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Today's news - Quebec

IAM generosity to Montréal’s Old Brewery Mission continues to grow! 2018-03-19 [IAMAW]

Outaouais daycare workers set to begin 4-day strike today 2018-03-19 [CBC]

New Molson Plant: Melançon Must Show Leadership 2018-03-18 [Teamsters]

Workers at IGA Lambert in Carignan, Que., sign first contract 2018-03-17 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Hydro-Québec faces $4M lawsuit over worker's 2015 death 2018-03-15 [CBC]

No more strikes: Transco drivers sign 5-year deal 2018-03-15 [CBC]

Montreal Molson brewery workers vote to accept contract from employer 2018-03-12 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Molson Brewery Workers Ratify New Collective Agreement 2018-03-11 [Teamsters]

Union president 'disappointed' after meeting with Quebec health minister 2018-03-10 [The Gazette]

Doctors in Canada reject pay hike: 'We already make too much money' 2018-03-10 [News 24]

Doctors reject pay hike 2018-03-10 [The Chronicle]

The Machinists grow again in Montréal 2018-03-08 [IAMAW]

Montreal school crossing guards hold demonstration in front of SPVM headquarters 2018-03-08 [CUPE]

Hundreds of Canadian doctors demand lower salaries. (Yes, lower.) 2018-03-08 [The Post]

Workers at KIA Longueuil in Quebec vote yes to new deal, ending months-long lockout 2018-03-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Cockroaches infest Hull hospital kitchen, employees warn 2018-03-06 [CBC]

Bombardier workers vote in favour of reciprocity agreement with Airbus 2018-03-05 [Metro]

Hospital workers take on austerity 2018-03-04 [Rank and File]

Asbestos Is The Biggest Killer Of Workers: Urgent Appeal to Political Leaders To Take Action 2018-03-04 [Mining Watch]

Transco Montréal bus drivers reject contract offer 2018-02-13 [The Gazette]

Montreal school bus drivers reject deal, could strike again 2018-02-13 [CBC]

Union gives out heartbreak badges symbolizing nurses' overwork 2018-02-12 [The Gazette]

Les travailleurs de Molson refusent les propositions patronales 2018-02-12 [Teamsters]

Government Calls for Negotiated Settlement to ABI Smelter Lockout 2018-02-11 [USW]

Union, Government Await ABI’s Return to Bargaining Table 2018-02-11 [USW]

Both sides in ABI smelter lockout to meet with provincial officials on Friday 2018-02-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Medical residents vote to strike if contract negotiations break down 2018-02-06 [CBC]

School buses: possible strike mandate for Teamsters, protest at CSN 2018-02-06 [The Gazette]

Maniwaki shooting: Quebec special constables launch court fight against use of private security guards 2018-02-06 [The Citizen]

Courthouses unsafe, special constables claim in lawsuit 2018-02-05 [CBC]

CUPE advocates for better CEGEP funding 2018-02-04 [CUPE]

Operation of the future Desjardins sports complex in Rimouski is a victory for transparency and efficiency 2018-02-04 [CUPE]

Special constables lack backup, union says 2018-02-02 [CBC]

Tentative deal reached in brief Montreal school bus strike 2018-02-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Sherbrooke nurse's cry for help on social media prompts response from health minister 2018-02-01 [CBC]

Lockout of aluminium workers enters third week 2018-01-31 [Steel Guru]

Strike Vote at the École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS) 2018-01-31 [CUPE]

Viterra workers locked out at the Port of Montreal 2018-01-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Rona employees in Chicoutimi sign new contract 2018-01-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Montreal school bus drivers begin 2-day strike affecting 15,000 students 2018-01-31 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Canadian and Mexican Union Leaders Support Locked-Out ABI Workers 2018-01-27 [USW]

Support staff at École de technologie supérieure vote 88% in favour of strike mandate 2018-01-27 [The Gazette]

Nunavik teachers, union reach agreement in principle 2018-01-26 [NunatsiaqOnline]

Bargaining in the school transportation sector - Employees reject employer offer and 98 percent vote in favour of a strike 2018-01-24 [CSN]

Montreal abolishes infamous traffic and parking ticket quotas thanks to police union 2018-01-21 [CBC]

Alcoa's Lockout of Quebec Employees Is a Poor Business Decision 2018-01-18 [USW]

ABI smelter workers think they will be locked out for a long time 2018-01-13 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Alcoa locks union workers out of Canada smelter as contract expires 2018-01-12 [Reuters]

Maintenance of defined benefit pension the key issue in smelter strike/lockout 2018-01-12 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

ABI aluminum union workers locked out; 450,000 mt/yr plant not producing 2018-01-11 [Platts]

This month in labour history

4-03-1910 An avalanche in the Rogers Pass, British Columbia, takes the lives of workers clearing snow from Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. A total of 62 bodies are recovered, including four the following spring. The dead include 32 contract labourers from Japan. [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]

9-03-1906 Mine workers in Lethbridge went on strike against poverty wages. They were met with scabs, private detectives, and the police. Although they won a small wage increase the company refused to recognize the union. [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]

31-03-1949 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]

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]