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Demands for Pharmacare and long-term care strategy brought to Council of the Federation meeting 2017-07-21 [NUPGE]

Trumping NAFTA: Free Trade versus Democratic Planning 2017-07-20 [The Bullet]

Labour Leaders to Premiers: Collective Bargaining, Better Labour Laws Good for the Economy 2017-07-20 [AFL]

LCBO workers narrowly approve new four-year contract 2017-07-20 [Local Xpress]

Deadline for decision on Canada Post home delivery missed as Liberals ponder way forward 2017-07-20 [CBC]

Canadians Need Transparency from Trudeau Government on NAFTA 2017-07-20 [USW]

NAV Canada, ATSAC ratify collective agreement 2017-07-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Canada Post employees claim carbon-monoxide exposure from trucks 2017-07-19 [OHS Canada]

Refugee from El Salvador gives back to her adopted homeland 2017-07-18 [UNHCR]

Unifor calls for overhaul of NAFTA 2017-07-18 [Unifor]

When the public service is outsourced, Canadians suffer 2017-07-17 [The Globe and Mail]

Migrant Workers Scholarship nominator profile: Victoria Acosta Cortes 2017-07-17 [UFCW]

Trade, mental health, growth focus of 31st Annual NDF Convention 2017-07-17 [UFCW]

Nurses to hold Premiers’ briefing on Maximizing Federal Mental Health Funding 2017-07-16 [CFNU]

Stan Pickthall on organizing WestJet 2017-07-16 [IAMAW]

WestJet campaign enters phase two! 2017-07-16 [IAMAW]

Alberta’s H. Mark Ramsankar assumes presidency of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation 2017-07-16 [CTF]

WestJet pushes back as five union drives underway 2017-07-16 [The Herald]

Labour finds cause to rejoice in some Trudeau government actions 2017-07-15 [rabble]

Canada upholds commitment to labour rights with ratification of ILO Convention 98 2017-07-15 [rabble]

Recruiters Exploit Guatemalan Farm Workers in Canada: Report 2017-07-15 [TeleSUR]

A $15 Minimum Wage Is A Feminist Issue 2017-07-14 [Huffington Post]

Unions in Canada need to modernize, but are still relevant: experts 2017-07-14 [Global]

Multiple union drives on the go at WestJet after pilots vote to certify 2017-07-14 [CBC]

Fact sheet: Public transit, privatization and the Canada Infrastructure Bank 2017-07-13 [CUPE]

Union solidarity in Haiti 2017-07-13 [CUPE]

'Horrendous' NAFTA the target of Unifor/UAW partnership 2017-07-13 [The Star]

WestJet CEO ramps up anti-union campaign as more join push to organize workers 2017-07-13 [The National Post]

Aging delivery trucks poisoning us, postal workers claim 2017-07-12 [CBC]

Understanding domestic violence in rural communities: Elisabeth Ballermann 2017-07-12 [NUPGE]

International and national experts to expose corporate involvement in public education at national forum 2017-07-09 [CTF]

Where are all the Canadian reality TV shows going? 2017-07-09 [CWA]

Plight of laid off Sears staff highlights need for stronger protections for workers 2017-07-09 [BCFed]

Proposed Fatigue Regulations Fall Short of Ensuring Safer Skies 2017-07-09 [ACPA]

A New Reality in Cuba? Canada-Cuba Solidarity Conference 2017-07-09 [Worker-to-Worker]

Federal Court supports reinstatement of fired PSAC member 2017-07-08 [PSAC]

Update on SSO pay equity settlement 2017-07-08 [PSAC]

Help Protect Canada’s Poultry and Dairy Sectors!  ActNOW!  2017-07-08 [UFCW]

Sears files motion to suspend retiree benefits 2017-07-07 [Global News]

Worker-to-worker solidarity in 2016-2017 2017-07-07 [CUPE]

While Child labour is rampant in developing nations, modern day serfdom on the rise in Canada 2017-07-07 [rabble]

Labour Minister Promises More Protections for Workers Coming 2017-07-07 [The Tyee]

Bill C-27: Paving the way for privatization 2017-07-06 [Rank and File]

New report exposes recruitment exploitation of Guatemalan foreign workers 2017-07-06 [UFCW]

CLC-UWCC Post-Secondary Scholarship 2017-07-06 [NUPGE]

CAE workers in Alberta, Saskatchewan sign new collective agreement 2017-07-05 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

UFCW Canada Migrant Workers Scholarship winners announced 2017-07-04 [UFCW]

UFCW the voice of food workers at “A Food Policy for Canada” Summit 2017-07-03 [UFCW]

UFCW Canada participates in National Aboriginal Day actions 2017-07-03 [UFCW]

By the Numbers: Food prices on the rise in 2017 2017-07-03 [UFCW]

This month in labour history

1-07-1935 In Regina, Saskatchewan, a rally in support of the On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed workers is attacked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two men are killed and 100 injured. The Dominion Day riot contributes to the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. [more]

1-07-1923 Provincial police charge crowds at the Sydney steel plant in Nova Scotia, where workers are on strike for union recognition. When the mineworkers come out in support, their leaders are arrested. Memories of Bloody Sunday help lead to union recognition. [more]

3-07-1979 Longshoremen in Saint John, New Brunswick refuse to load heavy water for the military dictatorship in Argentina. The celebrated No Candu/Hot Cargo protest brings attention to the abuse of human rights and secures the release of several political prisoners. [more]

7-07-1983 British Columbia introduces 26 bills to cut public services and limit union rights. Operation Solidarity launches a province-wide mobilization, supported by a wider Solidarity Coalition. This takes the province to the verge of a general strike. [more]

8-07-1900 First Nations, European and Japanese Canadian fishers on the Fraser River win a strike for a standard seasonal rate for their catch. It is the start of unionism in the British Columbia fishery, but a year later ethnic divisions lead to defeat. [more]

9-07-1793 Black petitioners and abolitionist allies succeed in gaining a law to limit slavery in Upper Canada. The importation of additional slaves is prohibited, and the children of slaves are to be freed at 25 years of age. [more]

11-07-1962 The road to universal health care reaches a turning point when Saskatchewan doctors fail to win public support for their strike against the implementation of medicare. Saskatchewan goes on to set the model for the rest of the country. [more]

14-07-1946 In Hamilton, Ontario steelworkers take on the country's biggest steel producer in a crucial strike for union recognition. With strong community support, the steelworkers hold the line for almost three months to win an historic victory. [more]

23-07-1965 Postal workers across the country begin a wildcat strike that leads to full union recognition and collective bargaining rights in the postal service. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers soon emerges as one of the most militant public sector unions. [more]

24-07-1941 Thousands of workers in Arvida, Québec go on an illegal wartime strike and occupy the Alcan aluminium plant. The federal government claims enemy sabotage and sends troops. Work resumes while a settlement is negotiated. [more]

27-07-1918 Ginger Goodwin, a union organizer and socialist, is shot and killed by a special constable in the woods near Cumberland, British Columbia. In Vancouver his shooting leads to the province's first one-day general strike. [more]

28-07-1932 Three young boys die in an abandoned coal mine in Minto, New Brunswick. Two of the coal miners who come to their rescue also perish. The tragic event leads to the province's first mine safety legislation. [more]

31-07-1961 The founding convention of the New Party, soon to be the New Democratic Party, opens in Ottawa. Strongly supported by the Canadian Labour Congress, it replaces the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas is chosen as leader. [more]