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Ontario No Justice for Janitors at Luciano Janitorial Services [Rank and File] 2019-07-20

Stand Up, Speak Out! An Interview with Shelina Merani on Comedy, Islam and Unions [Our Times] 2019-07-20

PSAC stands firm in demanding fair compensation for Phoenix [PSAC] 2019-07-19

Manitoba Province looks for air transport staff as Lifeflight doctors refuse to fly [CBC] 2019-07-18

Government of Canada turns back on communities harmed by Canadian mining overseas, loses trust of Canadian civil society [USW] 2019-07-16

Five potential changes to the Canada Labour Code you should know about [PSAC] 2019-07-16

British Columbia Boycott notice issued for Westminster Savings Credit Union [MoveUP] 2019-07-16

Alberta Kenney government should not reduce agriculture health and safety requirements [AFL] 2019-07-16

British Columbia Van Island forestry workers strike against concessions [Rank and File] 2019-07-16

Manitoba 1919-2019: Labour, Colonialism & Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples [Rank and File Radio] 2019-07-16








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Today's labour news

Ontario Metro workers achieve significant gains, additional full-time jobs in new contract 2019-07-20 [Unifor]

Ontario Ford to cut 185 jobs in Oakville, Ont. plant on slowing sales: union 2019-07-20 [CTV]

Ontario No Justice for Janitors at Luciano Janitorial Services 2019-07-20 [Rank and File]

Stand Up, Speak Out! An Interview with Shelina Merani on Comedy, Islam and Unions 2019-07-20 [Our Times]

Jazz Aviation's Captain Nick Seemel honoured with ALPA's Air Safety Award 2019-07-19 [CA]

Le commandant Nick Seemel de Jazz Aviation reçoit l'Air Safety Award décerné par l'ALPA 2019-07-19 [CA]

Unifor head cites stability in supporting Air Canada’s bid for Transat 2019-07-19 [The Star]

Ontario Residents, Employees Benefit from United Steelworkers Settlement at Maxville Manor 2019-07-19 [USW]

Alberta Three Alberta construction unions file applications against company building Whitla Wind Farm 2019-07-19 [MHN]

PSAC stands firm in demanding fair compensation for Phoenix 2019-07-19 [PSAC]

PSAC unimpressed with mass government email on Phoenix offer 2019-07-19 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador CUPE workers walk off job in Town of Placentia 2019-07-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Manitoba Labour board sides with transit drivers on family leave grievances 2019-07-19 [The Free Press]

Newfoundland and Labrador New Report Finds Few Places Where Minimum Wage Workers Can Afford Housing 2019-07-19 [VOCM]

 VIDEO Newfoundland and Labrador Strike continues for Placentia municipal workers 2019-07-19 [ntv.ca]

Manitoba Province looks for air transport staff as Lifeflight doctors refuse to fly 2019-07-18 [CBC]

Quebec Provincial park employees hold walkout amid impending general strike 2019-07-18 [Global]

Ontario Legal Clinic Workers Join the Society of United Professionals 2019-07-18 [IFPTE]

Ontario Hospital union predicts Kingston will lose 28 beds, 242 staff following cuts 2019-07-18 [The Whig-Standard]

Saskatchewan School support workers could strike over unused sick leave retirement benefits 2019-07-18 [Benefits Canada]

Quebec Conciliator steps in as 300 provincial park employees walk off the job 2019-07-18 [CBC]

British Columbia Contract that ended B.C. port lockout wards off robots taking human jobs, union and employers say 2019-07-18 [The Star]

‘It’s about stability’: Unifor union president supports Air Canada’s bid for Transat 2019-07-18 [Global]

Newfoundland and Labrador NAPE Workers Hold Demonstration Over Casualization of Jobs in Carbonear 2019-07-18 [VOCM]

Newfoundland and Labrador Placentia Municipal Workers Strike After 14 Months of Negotiations Break Down 2019-07-18 [VOCM]

Ontario Striking commissionaires picket MP's Kingston office 2019-07-17 [The Whig-Standard]

New Brunswick Plea delayed for man accused of assaulting Moncton nurse 2019-07-17 [CBC]

Ontario CN Tower sheet metal competition a testament to tradespeople 2019-07-17 [Toronto.com]

Manitoba Province reaches new tentative contract with 3,000 doctors 2019-07-17 [CBC]

Ontario Uber drivers fight customer rating system 2019-07-17 [Now]

Ontario Labour advocate decries death in Norwich crash 2019-07-17 [The Free Press]

Fiat Chrysler and CNHi must increase dialogue with unions 2019-07-16 [IndustriALL]

British Columbia United Steelworkers Welcomes ‘Hot Edict’ of Western Forest Products 2019-07-16 [USW]

Government of Canada turns back on communities harmed by Canadian mining overseas, loses trust of Canadian civil society 2019-07-16 [USW]

