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Today's news - Yukon

The North needs better services: postal union 2017-09-15 [CUPW]

Workers at Whitehorse Save-On-Foods sign first collective agreement 2017-09-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Watson Lake municipal employees back to work 2017-04-06 [The News]

Strike ends as Watson Lake workers reach tentative deal with town 2017-04-04 [CBC]

Watson Lake, Yukon, town workers begin strike as lockout ends 2017-03-28 [CBC]

Watson Lake staffers to be locked out Monday 2017-03-25 [The Daily Star]

Town of Watson Lake to lock out unionized workers 2017-03-25 [CBC]

Watson Lake employees prepared to strike 2017-02-07 [The News]

Territory lagging on workplace safety: labour group 2017-02-04 [The Daily Star]

Union files complaint over privacy of medical information 2017-01-21 [CBC]

Tradespeople report not getting paid Yukon's Fair Wage by contractors 2017-01-18 [CBC]

Workers optimistic after the election of a new governmen 2016-11-11 [The Daily Star]

Surplus payments to hospital pension plan ‘not the best use of taxpayers’ money’: Pasloski 2016-08-18 [The News]

YEU members ratify new collective agreement 2016-07-19 [The Daily Star]

Hospital situation is ‘urgent,’ officials agree, but solutions are scarce 2016-06-18 [The News]

Union's claims about Yukon group homes 'myths and inaccuracies', gov't says 2016-06-14 [CBC]

Workers, children unsafe in gov't group homes: Yukon Employees Union 2016-06-10 [CBC]

Local postal workers join call to establish community banking service 2016-05-17 [CBC]

Yukon trade workers reach deal on hospital expansion project 2015-11-26 [CBC]

Hospital Corp. reaches tentative deal with workers 2015-04-25 [CBC]

Hospital Corporation to resume talks with union 2015-04-17 [CBC]

Hospital workers vote to strike if necessary 2015-04-10 [CBC]

Almost 200 tested for lead exposure in mine clean up 2015-01-12 [CBC]

firefighters raise call for help with PTSD 2015-01-01 [CBC]

Whithorse workers file complaint 2014-12-18 [CBC]

Haines Junction workers join union 2014-10-29 [CBC]

Air North flight attendants reach tenative deal 2014-10-11 [CBC]

Air North flight attendents sent home for wearing t-shirts 2014-10-01 [CBC]

Air North flight attendants embark on job action 2014-10-01 [The Star]

Air North flight attendants take job action 2014-10-01 [CBC]

Worker says he got lead poisoning at mine cleanup 2014-09-30 [CBC]

Surveyors laid off without cause, says union 2014-04-29 [CBC]

River View Hotel could be second to unionize in Yukon 2014-03-19 [CBC]

Yukon temporary worker happy Ottawa strike is over 2013-10-03 [CBC]

Temporary foreign worker program launched after mine layoffs 2013-08-17 [The Globe and Mail]

Whitehorse hotel workers vote to unionize 2013-06-21 [CBC]

Whitehorse hotel's restaurant workers apply to form union 2013-06-01 [CBC]

This month in labour history

1-10-1741 Workers at the Royal Shipyard in Québec organize the first recorded strike in Canadian history. [more]

6-10-2011 The first H&M retail outlet in Canada is organized in Mississauga, Ontario, where workers vote to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers. [more]

8-10-1906 At Buckingham, Québec, workers locked out for organizing a union at the MacLaren pulp mill are attacked by company police. Union officers Thomas Bélanger and François Thériault are shot dead. [more]

12-10-1973 A strike by immigrant workers at the Artistic Woodwork factory in suburban Toronto attracts strong support from political activists. The strike exposes the role of police in protecting strikebreakers. [more]

13-10-1944 The Trades and Labour Congress charters Federal Union Local 180 at Vancouver General Hospital. This is the beginning of the Hospital Employees' Union of British Columbia, the province's largest health care union. [more]

14-10-1976 In Canada's first country-wide general strike, one million workers join a Day of Protest against the federal government's wage controls policy. [more]

16-10-1963 More than 200 nurses start an illegal strike at the Hôpital Sainte-Justine in Montréal. They are seeking an end to overwork and recognition of their role in the health system. The thirty-day strike achieves a settlement that encourages unionization. [more]

18-10-1935 Farm labourer Nicholas Schaack, 51, dies in hospital following head injuries received on Market Square in Regina on Dominion Day, when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police brought the On to Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers to a violent end. [more]

23-10-1958 At Springhill, Nova Scotia, 75 men are killed in a mine disaster and 81 miners are rescued the next day. A group of twelve miners are rescued on 30 October and a final group of seven are located and brought to the surface on 1 November. [more]

30-10-1971 A protest against a lockout at the daily La Presse in Montréal ends in a street battle between thousands of workers and police. When tear gas is used, student activist Michèle Gauthier, an expectant mother, dies of suffocation. [more]