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26-05-2019 New Brunswick Edmundston: NBFL Convention
06-06-2019 Manitoba Winnipeg: CALM Annual Conference & Awards
06-06-2019 Manitoba Winnipeg: CALM Annual Conference & Awards
16-07-2019 Saskatchewan Batoche: CUPE Batoche Canoe Trip
05-09-2019 --- Truro, Nova Scotia (Wagobagitik, Mi’kma’ki): CUPE Eastern Canada Indigenous Members Gathering

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Digital Dreams - Lighting New Pathways of Connection [Our Times] 2019-05-22

New Brunswick Glencore Must Back Up Its Goodwill Pledge to Locked-Out Workers [USW] 2019-05-22

How close are we to Alabama? [NUPGE] 2019-05-21

Manitoba 'Lingering hostilities' blamed for lack of 1919 Winnipeg strike monuments [CBC] 2019-05-20

British Columbia Aquilini family ordered to pay temporary foreign workers $130k in wages after BCFED complaint with partner organizations [BCFed] 2019-05-19

Alberta Bargaining in bad faith: attack on public sector begins [AFL] 2019-05-19

Manitoba Winnipeg Transit drivers’ fare strike ATU’s first in North America [Rank and File] 2019-05-19

Manitoba Winnipeg General Strike was 'large and difficult defeat' in 1919 but benefits workers today [CBC] 2019-05-19

Alberta CUPE members continue picketing Wood Buffalo Housing lockout [Today] 2019-05-18

Historic Election at CUPW: Postal Workers Elect First Female Black President [CUPW] 2019-05-18








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Ontario Meet the face of exploited low-waged labour: Peterborough, ON home care staff 2019-05-23 [CUPE]

Ontario Toronto education workers call on TDSB trustees to protect student services from Ford government’s cuts 2019-05-23 [CUPE]

Quebec Support staff at Quebec universities struggle with psychological distress 2019-05-23 [University Affairs]

Manitoba MGEU wins 2 big Community Support grievances 2019-05-23 [NUPGE]

Ontario Labour groups rebuke U of T’s “inaction” on asbestos 2019-05-23 [The Varsity]

Manitoba Meetings with Concordia employees delayed as health authority scrambling to determine staffing needs 2019-05-23 [CBC]

Ontario Unions protest education cuts 2019-05-23 [The Recorder and Times]

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Nova Scotia Ships Stay Here campaign proves successful in closing shipbuilding gap 2019-05-23 [Unifor]

Digital Dreams - Lighting New Pathways of Connection 2019-05-22 [Our Times]

Ontario Ottawa educators offered padded shirts, arm and shin guards to protect themselves from violent students 2019-05-22 [The Citizen]

Unifor files common employer application at Expertech aimed at Bell Canada 2019-05-22 [Unifor]

Ontario OPSEU calls on Premier Ford to kick Niagara MPP out of his caucus 2019-05-22 [NUPGE]

Saskatchewan Future of health authority's laundry facility in Selkirk muddy after minister's comments on jobs 2019-05-22 [CBC]

Manitoba Fighting for change: Alumni in the Winnipeg General Strike 2019-05-22 [Today]

British Columbia BCGEU members approve job action at Telus Employer Solutions 2019-05-22 [NUPGE]

Ontario Majority of Ontarians oppose province's cuts to public health, new poll suggests 2019-05-22 [CBC]

Ontario Beer Stores, union to collect empties across Ontario in fight to end blood cancer 2019-05-22 [Global]

New Brunswick Glencore Must Back Up Its Goodwill Pledge to Locked-Out Workers 2019-05-22 [USW]

Nova Scotia Talks break down between employer, union representing Commissionaires 2019-05-22 [Today]

Unifor files common employer application at Expertech aimed at Bell Canada 2019-05-22 [Yahoo]

WestJet ratifies 3-year agreement with flight dispatchers 2019-05-22 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario New poll shows PC strongholds believe Ford is on the wrong track 2019-05-22 [CUPE]

Newfoundland and Labrador Mobilization Campaign Slogan Contest 2019-05-22 [CUPE]

Nova Scotia 'Toxic, dysfunctional': Why workers at these federal prisons feel bullied, fearful 2019-05-22 [CBC]

Ontario ONA Celebrates Pride! 2019-05-21 [ONA]

Ontario Find your local events for PRIDE 2019 2019-05-21 [OFL]

Ontario Public Sector Consultations – PIPSC is fighting for you! 2019-05-21 [PIPSC]

Message from the President – PBO Report: Replacing Phoenix 2019-05-21 [PIPSC]

How close are we to Alabama? 2019-05-21 [NUPGE]

Auditor General of Canada raises concern that the tax system isn't keeping pace with the digital economy 2019-05-21 [NUPGE]

What will WestJet’s sale to Onex mean for workers? 2019-05-21 [Rank and File]

Ontario Niagara servers protest policy forcing them to share tips with management  ActNOW!  2019-05-20 [CBC]

Ontario School board workers give Downtown Mission a boost 2019-05-20 [Blackburn]

Manitoba 'Lingering hostilities' blamed for lack of 1919 Winnipeg strike monuments 2019-05-20 [CBC]

Federal workers’ unions increasingly at odds over replacing Phoenix pay system 2019-05-20 [Global]

General Strike: Cabaret 1919 2019-05-19 [LeftStreamed]

Newfoundland and Labrador Process for Snow Crab Price Reconsideration 2019-05-19 [FFAW/Unifor]

Newfoundland and Labrador Price Setting Panel Sides with ASP in Snow Crab Reconsideration 2019-05-19 [FFAW/Unifor]

What the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike teaches every working person 2019-05-19 [CLC]

Unions Call for an End to Discriminatory Blood Donation Policies 2019-05-19 [CLC]

Ending tariffs means Canadians can get back to work 2019-05-19 [CLC]

Nurses tell Parliament they’ve had enough of violence on the job 2019-05-19 [CFNU]

British Columbia Aquilini family ordered to pay temporary foreign workers $130k in wages after BCFED complaint with partner organizations 2019-05-19 [BCFed]

Alberta Education minister pledges to work with Alberta teachers 2019-05-19 [ATA]

Alberta No evidence Kenney’s tax cut will create any jobs or stimulate Alberta economy 2019-05-19 [AFL]

Alberta Bargaining in bad faith: attack on public sector begins 2019-05-19 [AFL]

The rise of the unpaid intern strike movement 2019-05-19 [ricochet]

Saskatchewan Yellow Vests and Migrant Worker Rights in Saskatchewan 2019-05-19 [Rank and File]

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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]

9-05-1972 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]

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]

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. She is later buried in Chicago with the Haymarket martyrs. [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]

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]

28-05-1927 The House of Commons approves a limited old age pension plan. To qualify, Canadians must be 70 years of age and pass a means test. Also, they must live in a participating province. [more]