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01-10-2016 Ontario Toronto: Rally for DECENT WORK to call for safe working conditions, fair hours, access to a union, paid sick days & vacation, $15 wage
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17-10-2016 Manitoba Winnipeg: CUPE National Sector Council Conference
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20-10-2016 Ontario Ottawa: The Rise Up conference is an opportunity for union activists to come together and explore equality and fairness for all.

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Ontario Children’s Aid Society employees on strike for safer work conditions [OHS Canada] 2016-09-28

British Columbia Asbestos removal company facing $500K in fines after latest safety violations [CBC] 2016-09-27

Saskatchewan Saskatoon Transit union vows no job action while talks going on [CBC] 2016-09-27

Ontario Essex County libraries have now been closed for three months – mayors must change their directive to library board for libraries to be opened again [CUPE] 2016-09-27

Quebec Hotel Bonaventure workers locked out, union says [CBC] 2016-09-26

Ontario Social services workers, community allies join CUPE 4914 for a picket line celebration [CUPE] 2016-09-26

Ontario GM Union’s Pension Concession Signals New Reality: Experts [The Tyee] 2016-09-26

Ontario Union optimistic U.S. Steel agreement could lead to ‘good final deal’ for retirees [Benefits Canada] 2016-09-23

New Brunswick Crown prosecutors now seek conciliation [Canadian Labour Reporter] 2016-09-23

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Manitoba Winnipeg should consider benefits of in-house waste collection 2016-09-28 [Rank and File]

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'Payday loans of the mining industry' download risk to workers in one of world's most dangerous jobs 2016-09-28 [rabble]

Quebec Montreal citizens strike a blow against gentrification with Parc Madeleine-Parent 2016-09-28 [rabble]

Migrant farm workers demanding justice from Ottawa 2016-09-28 [rabble]

Migrant workers say they're Canada's 'modern-day slaves' 2016-09-28 [NOW]

Saskatchewan City workers receive pay increase 2016-09-28 [The Times-Herald]

Ontario Union Calls For Council To Bargain In Good Faith 2016-09-28 [The Square]

British Columbia Unifor blasts BC Transit for buying Chinese-made buses 2016-09-28 [Canadian Manufacturing]

Ontario Unifor sets strike deadline for Fiat Chrysler 2016-09-28 [CTV]

Ontario Unifor's GM investment win 'miraculous,' says Pupatello 2016-09-28 [The Star]

Saskatchewan Saskatoon transit workers accuse city of trying to convert to target benefit plan 2016-09-28 [Benefits Canada]

Ontario Children’s Aid Society employees on strike for safer work conditions 2016-09-28 [OHS Canada]

British Columbia BCTF report to MLAs calls for significant boost 2016-09-28 [BCTF]

Ontario Migrant workers caravan hits Toronto en route to Parliament Hill 2016-09-28 [The Star]

For CUPE 1281 member, a proportional system based on fairness and equality is top of mind when it comes to changing our voting system 2016-09-28 [CUPE]

Saskatchewan CUPE and U of R Students’ Union face off at labour board over future of Local 1486 2016-09-28 [CUPE]

A universal Pharmacare program would cover everyone... and actually cost less 2016-09-28 [CUPE]

Ontario What are the real costs of keeping Essex County Libraries closed? 2016-09-28 [CUPE]

Alberta Building trades to get paid less for maintenance work due to bad economy 2016-09-28 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Net zero lifted as bargaining restriction for Ontario public deals 2016-09-28 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario CUPE strike at Peel children’s aid enters second week with no new talks scheduled 2016-09-27 [The Guardian]

British Columbia Asbestos removal company facing $500K in fines after latest safety violations 2016-09-27 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Frustrations aplenty with FFAW in Port de Grave 2016-09-27 [The Advertiser]

Telus Corp looks to freeze employee wages as wireless competition from Shaw Communications looms 2016-09-27 [The Financial Post]

Saskatchewan Saskatoon Transit union vows no job action while talks going on 2016-09-27 [CBC]

National Union members join annual memorial on Parliament Hill 2016-09-27 [NUPGE]

