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Asbestos ban in Canada a big important step before Rotterdam says Australian union  ActNOW!  2017-04-23 [AMWU]

Teacher leader appointed as new CTF Deputy Secretary General 2017-04-23 [CTF]

Unions applaud Canada’s international advocacy against asbestos 2017-04-23 [CLC]

Involving workers to tackle climate change 2017-04-23 [CLC]

Pay Equity Review On Schedule – Member Focus Groups About To Start 2017-04-23 [CUPW]

Unions and Climate Change 2017-04-23 [Rank and File]

Add your voice to the No More Operating in the Dark campaign  ActNOW!  2017-04-23 [CUPE]

Government says it's working to resolve massive union dues shortfall 2017-04-22 [Metro]

On Rana Plaza Anniversary, Transparency Needed from Mark's, Sport Chek  ActNOW!  2017-04-22 [USW]

Government says it's working to resolve massive union dues shortfall 2017-04-22 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

WestJet pilots seek vote to unionize under the Air Line Pilots Association 2017-04-22 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

CP head Keith Creel aims to make peace with unionized work force 2017-04-20 [The Globe and Mail]

RCMP officers one step closer to forming union 2017-04-20 [The National Observer]

Cathia Badiere Appointed Director, Research, ACTRA National 2017-04-19 [ACTRA]

Steelworkers re-elect Gerard, emphasize solidarity 2017-04-19 [Workday]

The Basic Income debate 2017-04-19 [Rank and File]

Federal government facing more than 2,000 grievances over Phoenix 2017-04-19 [CBC]

Science, not silence ! 2017-04-19 [PIPSC]

Equality at work: PSAC’s National Equity Conference discuss issues and strategies 2017-04-18 [PSAC]

PSAC members ratify new agreements with Treasury Board 2017-04-18 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Put Labour Law to Work on Climate Change 2017-04-17 [The Law of Work]

Ask Mark’s and Sport Chek “how safe are your factories in Bangladesh?” 2017-04-16 [UFCW]

UFCW delivers recommendations to Status of Women committee 2017-04-16 [UFCW]

National Day of Mourning – April 28, 2017 – CUPW Shows Respect 2017-04-16 [CUPW]

SENATE BETRAYS WORKERS ON C-4 2017-04-16 [Teamsters ]

Wage sexism is robbing women 2017-04-15 [The Telegram]

Senate blocks Liberals’ plan to repeal ‘anti-union’ law 2017-04-15 [The Globe and Mail]

Senate Betrays Canadian Workers on Bill C-4 2017-04-15 [Teamsters]

RCMP brass don't back officer protest but won't discipline Mounties 2017-04-15 [CBC]

Empire building hurts journalism in Atlantic Canada 2017-04-14 [Unifor]

Hard At Work: Why mental health in the workplace is often misunderstood and stigmatized 2017-04-13 [CBC]

Meet two people who invisibly influence the future of CBC 2017-04-13 [Pop Journalism]

Basic Income or a reduced work week? An old labour debate 2017-04-12 [Rank and File]

The best way to protect against unscrupulous bank tactics? Empower workers 2017-04-12 [Rank and File]

McCollege Credits, Supersized 2017-04-12 [Our Times]

Know your history on pay equity 2017-04-11 [Policy Options]

Critics say Liberal government is dragging its heels on pay equity promise 2017-04-11 [The Sun]

CIBC claims unlimited rent increases good for tenants 2017-04-11 [NUPGE]

Lobbyists target Senate to derail WestJet union bid 2017-04-11 [The National Observer]

TTC union turmoil sparks Canada-wide union fight 2017-04-11 [The Sun]

CUPE accuses government of acting in bad faith on RCMP wage hikes 2017-04-10 [CBC]

RCMP yellow stripe protest over pay discrepancies spreads among officers 2017-04-10 [CBC]

Unifor encourages federal government to invest in aviation personnel 2017-04-10 [Unifor]

Retail workers’ rights front and centre at York University labour conference 2017-04-10 [UFCW]

International Day of Pink – April 12, 2017 2017-04-10 [UFCW]

28 April – Day of Mourning for Person’s Killed or Injured in the Workplace 2017-04-10 [IAMAW]

IAM Still Determined in Opposing Privatizing Canadian Airports 2017-04-10 [IAMAW]

“No Free Press, No Freedom” Declaration of principle 2017-04-09 [CWA]

ACPA flies over Vimy 2017-04-09 [ACPA]

Provincial strategy session maps out fight for $15 in 2017 2017-04-09 [Rank and File]

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 Quebec Common Front, begin a 10-day strike. Three leaders are arrested and jailed, but the Common Front ultimately succeeds in winning a $100 minimum weekly wage for public employees. [more]

14-04-1872 1 in 10 Torontonians join a solidarity demonstration in support of the city's printers, on strike for a 9-hour work day. [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 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]