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Liberals move ahead with plan to let investors profit from social needs [CUPE] 2019-06-15

Alberta Wood Buffalo Housing bans public from “public meeting” [CUPE] 2019-06-15

Alberta The strategy behind the UCP's Public Sector Arbitration Deferral Act explained [rabble] 2019-06-15

Alberta Unions unite against UCP “bully bill” aimed at breaking legally-binding contracts [AFL] 2019-06-14

Alberta Kenney government to bring in bill to alter union wage deals [Global] 2019-06-13

Prohibiting violence and harassment in the world of work [CLC] 2019-06-13

Unions say pharmacare council gets it right, now governments must act [CLC] 2019-06-13

Ontario Legal Aid Ontario cuts specifically target injured worker services [Injured Workers Online] 2019-06-13

Alberta Unions balk at wage cuts [CITY] 2019-06-12

Manitoba Driver safety paramount in contract negotiations, says Winnipeg transit union president [Global] 2019-06-12








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Alberta Union employees worry about delayed wage talks 2019-06-16 [Today]

Alberta Wage deferral bill could be to the UCP what farm safety was to NDP 2019-06-16 [CBC]

Manitoba Fighting system created by health-care changes 'totally burned you out,' says retired Winnipeg nurse 2019-06-16 [CBC]

Alberta Public sector unions angry with Bill 9 2019-06-16 [News Now]

Quebec Airbus union members accept five-year contract offer 2019-06-16 [The Gazette]

Ontario Legal Aid cuts will reduce services to injured workers 2019-06-15 [Global News Network]

Ambassador of Canada to the EU: 'Journalists are modern heroes' 2019-06-15 [EFJ]

British Columbia The system is broken: mill union boss 2019-06-15 [Rocky Mountain Goat]

Ontario Union president calls for inquiry into Waypoint 'mismanagement' 2019-06-15 [Today]

Alberta Bill to alter union deals, unions call it ‘significant betrayal’ 2019-06-15 [The Advocate]

Support the feminist strike in Switzerland! 2019-06-15 [NUPGE]

British Columbia Update on Low Wage Redress for HEU community health workers 2019-06-15 [HEU]

Prince Edward Island Leonard Gallant Elected President of CUPE PEI 2019-06-15 [CUPE]

New Brunswick Auditor General Validates CUPE 1190’s Position: Outsourcing Costs More 2019-06-15 [CUPE]

Liberals move ahead with plan to let investors profit from social needs 2019-06-15 [CUPE]

Saskatchewan Legal Aid workers file for impasse as employer refuses to move forward 2019-06-15 [CUPE]

CUPE women speak out at Women Deliver conference 2019-06-15 [CUPE]

British Columbia CUPE 3799 support workers reach tentative agreement at UNBC 2019-06-15 [CUPE]

British Columbia CUPE 407 K-12 maintenance and grounds workers reach tentative agreement with Vancouver School Board 2019-06-15 [CUPE]

Alberta Wood Buffalo Housing bans public from “public meeting” 2019-06-15 [CUPE]

Ontario Commissionaires security guards in Hamilton join UFCW Local 333 2019-06-15 [UFCW Canada]

RadioLabour's Canada Report June 14 to 21, 2019 2019-06-15 [RadioLabour]

Alberta The strategy behind the UCP's Public Sector Arbitration Deferral Act explained 2019-06-15 [rabble]

Alberta Public sector unions angry with Bill 9 2019-06-15 [CHAT]

British Columbia Workers from the South Okanagan CUPE 608 endorse strike action 2019-06-15 [Capital News]

Newfoundland and Labrador Seal Population a Major Threat to Declining Cod Stocks, FFAW says 2019-06-15 [VOCM]

Manitoba Trials and deportations: 1919 Winnipeg strike leaders were punished first, vindicated later 2019-06-14 [CBC]

British Columbia Are these Port Coquitlam workers a casualty of an industrial-craft beer war? 2019-06-14 [The News]

Manitoba Health care union votes to start in August in province's plan to slash bargaining units 2019-06-14 [CBC]

Alberta Unions unite against UCP “bully bill” aimed at breaking legally-binding contracts 2019-06-14 [AFL]

Alberta Bill 9 seeks delay in wage talks for teachers, nurses, government workers until Oct. 31 2019-06-14 [CBC]

British Columbia School employees reach tentative agreement 2019-06-14 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Alberta Government to bring in bill to alter union wage deals 2019-06-14 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Nova Scotia Better protocol needed to protect healthcare workers: Nurses Union president 2019-06-13 [Today]

Ontario If they could, Extendicare workers say they would strike 2019-06-13 [Blackburn]

Ontario City workers in Sudbury give union strong strike mandate 2019-06-13 [The Star]

