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Saskatchewan 'This is a really important strike': Sask. expert weighs in on Co-op labour action [CBC] 2018-12-12

Ontario Premier Ford attacks construction workers [UBCJ] 2018-12-12

CUPW Challenges Back to Work Legislation in Court [CUPW]  ActNOW!  2018-12-12

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Yukon Study up on Many Rivers strike, Hanson urges cabinet ministers [The Daily Star] 2018-12-11

Saskatchewan No sign of resolution as Co-op strike enters sixth week [The Star-Phoenix] 2018-12-11

Nova Scotia Protest in support of postal workers held in Sydney [The Chronicle-Herald]  ActNOW!  2018-12-11

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Saskatchewan 'This is a really important strike': Sask. expert weighs in on Co-op labour action 2018-12-12 [CBC]

Ontario Premier Ford attacks construction workers 2018-12-12 [UBCJ]

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CUPW Challenges Back to Work Legislation in Court  ActNOW!  2018-12-12 [CUPW]

CUPW challenges constitutionality of government’s back-to-work bill  ActNOW!  2018-12-12 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Saskatchewan Unprecedented move by U of S will see workers lose the right to determine the terms of their own pensions 2018-12-12 [CUPE]

British Columbia New agreement for Sechelt library workers makes important gains for precarious workers 2018-12-12 [CUPE]

Postal workers’ union says poor management by Canada Post to blame for backlog  ActNOW!  2018-12-12 [Now]

Postal workers delivering parcels 7 days a week ahead of Christmas, union says  ActNOW!  2018-12-12 [CBC]

Minister appoints former CIRB chair to resolve Canada Post labour dispute  ActNOW!  2018-12-12 [CTV]

We Are Not Alone: Allies Stand Up For Justice  ActNOW!  2018-12-12 [CUPW]

Government Appoints Mediator-Arbitrator  ActNOW!  2018-12-12 [CUPW]

Yukon Study up on Many Rivers strike, Hanson urges cabinet ministers 2018-12-11 [The Daily Star]

Saskatchewan No sign of resolution as Co-op strike enters sixth week 2018-12-11 [The Star-Phoenix]

Labour rights are human rights: UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights 2018-12-11 [NUPGE]

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Nova Scotia Protest in support of postal workers held in Sydney  ActNOW!  2018-12-11 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Ontario Satin Flooring locks out 120 workers in North York 2018-12-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Minister appoints former CIRB chair to resolve Canada Post labour dispute 2018-12-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

British Columbia CUPE calls off Flair Airlines job action citing job-security concerns 2018-12-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

British Columbia CUPE postpones job action for Flair flight attendants 2018-12-10 [CUPE]

Ontario Unifor sees possibilities in Chrysler’s Detroit announcement 2018-12-10 [Blackburn]

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Ontario Mayor, TTC union asks province to step in on Presto card system transition 2018-12-10 [CBC]

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Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $188,330 to 112 Food Banks Across Canada 2018-12-09 [USW]

Statement for International Human Rights Day, December 10th, 2018 2018-12-09 [USW]

Alberta December 6 is a time for Canadians to recommit to ending gender-based violence 2018-12-09 [UNA]

Unifor supports Canadian women’s shelters 2018-12-09 [Unifor]

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UFCW calls for action and leadership on National Food Policy 2018-12-09 [UFCW]

Human Rights Day – December 10 2018-12-09 [UFCW]

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Ontario Just in Time for Christmas, Satin Flooring Locks Out 120 Workers 2018-12-09 [IAMAW]

Saskatchewan SFL offers to host emergency meeting to develop a Worker Fatalities Crisis Strategy 2018-12-09 [SFL]

More action is needed to end gender-based violence in Canada 2018-12-09 [PSAC]

Ontario Open letter from President Thomas to Premier Doug Ford: reinstate the Child Advocate 2018-12-09 [OPSEU]

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Ontario Open Letter to Premier Doug Ford on GM Oshawa 2018-12-09 [OFL]

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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 arrested during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, is elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre. Re-elected five times, he is a founder, in 1932, of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. [more]

7-12-1970 The Royal Commission on the Status of Women releases its report. Many of the 167 recommendations relate to the status of women in the workplace, including pay equity and access to childcare, education and training. [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]

9-12-1895 Annie Buller is born in Ukraine, coming to Canada as a child. She becomes an early woman leader of the Communist Party of Canada and one of its most formidable organizers. [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]

27-12-1913 Protests by members of the Industrial Workers of the World in Edmonton, Alberta, force the city to provide emergency work and housing for 400 unemployed. [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]