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Judge authorizes Phoenix class-action suit 2018-04-26 [The Citizen]

Union blasts Canadian Tire for lack of transparency into foreign factory conditions 2018-04-26 [Yahoo]

Workplace substance-use policies would help Canadians and employers: report 2018-04-26 [The National Post]

PSAC starts new round of bargaining while Phoenix still swamped by old contracts 2018-04-25 [iPolitics]

Unifor welcomes news that airport privatization stalled 2018-04-25 [Unifor]

Canadian Pacific Railway strike still ‘inevitable’, say unions 2018-04-25 [The Financial Post]

National Day of Mourning a reminder workplaces should be safe 2018-04-25 [COHS]

Bill to Guarantee Indigenous Rights in Canadian Laws Will Benefit Thousands of Union Members: Steelworkers 2018-04-25 [USW]

Day of Mourning a time to remember, prevent workplace injuries and deaths 2018-04-23 [The Daily Commercial News]

Young Canadians learn to tell fact from fake for Media Literacy Week 2018 2018-04-23 [CTF]

CBC must stop destruction of a vital part of Canada’s broadcast history 2018-04-21 [ACTRA]

Teamsters union fires back at CP Rail for playing the 'victim card' as strike deadline looms 2018-04-21 [The Citizen]

WestJet hiring of pilots for Swoop hampering contract efforts, says union 2018-04-21 [The National Post]

CP Rail strike postponed pending vote by unions on contract offer 2018-04-21 [The Globe and Mail]

Strike at Canadian Pacific Railway postponed for now, unions say 2018-04-21 [CBC]

Les Teamsters et la FIOE doivent reporter la grève au CP 2018-04-21 [Teamsters]

Teamsters, IBEW to Postpone Strike at CP 2018-04-21 [Teamsters]

CP Rail the Aggressor, Not the Victim 2018-04-20 [Teamsters]

Canadian Pacific starting operations shutdown ahead of possible strike 2018-04-20 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Teamsters Serve 72 Hours’ Strike Notice to CP 2018-04-19 [Teamsters]

The ugly underbelly of the shipping industry 2018-04-19 [Rank and File]

Parliamentary report echoes nurses’ twenty-year call for universal pharmacare 2018-04-19 [CFNU]

Nurses Call Liberal Pharmacare Resolution an Historic Opportunity 2018-04-19 [CFNU]

CP Rail reports lower profits as Teamsters, IBEW serve 72-hour strike notice 2018-04-19 [CBC]

CP won't be ‘held hostage’ in union talks, CEO Creel says 2018-04-19 [The Financial Post]

One step closer to universal pharmacare 2018-04-19 [CLC]

Feds keeping close eye on looming CP rail strike: Garneau 2018-04-18 [iPolitics]

Public servants burned by Phoenix demand action from union 2018-04-18 [CBC]

Did Canada Post bosses profit from fraudulent injury reports? 2018-04-18 [CUPW]

Teamsters Serve 72 Hours' Strike Notice to CP 2018-04-18 [Teamsters]

Strike date nears at CP 2018-04-17 [The Western Producer]

Another union signals strike action agaisnt CP Rail 2018-04-17 [The Townsman]

Unifor and Resolute sign pattern agreement 2018-04-17 [Unifor]

Nurses shocked, disturbed by loss in appeal by RN who spoke out about her grandfather’s care 2018-04-17 [UNA]

Unifor delegates talk aerospace with MPs on Parliament Hill 2018-04-17 [Unifor]

UFCW activists participate in Equal Pay Day actions 2018-04-17 [UFCW]

Labour Reporting Award finalists reveal wide range of workplace woes 2018-04-17 [CWA Canada]

Phoenix: Quebec Court affirms federal public service workers well represented by their unions 2018-04-17 [PSAC]

Two years since the Panama Papers leak and what has the CRA done? 2018-04-17 [NUPGE]

Pension Theft road show stops in Toronto 2018-04-17 [IAM]

IAM fact finding tour to France termed successful! 2018-04-17 [IAMAW]

Unifor, Resolute Forestry sign pattern agreement 2018-04-17 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Unifor and Resolute Sign Pattern Agreeement 2018-04-16 [Unifor]

CUPW Launches Brand New Child Care Web Page for Members 2018-04-15 [CUPW]

Hotel Workers at the Four Points by Sheraton Vote to Stay with UNITE HERE Local 75 2018-04-15 [Unite Here!]

Teamsters Reveal CP's True Intentions 2018-04-15 [Teamsters]

CP Rail sees 'gap' in labour talks as strike deadline nears 2018-04-15 [The Herald]

Coal workers are anxious to find work in Trudeau's low-carbon future 2018-04-14 [The National Observer]

Professional Institute Awards Gold Medal for Excellence in Public Service 2018-04-14 [PIPSC]

Fixing the Problems Facing Federal Science Can’t Wait 2018-04-14 [PIPSC]

This month in labour history

8-04-1937 In Oshawa, Ontario, 4,000 workers go on strike at the General Motors plant for recognition of the United Auto Workers. They win major concessions, and the strike is often considered the birth of industrial unionism in Canada. [more]

11-04-1972 More than 200,000 public sector workers, organized in the Québec Common Front, begin a ten-day strike. Three leaders are jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

15-04-1903 British Columbia union organizer Frank Rogers, a longshoreman, dies after he is shot while supporting clerical workers on strike against the Canadian Pacific Railway in Vancouver. [more]

18-04-1872 Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald announces a Trade Union Act stating that unions are legal. This is two days after leaders of the Toronto printers, with strong public support in their strike for a nine-hour day, are arrested for common conspiracy. [more]

18-04-1872 The first issue of the Ontario Workman appears, with the slogan “The equalization of all elements of society in the social scale should be the true aim of civilization.” It also publishes an excerpt on "the normal working day" from Karl Marx's Capital. [more]

19-04-1974 In a targeted campaign for pay equity, postal workers begin a seven-day illegal strike that wins women postal code machine operators the same pay as male postal clerks. [more]

23-04-1956 More than 1600 delegates attend the founding convention of the Canadian Labour Congress, a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress and the Canadian Congress of Labour. They call for a national health plan, full employment and a guaranteed annual wage. [more]

27-04-1983 As part of its anti-labour agenda, the Alberta government brings in legislation denying firefighters and healthcare workers the right to strike. [more]

28-04-1984 The Canadian Labour Congress marks the first National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. The idea of a Workers' Memorial Day is adopted by more than 100 countries around the world. [more]

29-04-1903 A sudden rock slide at Turtle Mountain kills more than 76 men, women and children in and around the town of Frank in the Crowsnest Pass. From inside the mine, 17 coal miners dig their way to safety. [more]

29-04-1903 After the militia are called out to patrol the docks, thousands of people rally to support striking longshoremen in Montréal. They win wage increases and recognition of the International Longshoremen’s Association. [more]