Ontario Is it Time to Care Yet? 2019-06-13 [Rank and File]

Ontario Legal aid cuts hurt workers and low-income Ontarians 2019-06-13 [Rank and File]

Alberta Bill to delay wage arbitration for Alberta nurses, teachers, government workers coming Thursday 2019-06-13 [CBC]

Alberta Kenney government to bring in bill to alter union wage deals 2019-06-13 [Global]

Prohibiting violence and harassment in the world of work 2019-06-13 [CLC]

Canada’s unions play key role in ILO negotiations on addressing violence at work 2019-06-13 [CLC]

Unions say pharmacare council gets it right, now governments must act 2019-06-13 [CLC]

Ontario UOIT invigilators in Oshawa, Ont., join PSAC 2019-06-13 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Unionized pipefitters settle new contract 2019-06-13 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

British Columbia Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District workers in B.C. issue strike notice 2019-06-13 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Ontario Legal Aid Ontario cuts specifically target injured worker services 2019-06-13 [Injured Workers Online]

Alberta Unions balk at wage cuts 2019-06-12 [CITY]

Manitoba Driver safety paramount in contract negotiations, says Winnipeg transit union president 2019-06-12 [Global]

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This month in labour history

1-06-1987 In British Columbia, 250,000 workers walk off the job in a one-day general strike against restrictive new labour laws introduced by the Social Credit government. The legislation was repealed when the New Democratic Party returned to power in 1992. [more]

1-06-1986 In Edmonton, Alberta meatpacking workers go on strike against wage and pension rollbacks. One of their slogans is "Gainers makes weiners with scabs". There are more than 400 arrests before an agreement is reached in December. [more]

3-06-1935 Hundreds of unemployed men board boxcars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning the historic On-to-Ottawa Trek to protest conditions in the relief camps run by the Department of National Defence. [more]

8-06-2007 The Supreme Court of Canada rules, in a 6 to 1 decision, that collective bargaining rights are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The decision describes collective bargaining rights as "a fundamental aspect of Canadian society." [more]

11-06-1925 Today is Davis Day in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, a memorial day for coal miner William Davis, who was shot and killed by company police during the struggle for control of the Waterford Lake power plant during the historic 1925 strike. [more]

12-06-1934 Immigrant workers go on strike at the Noranda copper and gold mining operations in Québec, led by the Workers' Unity League. Strikebreakers are brought in, and there is no union contract until 1945. [more]

14-06-1912 Union leaders meet at the Lethbridge Labour Temple to establish the Alberta Federation of Labour. This is the beginning of the Federation’s long struggle for workers’ rights in Alberta. [more]

15-06-1872 The Trade Union Act comes into force. This is the legislation promised by the prime minister in April in response to the campaign for shorter hours and the arrest of striking Toronto printers. The Act states that unions are legal in Canada. [more]

17-06-1958 In Vancouver, British Columbia the Second Narrows Bridge collapses while under construction, and nineteen lives are lost. It is the city's worst industrial disaster. The bridge is now known as the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. [more]

18-06-1935 Longshoremen in Vancouver, many of them war veterans, march to protest the use of scabs to unload cargo on the docks. In a three-hour battle, police chase the strikers down on horseback and use tear gas to disperse the protest. [more]

19-06-1938 Relief Project Workers' Union members occupying government buildings in Vancouver are evicted by police. A battle follows. [more]

19-06-1914 A coal mine explosion in the Crowsnest Pass at Hillcrest, Alberta takes the lives of 189 men, mostly immigrants. Canada's worst coal mine disaster leaves 90 widows and more than 250 orphans. [more]

20-06-1984 An earthquake kills four workers at the Falconbridge mine near Sudbury Ontario. The day is marked by an annual union memorial service and calls for renewed attention to health, safety and emergency preparedness. [more]

20-06-1959 A sudden violent storm on Miramichi Bay, New Brunswick sweeps away 35 men and boys. The Escuminac Disaster is commemorated at the local wharf by The Fishermen, a monument created by Acadian artist Claude Roussel [more]

21-06-1919 A silent parade to protest the arrest of leaders of the Winnipeg General Strike is attacked by the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the special police hired by the city. Many are wounded, and two men lose their lives as a result of Bloody Saturday. [more]

25-06-1919 The Strike Committee announces the end of the Winnipeg General Strike. [more]

27-06-1991 The Supreme Court of Canada issues its decision in Lavigne v Ontario Public Service Employees Union, affirming the constitutional right of unions to spend money on social and political action to advance the interests of workers. [more]

29-06-1981 The Canadian Union of Postal Workers begins a 42-day strike that succeeds in winning a contract with 17 weeks of maternity leave benefits. This breakthrough agreement sets a standard for other unions. [more]