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Liquor store privatization pays off for former politicians [NUPGE] 2017-06-25

Ontario Gentek workers say they're on picket line over lack of respect from company [The Free Press] 2017-06-25

Ontario Violence in schools prompts call for more front-line staff [The Star] 2017-06-25

Nova Scotia Rally marks 511 days on picket line for Chronicle Herald workers [Rank and File] 2017-06-22

Ontario Violence against elementary teachers in Ontario public schools on the rise, union says [CBC] 2017-06-22

Justice for Indigenous workers both in the workplace and in the union [rabble] 2017-06-22

Newfoundland and Labrador Deaths of transmission-line workers show need for safe workplaces: union head, safety association [CBC] 2017-06-21

Hockey union alleges OHL broke labour laws [The Star] 2017-06-21

Ontario Quality-of-life issues at centre of LCBO labour dispute [The Globe and Mail] 2017-06-21

Ontario Memorial marks 1984 Falconbridge tragedy and all workplace deaths [] 2017-06-21

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Antigonish local sends message of support to bargaining team 2017-06-26 [PSAC]

CFIA bargaining: Concessions remain at the table 2017-06-26 [PSAC]

Reclaiming Public Services: How cities and citizens are turning back privatization 2017-06-26 [CUPE]

New Brunswick ANBL should manage recreational cannabis 2017-06-26 [CUPE]

Ontario Essex County Library workers organize blood drive to support one of their own 2017-06-26 [CUPE]

Ontario Tentative contract agreement averts threatened strike by LCBO workers 2017-06-26 [CBC]

Ontario LCBO strike averted as tentative settlement reached to improve working conditions 2017-06-26 [OPSEU]

Liquor store privatization pays off for former politicians 2017-06-25 [NUPGE]

British Columbia What does the B.C. election mean for Health Sciences Association of B.C.? 2017-06-25 [NUPGE]

Manitoba Winnipeg Regional Health Authority timelines too much, too fast: MGEU 2017-06-25 [NUPGE]

Fit To Fly 2017-06-25 [IAMAW]

Newfoundland and Labrador Twillingate shrimp plant closes doors, nearly 100 people out of work 2017-06-25 [FFAW/Unifor]

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier’s approval of OCI exemptions signs away millions in rural economic development 2017-06-25 [FFAW/Unifor]

Newfoundland and Labrador Minister’s statement underscores power imbalance facing OCI plant workers 2017-06-25 [FFAW/Unifor]

Launch of new resource to support cultural intervention in Francophone minority settings 2017-06-25 [CTF]

CMG welcomes new selection process for CBC Board members 2017-06-25 [CWA Canada]

British Columbia Silver lining in brazen, desperate throne speech is that Clark game over countdown begins 2017-06-25 [BCFed]

Alberta New book promotes informed conversations about international testing 2017-06-25 [ATA]

Alberta Teachers and school boards deliver improvement plans 2017-06-25 [ATA]

Air Canada Pilots Association Welcomes Transportation Committee Report 2017-06-25 [ACPA]

Ontario Teacher's union upset with school budget 2017-06-25 [The Intelligencer]

Quebec Montreal has reached tentative 7-year labour deal with police union 2017-06-25 [The Gazette]

Ontario Gentek workers say they're on picket line over lack of respect from company 2017-06-25 [The Free Press]

Ontario Talks continue between LCBO, workers as strike looms at midnight 2017-06-25 [CBC]

New Brunswick PSAC members protest Phoenix payroll system in Saint John 2017-06-25 [CTV]

Quebec Montreal firefighters will pay $253K in labour settlement with city 2017-06-25 [CBC]

Ontario Violence in schools prompts call for more front-line staff 2017-06-25 [The Star]

Ontario LCBO strike negotiations to stay corked under 'media blackout' 2017-06-25 [CBC]

Nova Scotia Arbitrator vindicates teachers who upgraded skills via online Drake courses 2017-06-25 [Local Xpress]

NDP leadership candidates affirm support for labour in debate 2017-06-24 [rabble]

British Columbia Strike votes results will determine next steps for Hospital Employees Union 2017-06-24 [Vicnews]

Newfoundland and Labrador FFAW opposes OCI exemption 2017-06-24 [Undercurrent News]

Ontario Corrections staff reject proposed wage hike, other public servants accept 2017-06-24 [CTV]

Ontario Corrections workers reject new tentative deal 2017-06-24 [CBC]

