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Today's news - Alberta

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]

Couple pays high price advocating for farm workers' rights 2017-02-06 [CBC]

Rachel Notley promises prudence, but not wage freezes, in looming public-sector contract talks 2017-02-04 [CBC]

Rachel Notley stops short of asking unions for wage freeze in bargaining 2017-02-04 [Metro]

Female careworker killed by client shouldn't have been left alone, judge says -- again 2017-02-04 [CBC]

With new right to strike, public union negotiations could get tough 2017-02-03 [The Herald]

Striking AUPE members look for support from city council 2017-02-02 [The Sun]

Food workers union announces strike pay as negotiations with Aramark continue 2017-02-02 [The Gauntlet]

Mock award insults farm workers: union 2017-02-02 [The News]

Opening the archives 2017-01-30 [ATA]

Association names its next executive secretary 2017-01-30 [ATA]

Tunnelling work in Edmonton starts up again after worker's death 2017-01-25 [CBC]

UNA members sharpen their skills at Jasper Labour School 2017-01-24 [UNA]

University of Alberta Nursing student awarded CFNU scholarship 2017-01-24 [UNA]

Traditional drummers join AUPE picket line. 2017-01-24 [The Sun]

Domestic violence paid leave highlights union deal 2017-01-23 [CBC]

Union in Alberta reaches deal that includes domestic violence leave 2017-01-23 [Canadian Press]

This month in labour history

4-03-1910 An avalanche in the Rogers Pass, British Columbia kills 58 men on a crew clearing snow from Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. The dead include 32 Japanese workers. [more]

7-03-1978 Women workers begin a 23-week strike for a first contract at a small auto parts plant in Centralia, Ontario. The Fleck workers' militancy wins wide support and shows the need for reforms in labour law. [more]

8-03-1980 In Hamilton, Ontario, an International Women's Day rally features the Women Back into Stelco campaign. A human rights complaint by five women forces a major steel company to change their hiring practices. [more]

10-03-1957 Copper miners at Murdochville, Quebec launch a strike for union recognition. The unsuccessful struggle lasts seven months and the courts award Noranda Mines $1.5 million in damages, to be paid by the United Steelworkers. [more]

12-03-2012 Union organizer and feminist Madeleine Parent, born in Montreal in 1918, dies at age 93 after a lifetime of service to the organization of workers and the cause of social justice. [more]

13-03-1919 In Calgary, Alberta, delegates to a Western Labour Conference support abolition of the system of production for profit and endorse plans to organize workers on industrial lines. The next day they adopt the name One Big Union. [more]

17-03-1960 Five Italian immigrant workers die in an underground tunnel at a watermain construction project in suburban Toronto. The Hoggs Hollow Disaster draws public attention to the unsafe conditions in construction and the exploitation of immigrant workers. [more]

25-03-2006 An accounting instructor dies from injuries received on the picket line at Centennial College in Toronto during a province-wide strike. John Stammers, 62, was a member of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. [more]

27-03-1912 Thousands of workers start to walk out of railway construction camps on the Fraser River in British Columbia in a strike led by the Industrial Workers of the World. When Joe Hill visits, he writes a song for the Wobbly song book. [more]

31-03-2004 Bill C-45 comes into force, amending the Criminal Code to impose penalties on corporations and managers for violations causing workplace injuries or death. It is named the Westray Bill after the 1992 mine disaster. [more]

31-03-1949 The Canadian Seamen's Union launches a strike to defend union contracts. Shipping companies and Canadian authorities collaborate with the Seafarers' International Union to drive out the CSU. [more]