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Arctic Co-Operatives workers in Winnipeg sign new agreement 2017-11-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Throne speech long on cuts, short on ideas 2017-11-22 [Unifor]

Churchill union 'disappointed' by Omnitrax actions 2017-11-16 [The Sun]

Province government's pot plan sticks public with costs, lets private investors reap profits 2017-11-14 [NUPGE]

CUPE to Pallister: Reverse cuts to bail program 2017-11-13 [CUPE]

White-collar union files respectful-workplace grievance over call to 'punish' Sterling Lyon Parkway planner 2017-11-10 [CBC]

Government looking to move away from project labour agreements 2017-11-09 [The Journal]

Teamsters Statement on Hudson Bay Railway 2017-11-07 [Teamsters]

MGEU President hears questions about bargaining and staffing levels on health care tour 2017-11-06 [NUPGE]

1919 Winnipeg General Strike Monument Unveiled 2017-11-03 [CUPE]

Winnipeg unveils 1919 General Strike monument near Hell's Alley 2017-11-03 [CBC]

UFCW 832, Manitoba students call on government to #ScrapBill31 2017-11-02 [UFCW]

Nurses wear White on Wednesdays 2017-11-01 [CBC]

Reducing nurses at Deer Lodge ‘dangerous’: union 2017-10-31 [The Sun]

CUPE presents to the Standing Committee on Legislative Affairs on Bill 24 2017-10-29 [CUPE]

Transit union says assaults on drivers will spike if Winnipeg reopens Portage and Main to pedestrians 2017-10-26 [CBC]

Two-tier pension benefits the wrong direction for health care workers 2017-10-21 [CUPE]

Contact HEPP to oppose changes to the Healthcare Employees’ Pension Plan 2017-10-21 [CUPE]

2 transit attacks in 2 hours in Winnipeg's south end 2017-10-20 [CBC]

Province says it has the right to legislate public sector pay freeze 2017-10-19 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Pork plant suing Toronto recruiter, alleging migrant workers lured away 2017-10-10 [CBC]

MGEU welcomes newest Local - Animikii Ozoson Child and Family Services 2017-10-08 [NUPGE]

​Support and maintenance staff ratify contract with Winnipeg airport 2017-10-07 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Picketing for more than two months, striking workers indicative of provincial labour relations 2017-10-05 [The Manitoban]

Winnipeg Airports Authority reaches deal with striking workers 2017-10-05 [CBC]

Tentative deal reached in strike of support staff, maintenance at Winnipeg airport 2017-10-04 [CTV]

Tentative deal reach in strike of support staff, maintenance at Winnipeg airport 2017-10-03 [The National Post]

Airports authority, union reach tentative agreement 2017-10-03 [CBC]

Women and the Fight for $15 2017-09-29 [Rank and File]

Winnipeg Airport Workers Rally at City Hall in Quest for Fair Deal 2017-09-28 [ChrisD]

Rally to support striking airport workers planned for city hall 2017-09-28 [The Free Press]

Company must work to rebuild trust after lockout: USW 2017-09-28 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Peace Officers asking for help to make memorial a reality 2017-09-26 [NUPGE]

Gate Gourmet workers in Winnipeg sign new deal 2017-09-24 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

MGEU members, concerned Manitobans rally against health care cuts 2017-09-18 [NUPGE]

WRHA restructuring will result in significant cuts to front-line care 2017-09-17 [CUPE]

Pallister creating false choice with health care premium proposal 2017-09-17 [CUPE]

700 Winnipeg hospital support staff to be served deletion notices 2017-09-12 [CBC]

Winnipeg Airport Workers Continue the Struggle 2017-09-12 [PSAC]

Manitobans don’t want for-profit Ontario corporations in their home care program 2017-09-12 [NUPGE]

Winnipeg Airports Authority accuses striking workers of intimidation, obstructing traffic 2017-09-07 [CBC]

Union activists celebrate Labour Day 2017-09-05 [The Sun]

Survey says? Manitobans don’t support government’s health care cuts! 2017-09-04 [NUPGE]

University of Manitoba, faculty reach tentative contract deal 2017-09-01 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Workers striking against contracting out at Winnipeg Airport 2017-08-31 [NUPGE]

Repeatedly crowding crosswalk is strike strategy for airport workers 2017-08-30 [The Free Press]

Federal employees protest at MP's office over Phoenix pay issues 2017-08-26 [CBC]

Health-care workers rally at St. Boniface Hospital to protest possible job cuts 2017-08-25 [CBC]

Scabs on a plane! The Winnipeg airport strike 2017-08-22 [Rank and File]

'Not business as usual': Airport evacuation draws blowback from striking workers 2017-08-21 [CBC]

This month in labour history

1-11-1956 At Springhill, Nova Scotia 39 men are killed and 88 are rescued after an explosion and fire in one of Canada’s deepest coal mines. [more]

3-11-1908 The Fishermen’s Protective Union is formed in Herring Neck, Newfoundland and Labrador. The union attracts strong support and achieves significant political influence. [more]

6-11-1945 Striking Ford workers and supporters use hundreds of motor vehicles to begin a blockade of the company plant in Windsor, Ontario. The strike leads to an arbitrated settlement and the protection of union security through the Rand Formula. [more]

10-11-1983 In British Columbia three months of protests against legislative attacks on union rights and social services reach a critical turning point as teachers prepare to join the massive mobilization led by Operation Solidarity and the Solidarity Coalition. [more]

10-11-1975 An iron ore carrier sinks in a storm on Lake Superior, with the loss of all 29 hands. Although the freighter and crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald are American, the Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot a year later memorializes the disaster. [more]

16-11-1925 Three thousand workers at shoe factories in Quebec City go on strike when the employers announce reduced rates of pay. When the workers agree to submit the dispute to arbitration, they win a favourable result, but employers refuse to accept the decision. [more]

18-11-1929 At Onion Lake, in Northern Ontario, two Finnish-Canadian lumber camp union organizers are seen for the last time. When the bodies of Viljo Rosvall and Janne Voutilainen are found under the ice in the spring, they are buried as martyrs to the labour cause. [more]

19-11-1997 45,000 postal workers, members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, walk off the job across the country over issues of job security, wages and changes to lettercarriers' routes. [more]

23-11-1921 A Maternity Protection Act, introduced by a labour member, is passed in British Columbia. It allows women to apply for six weeks' leave before giving birth and prohibits the employment of mothers for six weeks after. The leaves are unpaid. [more]