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Professor Guy Standing - precarity and the changing nature of work 2019-06-24 [NUPGE]

Razia Sultana, an International Women of Courage Award winner, addresses NUPGE Convention on the Rohingya crisis 2019-06-24 [NUPGE]

The birth of COPE/SEPB: 15 years later 2019-06-24 [MoveUP]

Why Pharmacare? 2019-06-24 [IAMAW]

NUPGE members endorse Brown's continued leadersip 2019-06-24 [NUPGE]

General Strike 1919: Cabaret 2019-06-23 [LeftStreamed]

Deals reached on paid time off for domestic violence victims the ‘beginning of a wave’: Expert 2019-06-23 [Global]

Historic Victory for Fish Harvesters as Owner-Operator Policy Becomes Law 2019-06-23 [FFAW/Unifor]

A historic step towards greater protections for workers around the world 2019-06-23 [CLC]

Nurses praise parliamentary report on violence in health care 2019-06-23 [CFNU]

Painful news – VICE Montreal office closing, layoffs in Toronto 2019-06-23 [CMG]

Pride month: Nia's story 2019-06-23 [PSAC]

Deal Between Feds, Unions Gives Paid Time Off For Domestic Violence 2019-06-23 [Huffington Post]

LGBTQ Rights are Workers’ Rights, Climate Justice is Labour Justice 2019-06-22 [Rank and File]

RadioLabour Canada report June 21 to 28, 2019 2019-06-22 [RadioLabour]

New tentative contract for Canada's scientists would enshrine right to speak to media 2019-06-22 [CBC]

NUPGE Convention 2019 just days away 2019-06-20 [NUPGE]

CUPE puts LGBTQ2+ activism first for Pride 2019 2019-06-20 [CUPE]

Food workers’ union welcomes Food Policy for Canada 2019-06-19 [UFCW Canada]

United Steelworkers files ILO complaint against Quebec government 2019-06-17 [IndustriALL]

Unifor calls for all-party support to fast track universal pharmacare recommendations 2019-06-17 [Unifor]

UFCW Canada supports federal advisory council’s call for universal pharmacare system 2019-06-17 [UFCW Canada]

Teamsters Welcome Rules Mandating Electronic Logs for Truck Drivers 2019-06-17 [Teamsters]

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day 2019-06-17 [ONA]

NUPGE supports Advisory Council recommendation for universal, single-payer, public Pharmacare plan 2019-06-17 [NUPGE]

Universal public drug coverage would save Canada billions 2019-06-17 [NSFL]

Government of Canada and public service unions finalize agreement to compensate federal employees impacted by the Phoenix pay system 2019-06-17 [PIPSC]

NUPGE Staff Reps join IAM 2019-06-17 [IAMAW]

Advisory Council on Pharmacare issues definitive verdict: Public universal pharmacare is the only option for Canada 2019-06-17 [CFNU]

Air Canada Pilots Association supports independent Canadian safety review of B-737 Max 2019-06-17 [ACPA]

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

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

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

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

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]

CUPE Swoops in to represent final group of WestJet flight attendants 2019-06-12 [CUPE]

New rules governing unpaid interns in federally regulated sectors released 2019-06-12 [CITY]

USW Looks to Consult, Contribute to Solutions - Ken Neumann Statement on the MMIWG National Inquiry Final Report 2019-06-11 [USW]

A new deal for climate action and good jobs 2019-06-10 [UFCW Canada]

PSAC welcomes powerful report of inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls 2019-06-10 [PSAC]

IAM CATSA lobby reaps dividends in House Question Period! 2019-06-10 [IAMAW]

Nurses commission study of nurse staffing in face of growing crisis 2019-06-10 [CFNU]

CFNU honours nurse leaders from P.E.I. and Alberta, safe blood advocate and Canadian labour leader, with Bread & Roses Awards 2019-06-10 [CFNU]

Nurses launch federal election campaign to Choose Care, Not Cuts 2019-06-10 [CFNU]

Statement from CUPW on the Federal NDP’s Climate Plan 2019-06-10 [CUPW]

Fighting for $15 on the Prairies 2019-06-10 [Rank and File Radio]

Labour council presidents across Canada #UniteAgainstRacism 2019-06-10 [Rank and File]

How will Alberta politicians respond now that Canada's nurses are demanding action on climate change? 2019-06-10 [rabble]

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]