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Trade unions worried by planned reform of university governance 2018-02-20 [Education International]

Trudeau pushed by unions to compensate workers for stress caused by Phoenix pay 2018-02-17 [Global News]

Amazon Is a 21st-Century Digital Chain Gang 2018-02-16 [The Bullet | Marshall Auerback]

Unifor to testify against workplace surveillance 2018-02-13 [Unifor]

Reconciliation, a difficult journey for the Aboriginal peoples in Canada 2018-02-12 [Equal Times]

Canadian Embassy's Role Questioned in Mexican Delegation's Complaint to Integrity Commissioner 2018-02-11 [USW]

Unions are Great 2018-02-11 [NUPGE]

PSAC to start bargaining process for 100,000 federal government workers in March 2018-02-10 [PSAC]

Once again Machinists field largest group in CLC Lobby 2018-02-10 [IAMAW]

Statement by the Canadian Council of the CLC on Unifor's Disaffiliation 2018-02-10 [CUPE]

WestJet's first ever union talks hit turbulence 2018-02-10 [CBC]

ALPA files unfair labour complaint against WestJet and WestJet Encore 2018-02-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

StatsCan: Higher minimum wage provinces outperform others 2018-02-10 [$15 and Fairness]

WestJet pilots’ union files complaint over airline’s recruitment for discount carrier Swoop For more info 2018-02-09 [Toronto Star]

Driverless Trucks Are Wiping Out Jobs 2018-02-09 [People's Voice]

Union wants compensation advisers put back into departments 2018-02-09 [iPolitics]

Union may consider expedited bargaining to reduce Phoenix workload 2018-02-09 [iPolitics]

Phoenix pay issues leading federal workers to give up promotions, parental leave, union says 2018-02-09 [Star]

So Why Does the Union Care?? 2018-02-09 [CBTU]

Jazz airport services employees ratify labour agreement 2018-02-09 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Workers giving up promotions, parental leave because of Phoenix troubles: PSAC 2018-02-09 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Offer to Nova Scotia Teachers Union is not on table indefinitely: minister 2018-02-09 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Nurses Go To Work Expecting To Be Hurt By Patients. This Has To End 2018-02-08 [CFNU]

Crisis in the Canadian Labour Movement 2018-02-08 [CUPW]

Pay Equity: CUPW Forced to Ask for a One-Week Extension 2018-02-08 [CUPW]

Air Canada Pilots Association Elects New Chair of Governing Council 2018-02-08 [ACPA]

Teachers have a fundamental right to strike 2018-02-08 [Rank and File]

Solving the Mystery of the Waitress Who Was “Reinstated” for “Not Smiling Enough” 2018-02-08 [The Law of Work]

LIUNA pension fund leads $1 billion fight over alleged decade-long conspiracy to rig foreign currency markets 2018-02-08 [The Star]

The cruel trade-off at your local produce aisle For more info 2018-01-16 [theconversation.com]

Statement by the Canadian Council of the CLC on Unifor's Disaffiliation 2018-02-07 [CLC]

Changing the TPP’s name doesn’t make it any better 2018-02-07 [UFCW]

UFCW Canada launches the #NoMore campaign to help end gender-based violence 2018-02-07 [UFCW]

Union workers lobby for universal drug plan 2018-02-07 [iPolitics]

Unions unite with employers, doctors and retirees to call for pharmacare 2018-02-07 [CLC]

Statement Regarding Unifor’s rift with the CLC 2018-02-05 [SEIU]

Government’s collective agreement delays broke the law 2018-02-05 [PSAC]

CTF highlights National Inclusive Education Month 2018-02-05 [CTF]

Unions call on federal government to create national strategy on anti-Black racism 2018-02-04 [CLC]

A night of hatred we must never forget 2018-02-04 [CLC]

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau questioned on Post Office Bullies 2018-02-04 [CUPW]

CUPE celebrates Black History Month 2018-02-04 [CUPE]

Job Losses from Automated Vehicles Worry Truckers 2018-02-03 [The Tyee]

Union Raiding Is A Blow To Solidarity Among Workers 2018-02-03 [Huffington Post]

Why I support the decision to leave the CLC 2018-02-02 [Unifor]

Labour Discord With Unifor Raiding 2018-02-02 [The Square]

Supreme Court finds in favour of teachers and education workers 2018-02-02 [Education International]

Smokey Thomas To The Rescue 2018-02-01 [The Square]

Mental health support needed in the workplace 2018-01-31 [Unifor]

American union meeting shows what's wrong at CLC 2018-01-31 [Unifor]

This month in labour history

3-02-2005 Ontario's Liberal minister Gerard Kennedy describes 'strike' as 'a bit of a five-letter word' in the education sector [more]

6-02-2012 Eleven farmworkers, including nine migrant workers from Peru, are killed in a highway crash at Hampstead, Ontario. The tragedy highlights unsafe conditions in the sector and the exploitation of seasonal workers. [more]

9-02-1869 Birth of James Bryson McLachlan, at Ecclefechan, Scotland. As a union leader in Canada he becomes the champion of the Nova Scotia coal miners and a leading spokesman for the cause of labour radicalism. [more]

10-02-1928 At the Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mine at Timmins, Ontario, the largest in North America, 39 miners are killed when a fire spreads carbon monoxide through the workings. There is no rescue plan in place and it takes five days to put out the fire. [more]

11-02-1908 Eight workers are killed in an explosion at the Standard Explosive Company works on Île Perrot, near Montreal. [more]

11-02-1963 At Reesor Siding, near Kapuskasing, Ontario, eleven union members are shot, three fatally, in a confrontation over pulpwood supplies for a strikebound mill. Three of the attackers are later fined for possessing dangerous firearms. [more]

14-02-1949 In defiance of provincial laws, asbestos workers in Québec begin a four-month strike for better wages and workplace safety. With strong public support for the miners' cause, the strike becomes a forerunner of the province's Quiet Revolution. [more]

15-02-1982 All 84 crew on board are lost when an oil-drilling rig capsizes and sinks in a storm on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and Labrador. The Ocean Ranger disaster is attributed to failures in structural design and inadequate safety measures. [more]

17-02-1944 Wartime unrest convinces the federal government to bring in an emergency order, P.C. 1003. It requires employers to recognize and bargain with unions supported by the majority of employees. This sets a standard for postwar labour relations law. [more]

19-02-2017 Labour leader Bob White dies at 81 years of age. He is remembered as a founder of the Canadian Auto Workers and a popular president of the Canadian Labour Congress. [more]

21-02-1891 At Springhill, Nova Scotia an explosion takes the lives of 125 men and boys in the province's largest coal mine disaster. They leave more than 200 widows and children. [more]

25-02-1931 In Toronto more than 500 women dressmakers protest sweatshop conditions in the needle trades and begin a strike for better wages and union recognition. Large numbers of scabs and police are deployed. [more]