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23-10-2018 Ontario Toronto: Rally: Rebuild and Improve Public Health Care
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06-06-2019 Manitoba Winnipeg: CALM Annual Conference & Awards

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Letter from a Postie: Building a better Canada Post for all [Rank and File] 2018-10-19

British Columbia Send a message of support to striking Gateway Casino workers [NUPGE] 2018-10-18

Rights of cannabis workers must be respected too, says cannabis union [UFCW] 2018-10-18

Newfoundland and Labrador D-J Composites, Unifor settle legal case, head to contract negotiations [CBC] 2018-10-17

Statement from Canada Post - Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) files strike notice for next week [CUPW] 2018-10-17

Ontario Thunder Bay Public Health Nurses on the Picket Line as Mediation Fails [ONA] 2018-10-17

Ontario Protesters urge Ford to keep worker protections, minimum wage bump in place [The Standard] 2018-10-16

Our Union Will Deliver Pension and Social Assistance Cheques, and Ensure Safety of Live Animals in the Event of a Lockout or Strike [CUPW] 2018-10-15

Ontario Union holds Day of Action to remember “historic” college strike [Blackburn] 2018-10-15

USMCA: A new deal but still a bad one [Rank and File] 2018-10-15








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Ontario Kenora Forest Products to expand production by late November 2018-10-19 [Kenora Daily Miner and News]

Ontario Day of action tells Ford: Hands off $15 2018-10-19 [Rank and File]

Letter from a Postie: Building a better Canada Post for all 2018-10-19 [Rank and File]

Ontario CUPE fighting scare tactics at OMERS 2018-10-19 [Rank and File]

Manitoba 100 Years After: Winnipeg General Strike 2018-10-19 [Canadian Dimension]

British Columbia Nurses’ Union brings health minister a strong message of public support for nurses 2018-10-19 [The Voice]

New federal asbestos ban includes controversial exemptions 2018-10-19 [CBC]

Saskatchewan New radio ads encourage reconciliation in rural Saskatchewan 2018-10-19 [Unifor]

Nova Scotia Province to broaden PTSD benefits for first responders as of next week 2018-10-19 [Benefits Canada]

British Columbia Irene Lanzinger, BC Federation of Labour president, won't seek third term 2018-10-19 [The Star]

International unions do delicate dance in age of Trump 2018-10-19 [The Citizen]

Alberta Oil Patch Grapples With Cannabis Legalization 2018-10-19 [Oil Price]

Ontario Provincial government says pot deliveries will continue in case of Canada Post strike 2018-10-19 [The Citizen]

Ontario Unifor Confirms Additional Jobs At Two Area Sawmills 2018-10-18 [CKDR]

British Columbia USW strike action concludes after one day in Williams Lake 2018-10-18 [The Courier]

British Columbia Send a message of support to striking Gateway Casino workers 2018-10-18 [NUPGE]

Nova Scotia Halifax council stands behind Irving shipyard workers 2018-10-18 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Nova Scotia Province to broaden PTSD benefits for first responders as of next week 2018-10-18 [The National Post]

British Columbia PG postal workers frustrated with talks, rotating strikes could come Monday 2018-10-18 [My Prince George]

Ontario PWU urges OPG to reconsider decision to close Thunder Bay plant 2018-10-18 [Biomass]

Ontario New De Novo addictions facility to open in Huntsville 2018-10-18 [The Daily Commercial News]

Quebec Workers at two Quebec cannabis stores join UFCW union 2018-10-18 [UFCW]

Rights of cannabis workers must be respected too, says cannabis union 2018-10-18 [UFCW]

Delivery of chicks, cheques won’t stop if postal workers strike 2018-10-18 [iPolitics]

Quebec Téo taxi drivers in Laval, Que., join Teamsters union 2018-10-18 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

British Columbia HEU marks Health Care Assistant Day by calling for an end to contracting out and contract-flipping 2018-10-18 [HEU]

New Brunswick WorkSafe NB: CUPE Reaction to Taskforce Recommendations 2018-10-18 [CUPE]

Manitoba Update on Health Care Representation Votes 2018-10-18 [CUPE]

Alberta Minister meets CUPE local officials 2018-10-18 [CUPE]

Saskatchewan CUPE welcomes new members at South West Crisis Services 2018-10-18 [CUPE]

Ontario Kenora and Ear Falls Sawmills Expand Production 2018-10-18 [NetNewsLedger]