Ontario 'Eventually, many will run out': How an LCBO strike could impact restaurants and bars 2017-06-24 [CBC]

British Columbia Nancy McCurrach reçoit le premier prix Jefferson dans la catégorie des services communautaires 2017-06-24 [Metallos]

British Columbia Steelworker Nancy McCurrach Wins Top Jefferson Award for Community Service 2017-06-24 [USW]

Newfoundland and Labrador Shrimp Still Being Shipped Out of Province While Plants Close: FFAW 2017-06-24 [VOCM]

Saskatchewan CUPE 600 to fight plans to dismantle Saskatchewan bargaining unit 2017-06-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario OPSEU unit accepts new contract; another rejects deal 2017-06-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario 'Stock up, just in case,' says union leader as LCBO strike deadline looms 2017-06-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

War-Affected Youths Acquire Skills 2017-06-23 [allAfrica]

Newfoundland and Labrador Cod, the saviour: Twillingate shrimp workers hope plant will reopen — at some point 2017-06-23 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador No commitments from Ottawa about ice compensation for fish plant workers 2017-06-23 [CBC]

Ontario Union sets up strike headquarters outside LCBO head office days before deadline 2017-06-23 [Global]

Quebec Paramedics union in Lac-St-Jean agrees to vote on collective agreement 2017-06-23 [The Gazette]

Nova Scotia Rally marks 511 days on picket line for Chronicle Herald workers 2017-06-22 [Rank and File]

Ontario The Effectiveness of Random Testing at the TTC 2017-06-22 [Rank and File]

Ontario Injured workers and allies call for justice 2017-06-22 [rabble]

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This month in labour history

1-06-1986 In Edmonton, Alberta meatpacking workers go on strike against wage and pension rollbacks. One of their slogans is "Gainers makes weiners with scabs". There are more than 400 arrests before an agreement is reached in December. [more]

3-06-1935 Hundreds of unemployed men board boxcars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning the historic On-to-Ottawa Trek to protest conditions in the relief camps run by the Department of National Defence. [more]

8-06-2007 The Supreme Court of Canada rules, in a 6 to 1 decision, that collective bargaining rights are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The decision describes collective bargaining rights as "a fundamental aspect of Canadian society." [more]

11-06-1925 11 June 1925 Today is Davis Day in Nova Scotia, a memorial day for coal miner William Davis, who was shot and killed by company police during the struggle for control of the Waterford Lake power plant during the long 1925 strike. [more]

12-06-1934 Immigrant workers go on strike at the Noranda copper and gold mining operations in Québec, led by the Workers' Unity League. Strikebreakers are brought in, and there is no union contract until 1945. [more]

14-06-1912 Union leaders meet at the Lethbridge Labour Temple to establish the Alberta Federation of Labour and encourage solidarity among the province's workers. The meeting is chaired by Donald McNabb, the province's first labour member of the legislature. [more]

15-06-1872 The Trade Union Act, promised by the prime minister in April in response to the campaign for shorter hours and the arrest of striking Toronto printers, comes into force. The Act states that unions are legal in Canada. [more]

17-06-1958 In Vancouver, British Columbia the Second Narrows Bridge collapses while under construction, and nineteen lives are lost. It is the city's worst industrial disaster. The bridge is now known as the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. [more]

18-06-1935 Longshoremen in Vancouver, many of them war veterans, march to protest the use of scabs to unload cargo on the docks. In a three-hour battle, police chase the strikers down on horseback and use tear gas to disperse the protest. [more]

19-06-1938 Relief Project Workers' Union members occupying government buildings in Vancouver are evicted by police. A battle follows. [more]

19-06-1914 A coal mine explosion in the Crowsnest Pass at Hillcrest, Alberta takes the lives of 189 men, mostly immigrants. Canada's worst coal mine disaster leaves 90 widows and more than 250 orphans. [more]

20-06-1959 A sudden violent storm on Miramichi Bay, New Brunswick sweeps away 35 men and boys. The Escuminac Disaster is commemorated at the local wharf by The Fishermen, a monument created by Acadian artist Claude Roussel. [more]

21-06-1919 A silent parade to protest the arrest of leaders of the Winnipeg General Strike is attacked by the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the special police hired by the city. Two men lose their lives on Bloody Saturday, and the strike ends five days later. [more]

27-06-1991 The Supreme Court of Canada issues its decision in Lavigne v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, affirming the constitutional right of unions to spend money on social and political action to advance the interests of workers. [more]