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Nova Scotia McNeil Government blatantly ignoring lessons of other provinces, moves ahead with attack on working people [CUPE] 2017-08-23

Nova Scotia Unions condemn Grits for proclaiming bill imposing wage package [CBC] 2017-08-23

Nova Scotia Government to impose wage package on 75,000 civil servants [Canadian Labour Reporter] 2017-08-23

Manitoba Scabs on a plane! The Winnipeg airport strike [Rank and File] 2017-08-22

Ontario Solidarity's No Heavy Lift, Say Fitness Workers [Labour Notes] 2017-08-22

Ontario Help on the way for ailing miners [OPSEU] 2017-08-21

New Brunswick NBFL Blair Doucet Summer Camp: Participants learn about solidarity [NBFL] 2017-08-21

Community leaders must unite to stamp out hate, racism and xenophobia [CLC] 2017-08-20

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Nova Scotia McNeil Government blatantly ignoring lessons of other provinces, moves ahead with attack on working people 2017-08-23 [CUPE]

Saskatchewan Strike plans on hold while negotiations continue between Evraz and unionized workers 2017-08-23 [The Leader-Post]

Ontario Striking ground crew at Toronto airport to vote on new offer 2017-08-23 [CBC]

Newfoundland and Labrador Unifor hosts free family BBQ in Gander to support locked-out workers 2017-08-23 [Unifor]

Nova Scotia McNeil Government interferes: Bargaining moves backward for workers at Sherbrooke Village 2017-08-23 [NUPGE]

Ontario OPSEU members score with tentative deal at Canadian Blood Services 2017-08-23 [NUPGE]

Nova Scotia Unions condemn Grits for proclaiming bill imposing wage package 2017-08-23 [CBC]

Ontario Uniqlo workers at Toronto Eaton’s Centre reject joining a union 2017-08-23 [The Star]

Quebec Unifor expresses support to asylum seekers by donating $25,000 to Regroupement Partage 2017-08-23 [Unifor]

British Columbia Hotel Grand Pacific workers reach tentative agreement 2017-08-23 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Nova Scotia Arbitration board gives Halifax police new contract 2017-08-23 [CBC]

Ontario Striking ground crew at Toronto airport to vote on new offer from employer 2017-08-23 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Nova Scotia Government to impose wage package on 75,000 civil servants 2017-08-23 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Alberta Ponoka seniors residence staff unionize 2017-08-22 [The Advocate]

British Columbia Hotel Grand Pacific union threatens strike 2017-08-22 [The Times-Colonist]

Manitoba Scabs on a plane! The Winnipeg airport strike 2017-08-22 [Rank and File]

Ontario Solidarity's No Heavy Lift, Say Fitness Workers 2017-08-22 [Labour Notes]

New Brunswick New members of NBU sign first contracts that include domestic violence leave 2017-08-22 [NUPGE]

Newfoundland and Labrador Province to spend $5.5M to help fish plant workers qualify for E.I. 2017-08-22 [CBC]

Nova Scotia Sajjan says Thales contract won't hurt union workers 2017-08-22 [CTV]

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British Columbia Young Workers ‘Left Behind’ in Growing Economy 2017-08-21 [The Tyee]

British Columbia Victoria hotel staff vote to strike if new deal not reached by Sept. 1 2017-08-21 [The News]

Ontario 'No board’ report triggers strike countdown for OPSEU members at CWSDS 2017-08-21 [NUPGE]

Nova Scotia Defence minister urges calm for Halifax shipyard workers after Thales wins contract 2017-08-21 [CTV]

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Alberta UNA members encouraged to take part in 2017 Care Worker Violence Prevention Focused Inspection Program 2017-08-21 [UNA]

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British Columbia Hotel Grand Pacific workers vote to strike if necessary 2017-08-21 [Unifor]

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Ontario Front-Line Nurses Left Unprotected from Violence: ONA says it’s time to invest in prevention instead of legal fees and fines 2017-08-21 [ONA]

Ontario Business lobby’s “Economic Impact Study” on Bill 148 fails to address the reality that past minimum wage increases prove that jobs are not at risk 2017-08-21 [OFL]

Ontario Province must remedy issues behind riot at North Bay Jail: OPSEU 2017-08-21 [NUPGE]

Nova Scotia NSGEU members at Sherbrooke Village rally for fair contract 2017-08-21 [NUPGE]

New Brunswick NBFL Blair Doucet Summer Camp: Participants learn about solidarity 2017-08-21 [NBFL]

New Brunswick Labour Day Activities New Brunswick 2017 2017-08-21 [NBFL]

Ontario Open letter on raising the minimum wage 2017-08-21 [IAMAW]

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This month in labour history

1-08-1928 Ten workers are killed in the collapse of a gate on the Welland Ship Canal. They are among the 137 men who died during the completion of this shipping link between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. [more]

1-08-2009 At Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, United Steelworkers Local 9508 begins an 18-month strike against Vale Inco. The main issue is pay equity with workers at the multinational's other operations in Canada. [more]

10-08-1966 9 workers died and 55 were injured in Ontario's largest industrial accident when the Heron Bridge collapses in Ottawa. [more]

10-08-1970 Nova Scotia fishermen and supporters march across the Canso Causeway, holding up traffic on the Trans Canada Highway. Their seven-month strike wins them the right to a union, but the fish plants refuse to recognize the United Fishermen and Allied Workers. [more]

12-08-1909 Freight handlers at Fort William, Ontario take part in a gun battle with Canadian Pacific Railway police. The seven-day strike is settled, but the CPR later fires most of its Greek and Italian immigrant workers. [more]

19-08-1998 The McDonald's in Squamish, British Columbia is the first outlet of the fast-food giant in North America to be unionized. The union fails to win a contract and in 1999 workers vote to decertify. [more]

20-08-1937 Millworkers and longshoremen on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick strike for better wages and hours and for recognition of the New Brunswick Farmer-Labour Union. Their success helps bring about new labour laws in the province. [more]

22-08-1950 More than 100,000 railway workers go on strike, shutting down the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway lines. A week later an emergency session of Parliament passes a law to end the strike, the first use of back-to-work legislation in Canada. [more]

29-08-1907 Seventy-five men, many of them First Nations workers from Kahnawake, are killed in the collapse of a huge cantilever bridge under construction across the St. Lawrence River at Quebec City. Before the disaster, supervisors ignore flaws in the design. [more]

31-08-2013 A merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers brings 300,000 members together in Unifor, now Canada's largest private sector union. There are high expectations for new organizing work, especially among young people. [more]

31-08-2001 A McDonald's restaurant in Montreal closes after the workers there organize and before a first contract is negotiated. This is later documented in the film Maxime, McDuff & McDo. [more]