancent un appel à Gaétan Barrette 2017-03-16 [FTQ]

Gatineau transit workers to begin rotating strikes Thursday 2017-03-16 [CBC]

Gatineau bus drivers' union threatens rotating strikes as of Thursday 2017-03-14 [CBC]

Gatineau bus drivers' union says STO suspended vice-president for 3 days 2017-03-12 [CBC]

Union vows to take Quebec zinc plant to court over strikebreakers 2017-03-11 [Reuters]

Government Finds CEZinc Violated Anti-Scab Law 2017-03-10 [USW]

Union vows to take Quebec zinc plant to court over strikebreakers 2017-03-10 [Reuters]

Ambulance workers increase pressure tactics as contract talks stall 2017-03-09 [Global]

Steelworkers Leader Pledges Union-Wide Support for CEZinc Strikers 2017-03-09 [USW]

No end in sight for strike at Noranda zinc plant 2017-03-09 [Reuters]

Labour tribunal orders Brault & Martineau to stop intimidating Local 501 members 2017-03-08 [UFCW]

Shock wave at Lac-Simon: the Council announces the closure of their police department 2017-03-06 [CUPE]

Public Consultation on Road Safety: CUPE shows the way 2017-03-01 [CUPE]

No end in sight to strike at Noranda zinc plant 2017-03-01 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Law to force government lawyers and notaries back to work 2017-03-01 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

EMTs with Urgences Santé on strike 2017-02-07 [CTV]

Maritime Employers Association, CUPE sign collective agreement 2017-02-07 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Urgences Santé workers begin strike 2017-02-06 [CTV]

Urgences-Santé paramedics strike as negotiations stall 2017-02-05 [CBC]

Paramedic strike begins Sunday in Montreal and Laval 2017-02-05 [The Gazette]

Supreme Court of Canada will not hear icy sidewalk case against union 2017-02-03 [The Gazette]

Vote pending on agreement for Vets Hospital workers 2017-02-02 [The Suburban]

STO cancels Winterlude shuttles, offers discount as labour dispute continues 2017-02-01 [CBC]

UFCW members at Bio Biscuit in Saint-Hyacinthe achieve first contract 2017-02-01 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Molson Negotiations Could Be Difficult 2017-01-30 [Teamsters]

Gatineau ER crisis remedy bad medicine, unions say 2017-01-27 [CBC]

Gatineau transit dispute heats up as STO sends drivers home 2017-01-27 [CBC]

Lawyers, notaries protest in Quebec City in 14th week of strike 2017-01-26 [CTV]

Dozens of Gatineau bus routes cancelled as labour dispute continues 2017-01-26 [CBC]

Molson negotiations could be difficult 2017-01-26 [Teamsters]

The REM project – The Trainsparence coalition welcomes BAPE’s conclusions 2017-01-25 [CUPE]

STO bus routes cancelled as labour dispute continues 2017-01-25 [CBC]

Workers at Shawinigan, Que., Bulk Barn join UFCW 2017-01-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Negotiations set to resume in Outaouais transit dispute 2017-01-22 [The Citizen]

Talks to resume between STO, Gatineau transit workers 2017-01-21 [CBC]

Gatineau transit workers set to begin job action this morning 2017-01-20 [CBC]

No Gatineau transit strike Friday, but pressure tactics coming 2017-01-19 [CBC]

Gatineau commuters brace for possible bus strike 2017-01-18 [CBC]

Outaouais transit workers serve 72-hour strike notice 2017-01-18 [The Sun]

STO not an essential service, board rules as strike looms 2017-01-17 [CBC]

This month in labour history

4-03-1910 An avalanche in the Rogers Pass, British Columbia kills 58 men on a crew clearing snow from Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. The dead include 32 Japanese workers. [more]

7-03-1978 Women workers begin a 23-week strike for a first contract at a small auto parts plant in Centralia, Ontario. The Fleck workers' militancy wins wide support and shows the need for reforms in labour law. [more]

8-03-1980 In Hamilton, Ontario, an International Women's Day rally features the Women Back into Stelco campaign. A human rights complaint by five women forces a major steel company to change their hiring practices. [more]

10-03-1957 Copper miners at Murdochville, Quebec launch a strike for union recognition. The unsuccessful struggle lasts seven months and the courts award Noranda Mines $1.5 million in damages, to be paid by the United Steelworkers. [more]

12-03-2012 Union organizer and feminist Madeleine Parent, born in Montreal in 1918, dies at age 93 after a lifetime of service to the organization of workers and the cause of social justice. [more]

13-03-1919 In Calgary, Alberta, delegates to a Western Labour Conference support abolition of the system of production for profit and endorse plans to organize workers on industrial lines. The next day they adopt the name One Big Union. [more]

17-03-1960 Five Italian immigrant workers die in an underground tunnel at a watermain construction project in suburban Toronto. The Hoggs Hollow Disaster draws public attention to the unsafe conditions in construction and the exploitation of immigrant workers. [more]

25-03-2006 An accounting instructor dies from injuries received on the picket line at Centennial College in Toronto during a province-wide strike. John Stammers, 62, was a member of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. [more]

27-03-1912 Thousands of workers start to walk out of railway construction camps on the Fraser River in British Columbia in a strike led by the Industrial Workers of the World. When Joe Hill visits, he writes a song for the Wobbly song book. [more]

31-03-2004 Bill C-45 comes into force, amending the Criminal Code to impose penalties on corporations and managers for violations causing workplace injuries or death. It is named the Westray Bill after the 1992 mine disaster. [more]

31-03-1949 The Canadian Seamen's Union launches a strike to defend union contracts. Shipping companies and Canadian authorities collaborate with the Seafarers' International Union to drive out the CSU. [more]