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CUPE President calls for suspension of Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement 2018-06-20 [CUPE]

Over half of Canadian workplaces are ‘concerned’ about dealing with legal weed: Report 2018-06-20 [Global]

Correctional workers ‘dead-set against’ prison needle exchange program 2018-06-19 [CTV]

Demonstration Against the Prison Needle Exchange Program - Correctional Officers Are Asking the Government to Invest in Resources and Treatment, Not Needles 2018-06-19 [CSN]

Government of Canada and PIPSC to collaborate on pay system solution 2018-06-18 [PIPSC]

Liberals’ Corporate-Friendly TPP Trade Deal Will Kill Canadian Jobs, Increase Inequality 2018-06-18 [USW]

UFCW loud and proud at Winnipeg, Edmonton Pride parades 2018-06-18 [UFCW]

UFCW walks in support of Our Dreams Matter Too campaign 2018-06-18 [UFCW]

UFCW Canada annual campaign for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada tops $2.5 million 2018-06-18 [UFCW]

Suicide And The Workplace: What You Need To Know 2018-06-18 [Teamsters]

Nursing workforce experiences slowest growth in a decade 2018-06-18 [SUN]

PSAC formally requests PM launch public inquiry on Phoenix 2018-06-18 [PSAC]

It's Time for a Postal Bank for Everyone - How a bank in the Post Office could help you 2018-06-18 [CUPW]

New Report Shows the Path to Postal Banking 2018-06-18 [CUPW]

Creative Industries launch readthecode.ca 2018-06-18 [ACTRA]

CUPW win for women’s rights moves closer to pay equity for rural postal workers 2018-06-16 [Rank and File]

NUPGE Opposes the CPTPP 2018-06-16 [NUPGE]

Union calls for public inquiry into Phoenix pay debacle 2018-06-16 [The Star]

CPTPP legislation wrong move at wrong time: Unifor 2018-06-15 [Unifor]

Union urges PM to launch public inquiry into Phoenix failure 2018-06-15 [CBC]

New Report Shows the Path to Postal Banking 2018-06-15 [CUPW]

Teamsters Denounce Trump, Fully Support Government of Canada 2018-06-14 [Teamsters]

CUPE files complaint in ongoing dispute with WestJet 2018-06-14 [CBC]

Workplace bullying often leaves unions in impossible situation 2018-06-13 [The Chronicle-Herald]

Trump's auto tariffs would devastate supply chains, cause mass layoffs: experts 2018-06-12 [CTV]

'Fight fire with fire': auto union calls on feds to consider upping retaliatory measures 2018-06-12 [News 1130]

WestJet pilots’ union to also represent Swoop pilots: Arbitrator 2018-06-12 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

UFCW Canada supports National Day of Reconciliation - June 11 2018-06-11 [UFCW]

UFCW Canada launches webCampusPLUS 2018-06-11 [UFCW]

Safety of Road Users Dominates Discussions at CCMTA 2018-06-11 [Teamsters]

The #MeToo Movement Needs To Happen in Low Wage Industries Too 2018-06-11 [Teamsters]

National Public Service Week: an opportunity for action on Phoenix 2018-06-11 [PSAC]

The C-Series limited partnership is now official 2018-06-11 [IAM]

Fixing a broken culture: public service in the wake of Phoenix 2018-06-11 [The Citizen]

This Pride season, Canadians deserve a pharmacare plan we can be proud of 2018-06-10 [CLC]

CLC President receives honorary doctorate from Brock University 2018-06-10 [CLC]

Health care workers in Gaza are #NotATarget 2018-06-10 [CFNU]

Freedom Flotilla: Postal Worker on Board for a Just Future for Palestine 2018-06-10 [CUPW]

Réunion des comités de négociation avec le président du STTP, Mike Palecek, et la PDG par intérim de Postes Canada, Jessica McDonald 2018-06-10 [CUPW]

Negotiators Meet With CUPW President Mike Palecek And CPC Interim President And Chairperson Jessica McDonald 2018-06-10 [CUPW]

ACTRA ready to work with expert panel reviewing Broadcasting and Telecommunications Acts 2018-06-10 [ACTRA]

G7 summit: Labour unions, activists rally in Quebec City 2018-06-10 [The Gazette]

UCCO-SACC-CSN Victory for the Right to Bargain - The Court Recognizes the Right of Correctional Officers to Negotiate Their Pension Plan 2018-06-09 [CSN]

From Offices to Factories, Our Jobs Are Killing Us 2018-06-09 [The Tyee]

Fighting for $15 and fairness - Through the eyes of women activista 2018-06-09 [Our Times]

CP Rail deal will give workers 9 per cent raise over 4 years: Teamsters 2018-06-08 [CLR]

Building Trades Unions Stands by the Government of Canada on Tariff Retaliation 2018-06-06 [CBTU]

Amazon Workers Organize 2018-06-04 [The Bullet]

Canada Post, CUPW given 90 days to settle pay-equity dispute 2018-06-02 [The Globe and Mail]

Rural, suburban mail carriers ruled equal in pay equity case 2018-06-02 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

This month in labour history

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 and encourage solidarity among the province's workers. The meeting is chaired by Donald McNabb, the province's first labour member of the legislature. [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]

20-06-1959 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]

20-06-1984 An earthquake kills four workers at the Falconbridge mine near Sudbury Ontario. [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. Two men lose their lives on Bloody Saturday, and the strike ends five days later. [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]