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First overhaul of workplace rules in almost 30 years 2017-05-25 [The Financial Post]

Modernizing workplace rights in Alberta is good for working people 2017-05-25 [Unifor]

Labour, employment code overhaul brings Alberta law into 'mainstream' 2017-05-25 [CBC]

Controversial revamp of Alberta labour laws coming today 2017-05-24 [CBC]

NDP government has 'pulled the rug out from under us': U of C Faculty Association 2017-05-23 [The Herald]

SLAs to become optional for teachers 2017-05-22 [ATA]

Former MLA honoured for public education advocacy 2017-05-22 [ATA]

Union reaffirms call to reverse Vegreville closure amid revelations of $46.6 million price tag 2017-05-20 [PSAC]

NDP government labour legislation update coming next week 2017-05-17 [CBC]

Teachers vote in favour of 2-year contract 2017-05-17 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

UFCW 401 activists celebrate opening of new Members’ Centre 2017-05-15 [UFCW]

NDP acts like Tories on Bill 7 2017-05-12 [Rank and File]

Government signs precedent setting agreement for Westray Enforcement 2017-05-08 [USW]

Join UNA in celebrating 40 years at your side and on your side 2017-05-08 [UNA]

Fort McMurray, One Year Later 2017-05-08 [Teamsters]

Laboratory proposal fails test, says HSAA 2017-05-06 [NUPGE]

On Day of Mourning, nurses recognize the role of workplace safety in patient safety advocacy 2017-05-01 [UNA]

UNA marks 40 years with 40 scholarships 2017-05-01 [UNA]

Day of Mourning recognizes victims of workplace tragedies 2017-04-30 [The Herald]

AFL launches public campaign in support of worker rights 2017-04-28 [AFL]

Tentative agreement struck with Alberta teachers and school boards 2017-04-28 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Local workers branch off to create own ceremony for Day of Mourning, look to honour fallen farm workers 2017-04-27 [The Herald]

CUPE Local 30 to mark 100th anniversary 2017-04-26 [CUPE]

Day of Mourning set for Friday 2017-04-26 [The Herald]

Organizing course inspires women in Western Canada 2017-04-24 [UFCW]

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]

This month in labour history

1-05-1906 Socialists in Montréal organize Canada's first May Day demonstration. The following year ten thousand people assemble in the Champs de Mars before the crowd is dispersed by police. [more]

1-05-1986 Shirley Carr becomes the first woman president of the Canadian Labour Congress. A coal miner's daughter who became a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, she is also the first CLC president from a public sector union. [more]

2-05-1952 More than 1,000 retail employees, most of them women, begin a strike at Dupuis Frères, a major department store in Montréal. It takes three months, but support for the new militancy among Catholic unions helps the workers win a collective agreement. [more]

3-05-1887 British Columbia's worst mine disaster takes 150 lives after an explosion in a deep underground mine at Nanaimo. The casualties include 53 Chinese labourers, whose names were not recorded by the company. [more]

5-05-1972 Saskatchewan brings in an Occupational Health (and Safety) Act, considered the first of its kind in North America. It includes the right to information about workplace hazards, to participate in safety decisions and to refuse unsafe work. [more]

9-05-1992 An underground explosion takes the lives of 26 miners in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. A public inquiry into the Westray Disaster reports that workers were intimidated into ignoring safety hazards. [more]

9-05-1972 Leaders of the Québec Common Front go to jail for defying back to work laws during the April general strike. More than 300,000 workers participate in work stoppages and occupations that bring the provincial government back to the bargaining table. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, labour and anarchist organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue, but she is buried with the Haymarket martyrs in Chicago. [more]

14-05-1940 Emma Goldman, the veteran feminist, anarchist and labour organizer, dies in Toronto, Ontario. A memorial service is held at the Labor Lyceum on Spadina Avenue. [more]

15-05-1919 A general strike called by the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council brings out 30,000 workers in support of the unions in the building and metal trades. The city comes to a standstill for six weeks in one of the major labour struggles in Canadian history. [more]

15-05-1919 Winnipeg General Strike. [more]

18-05-1952 The American singer and activist Paul Robeson performs for 40,000 people at a union-sponsored concert at the Peace Arch between Washington State and British Columbia. His passport had been revoked and he had been refused admission to Canada. [more]