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Overtime strike at the STM could be postponed 2018-08-19 [The Gazette]

Liquor board employees to hold second one-day strike on Wednesday 2018-08-19 [CTV]

STM maintenance workers need to provide more services during an overtime strike, tribunal rules 2018-08-19 [CBC]

SPGQ Union Workers to Protest in Front of Casino de Montreal as Part of Strike Action against Loto-Québec’s Offer 2018-08-18 [Casino Reports]

STM maintenance workers to begin refusing overtime starting Saturday 2018-08-18 [CBC]

STM maintenance workers refuse to work overtime, delays expected 2018-08-17 [The Gazette]

SAQ Employees Are Going On Strike In Quebec Next Week 2018-08-17 [MTL Blog]

Street markings in Montreal – CUPE 301 lends a hand 2018-08-15 [CUPE]

Taxi drivers to be compensated for losses due to Uber 2018-08-14 [Busniness Today]

UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship winner: Cassandra Tosco, UFCW 500 2018-08-13 [UFCW]

Labour movement prepares for election battle as top two parties considered far from union-friendly 2018-08-13 [The Globe and Mail]

Unions prepare for election battle as top two parties seen as 'anti-worker' 2018-08-13 [The Gazette]

The way forward in Québec 2018-08-12 [IAMAW]

Tentative agreement reached at the Centre intégré de santé et des services sociaux in Abitibi-Témiscamingue 2018-08-12 [CUPE]

Unions prepare for election battle as top two parties seen as 'anti-worker' 2018-08-12 [The National Post]

Unionized Quebec Tim Hortons workers unhappy with imposed deal that cuts paid breaks 2018-08-11 [CBC]

Strikes end at five Résidences Soleil 2018-08-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Revenu Québec employees to strike this weekend 2018-08-07 [The Gazette]

Quebec City calèche drivers on strike for better conditions for horses 2018-08-01 [Global]

Fondation de l’UQAM signs its first collective agreement 2018-07-28 [CUPE]

Strike ends at CAE Inc. in Montreal after workers accept new agreement 2018-07-26 [660 News]

Montreal psychiatric hospital probing alleged attack by teen patients 2018-07-25 [CBC]

Union coalition vows to fight Quebec City decision to remove pre-election posters 2018-07-25 [CBC]

Dentists threaten to leave public system due to tense contract negotiations 2018-07-25 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Major tension between the City of Longueuil and its pool employees 2018-07-25 [CUPE]

Agreement in principle for unionized West Island health workers 2018-07-24 [The Gazette]

Order of 60 A220-300 Aircraft by Jet Blue good news 2018-07-21 [IAMAW]

SAQ stores reopen, but more strike days planned if negotiations stall 2018-07-19 [The Gazette]

SAQ stores open again, after employees stage 1-day strike 2018-07-19 [Radio-Canada]

Everyone Loses from Alcoa's Lockout at ABI Smelter 2018-07-19 [USW]

Liquor store workers launch strike action 2018-07-18 [CTV]

SAQ employees walk off job, shutting most stores 2018-07-18 [CBC]

Workers to strike at five Montreal-area seniors' residences Tuesday 2018-07-17 [The Gazette]

Solidarity Begins at Home 2018-07-14 [CUPW]

Outaouais long-term care centres struggling to find workers 2018-07-14 [CBC]

Liquor store workers conceal wine labels as pressure tactic 2018-07-13 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

SAQ workers turn wine labels around, prices upside down as pressure tactics 2018-07-12 [CBC]

Liquor store workers turn wine labels around as pressure tactic 2018-07-12 [The Star]

5 Résidences Soleil retirement homes’ workers in Quebec will strike on July 17 2018-07-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Employer's New Demands Impede Settlement in ABI Lockout 2018-07-05 [USW]

Montreal West blue-collar workers are starting to lose patience 2018-07-04 [CUPE]

Strike ends in victory for members at Elopak 2018-07-03 [UFCW]

Strike ends as workers agree to new contract at Elopak in Boisbriand 2018-06-30 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

SAQ talks set for July 12-13; strike unlikely for now, workers say 2018-06-29 [The Gazette]

Locked-Out ABI Workers to Meet Tuesday 2018-06-29 [USW]

Crane operators back at work Tuesday after 'illegal' one-week strike 2018-06-27 [The Gazette]

TVA Montreal strike threat postponed until September 2018-06-27 [The Gazette]

Liquor store workers vote in favour of six strike days 2018-06-26 [CTV]

Crane workers back to work Tuesday, on union's orders 2018-06-26 [CTV]

Crane operators back at work after union ends illegal strike 2018-06-26 [The Gazette]

This month in labour history

1-08-1928 Ten workers are killed in the collapse of a gate on the Welland Ship Canal. They are among the 137 men who died during the completion of this shipping link between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. [more]

1-08-2009 At Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, United Steelworkers Local 9508 begins an 18-month strike against Vale Inco. The main issue is pay equity with workers at the multinational's other operations in Canada. [more]

2-08-1918 In British Columbia, Vancouver workers go out on strike to protest the shooting of union organizer Ginger Goodwin on 27 July. This is often considered to be the first use of a general strike in Canadian history [more]

10-08-1966 Nine workers die and 55 are injured when a span on the Heron Bridge in Ottawa collapses during construction. Fifty years later, the bridge is renamed the Heron Road Workers Memorial Bridge. [more]

10-08-1970 Nova Scotia fishermen and supporters march across the Canso Causeway, holding up traffic on the Trans Canada Highway. Their seven-month strike wins them the right to a union, but the fish plants refuse to recognize the United Fishermen and Allied Workers. [more]

12-08-1909 Freight handlers at Fort William, Ontario take part in a gun battle with Canadian Pacific Railway police. The seven-day strike is settled, but the CPR later fires most of its Greek and Italian immigrant workers. [more]

19-08-1998 The McDonald's in Squamish, British Columbia is the first outlet of the fast-food giant in North America to be unionized. The union fails to win a contract and in 1999 workers vote to decertify. [more]

20-08-1937 Millworkers and longshoremen on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick strike for better wages and hours and for recognition of the New Brunswick Farmer-Labour Union. Their success helps bring about new labour laws in the province. [more]

22-08-1950 More than 100,000 railway workers go on strike, shutting down the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway lines. A week later an emergency session of Parliament passes a law to end the strike, the first use of back-to-work legislation in Canada. [more]

29-08-1907 Seventy-five men, many of them First Nations workers from Kahnawake, are killed in the collapse of a huge cantilever bridge under construction across the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City. Before the disaster, supervisors ignore flaws in the design. [more]

31-08-2001 A McDonald's restaurant in Montreal closes after the workers there organize and before a first contract is negotiated. This is later documented in the film Maxime, McDuff & McDo. [more]

31-08-2013 A merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers brings 300,000 members together in Unifor, now Canada's largest private sector union. There are high expectations for new organizing work, especially among young people. [more]