Ontario Home care worker Juliette Chestney reunites with Deb Matthews 2016-09-27 [CBC]

Saskatchewan Saskatoon transit workers take a pass on casting ballot on new contract 2016-09-27 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Steelworkers reach new agreement with Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites 2016-09-27 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Essex County libraries have now been closed for three months – mayors must change their directive to library board for libraries to be opened again 2016-09-27 [CUPE]

Ontario CUPE National President joins striking Peel CAS workers on picket line for a show of solidarity 2016-09-27 [CUPE]

Ontario GM Canada vows to wipe out pension shortfall; workers ratify deal 2016-09-26 [The Globe and Mail]

Ontario Fiat Chrysler, Unifor begin negotiations on new contract 2016-09-26 [CBC]

New Brunswick Union members to rally against TPP in uptown Saint John 2016-09-26 [Unifor]

Quebec Hotel Bonaventure workers locked out, union says 2016-09-26 [CBC]

Corporate Canada's dealing with a notorious tax haven 2016-09-26 [NUPGE]

Committee recommendations fall short for migrant workers 2016-09-26 [CLC]

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British Columbia Rising to the challenge 2016-09-26 [HEU]

Ontario Mayor tries to sell a false choice to justify the sell-off of Toronto Hydro 2016-09-26 [CUPE]

CUPE national officers reaffirm support for locals fighting concession demands and two-tier schemes 2016-09-26 [CUPE]

Ontario LTC residents with dementia need action, more hands-on care not another provincial consultation 2016-09-26 [CUPE]

Ontario Social services workers, community allies join CUPE 4914 for a picket line celebration 2016-09-26 [CUPE]

Ontario Round 2 of Canadian auto talks start today between Unifor and Fiat-Chrysler 2016-09-26 [The Chronicle-Journal]

British Columbia In BC’s ‘Strong’ Economy, Many Signs of Struggle for Average Workers 2016-09-26 [The Tyee]

Saskatchewan Saskatoon Transit union offers to return to contract talks 2016-09-26 [CBC]

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This month in labour history

3-09-1894 Labour Day is observed for the first time as a statutory public holiday, under a law introduced that year by the Conservative prime minister Sir John Thompson. [more]

8-09-1886 The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Saskatchewan Division No. 322, is formed in Medicine Hat. It is the first union chartered in what later becomes Alberta. [more]

11-09-1916 A second disaster strikes the huge cantilever bridge under construction at Quebec City. Another 13 lives are lost in addition to the 75 deaths in the first collapse in 1907. The bridge, completed in 1917, is still standing today. [more]

12-09-1945 In Windsor, Ontario, the United Auto Workers launch a strike against the Ford Motor Company that lasts for 99 days and leads to the Rand Formula for union security. [more]

15-09-1933 A general strike begins in the factories in Stratford, Ontario and spreads across the city. Troops and armoured cars are called out. [more]

16-09-1912 Vancouver Island coal miners begin what becomes a two-year strike for workplace safety and union recognition. To defeat the miners' union, the companies bring in strikebreakers and the province calls out the militia. [more]

16-09-1913 The New Brunswick Federation of Labour is organized at Saint John, New Brunswick. Today it is the provincial federation in Canada with the second longest continuous history. [more]

23-09-1873 The Canadian Labour Union is founded in Toronto. This first attempt to organize a Canadian labour central finds limited support, mainly from skilled workers in Ontario. [more]

24-09-1963 The Canadian Union of Public Employees, now Canada's largest union, is founded in Winnipeg through a merger of two earlier organizations and soon becomes a major force in the union movement. [more]

25-09-1995 Unions supporting the Liverpool Dockers Solidarity Campaign participate in national actions using the internet. This is believed to be the first time the net was used to organize an international labour solidarity action. [more]

26-09-1888 Canada's first independent labour Member of Parliament is returned in a by-election in Montreal East. A printer by trade, Alphonse-Télésphore Lépine is a leading figure in the Montreal Trades and Labour Council and the Knights of Labour. [more]

29-09-1931 A strike by coal miners from Bienfait, Saskatchewan comes comes to a head with the fatal shooting by police of three strikers during a protest on the main street in Estevan. [more]