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Our Union Will Deliver Pension and Social Assistance Cheques, and Ensure Safety of Live Animals in the Event of a Lockout or Strike 2018-10-15 [CUPW]

Steady progress at the CBC bargaining table 2018-10-15 [CWA Canada]

“It’s a bigger fight than Greyhound” | ATU Canada Pres. John DiNino on the future of Greyhound 2018-10-15 [Rank and File]

USMCA: A new deal but still a bad one 2018-10-15 [Rank and File]

Union ready to fight too-restrictive workplace rules on cannabis 2018-10-15 [The Free Press]

Contract University Faculty Struggle to Make Ends Meet 2018-10-13 [The Runner]

How Canada's workplaces are preparing for the new pot era 2018-10-13 [Bloomberg]

Police forces taking different tacks to officers who want to toke 2018-10-11 [The Globe and Mail]

Celebrating Women's History Month 2018-10-11 [NUPGE]

New recreational marijuana law sparks renewed employer-labour strife 2018-10-11 [CTV]

'Blanket ban' on pot smoking for some workers could be challenged in court, union warns 2018-10-11 [CBC]

How postal workers can deliver climate change action 2018-10-10 [The Star]

World Day for Mental Health 2018-10-09 [UFCW]

Over 250 Canadian news media outlets have closed in last 10 years 2018-10-09 [CWA Canada]

Wage Stagnation: What Is The Answer? 2018-10-09 [Teamsters]

Phoenix: Years Of Membership Dues Errors To Be Corrected 2018-10-09 [PSAC]

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) should offer more protections for workers 2018-10-09 [OFL]

The new NAFTA: disappointment, and capitulation - Trudeau caves to Trump’s demands, breaks promise to negotiate modern progressive trade deal 2018-10-09 [NUPGE]

Cameco ruling shows need to outlaw tax haven use 2018-10-09 [NUPGE]

'Wild west of the entertainment world': Reality TV production group hit with class action seeking millions in wages 2018-10-09 [The Free Press]

Class Action Lawsuit a Big Step Toward Fairness in Factual and Reality TV 2018-10-09 [CWA Canada]

2nd most attractive aerospace manufacturing destination in the world 2018-10-09 [IAMAW]

Decent work a priority for Canada’s unions 2018-10-09 [CLC]

Still a Way to Go on Canada Post Negotiations: CUPW 2018-10-09 [VOCM]

Contracting of work key issue as bargaining begins with CN Rail: Unifor 2018-10-09 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Job numbers burst big business claims about $15 2018-10-09 [Rank and File]

A Cross Country Update on the Card-Check versus Mandatory Ballots Debate 2018-10-09 [The Law of Work]

#MeToo: Fighting sexism through labour activism 2018-10-09 [Canadian Dimension]

MP promises no pay problems for Portage III workers 2018-10-09 [CBC]

Canadian seafarer shortage prompts actions from union 2018-10-08 [News 1130]

P3 deals are like using a credit card to pay for public hospitals and health care 2018-10-07 [CUPE]

The burden of tuition fees and student debt 2018-10-07 [CUPE]

Canada Post offers 'disappointing': union 2018-10-07 [The Review]

Still ‘a long way to go’ in Canada Post contract dispute: CUPW 2018-10-06 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Federal employees affected by Phoenix get out the games to send a message 2018-10-04 [CTV]

Phoenix pay system problems far from over says government workers' union 2018-10-04 [Matters]

Trade deal hurts rural Canadians 2018-10-04 [CPAA]

Bangladesh’s garment workers need Canada to do its part 2018-10-04 [Policy Options]

Canada Post ups wage, benefit proposals, backs down on pension changes 2018-10-04 [CTV]

Canada Post Makes Offer to CUPW 2018-10-04 [VOCM]

Steelworkers president says tariffs should have been lifted before trade deal signed 2018-10-03 [CBC]

Effort To Unblock Negotiations Worthwhile, But Not Conclusive 2018-10-02 [CUPW]

NAFTA replacement deal a win for Canadian performers 2018-10-02 [ACTRA]

New trade deal with new name 2018-10-02 [IAMAW]

Canadians want federal science funding restored to 2011 levels. 2018-10-02 [PIPSC]

October 4, National Day to Commemorate Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women 2018-10-02 [USW]

NAFTA Deal a Sell-Out for Canadian Steel, Aluminum Workers 2018-10-02 [USW]

Along with key gains in the USMCA, Canada’s unions raise concern 2018-10-02 [CLC]

Food workers 'betrayed' by USMCA and its impact on dairy and poultry sectors 2018-10-02 [UFCW]

NAFTA gets worse for Canadians under USMCA 2018-10-02 [CUPE]

This month in labour history

1-10-1741 Workers at the Royal Shipyard in Québec organize the first recorded strike in Canadian history. [more]

6-10-2011 The first H&M retail outlet in Canada is organized in Mississauga, Ontario, where workers vote to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers. [more]

8-10-1906 At Buckingham, Québec, workers locked out for organizing a union at the MacLaren pulp mill are attacked by company police. Union officers Thomas Bélanger and François Thériault are shot dead. [more]

12-10-1975 Grace Hartman is elected National President of CUPE after six years as Secretary-Treasurer, becoming the first woman to lead a major union in North American history. [more]

12-10-1973 A strike by immigrant workers at the Artistic Woodwork factory in suburban Toronto attracts strong support from political activists. The strike exposes the role of police in protecting strikebreakers. [more]

13-10-1944 The Trades and Labour Congress charters Federal Labour Union 180 at Vancouver General Hospital. This is the beginning of the Hospital Employees' Union of British Columbia, now the province's largest health care union. [more]

14-10-1976 In Canada's first country-wide general strike, one million workers join a Day of Protest against the federal government's wage controls policy. [more]

16-10-1963 More than 200 nurses start an illegal strike at the Hôpital Sainte-Justine in Montréal. They are seeking an end to overwork and recognition of their role in the health system. The thirty-day strike achieves a settlement that encourages unionization. [more]

18-10-1935 Farm labourer Nicholas Schaack, 51, dies in hospital following head injuries received on Market Square in Regina on Dominion Day, when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police brought the On to Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers to a violent end. [more]

23-10-1958 At Springhill, Nova Scotia, 75 men are killed in a mine disaster and 81 miners are rescued the next day. A group of twelve miners are rescued on 30 October and a final group of seven are located and brought to the surface on 1 November. [more]

27-10-1997 More than 125,000 Ontario teachers walk out to protest the province's plans to cut school budgets and centralize control over education. The two-week protest affects two million students and is the largest teachers’ strike in North American history. [more]

30-10-1971 A protest against a lockout at the daily La Presse in Montréal ends in a street battle between thousands of workers and police. When tear gas is used, student activist Michèle Gauthier, an expectant mother, dies of suffocation. [more]