Manitoba Tories ready legislative assault on labour

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Quebec Scab Workers Caught at Samuel & Fils 2017-03-27 [USW]

Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $10,000 to Guatemalan Communities Affected by Severe Drought 2017-03-27 [USW]

Alberta UNA congratulates Madam Justice Ritu Khullar on her appointment to the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench 2017-03-27 [UNA]

Alberta United Nurses of Alberta honoured with multiculturalism award 2017-03-27 [UNA]

Quebec Unifor’s heart is with the family of Daphne Boudreault 2017-03-27 [Unifor]

Ontario Hazardous exposure sessions for former GE workers 2017-03-27 [Unifor]

Purolator Vote Result - agreement rejected 2017-03-27 [Teamsters]

Saskatchewan Losing Hospital Home Team a 'front-line' cut: Nurses Union 2017-03-27 [SUN]

PSAC granted intervenor status to represent RCMP’s Telecommunications Operators 2017-03-27 [PSAC]

Ontario Union promotes LCBO beer buying 2017-03-27 [OPSEU]

Ontario Letter from Campbellford: a strike diary 2017-03-27 [OPSEU]

Ontario Public Health Nurses May be Forced to Strike 2017-03-27 [ONA]

Newfoundland and Labrador Government denies own request for conciliation boards 2017-03-27 [NUPGE]

Bill C-27 shows the need for a Solidarity Coalition 2017-03-27 [CUPW]

Ontario A former factual TV director speaks out about why CMG is calling for change to Ontario’s labour laws 2017-03-27 [CWA]

Federal budget reactions from #canlab: a media release round-up 2017-03-27 [CALM]

Ontario The case for paid sick days 2017-03-27 [Rank and File]

Liberal privatization plans ready for take off 2017-03-27 [Rank and File]

Manitoba Tories ready legislative assault on labour 2017-03-27 [Rank and File]

Ontario No end in sight to CHS strike 2017-03-27 [The Star]

Ontario CUPE 3902 in dust-up with U of T over Medical Sciences Building asbestos 2017-03-27 [The Varsity]

British Columbia Low-wage jobs keep many living paycheque to paycheque 2017-03-27 [The Sun]

Newfoundland and Labrador 'I'm a little nervous': Workers question refinery safety following cuts 2017-03-27 [CBC]

British Columbia Lessons from the life and death of the phenomenal John T. Shields 2017-03-26 [The National Observer]

British Columbia Labour leader John Shields mourned as pillar of social justice 2017-03-26 [The Times-Colonist]

Public Service Alliance promotes equity with conference(s) 2017-03-26 [rabble]

Manitoba Winnipeg and its largest union trade accusations of unfair labour practices 2017-03-26 [CBC]

Saskatchewan ‘Shock’ and ‘Sadness’: union president reacts to province’s STC decision 2017-03-25 [Global]

Ontario Laundry workers in Sudbury prepare last shipment 2017-03-25 [The Star]

Ontario Workers at Kingston Community Counselling Centres say 'yes' to OPSEU 2017-03-25 [OPSEU]

Alberta Local CUPE members to review contract offer 2017-03-25 [The News]

Manitoba City accused of unfair bargaining 2017-03-25 [The Free Press]

Ontario Clients and politicians bolster picketing workers whose contract expired four years ago 2017-03-25 [The Free Press]

Ontario Labour dispute threatens services for deaf community 2017-03-25 [The Star]

Saskatchewan Families and public services continue to pay the price 2017-03-25 [NUPGE]

Ontario Asbestos leak during renovations forces closure of two University of Toronto labs 2017-03-25 [CBC]

Yukon Watson Lake staffers to be locked out Monday 2017-03-25 [The Daily Star]

Yukon Town of Watson Lake to lock out unionized workers 2017-03-25 [CBC]

Ontario Canadian Hearing Society strike 'devastating' for Sudburian who is deaf 2017-03-25 [CBC]

Alberta Union ads targeting job outsourcing sparks war of words with city councillor 2017-03-25 [The Herald]

Sunwing defends 6-hour break between flights for pilot who returned to duty drunk 2017-03-25 [CBC]

PSAC Calls for Federal Action in Ongoing Phoenix Problems 2017-03-24 [VOCM]

British Columbia USW Workers receiving a portion of monies owed 2017-03-24 [The News]

Ontario SHOP LCBO campaign challenges Liberal privatization plan 2017-03-24 [NUPGE]

Ontario Deaf community under stress as Canadian Hearing Society strike continues 2017-03-24 [CBC]

Spring brings 2017 budget in with a whimper 2017-03-24 [NUPGE]

British Columbia Kamloops union leader in Ottawa for softwood lumber talks 2017-03-24 [This Week]

Ontario Job Losses Ahead? Ontario Union Lashes Out At Basic Income 2017-03-24 [Huffington Post]

Newfoundland and Labrador Province Waiting for Dates from NAPE to Resume Bargaining: Bennett 2017-03-24 [VOCM]

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This month in labour history

4-03-1910 An avalanche in the Rogers Pass, British Columbia kills 58 men on a crew clearing snow from Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. The dead include 32 Japanese workers. [more]

7-03-1978 Women workers begin a 23-week strike for a first contract at a small auto parts plant in Centralia, Ontario. The Fleck workers' militancy wins wide support and shows the need for reforms in labour law. [more]

8-03-1980 In Hamilton, Ontario, an International Women's Day rally features the Women Back into Stelco campaign. A human rights complaint by five women forces a major steel company to change their hiring practices. [more]

10-03-1957 Copper miners at Murdochville, Quebec launch a strike for union recognition. The unsuccessful struggle lasts seven months and the courts award Noranda Mines $1.5 million in damages, to be paid by the United Steelworkers. [more]

12-03-2012 Union organizer and feminist Madeleine Parent, born in Montreal in 1918, dies at age 93 after a lifetime of service to the organization of workers and the cause of social justice. [more]

13-03-1919 In Calgary, Alberta, delegates to a Western Labour Conference support abolition of the system of production for profit and endorse plans to organize workers on industrial lines. The next day they adopt the name One Big Union. [more]

17-03-1960 Five Italian immigrant workers die in an underground tunnel at a watermain construction project in suburban Toronto. The Hoggs Hollow Disaster draws public attention to the unsafe conditions in construction and the exploitation of immigrant workers. [more]

25-03-2006 An accounting instructor dies from injuries received on the picket line at Centennial College in Toronto during a province-wide strike. John Stammers, 62, was a member of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. [more]

27-03-1912 Thousands of workers start to walk out of railway construction camps on the Fraser River in British Columbia in a strike led by the Industrial Workers of the World. When Joe Hill visits, he writes a song for the Wobbly song book. [more]

31-03-2004 Bill C-45 comes into force, amending the Criminal Code to impose penalties on corporations and managers for violations causing workplace injuries or death. It is named the Westray Bill after the 1992 mine disaster. [more]

31-03-1949 The Canadian Seamen's Union launches a strike to defend union contracts. Shipping companies and Canadian authorities collaborate with the Seafarers' International Union to drive out the CSU. [more]