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Today's news - Yukon

Whitehorse Transit cancels some runs as union works to rule 2018-03-20 [The News]

Some buses won’t run today, city says 2018-03-20 [The Daily Star]

Transit workers opt for work-to-rule campaign 2018-03-19 [CBC]

Transit worker serve City of Whitehorse strike notice 2018-03-17 [The News]

Whitehorse bus drivers set strike deadline for Monday 2018-03-17 [CBC]

Job action looms as City of Whitehorse workers vote to strike 2018-03-15 [The News]

Union hopes strike action can be averted 2018-03-14 [The Daily Star]

Whitehorse city workers file for mediation 2018-03-07 [News]

Nobody wants a strike: city workers’ union 2018-03-03 [The Star]

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]

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]