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The plight of farm workers [rabble] 2018-05-25

British Columbia Picket Lines Set Up at Mount Polley [My Prince George] 2018-05-25

Ontario Another 150 city workers join Cornwall strike [CBC] 2018-05-24

Phoenix: PSAC urges Trudeau to settle on damages [PSAC] 2018-05-24

Ontario Family Health Organization nurses, office professionals on strike to improve care [OPSEU] 2018-05-23

Ontario Port Arthur Health Centre turns down mediation, union claims [TBNewsWatch] 2018-05-23

Ontario Local tourism industry expresses concern about Caesars Windsor strike [CTV] 2018-05-21

Ontario College Faculty demand immediate retraction of Durham College election policy [OPSEU] 2018-05-20

Manitoba 100th anniversary of Winnipeg's 1919 General Strike will be marked with monument, movie, books [CBC] 2018-05-20

Quebec Student Workers Win Landmark Discrimination Case Against ABI Smelter [USW] 2018-05-20








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The plight of farm workers 2018-05-25 [rabble]

British Columbia Picket Lines Set Up at Mount Polley 2018-05-25 [My Prince George]

Ontario Nurses Welcome NDP Commitment to Hire 4,500 New Nurses this Year 2018-05-25 [ONA]

Ontario Negotiations begin for first-ever part-time support workers’ contract at Ontario colleges 2018-05-25 [NUPGE]

Ontario Caesars deal difficult because of variety and number of jobs, says prof 2018-05-25 [CBC]

Trump auto tariff investigation ill-considered 2018-05-25 [Unifor]

CUPE National Condemns the Killings of Protestors in Gaza by Israeli Defense Forces 2018-05-25 [Canadian Union of Public Employees]

Ontario Glencore ordered to enhance safety after workplace injuries 2018-05-24 [The Star]

Ontario Caesars postpones more concerts, cancels hotel reservations through mid-June 2018-05-24 [CBC]

Phoenix compensation talks stalled, says PSAC 2018-05-24 [The Times]

Manitoba Winnipeg worker dies at city's water treatment plant 2018-05-24 [CBC]

Ontario Another 150 city workers join Cornwall strike 2018-05-24 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Cautious optimism among striking workers as IOC reaches out 2018-05-24 [CBC]

Ontario Port Arthur Health Centre strike: employer refusing mediated talks, union alleges 2018-05-24 [CBC]

Phoenix: PSAC urges Trudeau to settle on damages 2018-05-24 [PSAC]

Civil service union calls for Trudeau to help ‘stalled’ Phoenix pay compensation talks 2018-05-24 [The Star]

Ontario Hamilton Mountain legion workers switch unions 2018-05-24 [The News]

Ontario Family Health Organization workers in Owen Sound 2018-05-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Alberta Legal Aid Alberta employees ratify new collective agreement 2018-05-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Saskatchewan Employees at Affinity Credit Union in Hudson Bay 2018-05-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CN Rail locomotive engineers ratify 5-year collective agreement 2018-05-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Prince Edward Island PTSD now covered under P.E.I. Workers Compensation Act 2018-05-24 [The Guardian]

Ontario Family Health Organization nurses, office professionals on strike to improve care 2018-05-23 [OPSEU]

Ontario Port Arthur Health Centre turns down mediation, union claims 2018-05-23 [TBNewsWatch]

Ontario Lines of communication remain open between Caesars Windsor and union 2018-05-23 [CTV]

Ontario Construction union members drop support of Liberals, turn to PCs and NDP: poll 2018-05-23 [The Sun]

Nova Scotia Long Term Care Coordinating Committee to celebrate 25th anniversary 2018-05-23 [CUPE]

Nova Scotia Councils of Health Care Unions ratify agreement with NSHA and IWK 2018-05-23 [CUPE]

Manitoba CUPE 998 looks forward to advocating for members with new Efficiency Manitoba Board 2018-05-23 [CUPE]

Ontario CUPE will now represent over 1,900 staff at Kingston Health Sciences Centre 2018-05-23 [CUPE]

