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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

6-12-1917 Wartime miscalculations and naval mismanagement cause unprecedented devastation for working-class neighborhoods in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When two ships collide in the harbour, one of them loaded with tons of explosives, almost 2,000 people are killed. [more]

6-12-1921 J. S. Woodsworth, a Methodist minister who was charged with seditious libel during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, is elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. An advocate for the rights of labour, he is re-elected five times. [more]

9-12-1910 Methane gas explodes in the Bellevue, Alberta coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass. The union had warned against gas accumulations more than once that year. There are seventeen survivors and thirty-one casualties, including one rescuer. [more]

11-12-1984 The United Auto Workers Canadian Council decides to separate from the international union and form UAW-Canada, later the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). [more]

14-12-1965 A small group of women workers at Tilco Plastics in Peterborough, Ontario, go on strike for a union contract, only to face strikebreakers and court injunctions against picketing. The strike is lost but leads to the abolition of ex parte injunctions. [more]

19-12-1945 The historic 99-day strike at Ford in Windsor, Ontario ends with an agreement to have Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand arbitrate a new collective agreement. His decision leads to adoption of the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

20-12-2001 In a union appeal against an Ontario law, the Supreme Court of Canada rules that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the right of agricultural workers to trade unionism and collective bargaining. [more]

29-12-1876 Grand Trunk Railway workers in eastern Ontario go on strike in support of fired co-workers. The four-day strike is broken by the use of scabs and militia. [more]

31-12-1958 In Newfoundland, members of the International Woodworkers of America go on strike against the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company. When Premier Joe Smallwood decertifies the union, the struggle draws international attention. [more]