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Winnipeg worker dies at city's water treatment plant 2018-05-24 [CBC]

CUPE 998 looks forward to advocating for members with new Efficiency Manitoba Board 2018-05-23 [CUPE]

Strike ends as union wins gains at Aryzta 2018-05-20 [UFCW]

100th anniversary of Winnipeg's 1919 General Strike will be marked with monument, movie, books 2018-05-20 [CBC]

Winnipeg bakers rise up against multinational 2018-05-17 [Rank and File]

Province to repeal union rights on public construction projects 2018-05-16 [The Journal of Commerce]

MGEU President stands with members as government closes Killarney office 2018-05-15 [NUPGE]

Millennium Library workers to make up shifts lost due to whiteout parties 2018-05-15 [CBC]

Winnipeg Airport latest Swissport victory for IAM 2018-05-14 [IAMAW]

U of M apologizes to faculty association, will pay labour board penalty 2018-05-13 [The Free Press]

MGEU concerned that Bill 29 will be disruptive to health care for Manitobans 2018-05-12 [NUPGE]

Conservative government takes another step in battles with unions 2018-05-12 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Critics say reduction of health-care bargaining units 'a waste of money, time' 2018-05-11 [The Sun]

Bill ignores Labour Management Review recommendaitons 2018-05-11 [NUPGE]

Province wants to end agreements that require government construction contractors to pay union dues 2018-05-11 [CBC]

Shelter organizations ratify new agreements 2018-05-11 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Tories proclaim bill to amalgamate health-care bargaining units 2018-05-10 [The Free Press]

Government proclaims bargaining unit bill described as a 'waste':report 2018-05-10 [The National Post]

Province Makes Board Appointments to WCB 2018-05-08 [The Post]

Nursing staff shortages pushing health system toward hallway medicine, union says 2018-05-03 [CBC]

Union warns of layoffs in air service 2018-05-03 [The Free Press]

Workers at Aryzta vote to strike 2018-05-01 [UFCW]

Breaking new ground on the Manitoba Workers Memorial 2018-04-30 [NUPGE]

Union pays tribute to 27 fallen workers during National Day of Mourning 2018-04-30 [The Citizen]

Father of worker killed on the job still searching for answers months later 2018-04-29 [CBC]

CUPE Manitoba supports Cirque Du So Gay 2018-04-29 [CUPE]

27 workplace-related deaths last year a reminder that safety on the job matters: Safe Work Manitoba 2018-04-28 [CBC]

MNU President Responds to Health Minister’s Refusal to Accept Evidence for Improving Long-Term Care 2018-04-28 [CFNU]

4 Winnipeg unions say city labour relations are 'in chaos' 2018-04-26 [CBC]

Labour board upholds ruling in favour of U of M faculty 2018-04-22 [The Free Press]

Union asks province for $7M loan to help Winnipeg Transit buy 20 electric buses 2018-04-20 [CBC]

Killarney office closure short-sighted; Gawronsky asks Premier to reconsider 2018-04-11 [NUPGE]

New president will take USW Local 6166 reins just months before smelter, refinery shutdown 2018-04-06 [The Citizen]

Mandatory Overtime at St. Boniface Hospital Reaches Crisis Level 2018-04-03 [CFNU]

Unifor reaches tentative agreement with New Flyer in Winnipeg 2018-04-03 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Unifor reaches tentative agreement with New Flyer 2018-03-31 [Unifor]

MGEU welcomes 3 new locals 2018-03-28 [NUPGE]

Safeway workers ratify new contract 2018-03-27 [CBC]

Wage gains, benefits protected in new deal for Manitoba Safeway workers 2018-03-27 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Nurses in crisis over overtime: union 2018-03-22 [The Free Press]

Pallister bungling continues at Manitoba Hydro 2018-03-22 [Unifor]

Winnipeg Instabox workers ratify new 4-year deal 2018-03-21 [Canadian Labour Reporter]

Manitoba to hike parental leaves from 37 to 63 weeks 2018-03-21 [winnipegfreepress]

Safeway strike averted 2018-03-19 [The Free Press]

Union for Safeway workers in Manitoba reach tentative deal with company 2018-03-19 [News 1130]

Entire new school to be built with savings from ditched PPP projects 2018-03-17 [PSI]

CUPE members in Manitoba celebrate major victory against P3s 2018-03-15 [CUPE]

Government cancels proposed P3 schools: commitment to keep new schools public right step 2018-03-15 [CUPE]

MGEU paramedics hopeful arbitration ruling is first step towards respectful workplace 2018-03-08 [NUPGE]

Strike mandate given overwhelming support by Manitoba Safeway workers 2018-03-06 [CBC]

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]