International direct action to support the people of Palestine 2018-05-23 [rabble]

Prince Edward Island PTSD bill enacted in P.E.I. legislature, then quickly amended 2018-05-23 [CBC]

As bargaining restarts, largest federal union threatens to campaign against Liberals if talks go south 2018-05-23 [The Hill Times]

British Columbia Tragic death at B.C.’s Long Beach spurs calls for return of lifeguards at national park 2018-05-23 [Global]

CP Rail union will call for talks to resume if contract rejected Friday 2018-05-23 [The Chief]

Newfoundland and Labrador IOC, Steelworkers Union Talks to Resume 2018-05-23 [VOCM]

WestJet confident deal will be reached with pilots as talks continue this week 2018-05-23 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

British Columbia Tradeswomen want in on taxpayer-funded jobs 2018-05-22 [The Star]

Anxiety lands as WestJet pilot strike looms 2018-05-22 [CBC]

Ontario Local tourism industry expresses concern about Caesars Windsor strike 2018-05-21 [CTV]

CP Rail faces key vote deadline for two union contracts 2018-05-21 [The Globe and Mail]

Ontario Election 2018: Vote for $15 & Fairness! 2018-05-20 [WAC]

Alberta UNA App recognized as most innovative online tool at national labour communications awards 2018-05-20 [UNA]

Alberta Labour Board grants intervenor status to four parties in Nurse Practitioners application 2018-05-20 [UNA]

Manitoba Strike ends as union wins gains at Aryzta 2018-05-20 [UFCW]

Alberta Elbow River Casino workers join the union 2018-05-20 [UFCW]

Ontario Support the Returns for Leukemia Bottle Drive this May 26 2018-05-20 [UFCW]

New Brunswick BDM Scholarship winner: Cole Estabrooks, UFCW 1288P 2018-05-20 [UFCW]

CWA Canada welcomes La Presse ‘social trust’ model as alternative to corporate ownership 2018-05-20 [CWA Canada]

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This month in labour history

1-05-1906 Socialists in Montréal organize Canada's first May Day demonstration. The following year ten thousand people assemble in the Champs de Mars before the crowd is dispersed by police. [more]

1-05-1986 Shirley Carr becomes the first woman president of the Canadian Labour Congress. A coal miner's daughter who became a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, she is also the first CLC president from a public sector union. [more]

2-05-1952 More than 1,000 retail employees, most of them women, begin a strike at Dupuis Frères, a major department store in Montréal. It takes three months, but support for the new militancy among Catholic unions helps the workers win a collective agreement. [more]

3-05-1887 British Columbia's worst mine disaster takes 150 lives after an explosion in a deep underground mine at Nanaimo. The casualties include 53 Chinese labourers, whose names were not recorded by the company. [more]

5-05-1972 Saskatchewan brings in an Occupational Health (and Safety) Act, considered the first of its kind in North America. It includes the right to information about workplace hazards, to participate in safety decisions and to refuse unsafe work. [more]

9-05-1992 An underground explosion takes the lives of 26 miners in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. A public inquiry into the Westray Disaster reports that workers were intimidated into ignoring safety hazards. [more]

9-05-1972 Leaders of the Québec Common Front go to jail for defying back to work laws during the April general strike. More than 300,000 workers participate in work stoppages and occupations that bring the provincial government back to the bargaining table. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, labour and anarchist organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue, but she is buried with the Haymarket martyrs in Chicago. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, anarchist and labour organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue. [more]

15-05-1919 A general strike called by the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council brings out 30,000 workers in support of the unions in the building and metal trades. The city comes to a standstill for six weeks in one of the major labour struggles in Canadian history. [more]

15-05-1919 Winnipeg General Strike. [more]

18-05-1952 The American singer and activist Paul Robeson performs for 40,000 people at a union-sponsored concert at the Peace Arch between Washington State and British Columbia. His passport had been revoked and he had been refused admission to Canada. [more]