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Saskatchewan Premier Goes to Big-Money, Cash-for-Access Fundraiser Giving the Gift of Bill 40 [SFL] 2017-04-28

Newfoundland and Labrador Fish Processing Workers Hold Demonstration at WorkplaceNL [FFAW/Unifor] 2017-04-28

Unions celebrate federal announcement on Westray Law [CLC] 2017-04-28

Alberta AFL launches public campaign in support of worker rights [AFL] 2017-04-28

Quebec Bill would end police pants protest [The Star] 2017-04-28

Manitoba Hundreds of Manitoba nurses rally against health-care cuts [CBC] 2017-04-27

Ontario Hearing Society strike enters 8th week [CBC] 2017-04-27

Ontario Province urged to take updating labour laws ‘off back burner’ [The Star] 2017-04-26

Ontario Overwhelming support for strike vote from LCBO workers [OPSEU] 2017-04-26

Ontario ONA Says Brockville Court Decision Leaves Nurses Unprotected from Violence [ONA] 2017-04-26








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Quebec Workers at Liberté Saint-Hyacinthe join the union 2017-04-28 [UFCW]

Saskatchewan Premier Goes to Big-Money, Cash-for-Access Fundraiser Giving the Gift of Bill 40 2017-04-28 [SFL]

Government’s new plan falls short of complete fix for Phoenix 2017-04-28 [PSAC]

Ontario What a letdown! Thomas says there’s nothing but disappointment in Ontario budget 2017-04-28 [OPSEU]

Cautious optimism about first steps to curb tax dodging 2017-04-28 [NUPGE]

Newfoundland and Labrador Fish Processing Workers Hold Demonstration at WorkplaceNL 2017-04-28 [FFAW/Unifor]

Calls for more information in order to be faithful to the story of “Us” 2017-04-28 [CTF]

Unions celebrate federal announcement on Westray Law 2017-04-28 [CLC]

Ontario Ontario Nurses' Association Members to Mark Canada's National Day of Mourning and Remembrance 2017-04-28 [ONA]

Saskatchewan Bill 40 just received royal assent--what is Brad Wall up to? 2017-04-28 [Unifor]

Alberta AFL launches public campaign in support of worker rights 2017-04-28 [AFL]

Ontario 'We're hurting': Sudbury hospital union president calls for more beds, staff 2017-04-28 [CBC]

Ontario Little help for workers laid out in Ontario budget 2017-04-28 [star]

Workplace deaths in Canada are a national disgrace 2017-04-28 [rabble]

Newfoundland and Labrador Crab asthma not taken seriously, say plant workers demonstrating at Workplace NL 2017-04-28 [CBC]

Ontario FCA workers would 'respect picket line' if nurses strike, says union 2017-04-28 [CBC]

These Parts Of Canada Will Take The Biggest Hit From Trump's Lumber Tariff 2017-04-28 [Huffington Post]

Ontario Youth pharmacare a promising start: Unifor 2017-04-28 [Unifor]

Unions and families call on federal government to remember Westray and help enforce the law 2017-04-28 [NUPGE]

Unions, families call on Ottawa to remember Westray, help enforce law 2017-04-28 [COS]

Canada must be fearless in trade talks with the U.S., Unifor says 2017-04-28 [Unifor]

Quebec Bill would end police pants protest 2017-04-28 [The Star]

Loomis Express bargaining stalls in Vancouver as deadline approaches 2017-04-28 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Alberta Tentative agreement struck with Alberta teachers and school boards 2017-04-28 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Newfoundland and Labrador LUMUN Asking for Executive Salary Review to Curb MUN Spending 2017-04-27 [VOCM]

Ontario Could nurses' strike shut down Windsor Assembly Plant? 2017-04-27 [The Star]

Nova Scotia Gardiner Mines murder accused to return to court Friday 2017-04-27 [The Post]

Nova Scotia Unifor demands NS government restore long-term care funding 2017-04-27 [Unifor]

Manitoba Hundreds of Manitoba nurses rally against health-care cuts 2017-04-27 [CBC]