Ontario Here's Who Unions are Supporting in Mississauga This Election 2018-10-17 [Insauga]

Alberta 18-day strike ends as Living Waters Catholic Schools support staff reach deal with employer 2018-10-17 [Global]

British Columbia Workers at BC Interior mill strike as negotiations resume in Kelowna 2018-10-17 [The Review]

British Columbia UBCP/ACTRA Announces 2018 Nominees 2018-10-17 [UBCP-ACTRA]

Ontario 'Library workers make libraries great': Cobourg Public Library workers celebrate Library Week 2018-10-17 [CUPE]

Quebec Student Working Conditions: Beware Of Disparities! 2018-10-17 [Mondaq]

Nova Scotia Irving Shipyard workers say sharing navy contracts with Davie will mean layoffs in Halifax 2018-10-17 [CBC]

Nova Scotia Halifax shipyard workers warn of layoffs if maintenance work sent to Quebec 2018-10-17 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Newfoundland and Labrador D-J Composites, Unifor settle legal case, head to contract negotiations 2018-10-17 [CBC]

Ontario CUPE Ontario joins early childhood educators and child care workers in calling on municipal candidates to be 'Champions for Children' 2018-10-17 [CUPE]

Crew member killed in ship accident at seaway dock in New York state 2018-10-17 [CITY]

'It’s actually anti-competitive': Unions push for federal labour standards, potentially affecting billions in public infrastructure dollars 2018-10-17 [The Standard]

Largest Private Sector Union Prepares To Fight Off-Duty Cannabis Bans 2018-10-17 [Civilized]

Canada Post union issues strike notice; workers could begin rotating strikes Monday 2018-10-17 [Global]

Statement from Canada Post - Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) files strike notice for next week 2018-10-17 [CUPW]

Bill C-83 - The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers is cautiously acknowledging the new Bill C-83 on administrative segregation 2018-10-17 [CSN]

Ontario Thunder Bay Public Health Nurses on the Picket Line as Mediation Fails 2018-10-17 [ONA]

Ontario Thunder Bay, Ont., public-health nurses strike as mediation fails 2018-10-17 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

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This month in labour history

1-10-1741 Workers at the Royal Shipyard in Québec organize the first recorded strike in Canadian history. [more]

6-10-2011 The first H&M retail outlet in Canada is organized in Mississauga, Ontario, where workers vote to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers. [more]

8-10-1906 At Buckingham, Québec, workers locked out for organizing a union at the MacLaren pulp mill are attacked by company police. Union officers Thomas Bélanger and François Thériault are shot dead. [more]

12-10-1975 Grace Hartman is elected National President of CUPE after six years as Secretary-Treasurer, becoming the first woman to lead a major union in North American history. [more]

12-10-1973 A strike by immigrant workers at the Artistic Woodwork factory in suburban Toronto attracts strong support from political activists. The strike exposes the role of police in protecting strikebreakers. [more]

13-10-1944 The Trades and Labour Congress charters Federal Labour Union 180 at Vancouver General Hospital. This is the beginning of the Hospital Employees' Union of British Columbia, now the province's largest health care union. [more]

14-10-1976 In Canada's first country-wide general strike, one million workers join a Day of Protest against the federal government's wage controls policy. [more]

16-10-1963 More than 200 nurses start an illegal strike at the Hôpital Sainte-Justine in Montréal. They are seeking an end to overwork and recognition of their role in the health system. The thirty-day strike achieves a settlement that encourages unionization. [more]

18-10-1935 Farm labourer Nicholas Schaack, 51, dies in hospital following head injuries received on Market Square in Regina on Dominion Day, when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police brought the On to Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers to a violent end. [more]

23-10-1958 At Springhill, Nova Scotia, 75 men are killed in a mine disaster and 81 miners are rescued the next day. A group of twelve miners are rescued on 30 October and a final group of seven are located and brought to the surface on 1 November. [more]

27-10-1997 More than 125,000 Ontario teachers walk out to protest the province's plans to cut school budgets and centralize control over education. The two-week protest affects two million students and is the largest teachers’ strike in North American history. [more]

30-10-1971 A protest against a lockout at the daily La Presse in Montréal ends in a street battle between thousands of workers and police. When tear gas is used, student activist Michèle Gauthier, an expectant mother, dies of suffocation. [more]