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NDP aims to ensure local workers hired before temporary foreign workers 2017-04-19 [Edmonton Journal]

Memorial events planned for International Day of Mourning on April 28 2017-04-17 [UNA]

PRC process results in improved safety at Coaldale Health Centre 2017-04-17 [UNA]

Province gets university bargaining right 2017-04-14 [VUE]

Students need trust and support from teachers and parents 2017-04-12 [ATA]

Big changes coming to academic faculty, graduate student and postdoctoral bargaining rights 2017-04-11 [rabble]

Background on Labour Relations Code and Employment Standards Code issues for UNA members 2017-04-10 [UNA]

Government aims to give academic staff at universities the right to strike 2017-04-07 [The Sun]

City gets one-year freeze from CUPE 2017-04-04 [The News]

Female politicians face unfair expectations — panel 2017-04-03 [ATA]

‘Daughters’ inspire Alberta teachers 2017-04-03 [ATA]

NDP Announces Overhaul Of Workplace Laws 2017-04-01 [Mondaq]

UNA congratulates Madam Justice Ritu Khullar on her appointment to the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench 2017-03-27 [UNA]

United Nurses of Alberta honoured with multiculturalism award 2017-03-27 [UNA]

Local CUPE members to review contract offer 2017-03-25 [The News]

Union ads targeting job outsourcing sparks war of words with city councillor 2017-03-25 [The Herald]

Albertans to experience more ambulance shortages as a result of budget cuts 2017-03-22 [NUPGE]

Funds for Enrolment Growth Need to Support Alberta Classrooms 2017-03-22 [ATA]

Greg Jeffery elected new ATA president 2017-03-22 [ATA]

La ministre du Travail de l'Alberta laisse entrevoir des changements aux lois du travail 2017-03-20 [CUPE]

Labour Minister hints at changes coming to labour laws 2017-03-20 [CUPE]

Post-secondary system: exciting changes happening, but more to be done 2017-03-20 [CUPE]

Unifor welcomes Notley's balanced approach to economic recovery 2017-03-17 [Unifor]

UNA reemphasizes support for bill to provide secure and reliable access to donated blood 2017-03-16 [UNA]

On french fries and overflowing plates 2017-03-16 [ATA]

How about bringing Alberta's labour laws into the 20th century? (Never mind the 21st) 2017-03-16 [rabble]

Province finally moves, cautiously, toward reforming labour laws 2017-03-16 [rabble]

Recommendations on Alberta’s Bill 6 2017-03-16 [Rank and File]

Workplace law review meets cheers by labour, fears by business 2017-03-15 [The Sun]

Government employees in Alberta receive 7.9 per cent higher wages than comparable private-sector workers 2017-03-14 [MIN]

AUPE set for a year of 'hard bargains' 2017-03-09 [The News]

Auxiliary nursing care workers ratify deal with Alberta Health Services, get retroactive raise 2017-03-08 [CBC]

AUPE members ratify deal with Alberta Health Services 2017-03-08 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

'Bold Advocacy for Big Changes' the theme of this year's Public Interest Alberta conference 2017-03-08 [UNA]

UNA members mark International Women’s Day today 2017-03-08 [UNA]

Proposed labour rules for farms go public 2017-03-07 [The Co-operator]

Coalition of coal workers unveils transition plan 2017-03-05 [AFL]

ATA president applauds school fee reduction 2017-03-05 [ATA]

Protect recovery by sparing public sector jobs: HSAA 2017-03-03 [NUPGE]

St. Thomas caregivers join Alberta’s largest union 2017-03-03 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Publishing company and CEO Ruth Kelly leave their freelance content creators shivering through the winter 2017-03-01 [CWA]

PC-era government report shows they knew agricultural workplace laws were necessary 2017-03-01 [AFL]

Superintendents — they’re just like us! 2017-03-01 [ATA]

Understand the past; help shape the future 2017-03-01 [ATA]

Police union and city reach deal on one-year collective bargaining agreement 2017-02-12 [The Herald]

Public employees, subject to constant Wildrose and media vilification, win national award for effective service 2017-02-09 [rabble]

Assault at youth ranch prompts OHS investigation 2017-02-07 [CBC]

Teachers’ pension fund is serious about responsible investing 2017-02-06 [ATA]

Time for a strategic investment in education 2017-02-06 [ATA]

Wildrose reaction to proposed raise for front-line health workers illustrates the party's rightward shift 2017-02-06 [rabble]

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]