Saskatchewan Sask Party successful in forcing through privatization bill 2017-04-27 [Unifor]

Ontario Hearing Society strike enters 8th week 2017-04-27 [CBC]

Workers’ safety is a national disgrace 2017-04-27 [The Independent]

Alberta Local workers branch off to create own ceremony for Day of Mourning, look to honour fallen farm workers 2017-04-27 [The Herald]

Ontario TTC workers barred from job for wearing masks following air pollution study, union claims 2017-04-27 [CP24]

Newfoundland and Labrador NLTA Hoping to Avoid Layoffs for Coming Year 2017-04-27 [VOCM]

Newfoundland and Labrador Workers to Hold Demonstration to Address Crab Asthma 2017-04-27 [VOCM]

Ontario LCBO workers deliver overwhelming strike vote 2017-04-27 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario 70% of voters in Toronto support a $15 minimum wage 2017-04-26 [WAC]

Ontario Province urged to take updating labour laws ‘off back burner’ 2017-04-26 [The Star]

Ontario Delegates prep for 2018 election at Ontario NDP Convention 2017-04-26 [UFCW]

National Day of Mourning – April 28, 2017 2017-04-26 [UFCW]

Ontario Activists call on government to improve Ontario’s labour laws 2017-04-26 [UFCW]

Chechnya: Government persecution, torture and killing of gay men must stop 2017-04-26 [PSAC]

Ontario OPSEU to Liberals: release 'Changing Workplaces' report now 2017-04-26 [OPSEU]

Ontario Overwhelming support for strike vote from LCBO workers 2017-04-26 [OPSEU]

Ontario ONA Says Brockville Court Decision Leaves Nurses Unprotected from Violence 2017-04-26 [ONA]

British Columbia Rally sends WorkSafeBC strong message about prison violence 2017-04-26 [NUPGE]

Ontario The scheming Liberals’ Basic Income plan 2017-04-26 [Rank and File]

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This month in labour history

8-04-1937 In Oshawa, Ontario, 4,000 workers go on strike at the General Motors plant for recognition of the United Auto Workers. They win major concessions, and the strike is often considered the birth of industrial unionism in Canada. [more]

11-04-1972 More than 200,000 public sector workers, organized in the Quebec Common Front, begin a 10-day strike. Three leaders are arrested and jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

14-04-1872 1 in 10 Torontonians join a solidarity demonstration in support of the city's printers, on strike for a 9-hour work day. [more]

15-04-1903 British Columbia union organizer Frank Rogers, a longshoreman, dies after he is shot while supporting clerical workers on strike against the Canadian Pacific Railway in Vancouver. [more]

18-04-1872 The first issue of the Ontario Workman appears, with the slogan “The equalization of all elements of society in the social scale should be the true aim of civilization.” It also publishes an excerpt on "the normal working day" from Karl Marx's Capital. [more]

18-04-1872 Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald announces a Trade Union Act stating that unions are legal. This is two days after leaders of the Toronto printers, with strong public support in their strike for a nine-hour day, are arrested for common conspiracy. [more]

19-04-1974 Postal workers begin a seven-day illegal strike that wins women postal code machine operators the same pay as male postal clerks. [more]

23-04-1956 More than 1600 delegates attend the founding convention of the Canadian Labour Congress, a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress and the Canadian Congress of Labour. They call for a national health plan, full employment and a guaranteed annual wage. [more]

27-04-1983 As part of its anti-labour agenda, the Alberta government brings in legislation denying firefighters and healthcare workers the right to strike. [more]

28-04-1984 The Canadian Labour Congress marks the first National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. The idea of a Workers' Memorial Day is adopted by more than 100 countries around the world. [more]

28-04-1903 The Militia is called out to break the Montreal dock strike after 10,000 rally in support of the strikers. [more]

29-04-1903 A sudden rock slide at Turtle Mountain kills more than 76 men, women and children in and around the town of Frank in the Crowsnest Pass. From inside the mine, 17 coal miners dig their way to safety. [more]