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AHS and UNA reach agreement to resolve Emergency Department staffing concerns at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre 2019-01-20 [UNA]

UFCW 401 members make a difference over the holidays 2019-01-20 [UFCW]

St. Paul Teachers Authorize Strike Vote 2019-01-19 [ATA]

OHS changes will affect schools 2019-01-19 [ATA]

Frustration mounts as local negotiations drag on 2019-01-19 [ATA]

USW Health Care Workers Council adds 120 new members in Alberta 2019-01-18 [CLR]

Inside Alberta’s Amazon Fulfillment Centre 2019-01-14 [Rank and File]

City, unions remain at loggerheads a year after contracts expired 2019-01-14 [The Herald]

New child-labour laws don’t apply on farms 2019-01-11 [Rank and File]

On the absence of concerted-activity protections 2019-01-11 [Rank and File]

FCL’s Calgary distribution centre employees ratify new 2-tier agreement 2019-01-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Edmonton Red Lobster workers join UFCW 2018-12-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

UNA’s first voluntary PRC mediation yields partial success and hope for improvement 2018-12-16 [UNA]

Les Teamsters condamnent la lâcheté des voleurs d’un véhicule blindé 2018-12-16 [Teamsters]

Teamsters Condemn Gutless, Cowardly Armoured Car Robbery in Edmonton 2018-12-14 [Teamsters]

FairServe.ca | Chef Daniel Huber creates a new organizing hub for Alberta restaurant workers 2018-12-14 [Rank and File]

December 6 is a time for Canadians to recommit to ending gender-based violence 2018-12-09 [UNA]

Class Size Matters 2018-12-08 [ATA]

Inclusive Model Needs New Life 2018-12-08 [ATA]

Suncor workers will soon be randomly tested for alcohol and drugs, company says 2018-12-06 [CBC]

Local postal workers protest after back-to-work bill passed 2018-12-04 [The Herald-Tribune]

Canada Post files injunction against picketing at processing plants in Alberta 2018-12-03 [The Star]

Protesters show solidarity with postal workers 2018-12-03 [The Herald]

Postal workers, union allies protest strike-breaking legislation 2018-12-03 [CBC]

‘It’s an attack on all our rights’: Hundreds rally in Edmonton, Calgary for postal workers and the right to strike 2018-12-02 [Global News]

‘It’s an attack on all our rights’: Hundreds rally in Edmonton, Calgary for postal workers and the right to strike 2018-12-02 [Global]

Canada Post gets court injunction after 'illegal picketing' at Edmonton mail plant 2018-12-02 [The Journal]

Public education needs your support 2018-12-01 [ATA]

What does legal cannabis mean for teachers? 2018-12-01 [ATA]

Government decision banning mandatory high heels in the workplace is great news for workers 2018-12-01 [AFL]

Postal workers to protest back to work legislation 2018-12-01 [My Grand Prairie]

Protest in support of Canada Post workers 2018-12-01 [CTV]

Local postal workers occupy plant before end of strike 2018-11-28 [My Grand Prairie]

Local CUPW president disappointed in government 2018-11-28 [Chat News Today]

Bill 27 may not take the politics out of pensions, but it will certainly help 2018-11-26 [rabble]

Lobbyists Pushing for Lower Wages and Longer Work Days Launch Ads Promoting Jason Kenney’s UCP 2018-11-26 [Press Progress]

Reg Basken recognized for lifelong devotion to union 2018-11-24 [FortSaskOnline]

Local rail workers feel the loss of Calgary conductor killed in accident 2018-11-23 [The News]

Workplace accident kills Canadian Pacific train conductor in Calgary: union 2018-11-23 [CTV]

Postal worker union leaders in Calgary disappointed with idea of legislation 2018-11-22 [CTV]

Migrant caregivers in Edmonton join national call for protection  ActNOW!  2018-11-19 [CBC]

Class size matters 2018-11-18 [ATA]

Edmonton postal workers walk off the job for the third time 2018-11-17 [CBC]

Machinists negotiate ground breaking first contract at ATS 2018-11-13 [IAMAW]

Government Resolves Teacher Pension Cap Issue 2018-11-13 [ATA]

First contract at Edmonton’s ATS negotiated 2018-11-13 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Calgary postal workers back on the job 2018-11-07 [660 News]

Canada Post workers in Calgary and Edmonton are back on the picket line 2018-11-06 [The Star]

UNA asks ALRB to direct Nurse Practitioner representation case to proceed to single hearing 2018-11-04 [UNA]

What would UCP labour policy entail? 2018-11-04 [Rank and File]

This month in labour history

1-01-1952 Old Age Security, the country's first universal pension plan, comes into effect for Canadians at 70 years of age. The Canada Pension Plan, based on employment contributions, follows in 1966. [more]

6-01-1882 The Toronto Trades and Labour Council endorses the principle of equal pay for equal work between men and women. [more]

9-01-1974 Workers at United Aircraft in Longueiul, Québec begin a bitter confrontation that lasts 20 months. One result is the anti-scab law introduced by the new Parti Québécois government in 1977. [more]

15-01-1889 Innkeeper Joe Beef of Montréal dies, a legendary friend to the outcast poor and labouring classes. More than 50 unions march in his funeral procession. [more]

19-01-1973 Annie Buller, a veteran Communist organizer, dies in Toronto at 78 years of age after a lifetime of activism in support of labour and political causes. [more]

20-01-1950 Barred windows and locked doors prevent workers from escaping a fire in a small basement garment factory in downtown Toronto. Of the eleven people in the shop, six die in the blaze, including the owner and his son, and three more in hospital. [more]

20-01-1914 Joseph Mairs, 21, a coal miner from Ladysmith, British Columbia, dies in prison after failing to receive adequate medical treatment. He is one of more than 200 strikers arrested in a long struggle for recognition of the United Mine Workers of America [more]

23-01-1918 In wartime Nova Scotia, 88 men are killed in an explosion in a coal mine at Stellarton. The casualties of that day are later listed on a memorial. Another memorial lists the 69 local soldiers killed during the four years of the First World War. [more]

25-01-1988 Members of the United Nurses of Alberta defy a ban on strike action and begin a province-wide strike against cutbacks in health care. They win their case, and a better contract follows two years later. [more]

26-01-1981 An illegal strike by 16,000 Ontario hospital workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, begins. CUPE President Grace Hartman later goes to jail for supporting her members. [more]

27-01-1872 A public meeting at the Mechanics' Institute in Hamilton, Ontario adopts resolutions to reduce the normal six-day working week from 60 to 54 hours. When the Nine Hour League is announced, support grows in a dozen centres, from Sarnia to Montréal. [more]

29-01-1980 Jean-Claude Parrot, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, is sent to prison for defying a back-to-work law. [more]

29-01-1946 Supreme Court Justice Ivan C. Rand releases his report on the Ford strike and imposes the Rand Formula to promote union security. [more]

31-01-1907 More than 400 women telephone operators in Toronto walk out when Bell Telephone attempts to introduce longer hours and lower pay. [more]