Alberta UNA Stampede BBQ attracts a crowd in Calgary 2019-07-16 [UNA]

Alberta UNA members rally against Bill 9 in Edmonton 2019-07-16 [UNA]

Ontario 300 transportation workers at Miller Transit Limited join the union – UFCW 1006A 2019-07-16 [UFCW Canada]

UFCW joins migrant workers in calling for stronger health and safety protections 2019-07-16 [UFCW Canada]

Cabotage Rules Protect Jobs on Both Sides of the Border 2019-07-16 [Teamsters]

Ontario Teamsters Raise $140,000 for Variety Village, a Children’s Charity 2019-07-16 [Teamsters]

Saskatchewan Zambory on sex-ed: Our youth need the tools to be able to make healthy decisions 2019-07-16 [SUN]

Ontario Kingston Commissionaires: Prove you know the value of a veteran 2019-07-16 [PSAC]

Five potential changes to the Canada Labour Code you should know about 2019-07-16 [PSAC]

Ontario OPSEU President demands LCBO chair’s dismissal over widespread shortages 2019-07-16 [OPSEU]

Ontario Those who want to raise beer prices are nothing more than pickpockets 2019-07-16 [OPSEU]

Ontario New Public Awareness Campaign, Urges Government to “Care Now” about Long-Term Care 2019-07-16 [ONA]

Ontario Statement from OFL President Chris Buckley 2019-07-16 [OFL]

Manitoba MGEU files grievance against government’s “callous” LifeFlight lay-offs 2019-07-16 [NUPGE]

Alberta Does Jason Kenney believe in democracy? 2019-07-16 [NUPGE]

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This month in labour history

1-07-1935 In Regina, Saskatchewan, a rally in support of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers is attacked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two men are killed and 100 injured. The Dominion Day riot contributes to the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. [more]

1-07-1923 Provincial police charge crowds at the steel plant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, where workers are on strike for union recognition. In the 1930s, memories of Bloody Sunday help lead to union recognition. [more]

3-07-1979 Longshoremen in Saint John, New Brunswick refuse to load heavy water for the military dictatorship in Argentina. The celebrated No Candu/Hot Cargo protest brings attention to the abuse of human rights and secures the release of several political prisoners. [more]

7-07-1983 British Columbia introduces 26 bills to cut public services and limit union rights. Operation Solidarity launches a province-wide mobilization, supported by a wider Solidarity Coalition. This takes the province to the verge of a general strike. [more]

8-07-1900 First Nations, European and Japanese Canadian fishers on the Fraser River win a strike for a standard seasonal rate for their catch. It is the start of unionism in the British Columbia fishery, but a year later ethnic divisions lead to defeat. [more]

9-07-1793 Black petitioners and abolitionist allies succeed in gaining a law to limit slavery in Upper Canada. The importation of additional slaves is prohibited, and the children of slaves are to be freed at 25 years of age. [more]

11-07-1962 The road to universal health care reaches a turning point when Saskatchewan doctors fail to win public support for their strike against the implementation of medicare. Saskatchewan goes on to set the model for the rest of the country. [more]

14-07-1946 In Hamilton, Ontario, steelworkers take on the country's biggest steel producer in a crucial strike for union recognition. With strong community support, they hold the line for almost three months to win an historic victory. [more]

14-07-1918 Birth of Grace Hartman, the first woman to lead a major national union in North America. She was elected president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in 1975. [more]

19-07-1983 Kamloops members of the British Columbia Government Employees Union begin a three-week occupation of the Tranquille Institution and take control of the facility, after learning that the provincial government planned to close it. [more]

23-07-1965 Postal workers across the country begin a wildcat strike that leads to full union recognition and collective bargaining rights in the postal service. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers soon emerges as one of the most militant public sector unions. [more]

24-07-1941 Thousands of workers in Arvida, Québec go on an illegal wartime strike and occupy the Alcan aluminium plant. The federal government claims enemy sabotage and sends troops. Work resumes while a settlement is negotiated. [more]

25-07-1917 An early morning explosion at No. 12 colliery in New Waterford, Nova Scotia kills 65 men and boys in the worst single disaster in the Cape Breton coal mines. A grand jury later approves criminal charges against officials, but there are no convictions. [more]

27-07-1918 Ginger Goodwin, a union organizer and socialist, is shot and killed by a special constable in the woods near Cumberland, British Columbia. In Vancouver his shooting leads to the province's first one-day general strike. [more]

28-07-1932 Three young boys die in an abandoned coal mine in Minto, New Brunswick. Two of the coal miners who come to their rescue also perish. The tragic event leads to the province's first mine safety legislation. [more]

31-07-1961 The founding convention of the New Party, soon to be the New Democratic Party, opens in Ottawa. Strongly supported by the Canadian Labour Congress, it replaces the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas is chosen as leader. [more]