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Encore for CUPE: Application filed with CIRB to represent WestJet regional flight attendants 2019-04-21 [CUPE]

RadioLabour Canada’s Country Report for the week April 15-19, 2019 2019-04-20 [RadioLabour]

Bell Canada issues layoff notices while outsourcing Wireless to the Home project 2019-04-19 [Unifor]

Why correctional officers oppose prison needle exchange programs 2019-04-19 [CBC]

Time to put the heart back in the NDIS 2019-04-18 [HSU]

U.K. tourists evicted from Niagara Falls hotel for supporting striking cafe workers 2019-04-17 [CBC]

Mediated talks lead to tentative deal aimed at ending Saskatoon Co-op strike 2019-04-16 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CUPE files to represent WestJet Encore flight attendants 2019-04-16 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

From Hawkesbury to Estevan, documents show towns to be hit hardest by automation 2019-04-15 [CBC]

Paying too much tax? OECD says no. 2019-04-15 [NUPGE]

Successful Indigenous Lobby Day on the Hill 2019-04-14 [PIPSC]

Two IAM Canadian Sisters honoured at the 2019 IAM Women’s Conference 2019-04-14 [IAMAW]

Breaking down the numbers 2019-04-14 [IAMAW]

National Day of Mourning – April 28, 2019 – CUPW Shows Respect 2019-04-14 [CUPW]

Our Spirits Cannot Be Stolen - Islamophobia is a Public Health Issue 2019-04-14 [Our Times]

Uber-Capitalism: Platform Mobility/Mobilizing Workers 2019-04-14 [LeftStreamed]

Nobody should have to fight to take care of their family 2019-04-13 [The National Observer]

'A New Kind of Union': New book explores the first five years in the history of Unifor 2019-04-13 [rabble]

RadioLabour Canada’s Country Report for the week April 12-19, 2019 2019-04-13 [RadioLabour]

Day of Mourning Ceremonies 2019 - find an event near you 2019-04-12 [CLC]

Unions mark Equal Pay Day with a call for pay equity implementation now 2019-04-12 [CLC]

Unions disappointed that new Ombudsperson has been appointed without promised powers 2019-04-12 [CLC]

Windsor-Essex public health nurses reject final offer 2019-04-12 [CBC]

Unions win paid leave, support for victims of domestic violence 2019-04-12 [IUF]

The Power of Song - Gil’s Hootenanny 2019-04-11 [Our Times]

On April 10, wear your best pink 2019-04-10 [CUPE]

Feds launch PTSD action plan for public safety workers 2019-04-09 [COS]

WestJet, regional pilots land tentative collective bargaining agreement 2019-04-09 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Defeating right-wing populism focus of 2019 Progress Summit 2019-04-07 [UFCW Canada]

Legalization of cannabis and the workplace 2019-04-07 [PSAC]

Treasury Board bargaining: PSAC members ramp up pressure for a fair deal 2019-04-07 [PSAC]

NSGEU Nurses’ Safety Survey Results 2019-04-06 [NSGEU]

Addressing Islamophobia at Work 2019-04-06 [PIPSC]

IAM joins AIAC in Support of Canadian Aerospace 2019-04-06 [IAMAW]

Fighting Machinist Women: Uniting to Fight 2019-04-06 [IAMAW]

Linda Silas receives prestigious award from the Canadian Health Coalition 2019-04-06 [CFNU]

Nurses join day of action for gun control 2019-04-06 [CFNU]

Meet The New Boss; Same As The Old Boss? 2019-04-06 [CUPW]

CMG and APTN reach tentative agreement 2019-04-06 [CWA Canada]

RadioLabour's Canada report April 5-12, 2019 2019-04-06 [RadioLabour]

Precarious Work private member's bill begins hearings 2019-04-04 [The Star]

After a Decline, Interest in Labour Reporting Appears to Be Growing 2019-04-04 [The Link]

Morneau Must Finalize Steel Safeguards to Defend Canadian Jobs and Communities 2019-04-04 [USW]

‘I signed up to be a mailman, to deliver Christmas cards. Not fentanyl.’ 2019-04-03 [MacLean's]

Steelworkers vow to make Trump tariffs an election issue for Trudeau 2019-04-03 [The Star]

WestJet ratifies five-year agreement with engineers 2019-04-03 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Recruiting is job one for new CBTU director Dunn 2019-04-02 [The Daily Commercial News]

Union wonders what the government is hiding 2019-04-02 [The National Observer]

Unifor reaches 4 new tentative agreements with CN in Montreal 2019-04-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Progress on protecting pork sector from African Swine Fever 2019-04-01 [UFCW Canada]

This month in labour history

6-04-1980 The Canadian Farmworkers Union holds its Founding Convention at Douglas College and delegates elect FWOC President Raj Chouhan as CFU president. The CFU is Canada's first agricultural workers union. [more]

8-04-1937 In Oshawa, Ontario, 4,000 workers go on strike at the General Motors plant for recognition of the United Auto Workers. They win major concessions, and the strike is often considered the birth of industrial unionism in Canada. [more]

11-04-1972 More than 200,000 public sector workers, organized in the Québec Common Front, begin a ten-day strike. Three leaders are jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

15-04-1903 British Columbia union organizer Frank Rogers, a longshoreman, dies after he is shot while supporting clerical workers on strike against the Canadian Pacific Railway in Vancouver. [more]

18-04-1872 The first issue of the Ontario Workman appears, with the slogan “The equalization of all elements of society in the social scale should be the true aim of civilization.” It also publishes an excerpt on "the normal working day" from Karl Marx's Capital. [more]

18-04-1872 Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald announces a Trade Union Act stating that unions are legal. This is two days after leaders of the Toronto printers, with strong public support in their strike for a nine-hour day, are arrested for common conspiracy. [more]

19-04-1974 In a targeted campaign for pay equity, postal workers begin a seven-day illegal strike that wins women postal code machine operators the same pay as male postal clerks. [more]

23-04-1956 More than 1600 delegates attend the founding convention of the Canadian Labour Congress, a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress and the Canadian Congress of Labour. They call for a national health plan, full employment and a guaranteed annual wage. [more]

26-04-1918 After years of agitation by reformers and unions, the New Brunswick Workmen’s Compensation Act receives Royal Assent. [more]

27-04-1983 As part of its anti-labour agenda, the Alberta government brings in legislation denying firefighters and healthcare workers the right to strike. [more]

28-04-1984 The Canadian Labour Congress establishes the first National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. The idea of a Workers' Memorial Day is adopted by more than 100 countries around the world. [more]

29-04-1903 After the militia are called out to patrol the docks, thousands of people rally to support striking longshoremen in Montréal. They win wage increases and recognition of the International Longshoremen’s Association. [more]

29-04-1903 A sudden rock slide at Turtle Mountain kills more than 76 men, women and children in and around the town of Frank in the Crowsnest Pass. From inside the mine, 17 coal miners dig their way to safety. [more]