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British Columbia Strikers head to lottery corp offices [The Star] 2018-08-20

Travellers should welcome unionization at WestJet [CBC] 2018-08-20

Alberta Government and AUPE sign tentative agreement for three-year public service contract [rabble] 2018-08-18

 VIDEO  Ontario Canadian National Exhibition opens in Toronto amid labour dispute [CTV] 2018-08-18

Most CRA auditors polled say Canada's tax system is skewed to protect the wealthy [CBC] 2018-08-17

Ontario New agreement ends 129 day strike at Port Arthur Health Centre [Unifor] 2018-08-17

Yukon Federation of Labour loses government funding [CBC] 2018-08-17

Ontario Minimum wage, maximum fearmongering [Rank and File] 2018-08-15

Saskatchewan Why a union drive at a Tim Horton’s in small town Saskatchewan matters [Rank and File] 2018-08-15

Ontario ETFO denounces government Sex Ed decision, will advise teachers to teach all sections of the current curriculum [ETFO] 2018-08-15

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British Columbia Strikers head to lottery corp offices 2018-08-20 [The Star]

Newfoundland and Labrador FISH-NL appears before labour board as it attempts to be a certified union 2018-08-20 [CBC]

Travellers should welcome unionization at WestJet 2018-08-20 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Relations Board Hearings on FISH-NL Begin Today 2018-08-20 [VOCM]

Nova Scotia Unifor donation in support of the Mi'Kmaw Friendship Centre 2018-08-20 [Unifor]

Ontario Hospitality workers at Best Western join the union 2018-08-20 [UFCW]

Is there really a labour shortage? 2018-08-20 [Teamsters]

RCMP civilian members have voice in Treasury Board bargaining 2018-08-20 [PSAC]

Ontario OPSEU young workers get 'back to basics' with the union movement 2018-08-20 [OPSEU]

Ontario All fired up: Forest fire firefighters prove their worth and a lot more besides 2018-08-20 [OPSEU]

Ontario OPSEU’s Thomas calls for public cannabis option 2018-08-20 [OPSEU]

Ontario OPSEU files unfair labour practice complaint against Owen Sound Family Health Organization owners 2018-08-20 [OPSEU]

Let the federal government know we need affordable, universal, and public pharmacare 2018-08-20 [NUPGE]

British Columbia State of emergency shows dangers wildland firefighters face 2018-08-20 [NUPGE]

Nova Scotia Loss of experienced educational leaders will negatively impact schools 2018-08-20 [NSTU]

New Brunswick NBFL Blair Doucet Summer Camp: Participants form lifelong bonds 2018-08-20 [NBFL]

British Columbia MoveUP wins certification to represent surveillance workers at Cascades Casino in Langley 2018-08-20 [MoveUP]

Newfoundland and Labrador Signs of squid positive as price negotiations underway 2018-08-19 [FFAW/Unifor]

Universal, single-payer pharmacare plan the best solution to ensure all Canadians can afford prescription drugs, BCFED tells Ottawa’s advisory council 2018-08-19 [BCFed]

Alberta New labour market training agreements 2018-08-19 [Rank and File]

Ontario Sex Ed changes backward, dangerous and divisive, says OSSTF/FEESO President 2018-08-19 [OSSTF]

Quebec Overtime strike at the STM could be postponed 2018-08-19 [The Gazette]

Quebec Liquor board employees to hold second one-day strike on Wednesday 2018-08-19 [CTV]

Quebec STM maintenance workers need to provide more services during an overtime strike, tribunal rules 2018-08-19 [CBC]

Ontario Hundreds cross picket lines to attend CNE, others boycott in solidarity 2018-08-19 [The Globe and Mail]

Saskatchewan City of Weyburn Offer Inadequate, CUPE Local 90 Files for Impasse 2018-08-18 [CUPE]

Nova Scotia Health care workers awarded increase in shift and weekend premiums 2018-08-18 [CUPE]

British Columbia Safeway union urges prejection of mediator recommendations 2018-08-18 [Peace Arch News]

Ontario Labour dispute heats up as CNE opens amid worker lockout 2018-08-18 [The Star]

Ontario OPSEU files unfair labour practice complaint against Owen Sound Family Health Organization owners 2018-08-18 [OPSEU]

