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PSAC Calls for Federal Action in Ongoing Phoenix Problems 2017-03-24 [VOCM]

Spring brings 2017 budget in with a whimper 2017-03-24 [NUPGE]

Federal budget falls short on reinvestments in public services 2017-03-23 [PSAC]

CLC sees skills training, infrastructure and child care as budget highlights 2017-03-23 [CLC]

Montreal dockers’ move takes reclaim lashing campaign global 2017-03-23 [ITF]

Long on talk, and short on action, Budget 2017 doesn’t deliver for working Canadians 2017-03-23 [CUPE]

Teamster Statement on Trudeau Budget 2017-03-23 [Teamsters]

Budget makes positive moves, but still too slowly 2017-03-23 [Unifor]

Let’s develop common strategies to tackle growing gaps in equality 2017-03-22 [PSAC]

Infrastructure Bank claims don’t add up 2017-03-22 [NUPGE]

On international day against racism, unions build solidarity with refugees 2017-03-22 [CLC]

CUPE member Yasmeen Mirza speaks at the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2017-03-22 [CUPE]

Collective Bargaining Kicks Off for Steelworkers at Freedom Mobile 2017-03-22 [USW]

Racism and discrimination have no place in Canada 2017-03-22 [NUPGE]

TVO documentary on migrant workers wins 2017 Canadian Hillman Prize 2017-03-21 [TVO]

OFL Supports Canadian Hockey League Players' right to a fair wage 2017-03-21 [OFL]

CN workers reach tentative agreement with union, railway says 2017-03-21 [CBC]

ATU members to meet as unions slam Unifor, CLC 2017-03-20 [Rank and File]

Sid Ryan, Ex-Union Leader, Inches Closer To Decision On NDP Leadership Race 2017-03-19 [Huffington Post]

Bureaucrat's hazardous materials system made Canadian workplaces safer 2017-03-18 [The Leader-Post]

Forestry workers to meet MPs for softwood lumber lobby 2017-03-18 [Unifor]

Auto workers union takes aim at Trump examination of auto fuel standards 2017-03-17 [CTV]

abour law experts tell Dalhousie audience more Canadian workers on their own regarding rights protection 2017-03-17 [Local Express]

Different provinces take different approaches to declining resource revenues 2017-03-16 [UFCW]

By the Numbers: Pay equity and the gender wage gap 2017-03-16 [UFCW]

SAME energizes activists at LAWS gathering 2017-03-16 [UFCW]

Federal budget must take action on inequality and boost economy: CCPA 2017-03-16 [NUPGE]

10 things unions are looking for in Budget 2017 2017-03-16 [CLC]

Management Announces Reorganization of Delivery Operations, Makes Mockery of Consultation 2017-03-16 [CUPW]

Union Delegation to Cuba from April 29 to May 6, 2017 2017-03-16 [CUPW]

Follow-up on our efforts to stop anti-pension Bill C-27 2017-03-16 [CWA]

Air Canada Pilots Association supports Transport Minister's new interim rules for drones 2017-03-16 [ACPA]

In defence of indigenous communities and workers’ rights 2017-03-15 [CUPE]

Precarious Work Has Multiple Affects On Health 2017-03-13 [Teamsters]

Is Trudeau relying on Mulroney to renegotiate NAFTA? 2017-03-13 [UFCW]

Your chance to win $10,000 from Union Savings 2017-03-13 [UFCW]

Women’s economic security must be improved 2017-03-13 [PSAC]

Online actions call on Minister Morneau to abandon Bill C-27 2017-03-13 [PSAC]

Sign the petition: tell the PM we need postal banking in Canada 2017-03-13 [NUPGE]

ACTRA Names Tina Keeper 2017 Woman Of The Year 2017-03-13 [ACTRA]

ACTRA and SAG-AFTRA partner to promote production under union contracts 2017-03-13 [ACTRA]

CUPE National launches renewed bargaining policy at Sask Division convention 2017-03-12 [CUPE]

Beyond populism: Trudeau must make Budget 2017 work for working people 2017-03-12 [The Star]

Wendy’s workers vote to join union 2017-03-11 [The Chronicle-Journal]

Union running out of patience with Phoenix 2017-03-11 [The Whig-Standard]

Correctional officers denounce inadequate measures to resolve pay problems 2017-03-11 [CNTU]

'We do it because our jobs are at stake': TD bank employees admit to breaking the law for fear of being fired 2017-03-11 [CBC]

Lockout at LafargeHolcim Texada in Canada ends with agreement 2017-03-09 [IndustriALL]

Unions ask Liberals to delay signing multi-billion dollar ship contract in wake of Mark Norman’s removal 2017-03-09 [The National Post]

Justin Trudeau is not charming all Canadian workers 2017-03-09 [Equal Times]

This month in labour history

4-03-1910 An avalanche in the Rogers Pass, British Columbia kills 58 men on a crew clearing snow from Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. The dead include 32 Japanese workers. [more]

7-03-1978 Women workers begin a 23-week strike for a first contract at a small auto parts plant in Centralia, Ontario. The Fleck workers' militancy wins wide support and shows the need for reforms in labour law. [more]

8-03-1980 In Hamilton, Ontario, an International Women's Day rally features the Women Back into Stelco campaign. A human rights complaint by five women forces a major steel company to change their hiring practices. [more]

10-03-1957 Copper miners at Murdochville, Quebec launch a strike for union recognition. The unsuccessful struggle lasts seven months and the courts award Noranda Mines $1.5 million in damages, to be paid by the United Steelworkers. [more]

12-03-2012 Union organizer and feminist Madeleine Parent, born in Montreal in 1918, dies at age 93 after a lifetime of service to the organization of workers and the cause of social justice. [more]

13-03-1919 In Calgary, Alberta, delegates to a Western Labour Conference support abolition of the system of production for profit and endorse plans to organize workers on industrial lines. The next day they adopt the name One Big Union. [more]

17-03-1960 Five Italian immigrant workers die in an underground tunnel at a watermain construction project in suburban Toronto. The Hoggs Hollow Disaster draws public attention to the unsafe conditions in construction and the exploitation of immigrant workers. [more]

25-03-2006 An accounting instructor dies from injuries received on the picket line at Centennial College in Toronto during a province-wide strike. John Stammers, 62, was a member of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. [more]

27-03-1912 Thousands of workers start to walk out of railway construction camps on the Fraser River in British Columbia in a strike led by the Industrial Workers of the World. When Joe Hill visits, he writes a song for the Wobbly song book. [more]

31-03-2004 Bill C-45 comes into force, amending the Criminal Code to impose penalties on corporations and managers for violations causing workplace injuries or death. It is named the Westray Bill after the 1992 mine disaster. [more]

31-03-1949 The Canadian Seamen's Union launches a strike to defend union contracts. Shipping companies and Canadian authorities collaborate with the Seafarers' International Union to drive out the CSU. [more]