Quebec SPGQ Union Workers to Protest in Front of Casino de Montreal as Part of Strike Action against Loto-Québec’s Offer 2018-08-18 [Casino Reports]

Alberta UFCW 1518 holds province-wide vote in Sobeys dispute 2018-08-18 [UFCW]

Alberta Labour peace as another big tentative deal is struck with public sector workers 2018-08-18 [The Journal]

Alberta Government and AUPE sign tentative agreement for three-year public service contract 2018-08-18 [rabble]

Hon. Jean Augustine presented with Unifor's Nelson Mandela Award 2018-08-18 [Unifor]

Nova Scotia New agreement for N.S. health-care workers includes retention incentive, retirement allowance 2018-08-18 [Benefits Canada]

Quebec STM maintenance workers to begin refusing overtime starting Saturday 2018-08-18 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture industry not delivering for workers, says FFAW 2018-08-18 [CBC]

Ontario Union representing public transit workers tells Ford government TTC is 'not for sale' 2018-08-18 [The Daily Hive]

 VIDEO Ontario Canadian National Exhibition opens in Toronto amid labour dispute 2018-08-18 [CTV]

British Columbia Impact of union-friendly work plan unknown in northwest 2018-08-18 [The Standard]

New Brunswick Hilton Hotel Saint John, N.B., employees ratify 4-year agreement 2018-08-18 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Canadian National Exhibition opens in Toronto amid labour dispute 2018-08-18 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Workers at Olymel bacon facility in Cornwall, Ont., ratify new agreement 2018-08-18 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Alberta Province reaches tentative deal with AUPE 2018-08-18 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Saskatchewan Negotiations break down between City of Weyburn and employees 2018-08-17 [CTV]

Nova Scotia Halifax transit union boss worried driver assaults could rise over route changes 2018-08-17 [The Star]

Saskatchewan Negotiations between CUPE Local 90 and the City of Weyburn have stalled 2018-08-17 [Global]

Quebec STM maintenance workers refuse to work overtime, delays expected 2018-08-17 [The Gazette]

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This month in labour history

1-08-1928 Ten workers are killed in the collapse of a gate on the Welland Ship Canal. They are among the 137 men who died during the completion of this shipping link between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. [more]

1-08-2009 At Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, United Steelworkers Local 9508 begins an 18-month strike against Vale Inco. The main issue is pay equity with workers at the multinational's other operations in Canada. [more]

2-08-1918 In British Columbia, Vancouver workers go out on strike to protest the shooting of union organizer Ginger Goodwin on 27 July. This is often considered to be the first use of a general strike in Canadian history [more]

10-08-1966 Nine workers die and 55 are injured when a span on the Heron Bridge in Ottawa collapses during construction. Fifty years later, the bridge is renamed the Heron Road Workers Memorial Bridge. [more]

10-08-1970 Nova Scotia fishermen and supporters march across the Canso Causeway, holding up traffic on the Trans Canada Highway. Their seven-month strike wins them the right to a union, but the fish plants refuse to recognize the United Fishermen and Allied Workers. [more]

12-08-1909 Freight handlers at Fort William, Ontario take part in a gun battle with Canadian Pacific Railway police. The seven-day strike is settled, but the CPR later fires most of its Greek and Italian immigrant workers. [more]

19-08-1998 The McDonald's in Squamish, British Columbia is the first outlet of the fast-food giant in North America to be unionized. The union fails to win a contract and in 1999 workers vote to decertify. [more]

20-08-1937 Millworkers and longshoremen on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick strike for better wages and hours and for recognition of the New Brunswick Farmer-Labour Union. Their success helps bring about new labour laws in the province. [more]

22-08-1950 More than 100,000 railway workers go on strike, shutting down the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway lines. A week later an emergency session of Parliament passes a law to end the strike, the first use of back-to-work legislation in Canada. [more]

29-08-1907 Seventy-five men, many of them First Nations workers from Kahnawake, are killed in the collapse of a huge cantilever bridge under construction across the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City. Before the disaster, supervisors ignore flaws in the design. [more]

31-08-2001 A McDonald's restaurant in Montreal closes after the workers there organize and before a first contract is negotiated. This is later documented in the film Maxime, McDuff & McDo. [more]

31-08-2013 A merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers brings 300,000 members together in Unifor, now Canada's largest private sector union. There are high expectations for new organizing work, especially among young people. [more]